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There is an old saying in the law - “great facts, and great law, make great lawyers”. In other words, any decent lawyer can achieve a large settlement or a big verdict when there is a lucrative insurance policy (or unlimited assets of a corporation) and the client’s injuries are catastrophic. And, we have certainly done that. However, more often than not, people are not injured by someone with unlimited assets or a high dollar insurance policy. The facts may not be so favorable. The law may be gray. Often it is not entirely clear what injuries were caused by the accident. Sometimes the amount of insurance available to cover the loss is not easy to figure out. Many times the insurance company or corporation may refuse to pay any money whatsoever until a highly skilled trial lawyer takes them to task. In these instances, it takes a GREAT lawyer to get GREAT RESULTS. This is what we do day in and day out.
At the Tenge Law Firm, LLC our goal is to achieve the best possible result for our clients as soon as possible. Some clients have injuries and medical treatment that requires a long term strategy, while others do not. Each case and each client is different. We work directly with our clients to pursue a case strategy that will result in the maximum recovery in a time frame which works with the client’s medical care and personal situation.
We have enjoyed great success, with exceedingly high client satisfaction, using this approach. Some examples include:
Our client was a married, mother of two on her way to work in south Denver when an oncoming vehicle crossed over the double yellow and hit her head on. She sustained significant injuries to her lower leg, foot and ankle requiring multiple surgeries and hospitalization. The key here was investigating the at-fault driver and uncovering all available insurance policies to compensate her for her injuries, damages and losses. We were able to uncover three (3) insurance policies totaling $1.35M. We obtained the full $1.35M in settlement for her.
Our client was injured at a construction site due to a subcontractor negligently moving materials at the construction project. Our client subsequently developed severe Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (“CRPS”) as a result of his injuries. The subcontractor and its attorneys refused to acknowledge liability, but ultimately paid over 1 million dollars to my client three months before trial.
Long haul truck driver was rear ended by another big rig resulting in low back injuries, requiring surgery. We utilized experts in the field of economics and vocational rehabilitation to establish that his earning capacity as an over the road truck driver was diminished due to his low back injury. We were able to obtain a settlement for the limits of the insurance policies of $50,000 and $1,000,000, for a total recovery for our client in the amount of $1.1M.
Our client was riding her motorcycle when an individual driving a F-250 truck pulled out in front of her. She sustained broken bones and a traumatic brain injury. The driver of the truck disputed liability and claimed that she was traveling too fast, when she was not. Ultimately, the truck driver’s insurance company compensated my client approximately 2 months before trial.
Our client’s husband was tragically killed due to severe cranial injuries in an accident on I-70 when a semi truck collided with the vehicle and forced it off the highway. We obtained a settlement for insurance policy limits prior to filing a lawsuit.
Our client and her husband were traveling from Montana to Denver to visit family. While heading southbound on I-25 near Loveland they were rear-ended at a high rate of speed by a teen driver with a permit. The teen’s father was in the car, but we established he wasn’t paying attention as is required of parents driving with their permit teen drivers. Our client sustained a significant brain injury and some orthopedic injuries which actually resolved. The insurance company offered nothing their first attorney nothing. The attorney recommended she hire the Tenge Law Firm, LLC to take her case into litigation and/or trial. After litigating the case in both Montana and Colorado, and preparing the case for trial, we were able to obtain a total of $950,000 for her from three (3) different insurance policies.
Our client was rear-ended and sustained significant low back injuries. She required spine surgeries to correct the low back pain. The available limits under the applicable insurance policies was $600,000. However, our law firm was able to collect an additional $212,000, above and beyond the insurance policy, to settle a separate lawsuit initiated by my law firm against her insurance company for its bad faith in handling her underinsured motorist claim.
We had the pleasure of representing a man in his late 50’s who sustained significant injuries to his low back, hip and pelvis when another motorist turned left in front of him while he was operating his motorcycle in Northern Colorado. He required emergency surgery and extensive hospitalization. Before litigation, the insurance company offered an insulting $140,000 to resolve his claims. Tenge Law Firm, LLC filed a lawsuit and took on the insurance company for nearly a year. We were very excited to be able to resolve the claim for our deserving client in the amount of $700,000 about 2 months before trial.
