You are agreeing to pay your premium every month and to cooperate with the insurance company’s investigation when a claim is made, and the company is agreeing to pay for certain losses. Check your insurance now to make sure you have the best possible UM/UIM and PIP coverage. As I stated above, PIP or MedPay is the best option to pay for accident-related medical treatment. If there is a treatment or procedure that can heal your injuries more completely or more permanently, you should do it not for any reason related to your case, but because getting better should always be your primary concern.Read More
Colorado Accident Injury Claim
All auto accidents will inflict damage to you and your car. The amount of money needed to repair those damages depends on the gravity of the accident itself. If you are not responsible for the situation, you surely don’t want to be left with all the financial liability. To avoid this from happening you should think about hiring an accident injury attorney.
Having a legal representative has its advantages. He will help you to fill a personal injury claim and survey through all the legal aspects of the process. You may try to get compensation by yourself but is better to have a specialist by your side. If you check out our article about car accidents, you will find some reasons why hiring a car crash attorney is a wise decision.
If the accident is serious, it will be accompanied by severe consequences. This has a high impact on victim's life. Try to find retribution without the help of an expert could be impossible. In the best case, you will get just a little fraction of want you deserve.
Regardless of the severity of the accident, and therefore your injury claim, a lawyer will help you through all the process. Car accident lawyers with vast experience in personal injury claims and calculations know how to get the best deal possible for you.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you should get into contact with the best lawyer available. Car crashes can prevent you from working or leave you with permanent disability and injuries that require medical attention. Your accident lawyer should be able to get the maximum amount of money as compensation for these problems.
Personal Injury Claim in Colorado
When you get injured by another person’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. This is known as a personal injury claim and it comprehends everything from traumatic injuries to simple bruises. You can make the claim all by yourself but is better if you have the help of a professional injury lawyer. He will protect your interest and he will do whatever it takes to maximize the amount of money you receive in compensation so all your expenses are covered.
Accidents can happen in any place at any time. They could be as simple as a slip and fall in a supermarket or as serious as a car crash. The severity of your injuries will be tied to the gravity of the accident. Anyway, before thinking about filling up the claim, you have to be able to prove that the injuries were caused by another person's negligence. It is the job of your injury attorney to prove it and to evaluate the legality of your claim.
Personal injury laws guarantees you monetary compensation for all the expenses related to the treatment of your injuries. In addition, having an attorney with the right experience will allow you to level the play in any negotiation. He will take care of all the paperwork and will represent you in all the steps of the process.
If you are thinking to hire a professional to take your case, you should hire the best personal injury attorney available in your area. Get a free consultation today with our team of experts either by calling (855) 906-2966 or fill up a quick form to let us call you.
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Top Lawyers Serving Colorado
- DezaRae LaCrue
- Andrew J. Gibbs
- James J. L. Ahern
- James H. Chalat
- Joseph Ramos, M.D., J.D.
- Jonathan S. Sar
- William Marlin
- Daniel Lipman
- Melissa J. Winthers
- Sydney Dolan
- Jeffrey R. Hill
- Todd Burnham
As an associate attorney with the Colorado law firm of Franklin D. Azar & Associates, Dezarae Lacrue focuses her practice primarily on complex medical malpractice and personal injury claims and class actions, and she serves a diverse range of clients in state and federal courts throughout Colorado.During the course of her nearly 10 years practicing law, Ms. Lacrue has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of those who suffered injuries or losses as the result of someone elses negligence, and to date, she has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and awards for her plaintiff clients.A native of Colorado, Ms. Lacrue earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Denver in 2004. She then returned to her alma mater and obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2008. The Colorado Bar Association admitted her to practice the following year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.Ms. Lacrue worked as a paralegal full time while she attended law school, and upon receiving her license to practice, she joined that same firm, where she honed her trial skills in high-stakes litigation involving a host of complicated medical malpractice claims. She then joined Franklin D. Azar & Associates in 2015 and has led a successful trial practice since.Highly active in her legal community, Ms. Lacrue is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, among her other professional affiliations. Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, she earned designation from the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as one of the countrys Top 10 Under 40 in 2017 and for being among the nations Top 100 by Americas Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.
