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The Goal Is To Get You Fair Compensation

The goal of a personal injury claim is to get you fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses. It is also to hold negligent parties accountable. The goal is not to get you trapped in an endless web of litigation. You do not want to spend years going in and out of court. You simply want the money you deserve.

However, it is easy to get these two goals mixed up. Many lawyers do. They charge headfirst into battle as if that is the only option. They file a lawsuit based on the assumption that the insurance company will not do the right thing, without even giving their opponent the chance.

At Hochstadt, Straw & Silverman, P.C., in Denver, we believe in taking the most efficient path to a successful outcome. Since 1972, our attorneys have built an impressive record of success in personal injury and wrongful death claims, including groundbreaking cases.

The Truth About Insurance Companies And Personal Injury Claims

Our experience means we understand how insurance companies work and we know the players involved. Most insurance companies rely on software programs like Colossus to determine how much to pay out in a claim. These programs actually calculate a range. Then, the insurance adjuster determines where within that range the settlement offer will be.

It is possible and occasionally necessary to take the case to trial to argue that payment be at the high end of the range or higher. However, this is a costly and time-consuming process. It should be reserved for a last resort. Our attorneys start by working with the insurance adjuster, providing facts to indicate why the settlement should be pushed up to the top of the range. We negotiate and we treat our opponent with respect. Time and time again, we have used this approach to get fair compensation without the need for trial. In that way, we also respect you, your time and your money. We do what is right for you.

Results-Oriented Representation In Serious Injury And Wrongful Death Claims

Much of the work we do involves motor vehicle accidents, including car wrecks, truck wrecks, motorcycle wrecks, bicycle crashes, pedestrian crashes and more. Our lawyers are available to help with all stages of the process, from directing you on the first steps to take following a car accident to pursuing the fair compensation you need.

In addition to auto accidents, we also handle premises liability claims, including all instances of property owner negligence, such as slip-and-fall accidents, trip-and-fall accidents, dog bites, swimming pool accidents and more.

We are especially skilled at handling personal injury cases involving serious accidents that result in catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neurological disorders, vision loss, hearing loss, loss of limb and multiple fractures.

We are able to compassionately and effectively handle wrongful death cases. In 2006, we successfully settled a high-profile wrongful death case involving a police shooting (Bonner v. City of Aurora). We can assist with federal civil rights cases, like the Bonner case, as well as wrongful death cases involving Colorado state law.

Need answers to frequently asked questions about personal injury claims?

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Call 303-731-0734 or send an email to schedule a free consultation about your personal injury claim. We handle all cases on a contingent fee basis, meaning you are under no obligation to pay us unless we succeed in getting you compensation.

Disclaimer: We cannot and do not make any representations as to the outcome of a claim.

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