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I have over 30 years experience in practicing personal injury law in the State of Colorado. So many clients, trials, arbitrations, settlement conferences, so many horribly hurt people.
How many of you think there are too many lawyers and too many lawsuits in this country? I do, but, how many of you think there should be justice for an injured mom, dad, or child who is horribly hurt in an accident that wasn’t their fault.
Should an injured person have the right to recover money when they lose income for long periods of time from being out of work when they are recovering from an injury? Would you personally need money if you lost your income for a long period of time if you were injured? Should the negligent person or drunk driver and their insurance companies be responsible for the medical costs if somebody is horribly hurt?
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Who pays the verdict in a personal injury case? Is it the defendant? Is it the defendant’s insurance company, Allstate, State Farm, Farmers, American Family, GEICO, Progressive? Or is it the insurance company paying a portion and the defendant, who is on the hook, and will lose personal assets? The answer, the insurance company pays the entire amount, not the Defendant.
What I am going to tell you about who pays in a personal injury case is something that every insurance company in America does not want the jury to hear. In fact, they do not want a jury to openly discuss at trial who pays. Insurance is a fact of life in the United States of America. Each of us pays for insurance. We pay for insurance for our cars, for our homes, health insurance for life insurance and we pay insurance for virtually every product that we purchase. For...