Lakewood Personal Injury Attorneys Fight on Behalf of Victims
Experienced Colorado lawyers work to obtain compensation for clients
Insurance companies are required by Colorado law to fairly investigate and adjust accident and injury claims. Too often, however, they act unlawfully in order to increase profits. At Silvern & Bulger, P.C. in Lakewood, we are smart, tough personal injury litigators who know how to overcome these tactics. For example, we exposed State Farm for using undue means during auto-claim arbitrations to gain advantage against its own customers. If you or someone close to you was hurt and another party was at fault, we are ready to battle so that you can collect a financial recovery commensurate with the harm the defendant caused.
Firm handles cases stemming from car accidents, falls and defective products
There is no better way to evaluate a law firm than by its track record in similar matters. Our list of published cases shows some of the successful results we’ve achieved for injured Coloradans. This background also helps us guide clients through the personal injury litigation process.
For example, if you were badly injured in an auto accident, we’ll explain that the defendant’s insurance company should protect its insured from an “excess judgment” (a jury award greater than the insurance policy limits) by making a reasonable settlement offer to compensate you for your accident-related injuries and damages. Our firm is highly knowledgeable on all types of personal injury matters, including cases stemming from:
- Vehicle crashes
- Slip and falls
- Truck accidents
- Security failures
- Defective products
- Exposure to toxic substances
Personal injury cases can be very complicated, especially in matters where the victim has suffered a traumatic brain injury, paralysis or some other type of catastrophic harm. We are adept at collecting expert evidence in these cases and presenting it in a compelling manner during settlement discussions and trials. Our firm also represents clients in wrongful death actions following fatal instances of negligence and intentional misconduct.
Do I need an attorney?
Once you’ve suffered a personal injury where someone else is to blame, you might receive a quick settlement offer from the liable party, their lawyer or their insurer. Until you speak with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who is committed to achieving the optimal result for you, it might be wise to reject these advances. Our firm has a long track record of securing substantial payment for personal injury victims.
Many personal injury cases are resolved before going to trial. When negotiating a settlement, our litigators assess the potential award and the likelihood of a successful verdict given the relevant facts. Should the defendant and/or their insurance company fail to make a reasonable offer, we are always ready to assert our clients’ rights in court. However your case is adjudicated, we will keep you apprised of each development and give you honest counsel regarding the financial recovery you can expect.
Types of damages you can collect in a personal injury lawsuit
Victims of injuries caused by someone else’s negligence can collect various types of monetary damages. Working with a qualified Colorado attorney will help you understand the verdict and settlement amounts collected by plaintiffs in cases similar to yours. Using that information, we prepare a demand that covers economic losses such as medical bills and lost wages resulting from your medical condition. You can also seek damages for non-economic harm, such any disability or disfigurement stemming from the accident, along with compensation for the pain and suffering you endured.
How long do you have to file a Colorado personal injury lawsuit?
Under Colorado law, you have two years from the date of the incident to file a personal injury lawsuit. Usually, it’s advisable to seek legal help immediately even if the statute of limitations has a long way to run, because locating key evidence becomes more difficult as time passes. When a minor is hurt, they have two years from the date when they reach 18 years of age to initiate a claim. However, parents can file a claim on their behalf as soon as the injury occurs.
Contact a proven Colorado personal injury attorney to schedule a free consultation
Silvern & Bulger, P.C. in Lakewood pursues compensation for Colorado residents who have suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligence or willful misconduct. To make an appointment for a free consultation, please call 303-292-0044 or contact us online. We assist clients in Jefferson, Adams, Denver, Arapahoe, Douglas, Boulder and Broomfield counties.