Injury Attorneys Serving Clients Nationwide
The personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson Law Firm are committed to changing our clients’ lives for the better. If you have been seriously injured due to the negligence of another party, you should speak to a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Burg Simpson has a team of more than 35 lawyers dedicated to handling personal injury claims. Our firm serves personal injury clients nationwide, with dedicated offices in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, and Wyoming. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in a wide range of different personal injury and accident cases.
For a FREE case review, please call 888-895-2080 today to speak to a personal injury lawyer. It is important to contact us as soon as possible so we can assist you through the legal process. The longer you wait to talk to an attorney, the longer it will take to secure compensation for your losses.
What Is Personal Injury?
A personal injury is legally defined as any harm that comes to someone due to the actions – or failure to take action – of another party. This harm can include physical injuries, social injury such as a damaged reputation, damage to one’s mental and emotional well-being, and/or the loss of a person’s rights. Personal injury may be caused by negligence (defined as the failure to exercise the necessary care in a given situation) or the willful wrongdoing of one or more parties.
Were you badly injured in a car wreck and need a personal injury attorney? Did you slip on unmarked spilled milk and fall at the grocery store? Did someone else’s carelessness or negligence cause you harm?
These are just a few common scenarios that may give rise to a personal injury claim. A knowledgeable injury lawyer at Burg Simpson can investigate the accident and advise you of your rights.
What to Expect at Your Initial Personal Injury Consultation
You can expect Burg Simpson to respond to your inquiry promptly. Although the fastest way to reach us is by phone, you can also complete our straightforward and simple Free Case Evaluation Form. This form only requests the most essential details; your personal information and the details of your case will be held in the strictest confidence.
One of our paralegals will most likely interview you before you meet with one of our personal injury attorneys. Our trained legal professionals will ask you several questions to better prepare you and our staff for your initial consultation.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, this might take the form of an in-person meeting at one of our offices or a phone call. Our personal injury lawyers can also meet with you at a medical facility or your home if necessary.
Ultimately, our team of personal injury attorneys, paralegals, assistants, and support staff will help you evaluate every aspect of your case. We will thoroughly examine your case to make sure it meets the criteria required for valid personal injury claims.
Whether you have been in a car crash and need a local injury lawyer or you are looking for legal assistance on another injury matter, our entire firm is here to assist you.
The initial consultation with an injury attorney can sometimes be an emotional event. We encourage you to bring a close friend or loved one to the meeting so you can have a supportive individual by your side when discussing the event that led to your injuries.
Claims Our Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
Burg Simpson is a nationwide personal injury firm handling a wide range of different cases. If you have been injured through no fault of your own, we invite you to contact us for a FREE case evaluation as soon as possible.
Personal injury claims handled by the attorneys at Burg Simpson include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Auto accidents commonly result in serious injuries and fatalities. From careless drivers to negligent commercial carriers, our motor vehicle accident attorneys have extensive experience representing clients who have been injured or lost loved ones in crashes.
Personal injury claims often arise as a result of:
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Tractor Rollovers
Vehicle accidents are not limited to dry land. Boating and marine accidents occur in many different jurisdictions, and the applicable laws can be very complicated.
Personal injuries can vary in their seriousness. At Burg Simpson, our firm is focused on serving those whose lives have been changed forever as a result of an accident. These are classified as catastrophic injuries, and they represent the most serious and complex types of personal injury claims.
Clients often trust our personal injury lawyers to handle complicated cases involving:
Burg Simpson is also frequently entrusted with representing the families of those who have lost loved ones in accidents. Our firm handles wrongful death claims with the respect and sensitivity they deserve while fighting to maximize compensation for the surviving loved ones.
If you were injured on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability claim. There are multiple scenarios where property owners and other parties can be held liable for personal injury, including:
Virtually any kind of product can cause injury if it is improperly designed or manufactured or the product is not properly labeled. Product liability claims are complicated and require experienced legal counsel to navigate.
If you work in construction and suffered an injury or illness on the job, you may be entitled to more than workers’ comp benefits. Construction accidents often give rise to third-party personal injury claims. Burg Simpson can fully identify your rights and legal options and skillfully maximize your compensation.
From residential neighborhoods to manufacturing plants, factories, and other facilities, explosions can devastate entire communities. Explosion injuries should always be taken seriously. If you and/or your family was harmed in an explosion, it is important to seek qualified legal counsel as soon as possible.
Oil and Gas Injuries
Accidents in the oil and gas industry have been on the decline in recent years. However, workers still face a number of hazards on the job every day. If you or a family member suffered an oil and gas injury, Burg Simpson can help you explore all avenues for compensation (from workers’ comp to third-party claims).
