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JULY 2021 E-NEWS

JULY 2021 E-NEWS

By Burg Simpson
July 21, 2021
6 min read
Complex Business and Commercial Litigation, Construction Defects, Dangerous Drugs & Medical Devices, Mass Tort, Class Action, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Workers’ Compensation
JULY 2021 E-NEWS
GOOD LAWYERS. CHANGING LIVES.
If You Have Been Severely Injured in a Gas Explosion
Burg Simpson has more than four decades of experience handling gas explosion cases across the country. Due to much of our nation’s crumbling infrastructure, gas explosion cases are becoming more common. In its 2017 report, the American Society of Civil Engineers found that the nation’s infrastructure conditions were “mostly below standard,” exhibiting “significant deterioration,” with a “strong risk of failure.”
If you have experienced significant harm due to a gas explosion, our attorneys can assist in identifying the liable parties and holding them accountable for their negligent actions or inactions. The trial attorneys at Burg Simpson have the experience and the resources to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact the attorneys at Burg Simpson now to schedule a free case evaluation.
Michael Burg J.D. is one of America’s leading trial lawyers, a best-selling author, legal expert, and founding shareholder of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine. A legal champion for victims of corporate and individual malfeasance, negligence, overreach, and abuse, Mike Burg began his career fighting for the underdog and has gone on to successfully litigate some of the country’s most high-profile cases of the past four decades. In a recent case, Mike Burg secured a $58.5 million verdict for a group of individuals in a catastrophic personal injury matter in Maricopa County, Arizona. Under his leadership, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine has expanded to more than 70 attorneys across eight states. A national leader in mass tort and class action litigation, the firm has won more than $1 billion in verdicts, judgments, and settlements on behalf of its clients.
Burg Simpson Congratulates Shareholder David P. Hersh!
Burg Simpson is proud to announce that shareholder and trial lawyer David P. Hersh was recently selected to receive the Charles B. Dillion Award of Merit for Outstanding Public Service by the Arapahoe County Bar Association. The ACBA presents this prestigious award to an individual for extraordinary service in the public interest. Dave was honored with the award at the ACBA’s annual meeting on June 24th. Congratulations to David Hersh!
David Hersh has been in service to the Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA) for many years, serving as its President in 2016 and 2017. Following his tenure as President, Dave has continued to serve the ACBA in various capacities, including as Chair of the ACBA Lawyer Well-Being Committee. Concurrently, Dave serves on the Colorado Supreme Court Lawyer Well-Being Task Force, the Colorado Pilot Project on Well-Being for Legal Employers, and the Wyoming Bar Association Well-Being Committee. Through these public service activities, Dave not only assists individuals in their pursuit of well-being, but he also works to create and enhance a culture of well-being and acceptance in the legal community.
Colorado Supreme Court Upholds $2.5 Million Award in Construction Defect Case
The Colorado Supreme Court recently ruled not to set aside a lower court’s decision that Auto-Owners Insurance Co. cannot intercede in a construction defect case to challenge a homeowner association’s uncontested $2.5 million judgment against a glass company. In a 4-3 ruling, the majority said the insurance company was not hurt by the glass company’s pretrial agreement with the homeowner’s association in the construction defect suit.
Trial lawyer Nelson Boyle of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine PC, who argued for Bolt Factory in the Colorado Supreme Court, commented on the court’s decision: “The Colorado Supreme Court continued to correctly strike a balance between insurance companies and their policyholders. In Colorado, when an insurer breaches its duty of good faith to its policyholder by choosing not to protect the insured from a judgment exceeding coverage, the insured can enter a protective settlement with the injured party. That’s what happened here.”
Burg Simpson trial attorneys and shareholders Thomas Henderson, Mari Perczak, Ronald Sandgrund, Brian Matise, and Joseph Smith all contributed to this significant win.
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Burg Simpson Represents Those Who Have Suffered Losses From Forest Fires
Shareholder Thomas W. Henderson has decades of experience representing individuals and businesses who suffered devastating losses due to forest fires. He dedicates his practice to litigating complex cases and holding those responsible for the damages accountable for their actions. If you have experienced significant losses due to a forest fire, call Tom Henderson at Burg Simpson for help now.
Thomas W. Henderson is the chair of the Bad Faith Insurance Department at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, and he has significant experience filing claims regarding forest fire damages. Tom has fought against the parties responsible for starting the fires, and he has fought against the insurance companies who failed to pay what they owed to their policyholders. Tom spent the first 20 years of his practice representing the insurance companies, answering their questions about whether the policy provided coverage for various claims, and even defending them when they were sued. He has spent the past 12+ years exclusively representing individual and business policyholders pursuing claims for benefits owed by the insurance industry.
Client Testimonials
“I just wanted to thank you and your team for all your hard work. My lawyer was a refreshing breath of fresh air.  She would always get back in touch with me to boost my spirits and keep me updated about our case. She was direct and honest; even if she had news I didn’t want to hear.  She always worked to make things easier for me during this very tough time.  You guys have an excellent law firm, and your lawyers will always be at the top of my list! Again, thank you all so much.”
From a recent personal injury client at Burg Simpson
Burg Simpson: Good Lawyers. Changing Lives.
At Burg Simpson, “Good Lawyers. Changing Lives®” is not just our motto; it’s who we are. With over 70 attorneys in nine locations across eight states, Burg Simpson provides nationwide representation. Founded in 1976, our lawyers have been fighting for our client’s legal rights and holding negligent corporations and individuals accountable for their actions for over four decades.
Burg Simpson is Committed to Client Service
Burg Simpson is committed to working on our clients’ cases and assisting others who need and are seeking legal representation. We are available to discuss your legal matters in person or by email, telephone, or video conferencing. The Burg Simpson team is always focused on providing our clients with the best representation possible.
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