Tenge Law Firm, LLC represented a wonderful older woman who was shopping at a local retail store and tripped on what we saw as an obvious and open hazard existing on the premises. We brought a premises liability claim for her trip and fall injuries, damages and losses. She had surgery and was confined to an inpatient facility for many weeks. The retailer originally denied liability for her fall, but we ultimately resolved the claim for $675,000 for our extremely deserving client.
Obtained the full policy limits ($300,000 from the other driver) and $300,000 under an underinsured motorist policy for our client, a young woman who was rear ended by another driver in Fort Collins. She sustained serious low back injuries, as well as neck and shoulder injuries. Her low back injury necessitated several surgeries. The underinsured motorist insurance company originally offered her $0 to resolve her claim. Tenge Law Firm, LLC obtained the full $300,000 policy limits.
We represented a man who was involved in a minor car accident, where he reinjured his foot, ankle, and knee. The case was complicated, and several personal injury firms in Fort Collins and Loveland would not take the case because of his extensive history of injuries. The difficulty was he had prior injuries and surgeries to the same body parts. The insurance companies originally refused to pay. Ultimately, we filed suit and obtained a settlement for him from three different insurance policies, for a total of $575,000.
Our client was injured when a vehicle pulled out in front of him from a parking lot and caused a T-bone accident. Our client re-injured his right ankle, which had been injured prior to this crash but was exacerbated by the trauma of the auto accident. The insurance companies involved tried to blame the right ankle injuries on the client’s pre-existing issues with his right ankle. Ultimately, we made the insurance company take responsibility after filing a lawsuit and compensated our client with full policy limits for the exacerbation/aggravation of his prior right ankle injury.
We had the distinct honor to represent a young mother whose husband was killed in an auto crash in Northeast Colorado. The difficulty was both the other driver and our client’s husband were speeding excessively down back country roads when the collision happened. The other driver’s insurance company argued “comparative fault”. We were able to resolve it for our client and her children during litigation for the full amount of both insurance policies ($500,000 and $25,000).
Obtained a total settlement $525,000 by determining there were a total of 3 insurance policies which covered our middle-aged, self employed businessman who suffered a concussion, headaches, neck and back pain and a knee injury from a car accident. The case settled after significant litigation.
After filing suit and handling the case to within a couple weeks of the trial date, Tenge Law Firm, LLC obtained a $520,000 settlement for a cyclist injured in a car accident who suffered multiple orthopedic injuries. Available insurance limits were $600,000. The insurance companies offer before Tenge Law Firm, LLC filed suit was $75,000.
Obtained a $500,000 trial verdict in favor of our client who was a young professional that was injured in an automobile accident and suffered a soft tissue neck injury, with headaches, TMJ and business losses. The insurance offer before trial was $25,000.
$450,000 - GM airbag lawsuit recovery for a young woman who sustained serious lower leg injuries when her airbag failed to deploy in a head on crash.
Tenge Law Firm, LLC filed a young woman’s case in Multi District Litigation (MDL) against General Motors, GM, for auto product defects. Specifically, the GM ignition switch in her Saturn was defective, resulting in complete airbag deployment failure. Despite several law firms declining her case, Tenge Law Firm, LLC was happy to represent her against GM and get her a sizeable recovery for her orthopedic injuries to her leg, despite the fact the accident was her fault. TLF believed that airbags ought to function properly to prevent injury whether the driver is at fault or not.
Our client was hit by a car while crossing the street in downtown Denver. She sustained a severely fractured leg, requiring surgery. We obtained a policy limits settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, then obtained an additional $200,000 by making a claim against her auto insurance underinsured motorist policy, for a total of $450,000. We resolved her health insurance lien of nearly $110,000 for $20,000, put all that extra money in our client’s pocket.
Our client was severely injured when an elderly driver turned left in front of him. He was a young professional in his late 20’s at the time, and was forced to undergo multiple surgeries and extensive hospitalizations. The challenge we faced was there was simply very limited insurance of only $125,000. Further, the health insurance subrogation claim was well over $400,000 - which would have completely depleted any recovery for him. Through extensive litigation against the at fault driver in which he ultimately contributed $300,000 from his personal bank account, and months of negotiations with the health insurance subrogation company, we managed to obtain $425,000 for our client and reduce the health subrogation claim by 70%.