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Tragically, nursing homes do not always provide adequate care for residents. Nursing home negligence can result in neglect of a resident’s basic needs and safety or, in extreme cases, multiple forms of abuse. In either case, caregivers and facilities can and should be held accountable.
Insurance Disputes and Bad Faith Insurance
Unsurprisingly, filing an insurance claim is rarely easy. Whether you are making a claim on a policy you hold or you are filing a third-party claim with another’s insurer, insurance disputes can be extremely difficult to navigate on your own.
Burg Simpson knows how insurance companies operate, and we can help you negotiate a fair settlement or, if necessary, take the insurance carrier to trial. We can also hold insurance companies accountable when they do not fulfill their obligations to you (known as a bad faith insurance claim).
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury
The sooner you get help from a personal injury lawyer, the better your chances of securing compensation. All personal injury claims are subject to a legal time limit known as the statute of limitations.
Although the local courts might make exceptions, plaintiffs generally lose their right to legal action if they make a claim after the statute of limitations expires. When filing a personal injury lawsuit, it is of the utmost importance to abide by the personal injury statute of limitations in your state:
- 1-Year Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury:
- Kentucky (general personal injury claims)
- 2-Year Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury:
- Colorado (general personal injury claims)
- Kentucky (personal injury arising from auto accidents)
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- West Virginia
- 3-Year Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury:
- Colorado (personal injury arising from auto accidents)
- New Hampshire
- New York
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Washington, D.C.
- 4-Year Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury:
- Florida (personal injury actions founded on negligence)
- 5-Year Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury:
- 6-Year Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury:
- North Dakota
As a nationwide personal injury law firm, we are well-versed in the differences in the statute of limitations from one jurisdiction to another. In fully evaluating your personal injury case, we will be able to provide information specific to your location concerning whether you still have time to make a claim.
Personal injury cases take time. The legal system is methodical by design, which means lawsuits and legal negotiations are not rapid endeavors.
Although some legal issues may be settled quickly, it can take months or even years for personal injury cases to make their way to resolution – especially when you are dealing with insurance companies.
Burg Simpson’s personal injury lawyers have dealt with dozens of insurance companies and hundreds of cases. We are fully prepared to walk you through what can sometimes be a frustrating, time-consuming process and support you every step of the way.
What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
The value of your personal injury claim depends on a number of different factors. A personal injury lawyer will be able to determine the compensation you are due based on the following factors:
- The type and severity of your personal injury
- The scope of any necessary medical treatments
- The division of liability among all parties involved
- Any economic losses resulting from your injury (such as an inability to return to work, loss of a job, temporary or permanent lapses in income, etc.)
- The costs of any expected long-term medical needs
- The existence of any pre-existing medical conditions that may affect your injury or available insurance
- Issues of comparative negligence
The personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson have over 40 years of experience fighting for the victims of personal injury. Our personal injury attorneys have successfully recovered more than $2 billion on behalf of our clients.
When you call a personal injury lawyer at Burg Simpson, you can be assured that your attorney has the experience you need to help you regain control of your life and protect your interests. This includes pursuing the maximum compensation in your personal injury case.
If someone else’s carelessness has caused you injury, you may be entitled to recovery of the following damages:
Medical bills and related expenses will likely make up the majority of your losses in a personal injury case. Every dollar you pay for medical treatment needs to be accounted for, in addition to any expenses you will likely face in the future.
A personal injury attorney at Burg Simpson can pursue compensation for the following costs:
- Transportation via ambulance
- Emergency room treatment
- Hospital stays
- Surgery, including operating theater costs, anesthesia, post-operative care, etc.
- Rehabilitation (inpatient and outpatient)
- Psychological counseling
- Appointments with specialists
- Travel for medical care
- Prescription medications
- Assistive devices
- Retro-fitting/renovation of your home with assistive accommodations
Loss of Income
Many accidents cause the victim to miss work for a time. In your personal injury claim, you are entitled to compensation for all of the wages you lose if you are unable to work in the course of your recovery.
Our personal injury lawyers will also seek recovery for any wages you will lose in the future if the injury leaves you unable to do your job or work in any capacity following the accident. Known as loss of earning capacity, it is crucial to account for how the personal injury will affect your ability to make a living.
Pain and Suffering
Non-economic damages are the losses you suffer from a personal injury that cannot be quantified like a financial expenditure. Also called pain and suffering damages, a personal injury attorney can seek monetary compensation on your behalf for the following:
- Physical pain and discomfort
- Emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- The inconvenience you experience related to the injury
- Shame and embarrassment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Some courts will award punitive damages if the defendant in a personal injury case is found to have acted in a grossly negligent or malicious manner. These damages are awarded in addition to compensation for the plaintiff’s economic and non-economic losses as a means of punishing the defendant for egregious acts.
