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What Is the Best Way to Find a Car Accident Lawyer in Colorado?

Timothy R. Bussey

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Timothy R. Bussey

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If you've been in a car or motorcycle accident, you likely have many questions about your situation. Whose fault was the accident? Will my insurance cover the damages? Who is going to pay for my medical expenses?

It’s in your best interests to enlist the help of a trained professional, but how do you find the right attorney? There are many ways to find a skilled car accident attorney in Colorado. Read on to learn about the best ways to do so.

Criteria to Look for in a Car Accident Attorney

An experienced car accident lawyer should have a detailed knowledge of the Colorado laws that apply to your accident. This can be especially important if the accident involved an uninsured driver.  Some things to consider in your search for the right attorney are:

  • Cost: Discuss all fees and costs at your initial consultation. Does the attorney work on a contingency or hourly basis? Most car accident attorneys use the contingency fee structure.
  • Experience: How long has the attorney been in practice? Does he or she have a good reputation in the legal community and among insurance companies?
  • Success Rate: While there is never a guarantee as to the outcome of a case, the attorney's success rate at trial or via a settlement agreement in car accident cases is a good indicator of whether he or she will have the experience necessary to handle your case.

How to Find the Right Attorney

Once you know what to look for in a car accident attorney, the next step is finding the right attorney for you. Here are some solutions to help you in your search.

Referrals

Perhaps someone you know has raved about how great their attorney is. You can start your research by speaking to trusted colleagues or friends who have also dealt with a car accident lawsuit. While everyone’s situation is unique and outcomes are never guaranteed, getting a referral through a friend, family, or co-worker can be a great place to start.

Find a Super Lawyer

Lawyer locator websites, such as the Super Lawyer directory, will allow you to search for a qualified Colorado car accident attorney in your area. Super Lawyers uses a number of criteria to identify attorneys who have exhibited excellence in their practice area. With a Super Lawyers rated attorney, you can rest assured that your lawyer has the experience needed to assist you.

State Bar Association Referrals

Another good source for finding a car accident attorney is through a lawyer referral service (LRS). These can usually be found by contacting your state or county bar association. In Colorado, you can start by going to the Colorado Bar Association's website and exploring the services available to you.

Having Someone on Your Side

Remember, Colorado car accident lawyers understand the complexities of working with doctors, auto repair shops, and the time limits placed on accident cases. A skilled attorney will be able to help you obtain the best possible outcome for your specific situation. 

Answered 10/27/2015

Disclaimer: This answer was provided by an attorney selected to Super Lawyers, and is intended to be an educated opinion only. This answer should not be relied upon as legal advice, nor construed as a form of attorney-client relationship.

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