Many car wreck cases can be settled without anyone having to go to court. But when there are serious injuries involved, or disputes over who is at fault, or in situations where insurance companies seem determined to avoid paying a fair settlement, a law firm that represents injured people has to be prepared to take the matter to trial.
Two recent jury verdicts are good examples of the commitment made by attorneys at Franklin D. Azar & Associates to obtain for our clients the compensation they deserve. In both cases, our attorneys rejected low-ball settlement offers from insurance companies, took the matter to trial — and emerged victorious.
In the first case, an FDA client was waiting at a stoplight in 2019 when his vehicle was rear-ended by another driver, causing serious injuries. The at-fault driver’s insurance company, State Farm, offered to settle the case for $20,000. FDA attorneys Joseph Sirchio and Dylan Unger took the case to trial. The jury awarded their client $85,000 in economic damages, $15,000 in non-economic damages, and $30,000 for physical impairment resulting from the accident.
“We believed that our client deserved better than what State Farm offered, and the jury agreed,” Sirchio said.
That victory came practically on the heels of another plaintiff’s verdict in another courtroom. An injured FDA client had to undergo neck surgery after her accident, but the at-fault party’s insurance company raised liability issues and pre-existing medical conditions as hurdles to settlement. The other side’s final offer before trial was $100,000 — far less than the plaintiff’s medical expenses. FDA attorneys Natalie Brown and Jordan Coley went to trial. On February 26, after more than five hours of deliberation, the jury decided their client was entitled to $227,000, enough to cover her full medical costs, as well as an award for pain and suffering and impairment.
“I want to thank the hard-working jurors who put their own lives on hold in order to serve our community,” Brown said.
For more than thirty years the attorneys at Franklin D. Azar & Associates have helped thousands of injured people obtain complete and timely compensation for their losses. Our proven track record and expertise have allowed us to grow into the largest personal-injury law firm in Colorado, with offices in Denver, Aurora, Thornton, Fort Collins, Greeley, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. If you’ve been injured in a bus, car, truck, or motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call the car accident attorneys at FDAzar day or night at 720-372-2824 or contact us here for a free consultation and no-obligation evaluation of your case.