Personal Injury

Colorado Bad Faith Insurance Lawyer

Insurance Bad Faith - Personal Injury Burg SimpsonYou have been a loyal customer of your insurance company for years. You have been paying your premiums on time. You have provided the insurer all reasonable information about your claim. You believe your insurance company will do what they say they will do in their advertising:

“Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is There.”
“You’re in Good Hands with Allstate.”
“Get Met. It Pays.”

So what do you do when your insurance company denies your claim?
Or delays payment on all or part of your claim for months and months? Or fails to communicate with you about the status of your claim? Or fails to properly investigate your claim? Sadly, many insurance companies fail to live up to the promises they make and cause harm to hard-working consumers like you. Their strategy is to deny claims, delay payment, and defend lawsuits.

Insurance companies in Colorado and elsewhere are obligated by law to act in good faith, including, among other things, properly investigating claims, promptly paying claims, and properly communicating with you concerning your claim. An insurance company that fails to meet its obligations under the law may have breached its insurance contract with you and may have acted in bad faith. If your insurance company has acted in bad faith, you may be entitled to compensation. Under Colorado law, insurance companies may be responsible for up to three times the benefits owed, interest, as well as attorney’s fees and costs. Punitive damages may also be awarded, as well as other damages. Other claims, including breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, or Consumer Protection Act claims, may potentially be brought against an insurance company.

Call The Colorado Insurance Bad Faith Lawyers At Burg Simpson

If you are getting the run-around from your insurance company after a loss (e.g., car accident, fire, illness or disability), you should contact the Colorado insurance bad faith lawyers at Burg Simpson. We have the experience, reputation, and resources to help get you your benefits, negotiate and settle bad faith claims or, if necessary, litigate against the insurance company and go to trial if they refuse to settle. Burg Simpson has helped many consumers in Colorado receive their insurance benefits and recover compensation for the bad faith actions of their insurers.

Not only may you be able to recover the benefits that the insurance company denied or delayed, but under Colorado law you may be able to recover up to two more times the amount of the benefits owed. Attorney’s fees may also be recovered, as well as interest and costs. You may also be able to recover damages for mental and emotional distress. Punitive damages may be awarded to punish the insurance company for its bad conduct.

Yes. Your car insurance company has a duty to act in good faith. The types of insurance benefits that may be involved include Uninsured Motorist (UM), Underinsured Motorist (UIM), Medical Payments (Med Pay), and others. Also, if you are in a car accident and a claim is brought against you, your insurance company may, under the provisions of your insurance policy, have a duty to defend you as well as indemnify you and settle claims brought against you without exposing you to out-of-pocket financial losses. Burg Simpson has the experience and resources to handle bad faith insurance claims against car insurers.

Other insurers, including, homeowner, renters, health, and disability insurers may be liable for their bad faith actions in handling claims. Burg Simpson has the experience and resources to handle bad faith insurance claims against insurers who act in bad faith.

Denial of a valid claim
Failure to pay a valid claim in a timely manner and in the proper amounts – no low-balling
Misrepresenting the facts or the policy provisions
Not conducting a proper investigation; conducting a results-oriented investigation
Not working with you to maximize the coverage available under your policy
Trying to intimidate you into accepting less than fair value for your loss
Failure to settle a liability claim within the stated policy limits

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

 February 6, 2017

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

Michael S. Burg Named One of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Named One of America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms The Trial Lawyer magazine honorees to be celebrated at The National Trial Lawyers’ annual summit Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC is proud to… Read more »

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

 January 23, 2017

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to announce that seven shareholders have recently been named to 5280 Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers list. Founded in 1993, 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado. The Burg Simpson attorneys selected for inclusion in 5280 Top Lawyers are: Michael S. Burg –… Read more »

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

 December 8, 2016

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

The Burg Simpson attorneys had another outstanding year changing the lives of those they represent. The firm’s ability to properly value cases—whether personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, or mass tort—and fight tirelessly as a cohesive team to obtain the compensation its clients deserve sets Burg Simpson apart. Here is just a small sample of… Read more »

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

 December 7, 2016

Janet Abaray Profiled in Super Lawyers Magazine

The most recent edition of Super Lawyers Magazine features a profile on Burg Simpson Ohio’s managing shareholder, Janet Abaray. In the feature, Ms. Abaray discusses some of the highlights of her career, the art of “looking around corners” in a case, taking on big pharma, and a well-known class action against the Bengals. Amongst her… Read more »

Fatal ATV Accidents a Reminder to Riders to Maintain Vehicles

 November 2, 2016

Fatal ATV Accidents a Reminder to Riders to Maintain Vehicles

All-Terrain Vehicles can be great fun, but with the fun can also come danger. Every year ATV accidents take the lives of recreational enthusiasts who ride these tricky vehicles without attention to proper safety guidelines. A tragic ATV accident in southwestern Colorado left to members of a Texas family injured and two more, dead. Some… Read more »

Who is Responsible if my Child is Bullied at School?

 October 26, 2016

Who is Responsible if my Child is Bullied at School?

When parents send their children to school, their expectation is that the children will be safe, cared for and protected from harm. Schools have responsibility for the well-being of the children they are educating. When a child is the victim of bullying, harassment or cyberbullying, and that child suffers emotional injury as a result, significant… Read more »

Colorado Takes on Dangers of Conversion Therapy

 October 19, 2016

Colorado Takes on Dangers of Conversion Therapy

The field of personal injury law has for some time included psychological and emotional injury, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and severe anxiety or depression. An increasing number of lawsuits, including consumer fraud suits, are being filed around the nation by LGBTQ adults who were exposed to conversion or “reparative” therapies as minors. Conversion… Read more »

Bicycles and Cars — A Potentially Dangerous Combination

 October 12, 2016

Bicycles and Cars — A Potentially Dangerous Combination

Bicycles and cars are vehicles that must share the roadway. They are generally subject to many of the same operating laws. So you would think that, by obeying the law, cars and vehicles could operate together in harmony. But in practice, cars and bicycles can be a dangerous mix because cyclists are hard to see,… 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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