A Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer Serving the Entire State of Colorado
Grand Junction and Mesa County boast some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. I spend a lot of time here, since one of my offices is located in downtown Grand Junction. I find the lure of the outdoors irresistible whether I am horseback riding through the Colorado National Monument, hiking in the Grand Mesa National Forest, or rafting down the Colorado River.
Fortunately for me, the Grand Junction/Mesa County area is easily navigable by Interstate 70, U.S. Highway 6, U.S. Highway 50, SH 340, and myriad other smaller roads and byways. The beauty of this area, however, often masks a dangerous reality – your life could be instantly transformed by a serious auto accident, no matter how safe of a driver you are.
If Justice Will Not be Offered, It Must be Demanded
When you are injured in an auto accident by the carelessness of someone else, you are entitled to full compensation for all of your losses, both economic and psychological. In fact, the value of your claim for psychological losses such as pain and suffering could far exceed the amount you are entitled to for reimbursement of your medical bills.
How much you are entitled to is one consideration. How much you receive is another matter entirely. That depends on your skill in dealing with the opposing party – typically, a streetwise auto insurance adjuster. Unfortunately, the amount of your compensation is likely to reflect your negotiating skills as much as it reflects the actual merits of your claim.
I Know How to Handle Stingy Insurance Companies
Most of my clients’ claims are resolved by settlement, not by trial. In 25 years of representing injured victims just like you, I have negotiated more claims than I can count, and I have brought home millions of dollars for my clients. The reason why insurance companies prefer to settle with me rather than go to court is that they know my reputation, and they don’t want to face me in court.
“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.
Auto Accident Claims
The most common types of claims I handle include:
- Semi-Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Distracted Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are my secrets safe with you?
Yes. As an attorney, I am subject to professional ethical standards that require me to keep our communications confidential unless you authorize me to release them. In fact, it is against the law for me to divulge a client confidence. I would never do that anyway.
Can I win even if the accident was partly my fault?
Perhaps. Under Colorado’s comparative fault principles:
- If the court determines that your fault was than 50 percent, your damages will be reduced by your percentage of fault;
- If you were 50 percent or more at fault, you will receive nothing.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit?
The general deadline is three years from the date of the accident, for both personal injury and property damage. It can be extended if you didn’t discover your injury until after the accident. If you sue the government, you will have to file a claim with the government within a much shorter time.
What kinds of damages might I be eligible for?
The three main types are:
- Economic damages: Quantifiable damages such as medical bills and lost earnings.
- Non-economic damages: Intangible damages such as pain and suffering and mental anguish.
- Punitive damages: Awarded to punish a defendant for outrageous behavior (rare).
Statutory maximum amounts apply to non-economic and punitive damages.
My Services Are Free Unless You Win
Because I almost always win my cases, I am willing to offer you a win-win payment arrangement. In the unlikely event that I fail to win compensation for you, your total legal fees for the entire case will be precisely $0.00.
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I am not a mega-firm that handles billion-dollar deals and treats injured victims like numbers. I offer personalized representation – I handle all my clients’ cases myself, and I will give you my personal cell phone number so that you can call me any time.
Contact Me Today
Call Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C. at (970) 704-0888 or toll-free at 1-855-704-0888; otherwise, contact me online. Either way, I will be happy to schedule a meeting in which I will present you with a free initial evaluation of your case. If you are seriously injured, I can even meet you in the hospital.