UPDATE (November, 2020): Important Notice Regarding Coronavirus
Based on recent events involving the Coronavirus, and based on best practices recommended by government agencies and public health experts, we are reducing our office hours effective immediately, and will eliminating in person meetings to the extent possible. While we understand that this will cause some inconvenience, we believe it is in the best interests of our clients, staff and their families (and the public in general). We remain committed to providing exceptional legal services, and will do our best to minimize the impact and any delays. Please be advised that several Courts have begun cancelling Court appearances, and some have issued automatic extensions of Court deadlines. It may be necessary in some instances to seek additional extensions as the outside businesses we work with are imposing similar restrictions (for example, medical offices are focused on patient needs, and may be unable to immediately accommodate record requests). Similar extensions may need to be granted to opposing counsel for the same reasons. We appreciate your courtesy and understanding.
While we are still available to address your legal needs, we ask that you be patient. To the extent possible, please contact us be email (which will allow for a quicker response). We will respond to all emails and telephone messages within 24-48 hours.
Handling Personal Injury, Disability And ERISA Insurance Benefit Claims For Over 40 Years
Injured in a car accident or serious fall? Sick? Disabled? Denied short term disability, long term disability or other benefits from an insurance company, or by your employer’s ERISA insurance plan? Is an auto or other insurance company refusing to pay your medical bills, let alone offer you a fair settlement, after a wreck or serious accident?
Our experienced trial attorneys have been fighting for the rights of the injured and disabled in Colorado since 1977, and getting justice.
We understand how difficult it can be for you and your family to recover from a serious accident or unexpected illness. Our attorneys have the knowledge of the law, passion for justice and experience to help. Whether it is helping you to get compensation following a serious accident, fighting for your short term disability, long term disability or medical benefits, or challenging a bad faith denial of a claim by the insurance company, we have the skills and experience needed to handle your insurance claim at every step in the process, and the passion and dedication needed to see your case through to the end.
We handle most personal injury cases, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents, auto – bicycle-pedestrian accidents, hit-and-run or accidents with uninsured drivers, wrongful death-catastrophic injury including accidents involving drunk or distracted drivers, and slip and fall cases. Our experienced team will help you thoroughly evaluate your case, identify all possible sources of recovery, and stand with you both inside and outside the Courtroom. We can also help you with the more immediate problems you may be facing while you wait for a settlement-trial.
If you are unable to work (whether it is for a few weeks, or on a permanent basis), we handle employee benefit claims for disabled workers (short term disability, long term disability, medical benefit, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D), and life insurance claims). Because we handle medical insurance claims, we can also help if your bills are not being paid by a health insurance company. We have years of experience with both private insurance policies AND group insurance policies provided by an under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), so we can assist our clients in most situations.
Our commitment to serving the needs of you and your family goes back over 40 years, ever since it was founded in 1977 as the Silvern Legal Clinic. Our firm has had one simple philosophy. Our clients, the working men and women of Denver, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Golden, Lakewood, Littleton, Broomfield, Thornton, Aurora and Boulder, deserve the same high level services that the large insurance companies and corporations that oppose them have. While our name has changed, our philosophy and dedication to the needs of our clients and their families has not. 40 years later, we continue to strive to provide the quality representation offered by the “big law firms”, while we maintain the intimacy, personal service and attention to detail of a small firm. We have been putting that philosophy into action for 40 years, and established a track record of reasonable settlements and significant courtroom victories.
Because we understand that recovering from a car accident, a bad fall or dealing with a serious illness that keeps you out of work can be a very hard time for you and your family, the initial consultation is always FREE, and contingent fee contracts are available for most cases. Put our DEDICATION, EXPERIENCE and PASSION to work for you!
We are members of the State of Colorado Bar, licensed to practice in all Colorado State Courts, U.S. District Court, and in the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. We have successfully tried cases in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder-Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Routt counties, and in the U.S. District Court, Colorado (and represented our clients in the Tenth Circuit, Colorado Court of Appeals and Colorado Supreme Court). We are proud to serve the entire Front Range and Metro area, including Denver, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Littleton, Lakewood, Aurora, Golden, Thornton, Broomfield and Boulder. We are members of the American Trial Lawyers and Colorado Trial Lawyers’ Association, and have been recognized by our peers and clients, with a rating of 4.4 of 5 from the Martindale-Hubble peer review process (Distinguished) and 4.8 of 5 (Preeminent) based on client surveys, in Professional Achievement, Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. Our accomplishments are reflected by what our past clients are saying about us. Reviews from the Web: Facebook – 5/5; Lawyers.com – 4.9/5; Martindale-Hubbell (client reviews) 4.5/5; Martindale-Hubbell (peer reviews) 4.4/5. Our former clients say it best, giving us a 5 Star rating on Google.
PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS: We handle most injury related matters including:
ERISA and DISABILITY and INSURANCE BENEFIT CLAIMS: We handle most employee benefit claims (Medical, Life, Long Term Disability and Short Term Disability) including claims under group (employer sponsored) plans:
- ERISA and ERISA Disability (Long Term Disability and Short Term Disability) Claims
- Long Term Disability
- Short Term Disability
- PERA Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability and Disability Retirement Claims
- COBRA & HIPPA Medical Insurance Claims
- Employee Benefit Claims (Accident, Medical and Life Insurance)
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