On Monday, January 28th, Denver accident lawyer Steve Kaufman will argue in the Colorado Court of Appeals to uphold his approximately $500,000 verdict on behalf of his injured client against Shelter Insurance.  Mr. Kaufman tried this case with another Kidneigh & Kaufman Denver personal injury lawyer, Charlie Crichton, in August 2011 in Denver District Court.  On behalf of their injured client, Mr. Kaufman and Mr. Crichton argued that the client’s insurer, Shelter Insurance, did not sufficiently advise the client about uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage in order to allow him to make an informed decision regarding whether to purchase or reject the coverage.


Prior to trial, Shelter Insurance offered nothing in settlement to our client.  After a four day trial, Denver accident lawyers Mr. Kaufman and Mr. Crichton obtained a verdict of approximately $500,000 for their client.  This award included underinsured benefits, double damages for Shelter’s unreasonable delay, attorneys’ fees, interest, and costs.


Currently, Shelter Insurance has filed an appeal, briefs have been filed, and Mr. Kaufman is scheduled for oral argument in front of the Court of Appeals on the 28th.  A decision by the Court of Appeals is anticipated shortly thereafter.


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