Denver Personal Injury News

Why a Personal Injury Attorney in Denver Could be Your Ally During the Coronavirus Pandemic


May 27, 2020

The act of going to court to fight for your rights in a case is an intimidating and daunting prospect, one that can include plenty of potential mistakes and mishaps that can completely ruin your chances of experiencing success and receiving the outcome you desire. You can always take the chance of representing yourself in court, but this is almost never recommended, as you may end up making a critical error that can cause you to lose your case. Insurance companies and law firms know how to trick amateurs into making a mistake that can cause them to lose their case, making it important to hire a trusted Denver personal injury to take care of this situation for you. Here are some of the biggest reasons to hire a personal injury attorney to represent you in your case if you’ve been affected by the coronavirus.

A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Determine How the Coronavirus Applies to Your Case

While there is still much to be learned about the coronavirus pandemic affecting our world, another aspect that still needs to be determined is how this issue will affect the courts, specifically in the world of personal injury law. For instance, individuals who are forced to go to work and become ill as a result of the virus may be entitled to compensation if their employer did not take the necessary steps needed to keep everyone in the workplace safe. Negligence on the part of an employer is almost always grounds for a lawsuit, especially if you or someone else were seriously injured as a result of this reality.

The coronavirus will make this fact even more apparent, as companies and businesses that do not take the necessary precautions will likely be liable for their actions if employees or customers become ill. This will make it vitally important as an individual to have a clear grasp of your rights and what you should be aware of in the event you become ill. As always, if you notice something that is not right at the workplace, make every attempt to have it fixed internally. But while you do this, document every step in the process in the event that your employer does not take the steps needed to fix the situation. 

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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Motorcycles and auto accidents - what you need to know


May 6, 2020

Motorcycles. You may have seen them on the road, and they might even cause some anxiety. Driving in itself is unpredictable, while you might be the best defensive driver around...you can’t prevent others from driving recklessly. However, vigilance is key, particularly when it comes to motorcycles. Motorcycle accidents involving cars can be deadly, and sometimes can be some of the most unexpected. Here are some common causes of auto and motorcycle accidents to watch out for:
 
Lane splitting
Lane splitting is when a motorcycle drives between two lanes of traffic on a road or highway, and is highly dangerous because the motorcycle has less space in which to maneuver and therefore ends up in close proximity to cars. What’s worse, the cars in both lanes aren’t expecting a motorcycle to drive between them and could make a sudden lane change without seeing the motorcyclist. Bottom line: If you’re driving a car, be aware of the space around you at all times, and don’t change lanes unless the way is absolutely clear. If you’re a motorcyclist, avoid this tactic altogether—it’s just not worth the risk.

Hazards
Motorcycles are more susceptible to road hazards than cars. Anything from a pot hole to a dead animal to uneven lanes to road construction can be dangerous to a motorcyclist. Bottom line: If you’re driving a car, be aware of any road hazards around you as well as any motorcyclists nearby; one wrong move on their part could cause an accident on your part. If you’re a motorcyclist, be sure to drive the legal speed limit and slow down if you can see debris or objects on the roadsides or road itself; you just never know what you may have to suddenly avoid or how much time you’ll have to avoid it.

Turning
Left-hand turns require more caution in a car than right-hand turns, but throw a motorcycle into the mix and it can become downright dangerous. If a car doesn’t use its left turn signal properly, a passing motorcyclist could crash right into the car, especially if that motorcyclist isn’t paying attention. And because a motorcycle is smaller in size than a car, it’s much less noticeable and therefore harder for the car to avoid. Bottom line: If you’re driving a car, stay vigilant as to what and who is next to you before making a left-hand turn. If you’re driving a motorcycle, make sure you’re in the appropriate lane and driving at the legal speed limit, and never pass a car that you suspect may be getting ready to make a turn.

Accidents
No matter how careful you are, sometimes you can’t prevent an accident. It’s important to remember that no matter what you should never leave the scene of an accident. This will reflect poorly on you in any legal proceeding, and you may deal with negative ramifications after the fact as a result. You will also want to protect the scene to allow police to properly document the scene of the accident. Finally, call the police to get a police report. Even if no one is seriously injured, it can be a good idea to have legal documentation of the incident for your records in the future, in the event that you do need to prove anything.

In the course of a legal investigation and case, documenting everything is absolutely critical to making your case. If you end up pursuing legal action against any other parties, you will want to have as much evidence to back up your claims. The sooner you begin documenting these facts, the better. Take pictures of the scene, document your physical symptoms following the accident, both on the day of the incident and in the weeks following. 

Anything that will help prove your case is worth writing down and documenting as thoroughly as possible, as this will show the court the extent of what occurred. After you’ve exchanged information with all parties involved, report the accident to everyone’s insurance. Some policies require you to immediately report any incident, so you will certainly want to report the event as soon as you possibly can to ensure you are fully covered by your coverage. If necessary, seek medical attention to address any issues which may have been the result of the accident.
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.
If you’re ever involved in a traffic accident while driving a motorcycle, contact Denver motorcycle accident attorney Mark A. Simon. I routinely handle these types of claims and can help you find medical coverage after an accident has happened. Call 303-321-HURT for more information.
 
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Here are the Biggest Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney in Denver


April 30, 2020

The act of going to court to fight for your rights in a case is an intimidating and daunting prospect, one that can include plenty of potential mistakes and mishaps that can completely ruin your chances of experiencing success and receiving the outcome you desire. You can always take the chance of representing yourself in court, but this is almost never recommended, as you may end up making a critical error that can cause you to lose your case. Insurance companies and law firms know how to trick amateurs into making a mistake that can cause them to lose their case, making it important to hire a trusted Denver personal injury to take care of this situation for you. Here are some of the biggest reasons to hire a personal injury attorney to represent you in your case.

