Personal Injury

Car Accidents – Denver Personal Injury Attorneys

Auto Injury - PI Lawyer - Burg SimpsonA car accident can change your life but a Colorado personal injury attorney at Burg Simpson can help. In the first 9 months of 2016 there were 27,875 fatalities from car wrecks reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Medical bills and other expenses from these major car crashes can be burdensome to you and your loved ones. If someone close to you was killed or injured in an accident, the distress from this emotionally and financially is overwhelming but our Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers are here for you.

Did you know that in Colorado, an insurance company is limited by statute ruling when it can take your recorded statement if you are under the care of a health care provider? If an insurance company has contacted you after you have been injured to take your recorded statement or to obtain information about your accident, you should contact our knowledgeable Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys immediately to help you understand and protect your rights. Don’t let the insurance company take advantage of you! Whether it is your own insurance company or the at-fault driver’s insurance company calling, we recommend you contact an attorney at law, right away.

Insurance companies typically want to pay as little as they can for claims against their insured drivers. They are likely to offer you amounts to settle that are far below what your claim is worth. Contact an experienced injury lawyer Denver that has handled thousands of motor vehicle accidents so we can help advise you on your rights. While no lawyer can guarantee a specific result in any particular case, Burg Simpson Attorneys have years of experience evaluating injuries and damages. We have the resources to fight for your rights before, during, and after trial.

There is a list of things that can result in a dangerous car wreck, which can cause a need for a Denver Personal Injury Attorney, including:

  • Careless/reckless driving
  • Distracted driving (cell phone usage, etc.)
  • Speeding
  • Negligence
  • Drug/alcohol use
  • Hazardous weather
  • Failure to obey traffic signals
  • Obstacles in the road
  • Defective roadways
  • Defective vehicle

Burg Simpson Lawyers in Denver can assist you on next steps immediately following an auto accident for your claim, contact us now.

Under Colorado law, the person who causes an accident is financially responsible for all of the provable damages related to the crash. This includes both economic and non-economic damages. In addition, corrective damages may be ordered as punishment for parties who intentionally or knowingly endangered and injured others.

A Burg Simpson Denver Accident Lawyer can help you seek compensation for injuries caused by a major auto accident so you can recover and rebuild your life.

‘Damages’ include property damage (the vehicle itself) and bodily injury (the vehicle’s occupants). Bodily injury claims are divided into two separate categories, including:

  • Economic Damages: medical expenses, wage loss, expenses related to impairment or disability, and future medical expenses related to those injuries caused by the accident; and
  • Non-economic Damages: pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, and other similar losses.

Fill out our Free Case Evaluation form to request a meeting with the Personal Injury Lawyers in Denver or call us directly at 303-792-5595 today.

Uninsured motorist (UM) automobile insurance coverage protects drivers when the other driver in an automobile accident does not have auto insurance coverage or if you are involved in a “hit and run”.

Under-insured motorist (UIM) automobile insurance coverage pays for your injuries and property damage when you are involved in an accident with a person who is at fault and has minimal insurance coverage, or has insurance coverage that is insufficient to compensate you for your injuries and damages. Contact your Denver Injury Lawyer for help now.

Drunk driving is responsible for nearly a third of traffic fatalities, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control. In Colorado, that percentage jumps to nearly 40 percent. Despite the ongoing passage of stricter laws with increasingly harsher penalties for driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, people still get behind the wheel while impaired, injuring and killing thousands of innocent victims annually.

When it comes to bringing claims against a drunk driver, you also could be entitled to punitive damages at trial. Punitive damages serve as punishment for a person’s willful and wanton conduct—such as driving under the influence of alcohol. Burg Simpson is committed to holding drunk drivers responsible for the damage they leave behind. When handling auto accident claims for our clients, we may seek to impose punitive damages on impaired drivers who cause our clients injury or death. There’s just no excuse for getting behind the wheel while you’re drunk and those who do should be punished.

If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver in a motor vehicle accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Burg Simpson’s Colorado personal injury attorneys can help.

Burg Simpson is dedicated to helping seriously injured people seek compensation after a car accident injury caused by the fault or negligence of another. Our experienced trial lawyers have helped many drivers, passengers, and pedestrians rebuild their lives after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. We have the experience and resources to help injury victims navigate the many legal issues that surround motor vehicle accidents, including accident investigation, insurance claims, settlement negotiations, and litigating in court against persons and companies who won’t take responsibility. Fill out our Free Case Evaluation form before it’s too late so a Denver injury lawyer can help assist you on your claim.

