Practice Areas

Wrongful Death/Catastrophic Injury

At Burg Simpson, we represent victims who have suffered serious injuries, and we understand from experience what it takes to convince a jury to award just damages for severe and traumatic accidents. You can be confident in our proven track record and take advantage of our valuable resources. We will work hard to get you the compensation and support you need.

WE HANDLE THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF SEVERE INJURY CLAIMS:

  • Wrongful death
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Paraplegia claims
  • Quadriplegia claims

EACH OF THESE SERIOUS INJURIES CAN LEAD TO DAMAGES FOR:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental and emotional distress
  • Disability
  • Retraining
  • Physical therapy
  • Loss of income
  • Medical expenses
  • Permanent impairment
  • Disfigurement

Automobile accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, and work-related accidents are just a few examples in which serious or catastrophic injuries can happen. It is important to know that the law firm you choose to represent you has the experience and reputation required to get you the compensation you are owed.

WHAT ARE THE FACTORS TO ACCOUNT FOR IN CASES OF SEVERE INJURY?

If you are involved in an accident and suffer severe injuries, you will likely face immediate physical injuries, pain and suffering, and medical bills from hospital visits and/or doctors’ visits. But serious injuries from accidents cause issues that extend far beyond your first visit to the emergency room. You may find you’ve lost wages, which can take a toll on your future economic well being. You may have to think about the reality of physical therapy, or even moving to a nursing home or care facility. You may need medical devices and supplies on a long-term basis. In addition to these physical needs, the emotional weight can add up quickly.

An important step in starting to recover your losses is to know exactly what you need to recover. During such a strenuous time, you may find it helpful to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer straightaway.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ECONOMIC AND NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES?

Economic damages exist to compensate you for financial losses caused by your injury. They include medical bills, lost wages, and other monetary expenses incurred as a result of your injury.

Non-economic damages exist to compensate you for emotional trauma, pain and suffering, social or familial stress, and other, less tangible losses.

In many cases, courts may also award punitive damages if the responsible party is found to have been acting knowingly or recklessly to cause the accident. Punitive damages are intended primarily as punishment to the person responsible and may be awarded in addition to the economic and non-economic decisions.

WHAT IF THE INJURED PARTY WAS PARTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCIDENT THAT LED TO THE INJURY?

Depending on which state law applies to your potential case, courts may recognize the concept of comparative negligence. Under comparative negligence, both parties share the responsibility of the accident, with each party being assigned a proportion of that responsibility. For example, in some states, if the injured party is found to be 10% at fault and another party to be 90% at fault, the injured party will still recover 90% of the economic and non-economic damages awarded. This concept can vary from state to state, and in some cases be more complex.

Regardless of your circumstance, if you or a family member has been seriously injured or even killed in an accident through negligence, medical malpractice or a defective product, you will need a knowledgeable and serious personal injury lawyer to represent you. Burg Simpson has the experience and the resources to handle the most complex cases.

Burg Simpson Ohio’s Janet G. Abaray Breaks New Ground

 June 27, 2017

Burg Simpson Ohio’s Janet G. Abaray Breaks New Ground

It’s never a good idea to challenge a litigator without anything more than a preconception. So when an up-and-coming attorney happened to be a woman trying to break into an area of law dominated by men, it was only a matter of time before she shattered that glass ceiling. But it doesn’t mean the fight… Read more »

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

 February 6, 2017

The Trial Lawyer Magazine honors Michael Burg; firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine

Michael S. Burg Named One of America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine Named One of America’s 25 Most Influential Law Firms The Trial Lawyer magazine honorees to be celebrated at The National Trial Lawyers’ annual summit Denver, CO – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC is proud to… Read more »

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

 January 23, 2017

7 Burg Simpson Shareholders Named to 2017 Top Lawyers List

Denver, Colorado – Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is pleased to announce that seven shareholders have recently been named to 5280 Magazine’s 2017 Top Lawyers list. Founded in 1993, 5280 is the largest local magazine in Colorado. The Burg Simpson attorneys selected for inclusion in 5280 Top Lawyers are: Michael S. Burg –… Read more »

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

 December 8, 2016

2016: Another Year Burg Simpson Changed Lives

The Burg Simpson attorneys had another outstanding year changing the lives of those they represent. The firm’s ability to properly value cases—whether personal injury, medical malpractice, construction defect, or mass tort—and fight tirelessly as a cohesive team to obtain the compensation its clients deserve sets Burg Simpson apart. Here is just a small sample of… Read more »

Amusement Park Injuries

 July 31, 2017

Amusement Park Injuries

Every year individuals travel to the hundreds of amusement parks and countless fairgrounds across the United States for what is supposed to be a day of fun. Unfortunately, accidents at these destinations are all too common. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, which provides raw data on injury statistics, estimates that over 30,000 individuals… Read more »

New AAJ Report Examines History of Women’s Exposure To Dangerous Drugs & Devices

 June 19, 2017

New AAJ Report Examines History of Women’s Exposure To Dangerous Drugs & Devices

Please read the new report from the American Association for Justice: From Accutane to Zonite: A History of Dangerous Drugs & Devices Marketed to Women profiles some of the most harmful medical products that have been marketed to women and highlights the important role the civil justice system has played as a backstop to enhance… Read more »

Invokana and Invokamet Increase the Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

 May 18, 2017

Invokana and Invokamet Increase the Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed that Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ diabetes medications Invokana and Invokamet cause an increased risk of leg and foot amputations.  Accordingly, the FDA will now require these drugs to carry a black-box warning concerning this serious risk of injury. FDA Safety Announcement Invokana and Invokamet have… Read more »

Abbott Recalls Malfunctioning Coronary Catheters That May Lead to Surgical Complications and Death

 May 17, 2017

Abbott Recalls Malfunctioning Coronary Catheters That May Lead to Surgical Complications and Death

On May 16, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that several lots of cardiac catheters manufactured by Abbott needed to be recalled due to the significant risk that the affected catheters may malfunction, possibly causing surgical complications and even death. FDA Safety Alert Announcement The affected lines of catheters include the NC… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

 November 30, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Consumer Rights

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. discusses consumer rights and the legal safeguards used to protect consumers from unfair practices. The Ohio Consumer Sales protects consumers in several ways and allows them to recover transaction costs and damages. If you feel you have been unfairly treated as a consumer, call our office at 1-800-713-9340 or… Read more »

Protecting Your Legal Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Legal Rights

At Burg Simpson Ohio, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence or bad conduct of others. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, dangerous medication or auto accident, you need to make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our… Read more »

Protecting Your Civil Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Civil Rights

If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination in the workplace, or suspect your civil rights have been violated, contact Burg Simpson Ohio immediately to ensure legal rights are protected. Call us at 513-852-5600 or fill out the Free Case Evaluation form.

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

 April 21, 2016

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Civil Justice System

Burg Simpson shareholder Calvin Tregre Jr. examines changes to the civil justice system, where limitations have been placed on monetary awards to seriously injured victims of corporate negligence. Are you protected?

Helpful Links

 November 22, 2016

Helpful Links

Burg Simpson is pleased to provide our site users with links to other websites. However, this access does not imply approval or endorsement of the information, products or services offered at those sites. Injury & Accidents & Consumer Alerts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Food and Drug Administration Consumer Product and Safety Commission… Read more »

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