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Can my car insurance be cancelled for filing a UM claim?

In most cases?  NO. Insurers are prohibited from raising a policyholder’s rates or canceling coverage in response to a claim for UM/UIM benefits, or from canceling your policy. If an insurer fails to abide by these rules and unfairly denies a claim, unreasonably delays making a decision, or increases premiums after paying out a UM/UIM… Read More »

Uninsured Motorist Insurance

You are in a wreck, you are hurt, and you find out the at-fault driver does not have any car insurance!  What do you do next?  If you are injured by a driver with no insurance, or who does not have enough insurance, it is important to talk to a lawyer today! When a person is… Read More »

Statute of Limitations and car accidents

Is there a deadline to file a lawsuit for a car accident?  YES!  Most civil cases have a statute of limitations that applies;  that is a law that puts a time limit on your right to have a lawsuit heard in a state’s civil court system. Specific time limits vary depending on the kind of… Read More »

UM-UIM Insurance

You are in a wreck, you are hurt, and you find out the at-fault driver does not have any car insurance!  What do you do next? When a person is injured in an accident caused by another uninsured driver, there MAY be options.  You need to find out right away if you purchased  a UM/UIM… Read More »

Arvada Hit and Run Accident

Last month, a young boy was hit by a car on his way to school.  The driver fled the scene.  The boy’s father has an important reminder for all Colorado drivers;  be careful!  School is back and session and we need to keep a careful look out for pedestrians.  To learn more, click here.  … Read More »

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Colorado’s Insurance Bad Faith Statute

We purchase insurance (car accident insurance, medical insurance, disability insurance, homeowners insurance) to protect us when tragedies happen.  Sadly, and while the insurance company is happy to collect the premium, they are not always as eager to pay the claim. In Colorado, the legislature has enacted  C.R.S. Section 10-3-1115 (1)(a) that states  no insurance company… Read More »

Not Every Auto Case Is The Same

One of the most important aspects of any car accident injury claim is determining who or what was at fault for the crash. You and your lawyer need to consider all of the possibilities to put together the strongest case possible.  The following are some of the most common factors: Distracted driving: With the widespread… Read More »

What Makes Silvern & Bulger Different?

I have been representing injury victims, and the disabled in Colorado, for over 20 years.  One of the most common questions I get asked is “what makes your firm different then the hundreds of other law firms in Denver, Wheat Ridge and Colorado?” There are many many excellent lawyers in Colorado.  And not every lawyer… Read More »

DOES YOUR FIRM HAVE A PROUDEST MOMENT?

I once had a client asked that question, and I was stumped. So, I asked my partner Steve Silvern for his thoughts.  Steve won prestigious academic awards in college at Cal-Berkley including Phi Beta Kappa and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, and graduated from UCLA law School where he was named Rosco Pound Advocate in 1972. However,… Read More »