Personal Injury

Insurance Disputes – Denver Injury Lawyer

Insurance Disputes - Colorado Personal Injury Attorneys - Burg Simpson

In 2015 – the most recent year for which data is available – Colorado residents shelled out a collective $32 billion in insurance premiums to roughly 1,400 different carriers. Of course, the top 27 insurance companies on that list collect more than half of that money. A little more than 11 percent of that premium went toward car insurance policies, while just around 6 percent was paid to homeowner policies.

Simply put, these policies that consume so much of the average person’s paycheck don’t make up that much of the income that these insurance giants rake in. But that doesn’t stop them from fighting back over what appear to be the most straightforward claims. And they can afford to. They can wait months or even years before paying out on a claim. The average family can’t make it weeks, let alone months, without a vehicle, an income or a place to live. Fill out a FREE Case Evaluation here to discuss the details of your case as soon as possible.

Burg Simpson’s experienced Denver personal injury attorneys understand. We realize how a dispute with an insurance company can change the lives of the victim and his or her family dramatically. The cost of an insurance dispute can be devastating – both financially and emotionally.

If you find yourself in the middle of a disagreement with your insurance company – or someone else’s – the best thing you can do is to call us immediately. Not only do we offer a FREE Case Evaluation, but we can help educate you about your rights, walk you through your options and take on your fight as if it’s our own. A Colorado personal injury lawyer trained and experienced in negotiation is more likely to obtain a settlement than if you were to try to settle a case on your own. Not only that, but any settlement you do reach is likely to be much higher than anything you could negotiate on your own. In fact, many times a defendant or insurance company won’t do anything at all unless, or until, a lawyer threatens them with a lawsuit.

When you sign an insurance policy with your carrier, you agree to pay you’re a premium in exchange for coverage if you suffer a loss. In Colorado, your insurance company is obligated to make you whole, which simply means restoring you to the condition you were in before an accident, to the best of their ability. But there is more to it than that. That policy is a legal contract. As part of that, you carrier also vows to:

  • Defend you against legal claims from another party (or their insurance company).
  • Pay successful claims against you.

If you’re insurance company has failed to do any of these things, you need a Denver injury attorney at Burg Simpson to help you make things right before it’s too late.

Even with the best representation, negotiations don’t always work. If your case is forced to go to trial, Burg Simpson’s Colorado personal injury attorneys have years of litigation experience. You couldn’t be in better hands. Trial and pretrial procedures are increasingly complicated. Those unfamiliar with them are likely to make costly mistakes and forfeit opportunities to assemble the best possible case. Burg Simpson’s Colorado personal injury lawyers know the system. We know the judges. And we know how to present a case to a jury. We also can best decide what options you might have regarding a third-party claim.

When you’ve been injured in an accident or suffered a catastrophic loss, the last thing you want to do is spend time on the phone (or in court) fighting with insurance companies about how much money they’re going to pay you. Let Burg Simpson help. We believe no other firm has the resources, reputation, or proven track record of success when it comes to assisting injured individuals and their loved ones. We’ve been battling with insurance companies and their armies of lawyers for decades. Call us today at 303-792-5595 of fill out our FREE Evaluation Form right now.

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 »

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

 June 6, 2017

Michael Burg Blasts Big Pharma

The political environment in DC couldn’t be better for Big Pharma. And it’s about to get worse, which is what worries Burg Simpson co-founder Michael S. Burg. “Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the newly appointed commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is so financially tied to Big Pharma that he could not possibly be a reliable… Read more »

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

 May 31, 2017

Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Selected to the Legal 500 List For 2017

This Year Marks the Sixth Time the Denver-Based Law Firm Has Been Named to the Prestigious List May 29, 2017 (Denver, CO) – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, one of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, is proud to announce it has been selected to The Legal 500 for 2017 and founding shareholder Michael S…. Read more »

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

 May 24, 2017

Nick D. Fogel Earns Workers’ Comp Honor

The awards just keep coming in for the attorneys at Burg Simpson. The Professionals in Workers’ Compensation (PWC) named shareholder Nick D. Fogel the 2016 Outstanding Claimant Attorney of the Year. Nick is Burg Simpson’s workers’ compensation department head and has extensive experience working with clients who’ve been injured at work. “I was humbled and… 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 »

Seasonal Accidents – Denver Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson

 June 5, 2017

Different Seasons Bring Different Hazards for Personal Injury

Colorado is a state known for its love of the outdoors, ranking at or near the top of nearly every national list of outdoor enthusiasts. No matter what time of year it is, you can find the state’s residents biking to work, hitting the trails –in boots or snowshoes – and simply spending as much… Read more »

Worst Colorado Drivers – Denver Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 June 1, 2017

Auto Insurance Study Finds Colorado Drivers Are Among the Worst

A recent QuoteWizard survey found that Colorado drivers rank among the nation’s worst. Colorado drivers receive more speeding tickets and drunk driving convictions much higher than the national average. Coloradoans are also more likely to be involved in collisions. In fact, the survey found that Colorado’s drivers ranked 42nd out of 50 states in terms… 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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