Denver Personal Injury News

Here Are the Things You Should Look For in a Denver Personal Injury Attorney


February 19, 2020

Thinking about hiring a Denver personal injury attorney to represent you in your case? It’s important to think about all of the things which make up a reputable and trustworthy lawyer to represent you in your case. You don’t want to chance your case to someone who will not be able to adequately and effectively do the job necessary to win you the highest possible amount of money from your settlement. It is vital to understand what makes up a quality attorney so you can make the best possible decision when you begin to search for someone to fill this role. With that in mind, here are some of the biggest factors every trusted Denver personal injury attorney should possess.

Someone With a Proven Track-Record of Defending Their Clients, Especially Regarding Your Type of Case

Seeking out a trusted Denver personal injury attorney is a process that requires diligent and careful examination of all of the available options, making sure you don’t overlook some part of the process or hire the wrong attorney who can cost you dearly once you take your case to court. A crucial part of this process is to hire someone with a proven track record of successfully defending their clients in court, paying special attention to the cases that are closest to your type of case. Not every attorney will have the experience needed to properly represent you in court, especially if your case is particular or specific enough to require someone who has experience in this type of case.

Hire Someone Who Can Take the Time Needed to Represent You Fully

Making the decision to hire a Denver personal injury attorney for your case is not a matter of selecting the most popular or most well-known law firm in the field, as this is something that could lead to hiring a firm overloaded with cases. Often times, huge law firms that are popular as a result of effective marketing campaigns will not have the resources or time needed to properly represent you in court, making it hard to have the time to regularly speak with your attorney. This is not only an annoyance, but it can seriously affect your case, as you may need to talk to your lawyer about specific details related to your case. 

Mark A. Simon is someone who will fight tirelessly for your rights and ensure that you receive the highest possible settlement for each individual case. He will begin the investigation process immediately, ensuring you receive the best representation possible. When it comes to a personal injury attorney, you shouldn’t sacrifice quality for convenience and opt for the first person you find. Select an attorney who will get you the outcome you desire and the settlement you need. If you are in the Denver metro area and require legal help or assistance, contact him at 303-321-4878 to discuss your legal options during a free consultation.

 
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We had an injury during our party - what should we do?


February 12, 2020

Parties at your home are great, but there can always be some uneasiness if there has been an injury. You might be wondering if they can sue you, your next steps, are you responsible for their medical bills? It can be overwhelming, but it’s important to take a deep breath and relax. Take a moment and evaluate the circumstances under which the accident happened. Here are the most important things you need to consider, and the next steps you should be taking to protect yourself.

First you need to establish if they can sue you, and in total transparency the initial answer is yes. However, there are some stipulations to this. Generally, the law requires that property owners warn their guests of any hazards and that they must maintain their property to a reasonable standard. Does it need to be immaculate? No. But if there are debris spread about the yard and holes everywhere you could be liable. In terms of hazards, if you are aware that you have several holes in your yard you need to warn your guests of this ahead of time. Here are some general hazards that you should keep an eye out for, and make sure are fixed:
  • Flooring problems
  • Inadequate lighting
  • Holes in yard
  • Debris in the yard or sidewalks 

If the can sue you, or you are unsure, the next step will be an investigation. This is not an investigation conducted by police, but one by your attorney. There are a few things that your attorney will be looking for: 
Witnesses - Was anyone there who can testify to what happened? Did anyone else see what happened besides yourself and the plaintiff (person suing)? 

  • Incident Report - Was there any incident report? If it was not a commercial property, the answer is most likely no.
  • Weather Records - What was the weather that day? Was there anything that could have caused the accident? 
  • Police Report - Was the accident so bad that the police were called? The lawyer will want to see any police reports that were filed. 
  • Medical Records - What are the medical reports associated with the accident? 

