If you have suffered a personal injury and are thinking about filing a claim for compensation, you probably already know that hiring a personal injury attorney to assist you during the process can be a significant boon to your case. What you might not know, however, is that not all personal injury lawyers are the same. Indeed, there are even law firms out there that are more focused on gaining leads than they are helping people, hiring unqualified attorneys who don't truly care about clients' cases.
Knowing what to look for in a good personal injury lawyer can be helpful as you start the process of searching for an attorney near you. Here are some things to be aware of, as well as a few reasons why the lawyers at the law offices of Anderson Hemmat are a top choice for representation.
Experience and Case Success
Two of the most important things that you should look for when choosing a Denver personal injury attorney are experience and history of success. You want an attorney who has years of practice both in and out of the courtroom (that means trial experience!), and is familiar with your specific injury type. For example, working with an attorney who has experience litigating dog bite cases will be important if you've been bitten by a dog, but not so much if you were seriously injured in an auto accident.
You should request a free case consultation, and ask the attorney about their win rate. If the attorney hasn't been successful in the majority of cases they've taken on, working with someone else may be in your best interests. If you want to be sure, double check the lawyer's ratings using tools like AVVO, Lawyers.com, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers.
Ask About Billing
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is hiring an attorney who charges a retainer fee, charges hourly, or charges you a flat fee for legal services, and asks for this fee upfront. You should work with a personal injury attorney who charges only if your case is successful. This is known as a contingency fee system, and it helps to ensure that you don't have to pay for ineffective legal services. If your case is successful, the attorney will collect an agreed upon percentage of your winnings, so you'll never have to pay for services out of pocket.
More than just ratings, reviews can say a lot about what working with an attorney is like. Is the attorney responsive? Will the attorney hand your case off to another member of their staff? Is the attorney kind and compassionate?
You can get the answers to many of these questions by scheduling a free case consultation, getting a feel for the attorney and how well you vibe together as well as asking about the case process.
Contact the Law Offices of Anderson Hemmat Today
At the law offices of Anderson Hemmat, we have what you are looking for in a Colorado personal injury attorney. We bring more than 60 years of combined legal experience to your case, have four highly skilled attorneys as part of our team who are well versed in everything from auto accident laws to nursing home abuse cases, and we have numerous client testimonials that speak to our efficacy and prioritization of client satisfaction.