Chad Hemmat is a co-founding principal partner of Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn. Mr. Hemmat directs all civil litigation operations at Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn. Litigation is the actual court process. Mr. Hemmat is personally involved in every case and insures that each client receives impeccable representation. Mr. Hemmat's litigation team includes very experienced attorneys and paralegals as well as investigators who have worked as a cohesive unit successfully for many years. Download Chad's Vcard with contact information here.
Chad Hemmat attended elementary school through high school in Golden, Colorado. Mr. Hemmat received his Bachelor's Degree from Colorado State University, and received his law degree, a Juris Doctor, from University of Denver College of Law.
Chad Hemmat began his legal education serving as a member of the famed Hawaiian law firm of Schutter & Glickstein PC, during the appellate litigation of, what was then, the largest individual jury verdict ever received against General Motors. That case, Missaki Vs. General Motors, was brought by a mechanic catastrophically injured by a defective transmission.
Thereafter, Mr. Hemmat returned to Colorado where his litigation practice expanded working for the next nine years as an associate and then partner at a well-respected Littleton law firm. Chad Hemmat's trial experience during those years involved the litigation of hundreds of car accident, semi-truck accident, and premises liability personal injury claims. Mr. Hemmat also was centrally involved in complex litigation including directing litigation operations of injured clients through implantation of defective spinal surgical screws, wrongful death claims of adults and children, medical malpractice claims against hospitals and doctors, as well as filing hundreds of the first defective breast implant product liability cases brought in Colorado.
Since the formation of Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn, Mr. Hemmat's high profile litigation team has been involved in some the most important cases brought in Colorado. Mr. Hemmat brought the wrongful death lawsuit for a former middleweight boxing champion's family caused by the negligence of a bus driver and bus company. Hemmat also brought the wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the child of a mother killed by a drunk driver accident in Denver, Colorado. The notoriety in this claim arose from the police department's inexplicable failure to charge the intoxicated driver until after the firm brought the civil claim thereby pressuring the uncooperative police department to act. Mr. Hemmat achieved the first successful trial verdict on behalf of a premature child born after a forced delivery due to a tragic automobile collision that resulted in a placental abruption and the untimely birth of the baby, whose gestational age was between 20 and 22 weeks. The baby died shortly after his birth, but prior to the lawsuit brought by Mr. Hemmat, no child with the gestational age of 22 weeks had legal standing to bring a wrongful death action under Colorado law. With this case, as reported by television, radio and Colorado newspapers, Mr. Hemmat and his trial team changed Colorado law. Mr. Hemmat successfully brought the only wrongful death lawsuits involving the Guffy Family Murders, the Columbine-like tragedy that rocked Southern Colorado's tranquility in 2001. Mr. Hemmat brought a successful legal malpractice claim against two prominent Denver law firms for their mistreatment and negligence in handling a brain injured client's insurance claim. Mr. Hemmat and his trial team brought the only Colorado Class Action against Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley for their role in the financial scandal that rocked the financial world in the early 2000's. Mr. Hemmat brought the only Colorado Class Action against Pfizer for their role in the misrepresentations of the drug Neurontin. Mr. Hemmat and his trial team have filed hundreds of lawsuits brought on behalf of injured and killed drivers, passengers and pedestrians involved in collisions caused by negligent, reckless or intoxicated drivers. Mr. Hemmat has also brought hundreds of lawsuits against negligent manufacturers, work site injury claims, defective products, surgical negligence, semi-truck driver negligence, doctor negligence, lawyer negligence, as well as corporate fraud, securities fraud, and countless bad faith insurance misconduct claims.
Mr. Hemmat's core belief is that focusing on the client is critical throughout the litigation process. Insurance companies, negligent doctors, negligent manufactures and even negligent corporations have strong legal representation. A client without a strong, aggressive attorney will rarely operate on an even playing field in a litigation environment. The client's needs remain paramount in every day of practice at Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn.
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Typically, a personal injury accident case will go to trial when a settlement agreement cannot be reached outside of courts. If the defendant in the personal injury case is refusing to offer a settlement that accurately reflects the extent of damages, then a trial might be the only option to secure maximum financial compensation.
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While it is not mandatory that you have legal representation for a personal injury case, it can be extremely beneficial. Many people are cut short of the financial compensation because they were not aware of how much they actually deserved for their extensive accident.
Many people do not go to the hospital after car accidents either because they think they are not injured or they fear they will have to pay out of pocket for the visit. Truthfully, many car accident injuries can go undetected and may not begin to bother the victim until days or even weeks after the accident. As a precaution, anyone involved in a moderate to serious car accident should go to the hospital for a physical evaluation. Most likely, this visit will be covered by insurance. Just be sure to keep record of the visit and the payment for the visit.
It can be difficult for a driver to know how much they're entitled to after a car accident. Many drivers accept the insurance company's first settlement offer because they trust that it's fair and will be enough to cover all accident-related expenses. This is not always the case. We encourage drivers to consult with a car accident attorney after a collision for a second opinion on how much your claim is worth. More often than not, insurance companies offer claimants far less than they actually deserve.
Colorado has comparative/contributory negligence laws. This means that even drivers who are partially at fault for accidents can recover compensation from insurance. However, this does not apply to drivers who are more than 50 percent at fault for the collision. For example, if the insurance adjusters decided that you were 20 percent at-fault and the other driver was 80 percent at-fault, then you could collect up to 80 percent from the other driver's insurance.
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