The next step will be that the plaintiff’s lawyer will develop a claims package and submit it to the insurance company - the claims package will ultimately include a settlement demand as well. The insurance company can accept it, encourage mediation, or take the case to trial. Claims packages typically include:

  • Evidence of liability
  • Evidence of damages
  • Pain/Suffering
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages

The idea is that the claims package will help the plaintiff move on, and maintain a sense of normalcy. When it comes to being sued, keep in mind that your lawyer will be your best friend. They can help guide you on the appropriate course of action and help to build a defense for you. No matter what side of the coin you are on, it’s important to work with a lawyer to get the best possible outcome for yourself.

If you are looking for an attorney to assist in your case, there are a few things you should look for:
  • Focused practice - make sure the attorney is focused in personal injury law
  • Trial experience - make sure your attorney also has trial experience
  • Record - Do they have a record of winning? That’s the best indicator that they can help you
  • Resources - your personal injury attorney should also have plenty of resources to dedicate to your trial
Mark A. Simon is someone who will fight tirelessly for your rights and ensure that you receive the highest possible settlement for each individual case. He will begin the investigation process immediately, ensuring you receive the best representation possible. When it comes to a personal injury attorney in Denver, you shouldn’t sacrifice quality for convenience and opt for the first person you find. Select an attorney who will get you the outcome you desire and the settlement you need. If you are in the Denver metro area and require legal help or assistance, contact him at 303-321-4878 to discuss your legal options during a free consultation.

 
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Here is What You Should Avoid When Searching for a Denver Personal Injury Attorney


February 5, 2020

Thinking about hiring a Denver personal injury attorney to represent you in your case? It’s important to think about all of the things which make up a reputable and trustworthy lawyer to represent you in your case. You don’t want to chance your case to someone who will not be able to adequately and effectively do the job necessary to win you the highest possible amount of money from your settlement. It is vital to understand what makes up a quality attorney so you can make the best possible decision when you begin to search for someone to fill this role. With that in mind, here are some of the important things to avoid when searching for a Denver personal injury attorney.

An Attorney Who is Overloaded With Clients

A popular attorney is definitely a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you are hiring someone who is in demand, showing how many people trust this lawyer. A trusted lawyer is certainly an important part of the equation that you will need to factor in when making the decision to hire someone. However, hiring someone who is overloaded in clients will result in poor service and responsiveness, potentially leading to an attorney who is not able to dedicate the necessary time and energy to your specific needs. 

You should definitely consider hiring someone who is able to devote the attention and time to your case in order to increase the chances that you will be represented well during your court case. You will not want to have to deal with a lawyer who is not able to answer your questions and will leave you wondering if they actually care about your case. You definitely deserve a lawyer who is committed to providing you with the best possible service throughout the course of your case.

An Attorney Who Doesn’t Have a Proven Track-Record

Here’s the thing: you may have options that are cheap or promise to give you the highest percentage payout if the case goes your way. And that’s the key thing to remember: an inexperienced attorney is not the best option for you to hire no matter how much they are offering to give you in return. Always keep in mind that one of the most important factors to prioritize is to hire an attorney who has a long, proven track record of representing their clients and achieving the results you seek.

Mark A. Simon is someone who will fight tirelessly for your rights and ensure that you receive the highest possible settlement for each individual case. He will begin the investigation process immediately, ensuring you receive the best representation possible. When it comes to a personal injury attorney, you shouldn’t sacrifice quality for convenience and opt for the first person you find. Select an attorney who will get you the outcome you desire and the settlement you need. If you are in the Denver metro area and require legal help or assistance, contact him at 303-321-4878 to discuss your legal options during a free consultation.
 