Peter W. Burg Returns to Board of Mountain States ADL

 July 7, 2017

Peter W. Burg Returns to Board of Mountain States ADL

After a brief hiatus, Burg Simpson shareholder Peter W. Burg is returning to the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League Mountain States Region. Peter joins 13 other new board members, who were confirmed at the group’s annual meeting last month at Temple Sinai. “We’re pleased to have Peter Burg and all of our new… Read more »

Arapahoe County Bar Association Taps Thomas Henderson for Officer Role

 June 28, 2017

Arapahoe County Bar Association Taps Thomas Henderson for Officer Role

The Arapahoe County Bar Association unanimously elected Burg Simpson shareholder Thomas W. Henderson as secretary of the organization this week. “I’m honored and humbled that my fellow members of the Arapahoe County Bar Association have elected me onto the officer track of the Board of Directors – starting as the Secretary.  After having the privilege… Read more »

Burg Simpson Obtains $7.3M Judgment For Clients In Federal Tort Claims Act Case

 June 26, 2017

Burg Simpson Obtains $7.3M Judgment For Clients In Federal Tort Claims Act Case

Civil Action No. 11-cv-02953-WYD-CBS — James Nelson and Elizabeth Varney v. United States of America June 21, 2017 (Denver, CO) – In an opinion issued June 9, 2017, Senior Judge Wiley Y. Daniel of The United States District Court for the District of Colorado found that the United States acted willfully in failing to warn… Read more »

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

 June 8, 2017

Gov. Hickenlooper Signs Workers Comp PTSD Bill Into Law

The third time’s the charm for PTSD relief for Colorado’s first responders. After a pair of failed attempts over the past few years, the legislature finally sent a bill to the governor this year that would allow first responders to apply for mental impairment claim under Colorado workers’ compensation law after a “psychologically traumatic event.”… Read more »

Drive Safe – Denver Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 July 5, 2017

Six Steps To A Safe Summer Vacation

Memorial Day’s in the rearview mirror. Summer driving season has arrived in Colorado. That means highways full of tourists, crowded mountain roads, and Colorado’s notoriously unpredictable weather. If you and your family are hitting the road for a holiday weekend or any other time this summer, your preparations should include getting your car ready, too…. Read more »

Bad Drivers on the Road– Denver Personal Injury Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 June 29, 2017

Which Driver Will You Run Into Today?

Insurance company underwriters estimate the average person will suffer a car accident once every 17 years. That translates to four or five accidents over the course of a person’s lifetime. Despite how reassuring that sounds, traffic accidents are up sharply over the last three years, both nationally and in Colorado. In fact, only three other… Read more »

Texting and Driving – Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys – Burg Simpson

 June 16, 2017

Colorado Cracks Down on Texting and Driving

In late-February of last year, 28-year-old Athina Munoz barreled south down a rural Colorado highway when she realized she had an urgent text message to send. She swerved into oncoming traffic as she did so, killing an older couple on a motorcycle instantly. Munoz also tested three times the limit for alcohol, which helped earn… Read more »

Bike Accidents – Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers – Burg Simpson

 June 14, 2017

Are Cyclists Turning Into Road Warriors?

It’s become all the rage to hit the road on only two wheels these days. The rate of bicycle commuting alone, for example, has jumped by more than 60 percent of the last decade. Denver alone has sped past the national average with 130 percent growth in the number of bicycle commuters. The trend appears… Read more »

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

 May 3, 2016

Ring of Fire: Even Republicans Are Disgusted by The Republican Party

A Ring of Fire first! Host Farron Cousins talks to former Senator Alan Simpson in a unique opportunity on Ring of Fire to speak with a Republican about the current state of the Republican Party.

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

CBS 4: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

CBS 4 in Denver highlights Burg Simpson attorney Michael S. Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

 April 28, 2016

Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Trial Talk magazine

 November 18, 2015

Trial Talk: Cross Appeal? Now What?

Burg Simpson Attorney and Shareholder Diane Vaksdal Smith’s article, published in CTLA’s Trial Talk, April/May 2015, addresses specifics of appellate practice and procedure. Download full article PDF

Net Neutrality

 November 18, 2015

Net Neutrality: A Panel Discussion

Rick D. Bailey contributes his opinion on Net Neutrality in this panel article published in Best Lawyers® Business Edition, Summer, 2015. Download full article PDF

The Trial Lawyer Magazine

 November 18, 2015

Homebuilders v. Homeowners

Threats to Shift an Already Tilted Playing Field More in Favor of Homebuilders Burg Simpson attorneys Jennifer A. Seidman and Ronald M. Sandgrund examine what could happen if lawmakers allow builders to take advantage of and mischaracterize the causes of the Great Recession’s lingering effects, and the facts regarding the real causes of the decline… Read more »

Rick Bailey - Hearing and Mishearing

 November 18, 2015

Hearing and Mishearing: Psychoanalytic Observations on the Attorney-Client Relationship

Trial lawyer Rick D. Bailey co-authored this white paper with David Stevens, a practicing psychoanalyst/clinical psychologist and associate professor at the university of Colorado Health Sciences Center. They address the attorney-client relationship throught the lens of psychoanalysis and cognitive neuroscience. Download full article PDF

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