Burg Simpson Features Shareholder Tom Henderson
Burg Simpson Features Shareholder Tom Henderson
Thomas W. Henderson is the Chair of the Bad-Faith Insurance division of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Department. Mr. Henderson’s reputation as the premier insurance attorney in Colorado has made him a sought-after expert in the media: Henderson has been interviewed by CBS TV News, the Denver Post, Fox TV News, the Colorado Lawyer, and Law Week Colorado.
This year, Tom Henderson was interviewed about the devastating fires in Boulder County that ravaged over 1,000 homes. As the lead attorney on the case involving the 416 Fire in Durango, Tom Henderson used his experience to update Colorado homeowners with insurance updates, FAQs, and critical steps for those whose homes were destroyed.
Tips for starting a disaster insurance claim
Five steps wildfire victims should take to initiate and solidify a claim for a destroyed home:
- Immediately contact your insurer to open a claim.
- As soon as possible, take pictures and videos of your property.
- Ask your insurance for a complete copy of your policy, not just your most recent declarations page.
- Ask your insurance company for an advance, which helps you get temporary housing, buy clothes, or a laptop to resume work. In fact, state law requires one in the case of a total loss of a primary home.
- Ask the insurance company what documents or information they need and how long to expect before action is taken on the claim.
Recent Insurance Claims Video by Tom Henderson:
As an attorney who focuses his legal practice on bad faith insurance, Tom Henderson is uniquely qualified to help you, and he is available for a free consultation. If your insurance company has denied your claim, or the insurance company or your agent has advised your claim will be denied if one is made, contact us now to discuss how Burg Simpson can help you.
More About Tom Henderson
Mr. Henderson spent the first 20 years of his legal practice representing the insurance companies, answering their questions about whether or not their policies provided coverage for certain losses. He has spent the past 13 years of his practice exclusively representing insurance policyholders pursuing claims for insurance benefits owed by the insurance industry. The attorneys at Burg Simpson use Mr. Henderson’s unusual background to their clients’ advantage because they know where the insurance industry weak spots are, where the smoking guns are hidden and how best to structure their clients’ cases to maximize the potential of getting the insurance companies to pay the benefits owed.
If the insurance companies refuse to pay the benefits owed by their policies, then suing them for bad faith is an option to consider. Mr. Henderson and the attorneys at Burg Simpson have successfully sued insurance companies for bad faith, collecting millions of dollars for their clients when their own insurance companies improperly denied, underpaid, or slow paid claims.
Mr. Henderson has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in 2013-2022 in the field of Insurance Law. He has also been recognized as a People’s Choice Best Insurance Lawyer and has been selected to Super Lawyers® every year since 2014. In 2019 and 2020, he was selected as a Colorado Top Lawyer in insurance by Denver’s 5280 Magazine.
One of America’s foremost plaintiff trial firms, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has a longstanding and nationwide reputation for fighting relentlessly and successfully for victims of negligence, malfeasance, malpractice, and abuse. Our attorneys have never hesitated to fight for our client’s rights and consistently face and defeat formidable adversaries that include big insurance companies, big banks, and big pharma. Burg Simpson has secured more than $2.7 billion in verdicts, settlements, and judgments in practice areas spanning catastrophic personal injury, mass tort and class actions regarding gas explosions, dangerous pharmaceutical drugs and devices, medical malpractice, complex commercial and business litigation, construction defects, and workers’ compensation. The firm’s success has also included more than 200 recoveries in excess of $1 million.
Burg Simpson was founded in 1976 by distinguished American trial lawyer Michael Burg. Mr. Burg is an inductee in the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Clarence Darrow Award. He has also been named to the 2016 RoundTable: America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers by The Trial Lawyer magazine; Law Week’s “Barrister’s Best” as “Best Civil Litigator”; and one of “America’s 50 Leading Trial Lawyers” by the U.S. Legal 500. Mr. Burg has also been recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and Super Lawyers®. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine now has more than 75 lawyers and over 90 legal professionals. The firm is based in Colorado and has offices in Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, California, and Wyoming.
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