When Choosing a Law Firm, Bigger Is Not Better
Perhaps you’ve been injured in a car accident, a trucking accident, a bicycling accident, or a slip and fall accident caused by the negligence of someone else.
Or perhaps you’ve made a claim with your own insurance company for uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist benefits, and they haven’t paid.
While you may think you can go it alone and bring a personal injury lawsuit or bad faith insurance lawsuit by yourself, you would be doing yourself a great disservice by doing so. Lawsuits are complex and time consuming, requiring a detailed understanding of substantive law and strict adherence to court procedures.
If someone’s actions have harmed you in Denver or Colorado Springs, hiring the right law firm to represent your interests is critical in helping you obtain the compensation you are entitled to.
Should I choose a big firm or a small firm?
When hiring a Denver law firm or Colorado Springs law firm, you have many choices. From solo practitioners to firms with hundreds of attorneys, it can be overwhelming to decide who to call and who to hire. You might think that in order to get the strongest representation, you should hire a “big” law firm with lots of attorneys and staff and expansive office space. Certainly, there are many good lawyers at big firms, and at Whalen Hersh, our attorneys gained substantial experience working together at a big law firm. But when it comes to your claim, your injuries, your losses, and your lawsuit, you don’t need to hire a big firm to get exceptional representation. Just ask the many clients who have benefitted from hiring the Whalen Hersh attorneys.
If you need legal representation, you should consider the benefits of hiring a lawyer based not on the size of their law firm, but on what that individual lawyer can and will do for you to best represent your legal interests and protect your legal rights.
A smaller firm means a smaller caseload.
Lawyers at big law firms will typically have many, many cases they are working on. Depending on their role in the firm, they may have their hands in dozens and dozens of cases, which means they will likely have less time and energy to devote to your individual case. Many times, cases will be passed on to an associate and paralegal to handle the day-to-day work.
To a lawyer at a smaller firm, however, your case will be more than just a number. Smaller, boutique law firms are typically more selective in the cases they handle, and a lawyer at a smaller law firm will likely have more time and energy to spend on the issues, evaluation, and strategy in your case.
That’s how it is at Whalen Hersh. At Whalen Hersh, your case will receive the individualized handling it deserves.
A lawyer at a smaller law firm provides personal attention.
One of best benefits of hiring a smaller firm is getting to know the lawyer and staff personally, and to have them get to know you. Small firms can provide the kind of personal attention that many large firms cannot. Direct communication with the lawyer you hired may not happen at a large firm, but a small-firm lawyer is directly accessible to you, and you’ll likely get their cell phone number to call when you have questions.
Ultimately, the direct, personal service you receive at a firm like Whalen Hersh will build a stronger relationship between you and your lawyer, which will benefit your case.
At a smaller firm, your lawyer will be the lawyer you hired.
At a big firm, you may never even meet the “named” lawyer at the law firm you hired because the day-to-day handling of your case is likely to be completed by lower-level partners, associates, paralegals, and legal assistants.
At a smaller firm, however, you will get to know the lawyer you hired to handle the daily needs of your case. You will meet them and talk to them. Reeves Whalen and Graham Hersh of Whalen Hersh LLP will be the ones going to court for you, fighting for your rights, and representing your interests. Your case—and your future—won’t be passed off to someone you don’t know.
Contact Whalen Hersh LLP Today!
Seeking legal help from a personal injury lawyer is critical to making sure your rights are protected. When you need a dedicated, sympathetic, and talented personal injury attorney with a proven track record of success who will fight for your best interests, contact Whalen Hersh today. We’re happy to offer you a free consultation with one of our accident lawyers to review the details of your case and discuss your legal options. You can reach us in Denver at (720) 307-2666 or in Colorado Springs at (719) 644-7000 to learn more.