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Winter Weather Series: Injuries from Shoveling Snow


January 31, 2020

In part two of our Winter Weather series, we are going to explore how you can prevent falls, but ultimately when you should consider filing suit with a Denver personal injury attorney. Falls aren’t fun, but the process can be even more complicated if you have been injured on someone’s property - particularly if they are at fault. 
But first, let’s chat about ways that we can prevent falls.
TIPS HERE
You’ve tried to avoid falling, but now that you have and are injured there are a few steps you should take. While “collecting evidence” isn't the first thing on your mind, it should be if you feel that it was the property owner’s fault.
  1. If you were severely injured in the fall, call an ambulance immediately. If you were not severely injured, but feel that you need medical assistance gather your things and have someone drive you to the doctor.
  2. Prior to leaving, make sure to snap some shots of the accident scene. For example, did you fall in a hole? Was there something large that you tripped over that the property owner should have been aware of? 
  3. Once you arrive at the doctor, or hospital, be sure that they give you a thorough check. If you have any pain, be sure to communicate that, and make sure that wherever you fell on you get inspected as well.
Now that you’ve successfully recovered from your injury, you might be wondering if you should file a personal injury lawsuit - and we have your guide! You’ll want to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit if you truly believe the property owner was at fault, or if they are disagreeing about the amount of money they feel that they should receive. A Denver personal attorney can help you determine if that’s the right move for you, but what you’ll need is:
  • Your medical bills/charts/report
  • Police report - if there was one
  • Photos of the accident site
This is just a few of the things you need, but your Denver personal injury attorney can give you a full list. Ultimately, you’ll end up speaking to an adjuster as well to help support your personal injury case. We recommend you approach this knowing you’ll need to convince the adjuster it was the other driver’s fault, and that the bills incurred from the accident were substantial and there was additional pain/discomfort.
 
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Winter Weather Series: Injuries from Falling


January 23, 2020

In part two of our Winter Weather series, we are going to explore how you can prevent falls, but ultimately when you should consider filing suit with a Denver personal injury attorney. Falls aren’t fun, but the process can be even more complicated if you have been injured on someone’s property - particularly if they are at fault. 
But first, let’s chat about ways that we can prevent falls.
TIPS HERE
You’ve tried to avoid falling, but now that you have and are injured there are a few steps you should take. While “collecting evidence” isn't the first thing on your mind, it should be if you feel that it was the property owner’s fault.
  1. If you were severely injured in the fall, call an ambulance immediately. If you were not severely injured, but feel that you need medical assistance gather your things and have someone drive you to the doctor.
  2. Prior to leaving, make sure to snap some shots of the accident scene. For example, did you fall in a hole? Was there something large that you tripped over that the property owner should have been aware of? 
  3. Once you arrive at the doctor, or hospital, be sure that they give you a thorough check. If you have any pain, be sure to communicate that, and make sure that wherever you fell on you get inspected as well.
Now that you’ve successfully recovered from your injury, you might be wondering if you should file a personal injury lawsuit - and we have your guide! You’ll want to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit if you truly believe the property owner was at fault, or if they are disagreeing about the amount of money they feel that they should receive. A Denver personal attorney can help you determine if that’s the right move for you, but what you’ll need is:
  • Your medical bills/charts/report
  • Police report - if there was one
  • Photos of the accident site
This is just a few of the things you need, but your Denver personal injury attorney can give you a full list. Ultimately, you’ll end up speaking to an adjuster as well to help support your personal injury case. We recommend you approach this knowing you’ll need to convince the adjuster it was the other driver’s fault, and that the bills incurred from the accident were substantial and there was additional pain/discomfort.
Once a suit is filed, you will need to work with your lawyer to develop a claims package, and ultimately a settlement. Not all personal injury suits go to court, but the insurance company will help encourage any mediation or settlement action. Despite this, remember, the case could still go to court. Typical claims packages include: 
  • Evidence of liability
  • Evidence of damages
  • Pain/Suffering
  • Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
If you are considering whether or not you should file suit, contact Mark A. Simon. Mark will work on the injured employee’s behalf to ensure the worker receives full benefits related to rehabilitation, wage loss, and final settlement. If you have been injured on the job, call (303) 321-4878 to schedule a consultation. 

 
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