Your lawyer is the person by your side through it all: whether they’re fighting with an insurance company on your behalf or representing you as their client in court, they’re there for you. Needless to say, then, that it’s very important to pick the right one for you after an auto accident. If you’ve been searching for lawyers in Colorado Springs, you’ll know how difficult that can be. Where do you start in a sea of hundreds of attorneys, thousands and thousands of reviews, and dozens of phone calls to make? You start with 719-PAIN!
What Is A Personal Injury Lawyer?
First things first, it’s important that you don’t just pick any attorney; you pick a personal injury lawyer. But what’s the difference? The key to understanding is to learn that lawyers specialize in different fields.
It’s like physicians: you have pediatricians who specialize in childhood diseases, surgeons who specialize in open heart surgery, and family practice physicians who have good all-round knowledge. Attorneys are the same. Some specialize in family law, others specialize in property law, and some specialize in personal injury cases. Just like you’d want the right tool for a job, you want the right lawyer for your case, and a personal injury lawyer is just that.
There are plenty of personal injury lawyers out there. You can go with one from a national or state chain, or you can pick one who runs their own practice. The choice is yours, but how do you pick one over another?
Choosing The Right Lawyers In Colorado Springs
Choosing the right lawyer for you is so important. Like we said above, your attorney is there with you through thick and thin, and through some testing times, whether that’s because your insurance company is fighting the case or because you have to go to court. So it’s important that you pick an attorney with experience, a positive attitude, and a professional but friendly manner. How, then, can you tell who ticks those boxes? Let’s take a look.
Use Online Reviews
Online reviews are normally a good place to start. They can give you a good idea of the standard of any business or organization, whether you’re looking for a place to eat, a college to study at or a used car to buy. But did you know that more and more businesses are actually buying fake reviews online? It’s true. For just a few dollars, any business can significantly improve the image of their business on Yelp or Google by buying five star reviews. This means that the products you buy on Amazon or the restaurants you search for on Google could actually have a manipulated rating. The reason behind buying fake reviews is obvious: businesses can live or die by their reputation, and any business that relies on customers finding them online could make significantly more profit with a 4.8 rating than a 3.8 rating.
It’s unfortunate, but you just can’t trust reviews, no matter what you’re looking for. So who can you trust when it comes to finding the right lawyers in Colorado Springs?
Use Word Of Mouth
Word of mouth is always going to be more reliable than an online review, but again, there are limitations you have to be aware of. If you’re not familiar with the phrase, ‘word of mouth’ refers to ‘reviews’ that people can ask for from those they know and love. Say you’re looking for a new dentist. You could ask your friends at work who their dentists are, and ask them what they’re like, and how good they are at their job. That’s a word of mouth review, and as we alluded to above, they have one great advantage: you can trust them because they’re from people you know.
Even so, there are a few downsides. No matter how many people you know, you can only get a very small sample size through word of mouth. One friend’s bad experience could have been very unusual for a practice that’s normally of very high quality. In the same way, one friend’s good experience could actually be unusual for somebody who’s normally an awful attorney!
Call Them At Their Office
Your last option is to simply call different attorneys to talk with them, which is made easier by the fact that many actually give free consultations. You can find out a lot more from a consultation than you can from a review, which is great. The main downside is simply how long it takes. Bear in mind that there are dozens and dozens of great lawyers in Colorado Springs- do you want to call each and every one of them? Thought not! Instead…
We’ve done the hard work so that you don’t have to.
719-PAIN is a hotline for the people of Colorado Springs and the surrounding area. Our goal is to help you recover from a personal injury- nothing more, nothing less. We can put you in touch with the very best lawyers in Colorado Springs, as well as physicians and chiropractors, to help with every aspect of your case. Here’s how it works.
- Call us at 844-719-PAIN.
- Talk to one of our expert advisors about your accident.
- They’ll then advise you on how best to manage your injuries, and your claim.
- Depending on your unique circumstances, our advisor can put you in touch with a physician, an attorney or a chiropractor- or all three!
We don’t charge a cent for our service, and we’re completely unaffiliated. That means that we don’t make any money from recommending one attorney over another. So if you’d like some help for your recovery, get in touch today!