Mark J. Bourassa Esq. is the founding Member of The Bourassa Law Group. Mr. Bourassa’s practice focuses on representing injured people through litigation and trial work in civil matters. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Bourassa was a partner in the Las Vegas office of a multi-jurisdictional law firm with a substantial litigation practice in complex multi-party tort litigation, product liability claims, and general liability litigation.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Bourassa has litigated and resolved millions of dollars in claims ranging from single-claimant lawsuits to complex multi-party tort litigation. Mr. Bourassa obtained his law degree cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law where he served on Pepperdine Law Review and competed nationally on the Pepperdine Moot Court Team.
Mr. Bourassa is admitted to practice in all State Courts in Arizona, California and Nevada. Mr. Bourassa is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Districts of: Nevada, Northern California, Central California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Mr. Bourassa is also admitted, has appeared, argued, and prevailed before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.