The Tenge Law Firm, LLC, took on this defective product case involving a “vape pen,” which exploded near our client’s face due to a faulty battery made overseas. Many local law firms were unable to handle this complex liability matter - especially since it involved multiple defendants, many of whom were in China. We resolved the case about a month before trial for $400,000.
After filing suit and getting within a month of trial, Tenge Law Firm, LLC obtained a policy limits settlement for a woman involved in a car accident who sustained multiple neck and back injuries, including thoracic outlet syndrome, requiring surgery. We made claims and received all available insurance money on 3 different insurance policies.
We won a hard-fought settlement after over a year of litigation for a woman who slipped and fell on a small, clear substance and sustained a fractured hip (requiring surgeries) while shopping at a big box retail store in Brighton. The big box retailer completely denied liability before we filed suit, and refused to pay anything. They persisted in this denial, but ultimately paid our client $375,000.
Obtained a policy limits settlement in the amount of $350,000 for a woman injured in a car accident while riding her moped and sustained injuries to her foot, ankle and wrist, requiring surgeries. The at fault driver only had $100,000 in insurance coverage, and our client only had $25,000 in Underinsured Motorist coverage – providing a total of only $125,000. The key to the case was our ability to force the Underinsured motorist carrier to raise our client’s UIM limits from the $25,000 she purchased to a full $250,000 – increasing the money our client received 10X.
Tenge Law Firm, LLC help injured bicyclist recover policy limits of $100,000 and $250,000, for a total of $350,000, in settlement after being hit by a car and sustaining neck, shoulder and head injuries.
$350,000 (policy limits) - Car accident causing brain and back injuries despite minimal damage to car
Obtained policy limits recovery from the at fault driver in the amount of $100,000 for our client who primarily sustained some post concussive symptoms as a result of a relatively modest speed car accident. Despite the insurance company arguing she was not hurt and didn’t sustain a head injury, we recovered the full $250,000 in UIM benefits owed to her by her insurance company.
We represented a young woman in her twenties who slipped and fell on a small patch of ice outside a shopping mall and fractured her leg, which required surgery. The shopping mall vehemently denied liability and refused to pay our client for her injuries, damages and losses. We investigated the scene and realized the property owner was liable for creating a dangerous ice condition due to a faulty roofline and gutter system. After we filed suit and litigated the case for over a year, the mall owner’s insurance company paid our client $350,000.
Client was hit head on by a young driver. She sustained multiple soft tissue injuries which did not require surgery. We were able to recover the full policy limits of the other driver’s insurance and our client’s UIM coverage.
The Tenge Law Firm, LLC, represented a young man with a history of drug problems and a criminal record. Despite the insurance company’s attempts to discredit him and scare him off, our team held steadfast and ultimately obtained a FULL recovery of $350,000. His medical bills were paid, and he was doing well when we resolved his case.
Our client was hit while turning left on a green light and sustained injuries, which the insurance companies originally rejected as “not serious” or worth much money at all. The case was worth much more, and we fought to make sure both insurance companies paid out the maximum allowable under their policies of $100,000 and $250,000, for a total of $350,000.
We represented a gentleman in his 50s who was struck while riding his bicycle home from work. He sustained facial lacerations, as well as head and neck injuries. We were able to get him the full policy limits of all available insurance funds without needing to file a lawsuit and within six months of his injury.
Our client was traveling on Highway 52 in Dacono, CO when a vehicle turned directly in front of them causing a T bone collision. Our client suffered a broken leg that required extensive surgery, disc herniation, and mild traumatic brain injury. We were able to obtain all available insurance coverage to our client in less than a year.
Our client was injured significantly as a result of a drunk driver. Before litigation, both involved insurance companies claimed that there was no insurance coverage to cover my clients’ claims. After approximately 8 months and shortly after two lawsuits were initiated in state and federal court, the insurance companies provided coverage to my deserving client and paid the full amount available under the policies.
