Do I Have a Case That Needs a Trial Lawyer?

Do I Have a Case That Needs a Trial Lawyer?

Generally, the law provides the opportunity for people to obtain compensation if someone else has harmed them. For example, if you have been physically injured as a result of a careless or negligent act, then you might have the right to claim compensation for your injuries. If your company or business has been harmed by the actions of another, you may have the right to seek damages. If you need general lawyer services or you have a specific case you would like to discuss, call the Burg Simpson law firm today at 303-792-5595.

Every case is different and whether you have a valid claim depends upon the specific facts of your case as well as the applicable state law. This is why it is important to consult with an experienced trial attorney at Burg Simpson when looking for legal assistance so that you can discuss any potential claims you might have.

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Factors in Evaluating a Case

If you think you need legal help, consider some of the key issues that are considered when establishing a viable civil claim:

Legal Theory: What Kind of Case is it?
This is often the first thing to consider:
Into which area of law does your potential claim fall? Did you get hurt lifting boxes at work? Then you probably have a workers’ compensation case. Have you been hurt in a car accident caused by a drunk driver? Then you should speak with a Colorado personal injury attorney. If you are caught up in a contract dispute with a vendor or a business partner, you need legal assistance from an attorney at law in our business/commercial litigation department. No matter how you have been injured, Burg Simpson lawyers can and will help you recover damages you deserve.

Liability: Who is at Fault?
The next question you have to ask is:
Can an individual or an organization be held legally responsible for your injuries, damages, or losses? Are the facts sufficient enough to prove that an individual, or organization, was in whole or in part at fault for your injuries, losses or damages? In many states, it is still possible to claim compensation even if your own actions might have been partly to blame for your injuries, losses or damages. Sometimes, the law does not allow a claim to be brought against certain individuals or organizations. Knowing which laws are or might be applicable (or inapplicable) to impose liability is critical to evaluating whether a viable case exists and why you need to contact a lawyer to find out Do not make the mistake of concluding on your own you do not have a case, when you might.

Damages: What’s the Nature and Extent?
Even if you think someone has acted improperly, the injuries, losses, and damages stemming from those improper actions might be minimal possibly making the cost to bring a lawsuit more than what you hope to recover in damages. However, a simple car accident might not seem, at first glance, to be worth all of the trouble of a lawsuit. But a trained attorney at law can intelligently evaluate the facts, and ascertain if additional damages could be applicable. Do not dismiss your claim before speaking with one of our experienced lawyers and miss the opportunity of receiving damages you deserve. In most of our practice areas, your case evaluation is FREE.

Statute of Limitations: How Much Time has Passed?
Every potential claim has a statute of limitations or a “window of time” in which you are allowed to file a lawsuit. These time limits vary widely depending on the state in which you live and on the nature of your case (i.e. does you claim involve an auto accident injury, medical malpractice or product liability claim? Does it involve a breach of contract? Does it involve wrongful employment termination?) There are also circumstances where you must provide early notice of your claim, such as when a governmental entity is involved. Knowing the time limitations that are relevant to your claim is critical because if a claim is not brought before the statute of limitations is reached or proper notice has not been provided, your claim is likely to be barred forever. A Burg Simpson Colorado litigation attorney is well versed in the statute of limitations in most areas of law, especially in Colorado, and we can help!

Your Best Interests: Will the potential damages outweigh the costs of the lawsuit?
Even if you have sustained injuries, damages or losses, and even if it’s apparent that someone else caused those injuries, damages or losses, bringing a lawsuit may not always be in your best interest. Lawsuits take significant time and energy can take their toll on the parties involved, financially, emotionally, and sometimes physically. Additionally, if you have a case that requires the use of expert testimony, such as a medical malpractice case, the costs involved in pursuing the claim can climb quickly. At Burg, Simpson, Eldredge, Hersh, & Jardine PC, we put the interests of our clients first and if we believe the potential cost of going to trial or bringing a lawsuit is not in your best interests, we will let you know so that you can make an informed decision about your case.

Solvency: Can the Defendant Pay Damages?
Obviously, the point of suing for damages in a civil suit is to recover compensation for inflicted damages. When considering a civil suit, it is critical to evaluate whether the other party will be able to pay whatever damages you are awarded. Keep in mind that this can include illiquid assets, such as insurance.

What Can I Expect When I Call?

When you call us, you will probably speak to one of our trained paralegals who will walk you through the specifics of your case, addressing most of your questions. This free initial consultation can either be in person at our office or over phone, depending on your physical condition. It might be more convenient for our staff to meet with you outside of our office. After that, if it is determined that you do have case and you decide to work with us, you pay nothing. We operate on a contingency basis, which means we do not get paid unless you do.

Then you will meet with one of our Denver lawyers and begin the process of filing your suit. This process can take weeks, months, or even years depending on the nature of the case. It can end with a settlement, mediation or make it all the way to trial litigation. No matter what, we will work with you every step of the way to see that justice is done in your case.

Practice Areas

We work in nearly all areas of plaintiff law, fighting for clients who need representation in areas such as:

Personal Injury
Workers’ Compensation
Medical Malpractice
Commercial Litigation
Construction Defects Litigation
Dangerous Pharmaceutical Drugs and Devices

If you need attorney services and would like to work with us, fill out our FREE CASE EVALUATION form right now.

“The staff at Burg-Simpson provided me an immeasurable service in showing me my options when my wife and I were struck in a crosswalk, her fatally, options I would never have known to pursue. Beyond that they provided me very personal attention, counsel and concern throughout the long process. I think of them as friends even though we have never met. I will always be grateful to them.”

Craig C.

Google | Jul 16,2017


Burg Simpson Can Help

It’s nearly impossible to answer all of your questions without speaking. So we’ve compiled a FAQs page to address as many of them as we can. Whether you’ve been injured in an accident or wronged in an unfair business deal, Burg Simpson will help. Discuss your case with us today for FREE by calling 303-792-5595.

    1. Talk is cheap.

Superior results speak loudly about the power of your firm.

    1. Real accomplishments

identify the powerful firm.

    1. Your opposition knows

what your lawyers have accomplished. You should too.

    1. Don’t expect superior results

if your opposition does not respect and fear your lawyers.

    1. You get one chance

at justice. You will have a lifetime to live with the result.

    1. You need power in your corner.

The more the better. Standing between you and fair compensation is a powerful corporation that has big money, connections, and skilled lawyers.

    1. Don’t underestimate the competition.

It is always stronger than you think.

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Put the odds in your favor. Not all lawyers and law firms are the same.

    1. Power takes years to create.

You don’t build a powerful firm or great lawyers in a year, or two, or ten. Burg Simpson is 37 years in the making.

    1. Everything costs more than you expect.

Your recovery will dictate your future options. Money doesn’t go as far as you think it will. Get as much legal power in your corner as you can — it does make a difference.

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The 2019 Burg Simpson Scholarship Awards Dinner

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