If you’ve suffered a serious personal injury in Pueblo, Colorado it’s essential that you speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer to get a case review. With no shortage of injury & accident law firms in the Pueblo area, it can be difficult to to know how to choose the best lawyer to advocate for your interests. Here we’ve given our advice on what how to choose the best Pueblo accident attorneys for your case.
Published on October 31, 2018
by McCormick & Murphy Legal Staff
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If you were seriously injured due to someone’s negligence, a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The first step is to hire a lawyer who specializes in these types of cases. There are hundreds of personal injury lawyers in Colorado, so how do you find the right one for your case? Here are things you should look for in a Pueblo personal injury lawyer.
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How to Hire the Best Pueblo Personal Injury Lawyer For Your Case
The Right Accident Lawyers for You Will Meet You Where It’s Most Convenient
There are many large personal injury law firms in Colorado who claim to be local to Pueblo when, in fact, they simply advertise to people in Pueblo without having actual staff in town or even near by.
At McCormick & Murphy, our law firm is headquartered in Colorado Springs, just 40 miles down the road from Pueblo. Our attorneys routinely drive down to Pueblo to meet with people who’ve been injured in serious accidents.
We invite you to call us anytime to schedule a case review. We will come meet you at your home or at the hospital, or anywhere else that’s convenient for you. Our top priority is providing you with the qualified legal counsel you need to ensure that you receive compensation for your injuries.
The Best Injury Attorneys are Excellent Communicators
One of the most important qualities of an effective personal injury attorney is the ability to communicate effectively with their clients. While your attorney may not be able to respond to emails and calls 24/7, he or she should be able to respond as quickly as possible and communicate with you during business hours.
Communication with your lawyer should be stress-free. If you ask questions and get vague or incomplete answers, then you might need to find someone who can answer questions thoroughly and give you the information you need.
Personality is also key when it comes to communication. You need to find a lawyer you feel comfortable around. You want someone who will listen to you instead of ignoring you or talking down to condescendingly. If you are afraid to discuss the details of your case with your lawyer because of trust issues, then you need to find someone you can trust completely. A lack of trust is going to negatively affect your case.
At McCormick & Murphy we take a great deal of pride in treating our clients like family, and doing everything we can to always keep them updated on the status of their claim.
Great Personal Injury Lawyers Have Great Client Reviews
When comparing lawyers, you should look to online reviews to help you make up your mind. Look for client testimonials, which are often found on the lawyer’s website. Look for Google reviews as well. Dozens of good reviews is a good sign. Few reviews for any lawyer is not a good sign. If you see negative review upon negative review, then it’s best to move on to someone else.
Reviews from our Pueblo clients
I am very happy with my attorney, Jay Murphy, and the law firm of McCormick & Murphy, P. C. In 2009, I was injured in an auto collision involving a road rage incident in Pueblo, CO. The other driver denied everything and lied to the insurance company. His insurance company ignored me and would not recognize my claim. I contacted some other attorneys but they would not represent me. About 18 months after the collision, I hired Mr. Murphy. He and his staff were very helpful and responsive to my calls and questions. They assisted me throughout each step of the claim process. They helped me get all of my medical bills and liens paid. They negotiated a very good settlement on my behalf and kept me informed throughout. I felt very comfortable with them. I am satisfied with McCormick & Murphy law firm and give them the highest recommendation. Whenever someone mentions they need an attorney, I tell them to call my attorney. – C.J., Pueblo
In November 2008, while I was driving from one office to another, on Hwy 50 east of Pueblo, I slowed to avoid a vehicle that had stopped after striking a deer. A pickup truck behind me struck the rear of my Jeep, propelling me off the road into a ditch.
At first, I didn’t think I was too badly hurt and I declined the ambulance and did not go the emergency room. Soon, however, my back and shoulder were becoming quite painful and I was having difficulty sleeping. I tried to get my employer and the workers comp carrier to allow me to see a doctor, but they dragged their feet. Finally, after about three weeks, I did see a doctor.
That doctor, a workers compensation doctor, quickly declared that I was able to return to full work duties and filed closing report with workers compensation (even though I needed further care). The pickup truck driver’s insurance kept calling me wanting to settle, offering me just $2,600.
I decided I needed to see an attorney about my injuries, my insurance, and my unpaid property damage. I searched for a Christian attorney. I found the law firm of McCormick & Murphy and set up an initial free consultation with them. The initial meeting was informative and I did not feel pressured by them. I felt comfortable with the attorney I met with and decided to hire them.
They gathered my medical records, guided me with my insurance issues and my need to get treatment (including surgery on my shoulder and treatment of my chronic back pain), and assisted with my workers compensation claim and settlement. Then, after trying to settle my injuries with the liability insurance carrier for the pickup truck driver, they filed a lawsuit on my behalf.
Ultimately, we were able to settle my claims at a settlement conference with a mediation judge. Overall, I recovered a total combined amount of $165,000 on my injury claims. I felt the attorney and staff and McCormick & Murphy were quick and responsive in responding to my questions throughout this process. – T.S., Pueblo
The Right Accident Lawyers for You Will Empower You with Knowledge
If you’ve suffered a serious personal injury you fully understand how distressful the uncertainty of the future can be. One way to alleviate this anxiety is to educate yourself on the personal injury process.
Below we’ve linked to several articles that will help you understand the most fundamental elements of personal injury cases in Colorado:
Colorado Personal Injury FAQ
- How Much Is My Injury Case Worth?
- How Long Will My Personal Injury Lawsuit Take?
- Do I Need a Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer?
- What to do After a Colorado Injury Accident?
- Is Colorado a No Fault Insurance State?
- What are the Statute of Limitations for Injury Cases in Colorado?
- How is Fault Determined in Colorado Car Accident Cases?
- How to Get Your Pueblo Accident Report
- How Colorado Damage Caps Affect Your Recovery
- What if I was Hit by an Uninsured Driver?
Great Pueblo Accident Lawyers Have Great Skill in the Courtroom
While most personal injury cases settle outside of court, some do go all the way to the courtroom. Insurance companies are not always willing to settle and will go to great lengths to get you to back down. When they threaten to go to court, you want a lawyer with trial experience. If your lawyer is scared to face defendants and judges in court, this says a lot about his experience as a lawyer.
This will negatively affect the outcome of your case. You will be forced to settle for much less money. Get an aggressive lawyer who will defend you in court if necessary.
Contact our Pueblo Personal Injury Attorneys
Whether you have suffered a car accident, bicycle accident, dog bite, brain injury, slip and fall or other type of personal injury, it’s important to seek legal help. Under Colorado law, you can recover compensation for your injury if it was caused by the negligence of a third party. Therefore, don’t miss out on your rights to compensation. Financial assistance will be extremely important during your time of need.
If you have been seriously injured due to the fault of someone else, take action. Don’t lose out on obtaining compensation. You’ll need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney right away. The skilled Pueblo attorneys at McCormick & Murphy have dedicated more than 50 years of combined experience to personal injury cases. Contact us at 719-225-1737 to schedule a free case evaluation.