Andrew J. Gibbs
Andrew is a trial lawyer and focuses his practice on complex real estate, construction and corporate litigation, and serves as general counsel to over 20 homeowner associations. Andrew also has extensive experience pursuing and defending personal injury actions. Andrew has been lead counsel in more than 75 trials and arbitrations in Colorado. Andrew is a also certified mediator.Andrew grew up in Tucson, Arizona, received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in and his BA from the University of Arizona in where he majored in communication with a double minor in business and history. Andrew studied international comparative law at the University of Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya. Andrew has been an adjunct legal studies instructor at Parks College in Thornton, Colorado (since closed) and was a teaching fellow for the Masters in American & Comparative Law program at University of Denver Sturm College of Law.Andrew is a member of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, and is a business partner member of the Community Associations Institute. Andrew has been actively involved in the local community where he volunteered at Wyatt Edison Charter School, an inner city Denver elementary school. Andrew is served as Chairman of the Board and on the Advisory Committee for NAMLO International, an international aid organization that focuses sustainable economic development in Nepal and Nicaragua. Andrew also serves on the Board of Directors for a for-profit action sports facility.
James J. L. Ahern
As an attorney at Susan Fuller & Associates, PC, James J. L. Ahern represents clients in Parker and throughout Douglas County, Colorado. Dedicating his practice to litigation, he is committed to handling cases that involve criminal defense, family law and personal injury.After earning a Bachelor of Arts and graduating cum laude and with distinction from the University of Colorado Denver, Mr. Ahern went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2010.Having served as a deputy district attorney for the 4th Judicial District in El Paso County, Mr. Ahern was able to hone his litigation skills. He brought numerous felony and misdemeanor cases to trial, having success when dealing with matters such as first-degree arson, first-degree murder, vehicular homicide, marijuana possession, DUI and domestic violence.Today, Mr. Ahern brings that invaluable trial experience to his practice, where he fights to protect the rights of those facing criminal charges, as well as those who have fallen victim to negligence or are facing a family law matter. Through every case, Mr. Ahern works closely with his clients to understand their situation and develop a strategy to achieve a positive outcome.For his track record of outstanding achievements, Mr. Ahern has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40; he holds an Avvo Superb rating; and The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys has named him in its Top 10 Under 40 list.Active in the legal community, Mr. Ahern is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Douglas-Elbert County Bar Association.
19751 East Main Street, Suite 270, Parker CO 80138
James H. Chalat
With 40 years of practice under his belt, Jim Chalat is a senior partner at Chalat Hatten & Banker PC. He represents personal injury victims, families who have suffered from wrongful death cases and handles complex litigation involving motor vehicle and truck accidents, ski cases, and malpractice cases.Let his experience work for you.A Colorado lawyer since 1977, Mr. Chalat is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a sustaining member of the American Association for Justice and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.Mr. Chalats work has allowed him to engage with a diverse range of clients, from a profoundly disabled son of Hispanic American farm laborers, to Olympic Athletes, urban office workers, physicians, and elite business people.In June 2007, Mr. Chalat obtained a record $10.1 million verdict on behalf of a child in a complicated medical malpractice case; it was one of the largest medical negligence verdicts in Colorado history. In January 2010, he tried the case of a man crushed by a drunk driver, and the judge awarded a $18.5 million verdict to his client.His commitment to his clients and his success in the courtroom has not gone unrecognized. Jim has been selected for the Colorado SuperLawyers list annually. Since 2015, Denvers premier magazine, 5280, has named him as one of only five Top Denver Lawyers in the personal injury category. Most recently, he has been selected by Best Lawyers for recognition as 2017 Best Lawyers - Lawyer of the Year, Professional Malpractice Law for Plaintiffs.Mr. Chalat is an active member of the community investing time in ,pro bono, case work, law school lectures (at institutions such as Harvard Law School and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law), and youth mentoring. Each year, the firm receives the Colorado Supreme Courts Pro Bono Achievement Award which requires each attorney to volunteer more than 40 hours annually to matters benefiting financially disadvantaged clients. Jim has also volunteered for the Colorado State Bar Associations high school mock trial program and was active for over 20 years in the Inns of Court in Denver, an organization focused on legal ethics and professionalism.Born in California, raised in Detroit, and educated at the University of Michigan and the University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Chalat has settled in Colorado. He is father to four grown children and husband to fellow law partner, Linda Chalat.Jim is available today and would like the opportunity to discuss your case:303.861.1042
Joseph Ramos, M.D., J.D.
