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How do I Choose a Lawyer for My Personal Injury Case?

Posted by Sean T. Olson | Aug 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you are looking for a trial lawyer for your personal injury case, you've seen hundreds of attorneys who say that's exactly what they are.  So how do you know which trial attorney is right for your personal injury or civil litigation matter?  You need to ask the right questions to make sure you've got the best lawyer for your case.

  • First, ask who at the firm will be your point of contact.  Plenty of big firms will take your case, then assign it to a paralegal or legal assistant, and you'll never see an attorney again, until your case goes to trial.  That may be your style, but if it's not, find a lawyer who will work with you personally.  Find a lawyer who will personally look over your case, discuss the case with you, and provide you with an honest assessment of what your case looks like.  Finding out just before trial that your case isn't worth nearly what you were told a year ago, simply because you haven't spoken to your attorney in that long, is a recipe for disaster.
  • Second, find an honest lawyer with whom you feel comfortable.  Selecting a trial lawyer, only to find out later that you don't get along, will make for a miserable experience, both for you and the attorney representing you.  You may literally have to work with your trial lawyer for years, and you'll want to make sure you've got a relationship with your attorney that will last that long. Your case is a marathon, not a sprint. Have a partner you get along with to get you past the finish line.
  • Third, make sure to find an attorney who knows his or her way around a courtroom.  Many attorneys call themselves trial lawyers, or work in trial firms, but have never themselves tried a case.  Selecting a trial lawyer who has been in a courtroom is of the utmost importance.  Find one so that your case doesn't get settled for less than what it's worth simply because your lawyer was intimidated by the thought of going to trial. 

If you're searching for a trial lawyer to handle your personal injury or civil litigation matter, call the Olson Law Firm to see if we can help.  We are a trial lawyer firm where we know that good lawyering makes a difference.  We've seen the inside of a courtroom and teach others the art and science of trial advocacy.  Most importantly, we are a small firm, personally dedicated to each of our clients.  We may not be the best fit for you, and if we're not, we'll be the first to tell you, and find someone else for you.  But if we are, we promise to work tirelessly to get you the best result we can.

About the Author

Sean T. Olson

Sean Olson is a trial lawyer and founding member of the Olson Law Firm serving clients in Colorado and Wyoming. His practice focuses on providing unrivaled representation in and outside courtrooms at the state and federal level. Prior to founding the firm, Olson served the law enforcement and business communities as a partner at another prominent law firm and as an associate attorney at a national litigation firm.  Olson's experience at those firms allows him to offer the same high quality service provided by large Seventeenth Street law firms at a fraction of the cost.  Olson tailors his representation to the unique needs of each client, taking the time to determine his client's wishes prior to beginning work on a case. Olson received his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where he graduated in the top one percent of his class. Since 2010, Olson has served as an adjunct professor teaching trial advocacy at his Alma Mater.  He graduated from Drake University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication.  Super Lawyers named Olson a Rising Star for the last four years in a row. Olson is a resident of Denver where he lives with his wife, two young children, and their dog, Maisy.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Sean was an Emmy award winning photojournalist.  His passion for that job took him around the globe telling other's stories.  He now uses those skills to tell his clients' stories in courtrooms across Colorado and Wyoming.


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