When people are injured in a car crash caused by the negligence of others, they’re entitled to compensation for their losses. It’s a simple concept, yet insurance companies often fight personal injury claims every step of the way, disputing liability and downplaying the severity of the injuries — which is why it’s important for accident victims to have a battle-ready personal injury attorney on their side.
The law firm of Franklin D. Azar & Associates recently reached sizable settlements on behalf of injured people in three tough cases, all of them examples of the tenacity of our team in pursuit of justice for our clients.
CASE ONE: GETTING THE INSURANCE COMPANY TO DO THE RIGHT THING
Last summer a single mother in Pueblo suffered serious back and leg injuries in a crash caused by a younger driver improperly turning in front of her. Although the crash victim incurred more than $300,000 in medical bills, the at-fault driver’s insurance company initially treated the matter as a “low impact” accident. By meticulously documenting her client’s medical costs and treatment needs, Azar senior attorney Erica Vecchio was able to achieve a $500,000 settlement. “After we showed them what was involved, they did what they were supposed to do,” says Vecchio.
CASE TWO: CHALLENGING THEIR EXPERTS
A 2020 crash in Commerce City left a young woman facing neck surgery and months of recovery. The at-fault driver’s insurance company offered to settle for $200,000 and brought in medical and accident reconstruction experts to dispute the circumstances of the crash and the severity of the injuries. “It was a highly litigated case,” says Azar attorney Jordan Coley. “They tried to say the neck surgery didn’t have anything to do with the crash.” A few weeks before the case was scheduled for trial, Coley and her client achieved a settlement of $450,000.
CASE THREE: “WE PUSHED AND PUSHED”
Coley also recently settled a case in Larimer County, stemming from a 2019 intersection collision in Fort Collins that left our client with neck and back injuries; the other driver was cited for running a stop sign. The Azar team helped the client, who didn’t have ready access to health care, obtain necessary treatments. But the defendant’s insurance company denied liability and disputed the necessity of the medical care she received, claiming a pre-existing condition. “We were not falling for their arguments,” Coley says. “We pushed and pushed.” The case settled for $350,000.
THE CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS AT FDAZAR
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, Grand Junction, Greeley, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. If you’ve been injured in a bus, car, truck, bicycle, or motorcycle accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Please call the car accident attorneys at FDAzar day or night at 800-716-9032 or contact us here for a free consultation and no-obligation evaluation of your case.