Many personal injury attorneys in Colorado routinely handle clients’ cases without calling on assistance from other attorneys. However, co-counsel is an invaluable asset in especially challenging cases that can not only alleviate the burden your firm faces with a particular case but also ensure that your client receives the most effective representation possible in their situation.
The main goal for every personal injury attorney in every case they represent should be maximum client recovery in the most efficient manner possible. However, some personal injury cases are inherently complex; sometimes, they are more than a single attorney or a single legal team can handle on their own. If your firm has an especially large caseload or you are faced with an extremely complex civil case, it is vital to know the benefits of having co-counsel you can trust.
Ultimately, the main benefit of hiring co-counsel for a complex personal injury case is that you can ensure the highest possible level of representation for your client. Regardless of your firm’s level of experience and number of successful past cases, an effective co-counsel can provide your client with responsive support throughout all stages of their recovery efforts. Every personal injury case is unique, but especially challenging cases can have clients concerned about how long it could take them to recover, whether they can fully recover all their damages, and what obstacles may lie between them and the compensation they legally deserve.
When you bring co-counsel into an especially challenging case, you and your partnered legal team can capitalize on each other’s strengths. For example, one attorney may have minimal experience with medical malpractice law but excel at complex calculations of unrealized damages. If the other attorney does not have as much experience with complex financial calculations but has years of successful medical malpractice claims behind them, this is an inherently mutually beneficial relationship that ultimately benefits the client the most.
All personal injury attorneys face the challenge of balancing their caseloads. It’s crucial for every legal team to bring in regular new clients to ensure a steady stream of business without overburdening themselves by taking on too many cases at once. Most personal injury cases that proceed through litigation will inherently take a long time to complete, often with long gaps between courtroom proceedings. Working with co-counsel can not only provide a client in a complex injury case with more effective representation but also provide your team with the flexibility you need to serve your other clients between litigation developments.
The attorneys at Cheney Galluzzi & Howard have years of professional experience acting as both sole counsel for our clients and assuming co-counsel roles for other personal injury attorneys throughout the state. We believe in client-focused legal counsel in every case we accept, and whenever we work with other legal teams, we strive to ensure effective communication and provide our insights wherever they will be most impactful. Whether your team needs to refer a client to manage your caseload or you are seeking a reliable co-counsel for a particularly challenging case, we are ready to assist you.
Some personal injury cases are too complex for a single legal team to handle effectively. Hiring co-counsel to assist your firm with a complicated personal injury case offers many benefits, such as providing your team with the flexibility to handle other cases between proceedings and ensuring any knowledge gaps are effectively filled. Working with co-counsel helps ensure your client can reach the optimal outcome for their complex injury case.
Co-counsel is most commonly employed in complex personal injury claims, such as mass tort claims and catastrophic injury cases. In any personal injury case, the lead attorney’s main focus must be their client’s recovery, and they have a professional duty to do everything they can to maximize the compensation they obtain for their client. A single attorney may not be able to manage this effectively in a particularly challenging case, so co-counsel can be arranged to not only alleviate the burden on the lead attorney but also to ensure the client has the most comprehensive legal representation possible.
Joint ventures in personal injury representation can be customized according to the unique issues the case presents. In some cases, one attorney assumes the role of lead counsel while the co-counsel adopts a supporting position. They may handle more administrative tasks necessary for the case and help the lead counsel manage specific issues. In other cases, joint counsel works more cohesively, evenly distributing the responsibilities they face and playing off one another’s strengths. Co-counsel is most effective when all partners share resources and information, communicate responsively with one another, and document all key developments in the case so all team members remain fully up to date with the case’s progress.
One of the most common reasons for personal injury attorneys to seek co-counsel for specific cases is the breadth and extent of certain cases. Catastrophic injury claims, mass tort claims, and other complex civil suits are especially demanding of attorneys’ time and resources. Additionally, when these cases proceed to litigation, they can potentially take several months or even several years to complete. Working with co-counsel can effectively streamline a complex personal injury case, and while having co-counsel does not definitively mean a shorter case timeline, it does provide the attorneys with the flexibility needed to handle especially challenging civil claims as effectively as possible.
Cheney Galluzzi & Howard has an experienced team of personal injury attorneys with years of successful cases behind us. Whether working as an individual legal team or as co-counsel to another firm, we are confident in our ability to address a client’s unique needs and concerns as their case unfolds. If your firm is seeking effective co-counsel for an impending complex personal injury case, we can help. Contact us today to learn more about the services we can provide as co-counsel or to discuss a client referral to our firm.