A woman in her early 40s with a history of migraines was involved in a car crash where her primary injury was neck pain and increased migraines. After litigating the case, Tenge Law Firm, LLC obtained $312,000 settlement with the at fault driver’s insurance company.
Recovered full policy limits for woman injured in a car accident. Her primary injuries included neck, back, head. We used experts to develop the wage and employment losses caused by the accident, which was key to our getting all the money prior to filing long, protracted litigation.
Our client was driving home from work on Highway 7 in Broomfield when she was rear-ended at 45 mph which resulted in a 4 car collision. Our client sustained severe injuries to her face, neck, shoulders, and ribs. In just over 2 years the insurance companies tendered all available insurance coverage to our client.
Our client was traveling on Highway 7 in Broomfield when the driver of another vehicle had a heart attack and slammed into our client causing a head-on collision. The driver of the vehicle and her attorneys aggressively disputed liability throughout the lawsuit, but eventually paid the claim one month before trial.
The Tenge Law Firm, LLC, took on a case other law firms would not because it was complex. However, using our trial skills and medical knowledge honed over 25 years of experience, we were able to obtain full amounts of both insurance policies for this older man, who had similar injuries prior to the injuries he got in the car accident. We were able to show that his preexisting conditions got significantly worse after the at-fault party crashed into him on the highway.
The Tenge Law Firm, LLC, represented a nurse who was injured in a car accident and was unable to work for a couple months. We made sure her medical bills were paid and she got the best care possible. We then obtained the full amount of all available insurance policies without the need to put her through a lengthy and stressful trial.
Obtained a policy limits settlement for a client who sustained a torn hip ligament during a car accident, requiring 3 surgeries. This was a disputed liability case in which the at-fault driver’s insurance company originally denied all liability for the car accident and refused to pay any money. Moreover, we were able to get our client’s health insurance subrogation claim completely waived, so she did not have to reimburse her health plan for a significant sum in paid medical care.
Our client was the front seat passenger in a vehicle travelling on CR 13 in Weld County when they T-boned a vehicle that had ran a stop sign. Our client suffered a herniated lumbar disc, sciatica, and radiculopathy. He went through extensive treatment including Facet Block injections, epidural steroid injections, and radio frequency thermocoagulation. In less than 2 years, our client was paid the full amount of insurance coverage available to him.
After filing a lawsuit, and nearly a year of litigation against 2 insurance companies, and their attorneys, we obtained a $260,000 settlement for a chiropractor who was injured by a drunk driver. He sustained injury to his low back which did not require surgery and also a concussion, which was resolved. He also had income losses. The UM insurance carriers’ initial offer was $26,400 before we filed suit.
Our client was rear-ended by a drunk driver while riding her scooter near the University of Colorado Boulder campus. She sustained a mild traumatic brain injury and post-concussive syndrome. The insurance company for the drunk driver offered a mere $65,000 and argued her symptoms were gone after a couple months - which they were not. We filed suit and litigated the case to very near trial. The insurance company paid the full amount of the policy limits (i.e., “all the money” available). Our young client was also able to get her medical treatment paid for completely.
Our client was a middle-aged woman who sustained a concussion and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) after being rear-ended by another vehicle. Despite our client having minimal medical treatment and no demonstrable wage losses, we were able to obtain a policy limits settlement from the other driver’s insurance company without a lawsuit.
We obtained a policy limits settlement for our elderly client who sustained a concussion, and neck and shoulder injuries in a car accident. Additionally, we were able to waive our client’s healthcare subrogation lien.
Our client was traveling on Colorado 36 pulling a horse trailer when she was rear-ended at 55 mph. Our client broke her nose, suffered from chronic migraines, back pain and radiculopathy. After a 3 year battle, our client was finally given the settlement she deserved from the insurance companies.
The Tenge Law Firm, LLC, represented a young lady in her early 20s who was rear-ended by another driver in Boulder County. She required surgery on her injured wrist. In order to obtain full and just compensation, we pursued two different lawsuits against three different insurance companies. We resolved the claims very near the date of trial. We collected $240,000 for her, when the highest offer from the insurance companies before we were involved was $34,000.
