Find Lawyers in Greenwood Village, Colorado for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Mr. Montoya manages the litigation department and has over twenty five years' experience as a trial lawyer. He has participated in more than sixty trials and arbitrations. He has successfully defended numerous complex civil litigation matters, including high-exposure and class-action cases. He also has expertise in providing risk-management advice to corporations. In 2006, Mr. Montoya was elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization with a primary mission of preserving th...
Heather A. Salg is a Partner in our Litigation Practice Group who has tried over 50 trials and arbitrations to verdict. She primarily defends insurance companies and their insureds, as well as large self-insurers, in Federal and District Courts throughout Colorado, including where necessary in Colorado’s appellate Courts. She defends matters involving claims of bad faith and statutory delay/denial, personal injury/bodily injury, premises liability, liquor liability/dram shop, as well as...
Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Definition
It is important for a defendant not to ignore the deadline to answer the complaint, because doing so can lead a court to decide in favor of the plaintiff and award money damages. Many times, a defendant will have insurance that covers any allegations being made in a complaint. For example, if you are being sued for an auto accident, you probably have car insurance. If someone was injured on your property, you probably have homeowner’s insurance. If you believe you have insurance for the claims being made against you, immediately contact your insurance agent to report the claim and to provide information about the complaint. Failing to do this could result in an insurance company refusing to pay for any money damages awarded in the lawsuit. If you do not have insurance for the claims being made against you, it is important to contact an attorney so that they can protect your interests in court.
When you are a defendant in a civil lawsuit (a matter not involving a crime) you need to consult with a civil defense attorney who specializes in litigation (i.e., matters pending in court). Civil defense attorneys tend to specialize in a specific area. Some examples include: auto claims, homeowner claims, business/contract claims, property disputes, etc. Before hiring a lawyer, you should determine if a particular lawyer has experience in the subject matter relevant to the complaint. If you have insurance that covers a specific claim, your insurance company will typically hire and pay the lawyer for you.
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