Experienced Avon and Vail Personal Injury Attorney Ready To Help You Win Your Fight
If you’ve been injured in a Vail or Avon accident, your life was suddenly turned upside down. In a split second, everything changed—quite possibly due to no fault of your own. However, even if you were partially responsible, you may still have the chance to recover from your injuries. The first step is reaching out to a Vail personal injury lawyer.
My name is Mark S. Rubinstein, and I am a Vail personal injury attorney who proudly represents accident victims in Vail, Avon, and the surrounding communities. I have over 24 years of hands-on experience helping accident victims recover from their injuries so they can get their lives back on track.
Types of Personal Injury Cases I Handle
As an experienced trial lawyer with more than two decades in practice, I routinely represent injury victims in all types of personal injury cases in Vail and throughout the surrounding communities. Some of the cases I most often handle include the following.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents often cause severe, life-long injuries. However, obtaining compensation through the insurance company is often challenging, especially because insurance companies tend not to take accident victims seriously unless they face litigation.
Property owners have a legal obligation to keep their homes, businesses, and common areas reasonably safe. When they fail to do so, they unnecessarily expose guests to the risk of injury.
Product Liability Claims
Manufacturers and retailers are responsible for the products they create, market, and sell. If a product is defective or unreasonably dangerous, any of the parties in the distribution chain may be liable for your injuries.
Wrongful Death Cases
The tragic loss of a loved one is something that can never be undone. However, grieving families can pursue an Avon wrongful death claim against the negligent party responsible for the loss of their loved one.
Damages in a Vail Personal Injury Claim
If you’ve been injured in any type of accident, you understand that the recovery process involves more than the healing of physical injuries. You likely missed work and time spent with loved ones as well as endured significant pain and suffering. On top of this, you’re now receiving medical bills and maybe even phone calls from collection agencies—all due to an accident that you didn’t cause.
I can help you bring a case for financial compensation against those responsible for your injuries. While every case is different, Colorado personal injury law allows for accident victims injured by another’s negligence to recover for their economic and non-economic damages. In addition, Colorado is unique because it considers physical impairment damages as a separate category of damages.
Economic damages compensate you for the out-of-pocket expenses you incurred because of the accident. For example, economic damages include compensation for:
- Medical bills,
- Future medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- and Decreased earning capacity.
Colorado law does not impose a cap on economic damages.
Non-economic damages focus on compensating you for the impact that the accident had on your life. Because every accident victim is different, non-economic damages are subjective and depend heavily on your circumstances. Examples of non-economic damages in a Vail personal injury case include payment for the following:
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional stress, and
- The negative impact of the accident on your life.
In Colorado, there is a cap on the amount of non-economic damages you can obtain. Originally, the cap was set at $250,000. In 2008, the cap increased to $468,010. In 2019, state lawmakers increased the cap to $613,760 and also provided that the cap will increase to keep up with the rate of inflation every two years. Additionally, upon a showing of “clear and convincing evidence,” the court may apply a higher cap of $1,227,530.
Physical Impairment Damages
Unlike most other states, Colorado considers physical impairment damages as a third type of damages. Thus, the cap on non-economic damages will not limit damages related to cosmetic disfigurements, neurological damage, or “anatomical loss” affecting one of the body’s major systems. Notably, physical impairment damages include pain and suffering resulting from these injuries, meaning the non-economic damages cap will not apply.
Determining the full extent of your injuries after a serious accident is crucial to ensuring your full recovery. I have extensive experience working with injury victims, their healthcare providers, and a team of well-respected experts to identify all possible claims, maximizing the amount of your potential recovery.
Reach Out to a Dedicated Avon Personal Injury Lawyer for More Information
If you suffered injuries in an Avon auto vehicle accident or any other type of preventable accident, give me a call to see how I can help. As an attorney, I understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family, and I want to help get you the compensation you deserve. With the help of the Avon personal injury attorney of Mark S. Rubinstein, P.C., you can hold the at-fault party responsible for the impact that the accident had on your life. To learn more, call me at 970-748-5044 or toll-free at 1-855-704-0888. You can also get a hold of me through my online form.