What Happens to Your Case If Something Unexpectedly Disables Your Attorney?

When hiring an attorney to represent you in your personal injury case, you may already have some criteria in mind that you think makes an attorney a good fit.  What you have likely not considered is what will happen to your case if something unexpectedly renders your attorney unable to work, such as a coma or death?

Firm Size

            The number of attorneys at a firm often governs whether your case will stay “in house” in the event your attorney is rendered unable to work for a period of time.  The larger the firm, the greater the possibility that your case will be given to someone who knows nothing about you or your case.  (This is a frequent complaint of clients who sign up with larger personal injury firms: because of high turnover, they are passed off to several different and sometimes inexperienced attorneys during the course of a single case). 

It’s OK to Ask!

            If you are working with a solo practitioner, it is important to ask whether that attorney has a plan in the event of unforeseen disability.  (If the attorney has a plan, it almost always involves the transfer of cases to an outside firm or lawyer whom you have never met).  The Rules of Professional Conduct governing attorneys who practice law in the state of Colorado dictate that s/he MUST have a plan for disability, but has s/he implemented a plan to comply with that requirement? If so, what is the plan? It’s OK to ask!

A Team Effort

            When you select the Law Firm of Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C. to represent you for your personal injury claim, your case is not handled by a single attorney: you are represented by a team of attorneys.  This means that when an attorney is away from the office, whether it is an expected absence or not, you still have access to your legal team who knows exactly what is going on with your case, because they have been involved from the beginning.  It means that the legal strategy driving your case is the product of a collaborative effort by a group of attorneys with mixed backgrounds and different insights, not a half-baked idea thought of in a vacuum by an isolated solo-practitioner.   

Recovering from an injury and pursuing a Personal Injury claim is a lengthy process.  Doing your homework before retaining a Law Firm will ensure you’ve selected experienced lawyers whom you can trust, even if the unexpected occurs.  Contact the Colorado Springs Injury Attorneys at Rosenbaum & Wootton, P.C. by calling 719.634.0102 or by clicking on this link to schedule your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION.

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