Jim Gigax’s Cases

Choose a lawyer who has won tough cases

An “easy” case (for example, think of a child being run over by a drunk driver) can be quickly settled by a rookie or inexperienced lawyer. There are not many of these easy cases. Anyone can settle an easy case (as compared to trying a less obvious case to a jury, to a verdict).

So, the lawyer you should hire for your own personal injury or insurance case is the one who has run the gauntlet and won jury trials, particularly in cases with an “unpopular” client where the deck was stacked against them, and cases where the opposing party was not a drunk driver and was otherwise presentable in court.

Jim Gigax has successfully represented unpopular parties such as illegal immigrants and insurance companies in jury trials, so your case, while still very challenging, won’t start with the opposition already two touchdowns ahead.

Jim helps people with injury and insurance cases in Colorado and Wyoming*.

Some of Jim’s cases are summarized below.

Cases in the News

Published Insurance Cases

Golden Rule Insurance v. Lease, 755 F. Supp. 948 (D. Colo.); Martin v. Principal Cas. Ins. Co., 835 P.2d 505 (Colo.App.); Golden Rule Ins. Corp. v. Greenfield, 786 F.Supp. 914 (D.Colo) Baldwin v. Stonebridge Life Ins. Co., 283 F.Supp.2d 1148 (D.Colo.); Myers v. Alliance For Affordable Services et al., 318 F.Supp.2d 1055 (D.Colo.); Medina v. Conseco Annuity Assurance Co., 121 P.2d 345 (Colo. App.); Fabjancic v. Union Central Life Insurance Co., 2006 WL 2406268 (D.Colo.); Sierra v. Stonebridge Life Ins. Co., 2013 WL 5323083 (D. Colo.); Romero v. Reiman Corp., 2012 WL 9385475, (D.Wyo.).

Jim’s insurance jury trials

Insurance Cases

As a policy holder, the insurer owes many things, including prompt payment of claims. A denied claim or a delayed claim is not hopeless. If insurer delays or denies your claim without a good reason, the insurer may owe you not only a check for the amount of the claim, but also compensation for your losses or damages that the delayed or denied claim caused you.

For example, emotional distress damages can be very large in bad faith cases, even though the insured did not suffer any financial hardship from the delay in payment of the claim.

On top of these compensatory damages, the insured may recover punitive damages if there is strong proof that the insurer has acted with willful and wanton conduct, or malice, fraud and/or oppression. For instance, evidence that an insurer ignored facts in its file which supported the claim while focusing on the facts justifying denial may be enough to obtain punitive damages.