Joseph Ramos, M.D. draws upon the values of his small-town upbringing to assist victims of accidents caused by the negligence of other parties in seeking their rightful compensation for the losses that they have incurred. As the founder of Ramos Law, located in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, he provides representation to clients throughout the Denver metropolitan area, including Steamboat and Colorado Springs, who have been harmed in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian knockdowns, premises liability, dog bites and defective products.After attending college, Dr. Ramos obtained his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in 1997. As a practicing physician, he found himself increasingly called upon by attorneys for both plaintiffs and defendants to provide expert medical testimony at medical malpractice and other personal injury trials. This experience led him to feel that he could be of even greater assistance to people if he obtained a law degree. Accordingly, Dr. Ramos enrolled at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. He is admitted to practice before all Colorado state courts.This combination of medical expertise and legal training enables Dr. Ramos to clearly detail the severity of his clients injuries. His ability to directly interpret medical records ensures the effective communication of their pain and disability to juries. This depth of detail strengthens cases. His efforts also convince juries to award sufficient funds to plaintiffs when cases go to trial. He further supports clients by identifying the exact amounts of coverage specified in insurance policies and working hard to obtain the compensation that victims have the right to collect.
Jonathan S. Sar
Attorney Jonathan S. Sar is a founding partner with the Leventhal Sar LLC law firm in Denver, Colorado. A highly rated and award-winning attorney, Mr. Sar devotes his practice to helping those who suffered an injury or loss as the result of someone elses negligence or wrongdoing, as well as policyholders whose insurance companies have unreasonable delayed or denied benefits.Over the course of his career, Mr. Sar has helped recover millions of dollars on behalf of those adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, dangerous property conditions, dog bites, medical malpractice and other preventable tragedies, and he has earned a reputation as one of the top personal injury advocates in the region. Mr. Sar has also developed expertise in the area of insurance bad faith litigation, with an emphasis on property damage claims.In addition to handling all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Sar has extensive business law experience, and he has helped numerous commercial clients with their needs involving business formation and planning, mergers and acquisitions, contracts, and other related matters.A 2004 summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Sar attended Harvard Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2008. He then received his license to practice in California and practiced for several years with one of the most prominent law firms in Los Angeles before relocating to Colorado. In 2012, he received his license to practice from the Colorado Bar Association and continued to hone his legal skills at another area law firm before helping to establish Leventhal Sar LLC in 2015.Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional service, Mr. Sar has received several awards and honors, including being named as one of the countrys Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers in 2016. He is also Lead Counsel verified, and he received the Avvo Clients Choice award in 2016.Mr. Sar maintains an active presence in his legal community, and he is a member of the American Bar Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association as well as the Colorado Bar Association.
3200 Cherry Creek S. Drive, Suite 520,, Denver CO 80209
William Marlin is a personal injury attorney at the law firm of Franklin D. Azar & Associates in Aurora, Colorado. Mr. Marlin handles cases involving brain injury, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wrongful death. He also has experience with class action lawsuits involving defective devices and dangerous drugs. He serves clients in Denver and throughout the state of Colorado.Mr. Marlin has more than three decades of experience. Over his time in practice, he has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of injury victims. Recognizing his successes, The National Trial Lawyers named him one of the top 100 trial lawyersmany years in a row. In addition, the American Society of Legal Advocates named him one of the top 100 litigation lawyersin 2014 and 2015.Mr. Marlin earned a bachelors degree from the University of Illinois and obtained his law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. An active participant in his legal community, he belongs to the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.While attending law school, Mr. Marlin interned for the student law office and successfully litigated his first case, which led him to pursue a career as a trial lawyer. He acquired his license to practice law in 1986 and began his career as an associate at a personal injury law firm, later joining Franklin D. Azar & Associates.
Dan Lipman has represented Fortune 500 companies but his passion is representing injured people and their families in personal injury cases. Dan has extensive experience litigating a wide range of personal injury cases including pediatric injury cases, complex medical malpractice matters, and sexual abuse cases. Dan has attained millions in judgments for injured people and their families. He has helped his clients settle tens of millions of dollars of cases.Dan is honored to be repeatedly selected to ,Colorado Top Lawyers,®: Top 100. He has also been selected for inclusion in Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the ,National Trial Lawyers,®. ,Martindale-Hubble,® recognizes Dans skills with an AV-Preeminent rating, the highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards based upon a lengthy peer review process. Dan has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Top Lawyers in ,5280 Magazine,. Dan is named in ,The Best Lawyers in America,© and was chosen to be Denvers 2017 Plaintiff Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year in ,The Best Lawyers in America,©.Dan is currently faculty at the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), teaching litigation skills to other lawyers. Dan is the Co-Chair of the national Ski Area Litigation Group. Dan has lectured at the University of Colorado School of Law and the University of Colorado Hospital. He has spoken at numerous seminars and has lectured nationally on several personal injury topics.
