If you have been injured because of the negligent acts of another person, the first thing you should do after seeking medical attention is get in touch with a personal injury attorney. But, which one? There are countless attorneys in the state of Colorado, so it’s recommended that you spend some time researching different attorneys in order to find the right one for your case. Here’s how to research a personal injury attorney:
Visit the State Bar’s Website
First, visit The Colorado Bar Association’s website and search for the attorney that you are interested in learning more about. On this website, you will be able to find information on how long the attorney has been practicing law and whether any grievances have been filed against him. You should also be able to see details on the grievances that have been filed so you know exactly what the attorney was accused of doing.
Online Review Websites
You may look at Yelp for reviews of local businesses or restaurants, but if you’re searching for information on an attorney, go to a website that solely reviews legal professionals. Two of the top websites are Avvo and Lawyers.com, so visit these sites to see what former clients have said about the attorney. Remember, one negative review should not be enough to make you give up on an attorney. But, if the majority of the reviews that you find are negative, this is a good reason to cross the attorney’s name off of your list.
If you work with an attorney who practices another type of law, ask him for his opinion on the attorneys that you are considering working with. For example, if you hired a family law attorney to handle your divorce, he may know attorneys who practice personal injury law even though he doesn’t handle these cases at his firm. Attorneys can often give you unique insight into why it’s a good or bad idea to hire a specific attorney on your list.
After you have narrowed down your list to a handful of attorneys, schedule a consultation with each of them so you have the opportunity to meet with them in person. During these consultations, ask as many questions as you can so you can get the information you need to make the right choice.
Are you looking for a personal injury attorney? If so, contact Reisch Law Firm today. We will be more than happy to meet with you, answer your questions, and review your case in detail. To schedule a free consultation, call 303-291-0555 or fill out this online form.