Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer Serving Eagle County and all of Colorado
Avon and Vail are my two favorite towns in Eagle County. I know the area well, since my office is located on Frontage Road in Vail, which is one of the best places in the world to live. When I have time to spare, you might find me skiing the China Bowl, wildlife-watching in White River National Forest, or hiking from Wildridge to Vail.
I come and go a lot. Fortunately, Interstate 70, U.S. 6, U.S. 24, and S.H. 82 keep me well-connected to the rest of the state. One of the drawbacks of this area, however, is dangerous roads. I have passed by a horrific traffic accident too many times, wondering if it could have been prevented.
If You Have Been Injured in an Auto Accident
Few of us spend time thinking about the consequences of a catastrophic auto accident, until one actually occurs. The consequences of such an accident start sinking in over the following days and weeks. Unfortunately, physical pain and emotional trauma are often accompanied by yet another unwelcome visitor to your life – financial distress.
The recovery period for a serious injury is probably the worst time for you to have to deal with money problems, since it is the time when you are the least prepared to deal with it. Unfortunately, financial problems may be unavoidable as medical expenses mount and lost work time accumulates. If the accident was not your fault, this is grossly unfair to you.
As long as you can identify the at-fault driver, however, you likely have an enforceable legal claim for damages under Colorado personal injury law. I can help you turn that claim into cash. In my 24 years of experience, I have secured significant compensation for my clients. I can promise you aggressive representation and personalized service – I handle all cases myself.
“I want to thank you for doing a great job of representing us on this matter. This experience has been a good lesson but I realize it could have been much worse without your guidance and work on our behalf. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for your help.” – G.B.
Types of Auto Accident Claims
Although I handle a wide variety of auto accident claims, the most common types of claims I deal with include:
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What should I do if the victim died in the accident?
If the accident was fatal, you can file a wrongful death claim. Depending on the circumstances, the victim’s spouse, children, or parents can file the lawsuit. Damages are typically substantial, and they go to surviving relatives.
Can I win a car accident claim even if the accident was partly my fault?
Maybe. Under Colorado’s comparative fault principles:
- If you were under 50 percent at fault, you can receive discounted damages;
- If you were 50 percent or more at fault, you will recover nothing.
A court will decide your percentage of fault.
Should I settle my claim or go to court?
Under most circumstances, you should try to settle first, and resort to a lawsuit only if the other side refuses to issue a fair settlement offer. You can settle a lawsuit any time before the final verdict is announced.
How can I collect damages if the at-fault driver was uninsured or underinsured?
The following options are commonly used:
- You can rely on your uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage if you have any;
- If the other driver is a commercial driver, you might be able to sue the employer; or
- You can rely on the defendant’s personal assets.
Sometimes, other options are available as well.
My Services Are Free of Charge Unless You Win
I don’t like shelling out my hard-earned money for nothing in return, and I’m sure you don’t either. Since I win the vast majority of the cases I take on, I am in a position to offer you my “no win, no pay” guarantee – you will owe me nothing in legal fees until your case is over. Even then, you will owe me nothing unless you win.
Take Decisive Action Today
My name is Mark S. Rubinstein, and I take pride in personalizing my legal services for my clients. I will give you my personal cell phone number so that you can contact me at any time, and I will keep you up-to-date on the progress of your case.
If you have been injured in an auto accident in Avon, Vail, or elsewhere in Eagle County – or if you live or work here – contact me at (970) 704-0888 or toll-free at 1-855-704-0888; otherwise, contact me online so that we can schedule a free initial evaluation of your case.