By design, the circumstances under which punitive damages may be awarded are extremely limited. Some states actually bar punitive damages awards in some or all cases.
An attorney knowledgeable in the personal injury laws of your state will be able to tell you what damages may be recoverable in your case. Burg Simpson serves personal injury clients nationwide.
How Our Personal Injury Attorneys Protect Your Rights
Insurance companies wield enormous power and influence. They have the wherewithal and the resources to aggressively defend against liability claims brought by personal injury victims.
The primary role the personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson provide is to protect the rights and interests of our clients against the efforts of defendants and insurance companies to escape responsibility. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, one of our capable attorneys will seek to negotiate a fair settlement or, if necessary, file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.
Steps our personal injury lawyers will take to protect your rights after an accident include:
- Promptly investigating the events that led to your injury
- Collecting evidence to support your claim, including photos, witness testimony, etc.
- Reviewing your medical records to get a thorough understanding of your injuries
- Hiring experts to review the facts and provide testimony
- Reconstructing the accident with expert witnesses and sophisticated technology
- Assessing the current and future damages in your case
Often, our lawyers are able to resolve your case through negotiations with the insurance company. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, however, our personal injury attorneys will never hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Should your case proceed to trial, we have the knowledge, experience, and resources to prepare your case, represent you effectively in court, and fight for a favorable judgment.
Do’s and Don’ts of a Personal Injury Case
It would be ideal if you could simply hand your case over to an attorney and wait for the matter to be resolved. However, the success of your claim is contingent on your participation. Burg Simpson will handle as many of the challenges as possible, but it is also important for you to take an active role.
Here are some important steps to take (as well as mistakes to avoid) when it comes to protecting your rights after a personal injury:
- DO seek medical attention. If you have been seriously injured, you should go to the emergency room as soon as possible. Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious or you are not sure, you should still see a doctor promptly. Thorough documentation of any injuries you sustained is critical to your ability to recover compensation.
- DO collect as much information as possible. The information you need depends on the circumstances of your injury. This could range from exchanging information with the driver who causes an auto accident, determining the owner of an unsafe property, etc.
- DO report the accident to your insurance company. If you are in a motor vehicle accident, you are required to inform your insurer promptly. Although reporting the accident is not the same as making a claim, you should still stick to the facts and avoid saying anything that might suggest you were at fault.
- DO keep detailed notes and records. From medical bills and communications with your doctor to notes concerning the impact of injuries on your daily life, any and all documentation you have could be crucial for building your personal injury case.
- DON’T admit fault to anyone. From the initial moments after the accident to every stage of your personal injury case, you should never say anything to anyone suggesting you were at fault (even partly). You need to be honest with your attorney. When it comes to anyone else, however, silence is your best ally.
- DON’T speak to anyone from the other party’s insurance company. Ideally you will have time to hire an attorney shortly after you receive medical attention. However, sometimes the insurance company will try to “get ahead” of potential claims and contact the victim directly. It is in your best interest not to answer their questions or provide information.
- DON’T provide any sort of recorded or written statement. The primary reason insurance companies ask claimants to make recorded statements is so they can find contradictory or incriminating information to reject the claim. If you agree to make a statement, you run the risk of saying something that could undermine your personal injury case.
- DON’T sign anything for anyone, even your own insurance company, without first speaking to your injury attorney. As we mentioned, you need to use the utmost caution when anyone asks you to sign documents related to your personal injury case. This includes any insurance company (even your own). It is in your best interest not to sign anything until you review it with your lawyer.
Even if an individual or a company (i.e., a motorist, a property owner, a corporation, etc.) is offering to pay your medical bills, you should not agree to anything until you talk to a personal injury attorney. Agreeing to payment without consulting your injury lawyer can mean you miss out on money you deserve for long-term medical care, pain and suffering, and other damages. What’s worse, you might even sign away your right to pursue further litigation against the responsible party or parties.
The personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson are here to protect your rights and ensure that you are properly compensated for your losses – not simply what the defendant and/or the insurance company is willing to pay.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
No matter how severe your injury, our personal injury lawyers are here for you! Burg Simpson will help you through the details of your incident and case, even if it is brought to trial.
If we take your case, it is important for you to know that you pay nothing upfront! We get paid for your case only if you do.
For a FREE case evaluation, please call Burg Simpson at 888-895-2080 today. Our personal injury lawyers handle claims nationwide from multiple offices throughout the country.