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Insurance Battles are the Aftermath of Devastating Wildfires

By Heidi Culbertson

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December 19, 2018  

Wildfires ravaged vast swaths of Southern Colorado in June of this year, and more out of control blazes swept through parts of Northern and Southern California in November. The result was record-setting destruction in Durango, Colorado and Los Angeles, California. For many of the people who have suffered significant losses and property damage in these fires, a nightmarish prospect  still lies ahead: insurance battles.

The Jewish Journal reached out to attorney Thomas W. Henderson, a shareholder at the law firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine based in Denver, Colorado to comment on the fires and issues regarding insurance. Mr. Henderson focuses his practice on representing policyholders in suing insurance companies for bad faith and getting insurance companies to pay what the insurance policy promised to pay.

Tom Henderson is one of the lead attorneys currently working to bring justice to victims of June’s Durango 416 fire, the sixth largest in Colorado’s history. Henderson spoke with the Journal about his personal experience working closely with fire victims and the wide-ranging ramifications going forward for those impacted by the wildfires of 2018: Please access the following website to read the Jewish Journal’s  interview with attorney Tom Henderson in its’ entirety: https://jewishjournal.com/culture/just-asking/243523/insurance-expert-after-the-fires/

Tom Henderson spent the first 2 decades of his practice representing the insurance companies. But now Tom uses his experience with insurance to his clients’ advantage. He knows how best to structure his clients’ cases to maximize the potential of getting the insurance companies to pay. Tom represents both individual consumers and businesses in their pursuit of insurance claims. For consumers, this includes auto, uninsured and underinsured motorist, homeowners, renters, liability, property, health, disability and life insurance claims. For businesses, this includes, auto, liability, property, lost profits, directors and officers, professional liability and construction insurance claims. These claims can range from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars.

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