You should never be forced to pay because of someone else’s recklessness. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you are entitled to financial compensation. You may be able to recover money for current and future medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It’s no secret insurance companies have provided financial incentives to their employees who reduce the value of insurance claims. Don’t let your claim go underpaid. Don’t take a quick settlement over long-term financial compensation. Call  Denver Personal Injury Attorney John R. Fuller now. He’s been fighting insurance companies for years, and he will fight for you.

The Difference Between Settlement and Judgment

Financial Compensation can come in two common forms, 1.) Settlement and 2.) Judgment. A financial settlement usually comes from an insurance company that represents a responsible party. The terms of personal injury settlements vary greatly depending on the details of the injury. Settlements are a way for both parties to avoid entering into the litigation process – which means filing a case with the court. If a settlement cannot be reached before the statute of limitations, then you may have to file your lawsuit and prepare for trial. A trial provides the second most common avenue for financial compensation: jury verdict and judgment. In this scenario, you bring your case in front of a judge and jury. Both the plaintiff and the defense present their case to a jury of your peers. Based on the presented evidence, the jury decides who the responsible parties are, what portion of the accident each party is responsible for, and how much financial compensation the injured person should receive.

Recent Settlements and Verdicts

Settlement AmountCase TypeSynopsis
$307,500.00Pre-LitMVA CrashAuto hit by trailer that dislodged from the hitch 
$330,000.00LitigationMVA CrashClient struck by a drunk driver
$750,000.00Pre-LitMVA CrashCrush injury following loading incident
$150,000.00LitigationPremises Liability Fell in a hole in front of a grocery store
$225,000.00Pre-LitMVA CrashHead on collision with a drunk driver
$2,650,000.00LitigationMVA CrashHigh speed rear-end auto accident
$200,000.00Pre-LitMVA CrashLow impact collision resulting in surgery
$100,000.00Pre-LitMVA CrashLow impact collision resulting premature birth of baby
$125,000.00Pre-LitMVA CrashNegligent driver attempted to turn in front of client
$250,000.00Pre-LitElder AbuseNursing Facility Malpractice
$275,000.00Pre-LitMVA CrashPassenger of vehicle driven by drunk driver
$100,055.00Pre-LitMVA CrashPassenger of vehicle that slid off the road and rolled
$160,000.00LitigationOtherPedestrian hit by a bicyclist
$177,500.00LitigationMVA CrashPedestrian hit by auto backing-up
$2,100,000.00Pre-LitWrongful DeathPedestrian killed by drunk driver while crossing the road
$150,000.00LitigationPremises LiabilityStationary bike malfunction at physical therapy
$135,000.00LitigationPremises LiabilityTripped on a drain grate in the sidewalk
$175,000.00LitigationPremises LiabilityTripped on raised sidewalk at her apartment complex<
$100,000.00Pre-LitMVA CrashVehicle made a illegal u-turn in front of client
$458,425.00Pre-LitWrongful DeathWrongful death in the workplace

With an eye on settlement, we prepare all of our cases as if they are going to trial. We will prepare your case in a way that lets all responsible parties know we are serious about protecting your legal rights and getting you the most money for their injuries.

Contact Denver, CO Personal Injury & Accident Lawyer

If you’ve experienced an injury through no fault of your own, the least that can be done is that your medical bills can be taken care of with your suffering accounted for in the equation. Insurance companies will offer as little as possible if you’re not represented. Reach out to 303-597-4500 to learn more.

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