Frequently Asked Questions
and Consumer Information

  • What should I look for when selecting a lawyer?

    What should I look for when selecting a lawyer?

    You should research the firm before you consider hiring one of the attorneys. Ask for information regarding the lawyer's education, training and experience with cases similar to yours. For personal injury claims, be sure the lawyer is familiar with the laws in Colorado or the state where the accident or injury occurred. Also, review the fee contract in detail with the lawyer to make sure you understand how you will pay the lawyer's fees and costs at the end of the case.

  • What do I need to know about my case before contacting your firm?

    What do I need to know about my case before contacting your firm?

    We spend much of our time obtaining information from clients during the initial contact. We need as much detail as you can provide about your personal injury case. While not necessary, it is helpful to us if you have an accident report, insurance claim numbers and copies of your own insurance policies at the time of the initial interview. Once we have the necessary information, we can make informed decisions about whether to accept your case. This information is also vital to determine how to pursue your case.

  • What can I expect from my first appointment with your firm?

    What can I expect from my first appointment with your firm?

    You will meet with one of our team of experienced personal injury attorneys at the time of your first appointment with our firm. Our attorneys and staff are professional and courteous, and we do our best to make you feel at ease. We allow plenty of time to meet with you and discuss your potential claim. We will discuss the facts of your case and explain the personal injury laws as they might apply to your case and other consumer information. Based in Colorado, our lawyers handle cases throughout the country and the initial consultation with our team is always free.

  • Will I need to pay any money to get started?

    Will I need to pay any money to get started?

    We handle most cases on a contingent fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless you make a recovery. We explain the full details of the fee and cost agreement you have with our firm before we begin representing you on your claim.

  • When my personal injury case is pending, who pays the out-of-pocket expenses?

    When my personal injury case is pending, who pays the out-of-pocket expenses?

    We represent most of our personal injury clients on a contingent fee basis. We advance the money for expenses incurred during our representation while a case is pending. In a successful case, the out-of-pocket expenses are your responsibility. If and when your case reaches a successful conclusion, the money our firm has spent is repaid out of your recovery. For more on this topic or other consumer or legal information, contact a personal injury attorney at our Colorado firm.

  • Will you win my case?

    Will you win my case?

    Our clients depend on our experience and knowledge of personal injury laws to ensure that each case is handled thoroughly. Located in Colorado, Bachus & Schanker, LLC is a confident, aggressive, successful firm, and we do our best to represent our clients. However, no law firm can make guarantees on any claim or lawsuit.

  • Why do I need another attorney if I have an attorney who handles my family matters?

    Why do I need another attorney if I have an attorney who handles my family matters?

    Personal injury cases usually involve parties who are represented by insurance adjusters and lawyers hired by insurance companies. These people strive to minimize the insurance companies' losses by aggressively defending claims. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney may best protect your rights and serve your interests.

  • How do you help me prepare for trial?

    How do you help me prepare for trial?

    Many cases are resolved before ever reaching trial. The experienced attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC handle every case as if it might go before a judge and jury. Our personal injury attorneys and staff take extraordinary care and time to ensure that you will thoroughly understand what to expect in the event the parties do not reach an agreement and your case goes to trial. We provide accurate, thorough consumer information to our clients in Colorado and throughout the country to ensure that you understand your rights.

  • Should I accept a settlement or go before a jury?

    Should I accept a settlement or go before a jury?

    Accepting a settlement offer can be a difficult decision. We always present you with the pros and cons of settling your case before trial. We provide you with information regarding the fairness of the settlement offer, but the final decision is always yours.

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WHY CHOOSE BACHUS & SCHANKER?

More than half a billion dollars in Awards & Settlements

25 lawyers and a team of more than 95 people

Tried more personal injury cases to jury verdict in the past two years than any other law firm in Colorado

Represented more than 1,000 auto cases in the last 4 years

On-site mock courtroom

In-house mock juries and focus groups

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