An elderly gentleman was rear-ended at a slow rate of speed at a railroad crossing in Boulder, injuring his cervical spine. He had a cervical fusion with a good recovery.
Full policy limits settlement for an elderly gentleman injured in a serious car accident, where he sustained facial wounds and significant trauma. We resolved the lien Medicare claimed as well.
A middle aged was injured in a Denver car accident, where he sustained a fractured hand, requiring surgery. He had wage loss since he couldn’t use his hand for several months. Although it appeared the at fault driver only had $100,000 in insurance coverage, we determined we could “stack” two policies together, and obtained the fully policy limits of $200,000 for him.
Our client was cycling near Estes Park where he was hit by a motorist, sustaining several orthopedic injuries. Tenge Law Firm, LLC was able to secure full policy limits between two insurance policies of $100,000 each, for a total pre-litigation resolution of $200,000.00. Our client did not have health insurance, but we were able to get his hospital and other medical bills reduced substantially so he received a majority of the settlement, despite the fact his original medical expenses exceeded $200,000.
Our client sustained a low back injury and a fractured arm while riding as a passenger in a car in Louisville. He had a history of prior back complaints, but did sustain wage loss and wasn’t able to use his arm for couple of months.
Our client, a medical provider in town, was involved in a automobile accident in Boulder where he sustained hip and back injuries, without surgery. He had a pre-existing hip condition for years prior to the accident. We obtained a policy limits settlement ($100,000) from the insurance company of the at fault driver, then made a claim for underinsured motorist benefits for another $90,000 for a total of $190,000.
Our client was involved in a car accident and sustained a head injury. His long term disability insurance company completely denied his long term disability claim and offered him nothing because they denied he was injured at all. Before filing suit, the disability insurance company denied liability. He was also only 4 years from retirement, where the disability policy would have been null and void in any event. We sued the disability insurance company and within 2 months obtained $190,000 for our client.
We obtained a $188,000 settlement for a college student student who suffered a fractured leg, requiring surgery, after a car illegally turned in front of him while he was riding his motorcycle.
We obtained a $172,000 settlement for a college student who suffered a concussion, and a fractured foot, requiring surgery, after a car illegally turned in front of her while she was riding as a passenger on a motorcycle in Boulder.
Our client sustained neck and back injuries after being involved in a rear end trucking accident. We obtained a $130,000 settlement without having to file a lawsuit.
We represented an older woman who slipped and fell at a fast food restaurant in Greeley. Her primary injury was a torn meniscus in her knee, which was surgically repaired. She had no wage loss and was previously on disability for over a decade. Despite a history of knee problems, we filed suit and settled the case in litigation for $120,000.
Other results include:
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $250,000 to clients with neck/back injuries
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $250,000 to clients with brain and head injuries
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $250,000 to clients with other types of accident-related injuries, including orthopedic and spine injuries
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $250,000 to clients with neck/back injuries.
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $250,000 to clients with brain and head injuries.
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $250,000 to clients with other types of accident-related injuries.
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $200,000 to clients with neck/back injuries.
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $200,000 to clients with brain and head injuries.
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $200,000 to clients with other types of accident-related injuries.
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $200,000 to clients with neck/back injuries
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $200,000 to clients with brain and head injuries
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $200,000 to clients with other types of accident-related injuries, including orthopedic and spine injuries.
- Multiple settlements for the insurance policy limits of $100,000 to our client with neck/back injuries.
- Multiple settlements for insurance policy limits of $100,000 to our clients with injuries to their shoulders or knees.
- Multiple settlement for insurance policy limits of $100,000 to our client with a variety of other accident-related injuries.
- Multiple arbitration awards which exceeded policy limits of our client’s uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage.
Over $5 million recovered in each of the last three years for our select number of clients.
Nearly $35 million recovered in the last seven years alone.
Total in last 10 years is $50M recovered for a select group of clients.
Make the Right Choice. Hiring an attorney to represent you or a family member after an injury is one of the most important things you will do. Your future, and your family’s future, depends on your choice. The lawyer you choose makes a difference. Choose carefully.
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Todd is very thorough, diligent and knowledgable in his litigation skills and also exhibits professional decorum with clients and defense counsel.
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