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Written by: J. Todd Tenge

Questions To Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer in CO

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Having the Right Lawyer Gives You the Best Chance to Recover for Your Injuries

Suffering an injury at the hands of another person can seriously disrupt your life. An injury caused because of another’s negligence is likely to force you out of work while medical bills pile up. 

You know you need help from a lawyer. The problem is that there are many injury lawyers. How do you know which one you should choose?

At Tenge Law Firm, LLC, we believe in devoting all our attention to our clients’ needs. We strive to provide support for our clients through some of their toughest times.

We also fight hard for our clients to get the best result possible in the shortest amount of time. 

How Do You Know You Have the Right Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case?

Every lawyer out there believes they can do the job for you. Which one is right for you? You might get referrals from numerous friends and family. 

They mean well and want the best for you, but they could steer you in the wrong direction. 

How do you figure out which lawyer is the best one for your case? Remember, your case is as unique as you are. You have to do some research, and you should also talk to a couple different lawyers before deciding.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you like. If the lawyer doesn’t want to answer them or isn’t comfortable with them, then you probably don’t want that lawyer representing you.

What Are Some Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer?

There are a lot of questions you should ask any attorney you talk to about your Colorado personal injury case. Taking the time to get to know the lawyer before committing to hiring the lawyer is a smart move.

You get one shot at recovering damages. So you need to make sure that you have the right lawyer for the job.

I’m Out of Work and Can’t Afford to Pay a Lawyer. How Am I Going to Pay Your Fee?

We get this question all the time. It makes sense to ask. Anyone who suffered a serious injury in an accident probably can’t afford to hire a lawyer.

That’s why Colorado personal injury lawyers from Tenge Law, LLC, work only on a contingency fee. Don’t worry. We put our entire agreement in writing, so you know exactly what to expect.

A contingency fee is a simple arrangement: if you win, we win. We won’t take a fee unless you win a settlement or judgment.

Also, we advance all your costs. We recover them from your award. That way, you never have to worry about digging into your pocket to fund your case. We do it for you. 

What Kind of Experience Do You Have?

Most lawyers are ready to tout their accomplishments. A lawyer you can trust with your case has handled cases like yours. Although every case is different, there are some similarities in the types of cases lawyers handle. 

You also need to know if the lawyer you’re talking with about your case has jury trial experience. There are a lot of lawyers who have never tried a case before.

You have to wonder why. Will the lawyer settle for less than the case is worth out of fear of going to trial? 

You want a lawyer who has trial experience and is not afraid to let the jury decide. That doesn’t mean you will have to go to trial.

A lawyer with trial experience can push for a great settlement because the other side knows they will not settle for less. 

An experienced Colorado personal injury attorney knows how to prepare a case for trial. Rigorous preparation and anticipation that every case will go to a jury usually lead to favorable results.

Who’s Handling My Case?

When you talk with a lawyer about your case, you expect that attorney will represent you. That’s not always the case. At Tenge Law, LLC, you will have the benefit of all our firm’s talent and resources.

However, you will have one attorney dedicated to you and your best interests. We don’t pass your file onto a junior attorney to work on. Instead, your attorney from Tenge Law, LLC, will be with you every step of the way.

How Much Is My Case Worth?

That’s the magic question. You should want to know the answer. There is no science to translating human loss and suffering into dollar amounts. It’s comparing apples and oranges. 

A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer will consider lots of factors when trying to answer this question. 

Economic Damages

There are some damage amounts you can put a dollar figure on. The law refers to those as “economic damages.” Economic damages often include:

  • Property damage,
  • Medical bills,
  • Future medical costs,
  • Lost wages or salary, and
  • Future economic losses.

This list is only an example. You might have other economic damages in your case.

Non-Economic Damages

The law recognizes other types of damages as well. Non-economic damages are those losses on which you can’t put a dollar amount on.

Non-economic damages are pain and suffering, emotional losses, psychological suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of companionship.

Exemplary Damages

Your case might involve punitive or exemplary damages as well. Punitive damages, as the name suggests, punish the defendant for their actions.

Punitive damages are not available in every case. But you should discuss the possibility with your lawyer. 

A knowledgeable and creative attorney might be able to make an argument that you deserve punitive damages on top of economic and non-economic damages.

Why Should I Hire Tenge Law, LLC, for My Colorado Personal Injury Case?

We appreciate this question because it gives us a chance to talk about all the good we’ve done for our clients over the past 30 years.

In the last seven years alone, we’ve won over $50 million in damages for our clients. How do we do it? We care—a lot. Our clients are our family, and we stop at nothing to help our family find justice.

We care for our clients‘ financial needs as well as their medical and emotional needs. We take a client-centered approach, and that’s made all the difference.

Call Us Today If You Have Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

We are here for you with offices located in Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. Call us at 303-536-7676 or use our convenient online contact form to learn more about our track record of success.

Beware—the time you have to file an injury claim is short. Don’t wait to protect your rights. Call us now. 

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