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WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO APPLY FOR LONG TERM DISABILITY (OR SHORT TERM DISABILITY)?

Preparing to request long-term disability can be difficult for you and your family .  When you suffer from a long standing or progressive disease, and you no longer feel that you can continue to work for much longet, you may have time to prepare.  When is the right time to request long-term disability benefits? How… Read More »

2016 Martindale-Hubbell Rating

    We are proud to have a Distinguished rating again for 2016, with highest marks in ethics, knowledge and experience from both peers and clients!

ARE TRUCK ACCIDENTS DIFFERENT THEN “REGULAR” CAR ACCIDENTS?

Commercial trucks have a lot of moving parts and require constant upkeep to be safe for travel on public roads. However, there are a number of issues that could lead to a serious trucking accident. These include the following: Driver error: Distractions, inexperience and drunk driving are all common factors in these crashes, as is… Read More »

WHO DO YOU FIGHT IN ERISA?

The vast majority of employee benefits, including long term disability, short term disability and medical benefits, are governed by ERISA.  Surprisingly, there are relatively few insurance companies and related companies that insurer these claims (and we have worked with, and stood up against, the vast majority of them!).  This includes: CIGNA The Hartford Reliance Standard… Read More »

WHY DO YOU HANDLE ERISA, LTD, STD AND PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS?

wWe are often asked why (and how) we can handle these different types of cases.  The answer is part of our firm’s philosophy. Our clients, the “regular” working men and women of Colorado, deserve the same high level services available to them that the large insurance companies and corporations that oppose them have. We strive to… Read More »

(A FEW MORE) COMMON ERISA MYTHS

Do not believe everything you hear about ERISA (including “free advice” from a lawyer who does not actually handle these very specialized cases).  The bold is for emphasis;  separate the myths from the facts to help navagate the complex world of ERISA that governs many long term disability, short term disability and other employee benefit… Read More »

(A FEW) COMMON MYTHS ABOUT ERISA

There are many myths about ERISA (the Employee Retirement Income Security Act), and about what it is, what the rules are.  The reason is simple, even if the answers are not.  ERISA, which governs many types of long term disability, short term disability, medical, dental, life and other employee benefits is a complex piece of… Read More »

ERISA NEWS: NEW DRUG PRICING LAWSUIT FILED UNDER ERISA

Express Scripts Inc. and Anthem Inc. are accused in a proposed class action of breaching their ERISA fiduciary duties (i.e., their obligations to the thousands of employees promised prescription drug coverage by the employer) by entering into a 10-year, multibillion-dollar prescription-drug agreement that caused plan participants to overpay for benefits ( Burnett v. Express Scripts,… Read More »

Auto Accident Checklist

Motor vehicle accidents can cause substantial physical damage, and they’re often the result of someone’s negligence or irresponsible actions. If you’re dealing with injuries in the aftermath of a car crash, speak with an experienced lawyer at Silvern & Bulger, P.C. Our Wheat Ridge attorneys have been serving injured Coloradans since 1977. We give you… Read More »

Fight the Good Fight; Nasca v. State Farm

Nasca v. State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co., 12 P.3d 346 (Colo.App. 2000). We are proud of every case we handle.  Whether it is one of the thousands of quite settlements we have negotiated over the past 30 years, or one of the many cases we have fought all the way to trial (or on… Read More »