Catastrophic injuries change the course of an injured person’s life. The lawyers of Ogborn Mihm understand that the impact can spread to every facet of the victim’s life, as well as that of their loved ones. Handling these cases, which may include traumatic brain injuries, burn injuries from fire or electrocution, spinal injuries and paralysis, or amputations, requires an individualized approach. We take the time to understand who the injured person was, is, and will be. And we help family members understand their rights and guide them through the process of making a claim, including litigation when needed.
Our trial attorneys have represented hundreds of clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including significant product liability cases. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars to compensate our clients for their injuries, impairments, and losses. Let us share how the compassionate and dedicated personal injury attorneys at Ogborn Mihm can help you and your family with your case.
Managing the Full Picture of Harms and Losses
Serious injuries can be devastating, not only to the injured person, but to their entire family. Often the consequences are not limited to physical pain and financial loss. Every catastrophically injured client has different legal, medical, personal, and financial needs, and Ogborn Mihm has experience in identifying and helping clients address those needs. We work with life care planners, vocational rehabilitationists, and economists to paint the entire picture of past and future physical injuries, permanent impairments, and lost income. We also have experience bringing claims on behalf of the injured person’s spouse in the form of loss of consortium claims.
How We Can Help
We have extensive experience representing individuals who have been seriously and catastrophically injured. We take only the most significant cases because we understand the time and attention required to handle these cases. We monitor medical care and work with medical treaters to assess future medical needs. We assist clients with addressing personal and workers compensation insurance issues, as well as liens and subrogation interests. Ogborn Mihm takes the time to learn about and tell each client’s story. In doing so, we ensure our clients receive the individualized attention they need and the legal representation required to recover as much as possible on their behalf.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims include auto or truck collisions, defective products, defective medical devices, dangerous drugs, dangerous conditions on property, and numerous other conditions or activities that cause harm. An injured person’s spouse may also have claims, such a loss of consortium, or for personal financial losses arising from their loved one’s injury. A spouse’s claims can include the losses of household services, companionship, and, yes, love. We usually bring the spouse’s claims in conjunction with the injured person’s claims, but in the case of a wrongful death, the claims may also be brought by the estate or family members.
Our Experience with Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Litigation
Our trial lawyers have decades of experience representing injured people. We shoulder the burden of dealing with insurance companies and health care providers who will not provide adequate and necessary treatment. We understand how insurance carriers value claims, and we fight to ensure that they fairly compensate our clients for both physical and emotional trauma. If necessary, our team is ready and willing to take the battle to the courtroom — and the insurance companies know it. If you or a loved one is seriously injured, contact our office for a free consultation.
42 U.S.C. §1983 Claim for Violation of Fourth Amendment – Police Officer is Shot and Killed by Fellow Officer –$3.5 million Settlement.
When a Lakewood, Colorado, police department violated numerous procedures during a SWAT incident, and a police officer shot and killed a fellow officer also working the scene, the deceased officer’s widow hired Ogborn Mihm to file a lawsuit against the City of Lakewood police. In an extraordinarily challenging civil rights case, the attorneys at Ogborn Mihm represented the estate of the deceased police officer. The case was vigorously defended by multiple law firms. In the end, we were able to prove that the shooting officer violated the deceased officer’s civil rights by unreasonably ignored multiple indications that the deceased was a police officer and thus posed no threat. The case settled for $3.5 million before trial.
Corporate Negligence – Wrongful Death – $9.33 Million Jury Verdict:
When a Denver grade school teacher died from melanoma that the teacher’s HMO negligently left untreated, our lawyers and another attorney filed suit against the HMO. The litigation lasted for years. In June 2013, the lawyers presented the case during a 10-day trial. The Denver jury awarded $9.33 million to the decedent’s family.
Personal Injury – Construction Accident – $2.875 Million Settlement:
When a careless crane operator dragged a 21-ton concrete beam onto the head of a welder working in a cherry picker, the beam crushed the welder’s face and he lost his sight. The welder and his wife retained Ogborn Mihm lawyers to pursue a lawsuit against the negligent crane company. The case settled for $2.875 million before trial.
Premises Liability – Customer Injured in Parking Lot of Restaurant – $1.4 million verdict:
Ogborn Mihm lawyers obtained a $1.4 million verdict on behalf of a client who was severely injured as when a restaurant failed to take reasonable steps to make its parking lot safe after a snowstorm.
Product Liability – Helicopter Crash Causes Burns to 90% of Body – $100 million settlement:
After Dave Repsher, a flight nurse, suffered full thickness burns to over 90 percent of his body when a helicopter on which he was a crewmember crashed, the lawyers at Ogborn Mihm filed a product liability case filed against the helicopter manufacturer and helicopter operator, which resulted in a $100 million settlement.