Our Trial History Can Help During Settlement Negotiations
We seek a fair settlement first. After a crash, no client wants to sue or go to trial; we understand the hardship of a courtroom battle with big business. As experienced Boulder auto accident attorney and team, the Law Offices of Peter M. Anderson look for alternatives to trial and work in the best interests of our clients to resolve cases with reasonable offers that cover medical expenses and future medical treatment. We know how insurance works and how claims are evaluated. However, many of these billion-dollar insurance corporations unreasonably delay or deny the claim – denying rights of the policyholder. It is in these situations that we are forced to the courtroom.
Prepared For Trial: Expertise And Track Record of Wins
As a Boulder auto accident attorney specializing in jury trials, Peter M. Anderson and his team have a very successful track record. No lawyer can guarantee success at trial, however, the best indication of future performance is past performance. Our firm has received money in 16 straight District Court jury trials, ranging from 5 to 7 to 12-day jury trials. At trial, the law firm consistently beats the insurance company’s offers.
A random sampling of recent settlements and verdicts delineated by amount:
- $4,000,000: Litigation settlement for physical impairment injuries from a car wreck
- $2,100,000: Litigation settlement for physical impairments injuries from a car wreck
- $1,600,000: 5-day jury verdict on a car accident case
- $1,500,000: Litigation settlement for physical impairments stemming from a car-truck collision.
- $1,500,000: Settlement of insurance bad faith case, whereby insurer did not correspond with its own policyholder and withheld contract benefits
- $1,307,000: 8-day jury verdict on a car accident case
- $1,280,000: 3-day jury verdict on car accident case with substantial chiropractic care where insurance corporation offered $8,000 to settle
- $980,000: 7-day jury verdict on an auto accident case, with substantial chiropractic care where the insurance company offered $35,000
- $900,000: Litigation settlement for physical impairments/injuries sustained in a car accident
- $855,600: 12-day jury trial stemming from a multi-car accident
- $800,000: Settlement of insurance breach of contract case
- $500,000: Pre-litigation settlement for injuries sustained in an accident
- $500,000: Litigation settlement for injuries sustained in a car accident
- $500,000: Litigation settlement for injuries sustained in an accident
- $500,000: Litigation settlement for physical impairments sustained in an accident
Today, like medicine, law has become specialized. Trial work (i.e. trying a case before jurors) is in itself a highly specialized field of law. We have been actively involved in research on the subject of trials and have been involved with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Trial Guides, Barton’s Litigation Boot Camp, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice. Our specialization and experience trying cases allow us to help people through our civil justice system. We spend months preparing for trials, working in conjunction with clients’ families, friends and community physicians.
Watch the video below to learn more about the importance of having a Boulder auto accident attorney with trial experience…
Insurance Corporations Pay Attention To Trial Attorneys
Lawyers who have high volume practices often referred to as ‘mills’ and the big firms you see advertising everywhere, do not try a lot of cases to jurors. At first glance, that may not seem like a big deal.
Because 95% of all insurance corporations evaluate claims by a computer software program, lawyers are tracked through the insurance industry’s software systems. Insurance corporations make low-ball settlement offers to those law firms that constantly settle cases. In contrast, insurance corporations pay attention to the Boulder auto accident attorneys willing to go to trial, stepping into courts and challenge big business for the benefit of the injured individual. Jury trials create exposure for the insurance industry; insurance corporations may offer higher settlements, or even full policy limits, to people represented by trial attorneys.