3200 Cherry Creek South Dr., Suite 520,, Denver CO 80209
Melissa J. Winthers
An attorney with the firm of Shapiro Winthers P.C. Melissa J. Winthers provides highly skilled and compassionate representation for her clients in Denver, Colorado, as well as throughout the state. Ms. Winthers practice of law is focused on brain injury and spinal injury as well as personal injury law generally. She has served as the President of the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado. Highly knowledgeable about injuries, their causation and long-term consequences, Ms. Winthers has obtained numerous favorable awards for her clients.Ms. Winthers was awarded her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Colorado College in 1995, where she was accepted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She then went on to pursue her legal education at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where she received her Juris Doctor in 1998. Ms. Winthers is admitted to practice before all of the state courts of Colorado as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.Ms. Winthers is dedicated to the enhancement of her profession as well as progress in the medical field. She has lectured to medical associations and health care providers regarding proving medical injuries in the courtroom, and she is the author of a regular column for the Colorado Chiropractic Association, in which she discusses legal and medical issues.Ms. Winthers has also designed training programs to help new lawyers through the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and she is an active member of the American, Colorado and Denver bar associations. As examples of the high regard in which she is held by her fellow professionals, she has received a Superb peer-review rating through Avvo as well as an AV Preeminent peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell.AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
Attorney Sydney Dolan of Dolan & Zimmerman LLP, in Boulder, Colorado, handles personal injury and criminal defense matters. Ms. Dolan has experience representing clients, including university students, in bicycle, car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, as well as accidents involving dangerous premises causing injury. In the criminal area, she handles matters involving domestic violence, drug charges, DUI, expungement, sex offenses, record sealing, theft charges and more.Ms. Dolan represents clients statewide on a case-by-case basis, in the Boulder and Denver areas and throughout the Front Range of Colorado. She is admitted to practice in all Colorado state courts, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.While attending Colorado Law at the University of Colorado Boulder, Ms. Dolan gained valuable legal experience by participating in the Colorado Law Criminal Defense Clinic and interning at the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender in Boulder.Following law school, she furthered her knowledge as a public defender at the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender in Adams County. In this role, Ms. Dolan gained extensive experience by handling many jury trials and litigating a variety of other contested matters involving charges such as DUI and first degree murder. She then opened her own private practice firm in Boulder in 2012.Ms. Dolan is also actively involved in her local legal community as a member of various professional organizations. She belongs to the Boulder County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Womens Bar Association and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar. She is also involved with national organizations including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Jeffrey R. Hill
The founder of his own firm located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Jeffrey R. Hill focuses his practice on plaintiffs personal injury and wrongful death litigation. The firm accepts a limited number of cases for citizens who have suffered serious injuries or death as the result of automobile crashes, preventable falls, and violations of federally protected civil rights. Mr. Hill also provides representation to policyholders whose claims have been mishandled, delayed, and denied in bad faith by their insurance carriers. The firm is selective about the cases it accepts, so that Mr. Hill can spend substantial time with each of his clients.In 2010, Mr. Hill obtained a record-setting verdict, against Wal Mart Stores Inc. and was named a Lawyer of the Year by Lawyers USA. In 2011 he was named a Lawyer of the Year by Law Week Colorado.Mr. Hills successes in the courtroom and at the negotiating table have led to his receipt of a Distinguished peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Hill obtained his undergraduate education at Colorado State University, and in 1992, he received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude in economics and philosophy, was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Mr. Hill then went on to attend Baylor Law School and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1995. While he was in law school, he served summer internships with the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender in Ft. Collins. After graduation, Mr. Hill joined the Colorado Springs branch of that office, and he spent three years as a deputy state public defender, acting as counsel in dozens of misdemeanor and felony jury trials. From 2000-2001 he worked at the Boulder firm of Trine and Metcalf, representing people with asbestos-caused cancers. Admitted to practice in Colorado, Mr. Hill is a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and The American Board of Trial Advocates. He graduated from Gerry Spences Trial Lawyers College in 1997, and has served on its volunteer faculty since 2002.AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
640 Southpointe Court, Suite 200,, Colorado Springs CO 80906
Todd Burnham, the managing partner at Burnham Law, provides dedicated legal representation to clients throughout Colorado with offices in Boulder, Denver (Cherry Creek and DTC), Colorado Springs and Ft. Collins. Burnham Law is now regularly regarded as a sophisticated law firm comprised of exceptionally talented strategic litigators.In 1995, Mr. Burnham received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Hobart College where he was a two-time All American lacrosse player. He went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School in 2000.Burnham Law is the benchmark for excellence in Family Law in Colorado. www.burnhamlaw.com,