Over the course of my career, I have handled a very broad range of lawsuits and even divorces and criminal cases. That means I am no stranger to courtrooms and standing in front of both judges and juries. Ready Law does not operate by settling hundreds of cases that are all the same type, all handled the same way. I have made a career of being in court, and I have appeared in courtrooms all over the state of Colorado, on a wide range of issues and for a very diverse group of clients. If you think your case might benefit from someone who can think about what makes your case unique, call to schedule an appointment. My approach to bringing together deep legal knowledge and a variety of courtroom experiences could make all the difference in your ability to get your best possible outcome.
Why Choose Vern
Why Choose Vern Ready
Depth and breadth of knowledge.
No two cases are truly the same. My broad experience in litigation helps me see and understand how your case is different, rather than seeing it as just one in a stack of cases that all seem the same. I help plenty of people with car accident cases. But I am not exclusively a car accident lawyer. I accept and enjoy cases ranging from car accidents to truck accidents, slip and falls, and wrongful deaths, all without limiting myself to any one of those. As a result, I have gained in-depth knowledge of the laws pertaining to each of those cases, and I am also well-versed in Colorado injury law in general. That means I have probably helped someone with a case similar to yours, but it is crucial that neither you nor I buy into the idea that your case is just like any other.
Life Experience (Before Law)
I grew up in Georgia, detoured to Central America for a couple of years, then relocated to Colorado while serving in the U.S. Air Force. I was the first member of my family to attend college. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, I worked as a contractor in the defense community, then left to attend law school on a full scholarship at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, CO. By the time I started law school I was married, had two children, and owned a home in the Denver area. Like many people, my path to where I am wasn’t straight or easy. But I believe that interesting paths in life can make for interesting, driven, and resourceful people. Call me now to see how I can put that life experience and drive to work for you.
Most clients who come to Ready Law after working with a larger law firm bring stories about a lack of communication with their previous attorney. To some extent, this can be explained by a person choosing a large law firm that shuffles their case around from attorney to attorney, or just assigns too many cases to each attorney. Of course they make more money by doing that. But overworked lawyers will find it harder to give each case their best effort. Those clients chose a law firm. They didn’t get too choose their lawyer. They grow even more frustrated by their inability to have reliable or meaningful communication with their assigned lawyer, and in some cases the lawyer assigned to their case may suddenly be switched with another.
At Ready Law, I personally handle each case from start to finish. You get a premier Colorado personal injury lawyer, that you chose, and you know who and what you are getting right from the start. I communicate with my clients every step of the way. When you first meet with me, we will sit down together (or by video chat or phone if you prefer) to go over the facts of your case, to discuss your options, and how the process of obtaining full compensation works, step by step.
One of my top priorities is being responsive to my clients. I’ve heard too many stories about clients waiting a week, or even two weeks to hear back from their attorneys after they call. I’ve even had some clients tell me their former lawyer only spoke with them once or twice the whole time they were working together. All these clients become accustomed to speaking with paralegals or case managers, and rarely have the opportunity to speak with their lawyer. I answer calls. Usually my clients hear back from me within one business day.
Determined and passionate
Many law firms judge the success of their attorneys by monitoring the total number of hours billed or case files resolved. If a lawyer only sees you as a number, how much effort do you think he or she is likely to put into helping you to get your best possible outcome? How prepared will that lawyer be to talk with an insurance adjuster about the true impact your injury has had on your life, and to talk about you as a person who has suffered harm, rather than just a “claim”? The insurance adjuster will see your injury and your life as just another file on their desk. Why would you choose a lawyer who views your case the same way? What hope would you have of standing out and having your true story told?
I answer to my clients. I do not answer to a board of partners at a volume-driven law firm. Every case gets my best. I believe that everyone deserves to have the strongest representation possible, and that is exactly what my clients get. From the moment I take a case, I will use knowledge and skill to fight for you, but I will look for ways to show your humanity and set your case apart.
You Are Not A Number Here
You do not have to give up your personal dignity to pursue justice
You Are Not A Number Here
You do not have to give up your personal dignity to pursue justice. You do not have to work with someone who does not actually care about you. You can get justice working with an attorney who is authentic, compassionate, and interested in learning about you and your injuries.
You may not want to sue. You probably wish you did not have to sue to get fair compensation. However, the medical bills are unavoidable, as is the suffering you experience every day. Sometimes we do not have to file a lawsuit to get you full and fair compensation. Often, our thorough and meticulous investigation, followed by a persuasive demand letter and direct negotiation with insurance adjusters persuades the insurance company to offer full and fair compensation.
However, no amount of negotiating will be truly effective if the insurance company does not believe your case could go to trial. I am Ready and willing to take cases to trial when necessary, and I evaluate each case for likelihood of success at trial right from the start. Injury victims come to lawyers seeking justice, and sometimes justice has to come from a jury in a courtroom.
The process of negotiating a legal claim, and filing a lawsuit when needed, is tough on the person doing the suing. Most people never want to be in that position. Most of my clients never wanted to have to sue anyone. But it’s harder still when they are in physical pain, limited in their daily life by their injuries, and now they have an insurance company claiming they are faking, or at least exaggerating. Don’t go through that process with an inhuman and uncaring advocate. You will want someone who is authentic, approachable and available to help you through this process.
Ready Law is in the business of helping people, but we can only do that if you open the door by reaching out.
Individuals & Families
I represent individuals and families throughout Colorado. This includes providing representation for victims and loved ones following serious and fatal accidents throughout the Denver Metropolitan Area and beyond. No matter where you live, and no matter who (other than you) is responsible, I will use determination, passion, and relentless energy to fight for the compensation you deserve.