They Know How to Navigate the Legal System

If you’re trying to receive the highest possible payout from your personal injury case in Denver (and, let’s face it, who doesn’t?), you will want to hire someone to help you navigate the complicated world of law. There’s a reason people go to school for many years studying law, as it isn’t made to be simple and straightforward for the average person to easily understand. Legal language is made to be complicated so that lawyers are of use, making it important to hire a personal injury attorney in Denver for this reason. Taking the step of going on your own to represent yourself in a court of law is a recipe for making a critical error that will prove costly. Take the smart route and hire someone who will help you to efficiently and effectively navigate the legal system, avoiding any potential legal downfall in the process.

They Can Help You Receive a Larger Payout

One of the biggest reasons many people want to represent themselves in court is because they want to avoid the legal fees associated with having a lawyer represent them. While this is understandable, it’s important to realize that an attorney will likely help you receive a much bigger payout than you would on your own, potentially increasing your personal payout in the process. Hire a trusted Denver personal injury attorney for your next case and you’re likely to get the payout you deserve.

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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Avoiding Distractions While Driving, from your Denver Personal Injury Attorney


April 24, 2020

Distracted driving is rampant, killing hundreds each year. Today it is easier than ever to become distracted behind the wheel, because new technology allows us to make phone calls, dictate texts or emails and update social media while driving – all actions that are proven to increase crash risk. The National Safety Council (NSC) observes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month to draw attention to the epidemic of distracted driving accidents and deaths. 
  
According to the National Highway Traffic Administration’s 2016 Traffic Safety Facts:
  • Nine percent of fatal crashes in 2016 were reported as distraction-affected crashes
  • In 2016, there were 3,450 people killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers
  • Six percent of all drivers involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted at the time of the crash
  • Nine percent of drivers 15 to 19 years old involved in fatal crashes were reported as distracted. This age group has the largest proportion of drivers who were distracted at the time of fatal crashes. 
  • In 2016, there were 562 nonoccupants killed in distraction-affected crashes. Nonoccupants is defined as pedestrians, bicyclists, and others.
Behaviors to Avoid
  1. Texting while Driving: When it comes to cell phone usage behind the wheel, texting and driving is a top culprit of accidents caused by cell phones. Looking away from the road even for just one second can put you in a different lane or lead you to hit something that you had not seen even just the second before. Each year, billions of people send text messages while driving. Many make the mistake of thinking just a few seconds to type in a word is harmless but in fact it can be just that one time that can lead to a fatal situation. According to Distraction.gov, the average person will take at least five seconds off the road when traveling 55 mph. That is comparative to travelling the length of a football field while blindfolded! Their website has many other impactful stats to review about texting while driving.
  2. Other Cell Phone Related Tasks: Across the United States, 46 have laws against texting while driving. However, it can be hard to prove one is texting behind the wheel with the many other things people can do with their smartphone—all which can take one’s eyes off the road for the same duration as it would be to read or respond to a text. Many people try to update their maps on their phone while driving, or look down for long amounts of times to read where they might need to make a turn. Other times people may be searching for something to listen to on a music app that takes one’s eyes off the road. There is also dialing someone’s number, looking for the contact in the phone, or even scrolling through social media apps.
  3. Others in the Car: Driving with others in the vehicle, whether it is family or friends, can be distracting—even when it all feels like fun, quality time together. When children are in the car, it can be distracting if they begin crying or need something. When friends are in the car, everyone may be engaged in conversation or music that can be a distraction while the driver is not even realizing it.
  4. Eating or Drinking: Many of us eat or drink while driving. In our on-the-go society, it helps us to multi-task and many will eat a meal while on the road. It takes time though to unwrap a sandwich, pick up a beverage, etc. that can take someone’s eyes off the road for a duration of time.

Car accident victims often face substantial medical bills, lost wages and strain on their personal relationships. A car accident has the potential to cause severe personal, financial and emotional trauma. It can be very confusing trying to figure out the legalities of the situation. You need someone experienced to take care of the legal matters for you so that you can rest and recover from the accident.

If you or someone you know is injured in an accident with a distracted driver, contact Mark A. Simon. He is your local, go-to, experienced Denver personal injury attorney. Mark has been championing the rights of the injured for more than 22 years. He will personally handle your claim and will walk with you every step of the way – through any needed medical treatment and settlement. He can help you with the complicated legal steps, conduct a thorough investigation, and help obtain all deserved compensation. Contact Mark directly for more information. You can also call the office at 303-321-HURT (303-321-4878).
 
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Why You Shouldn’t Go to Court Alone From Your Trusted Denver Personal Injury Attorney


April 17, 2020

The act of going to court to fight for your rights in a case is an intimidating and daunting prospect, one that can include plenty of potential mistakes and mishaps that can completely ruin your chances of experiencing success and receiving the outcome you desire. You can always take the chance of representing yourself in court, but this is almost never recommended, as you may end up making a critical error that can cause you to lose your case. Insurance companies and law firms know how to trick amateurs into making a mistake that can cause them to lose their case, making it important to hire a trusted Denver personal injury to take care of this situation for you. Here are some of the reasons you should consider hiring a personal injury attorney to help you with your case. 

They Can Help You Avoid Costly Errors That Can Ruin Your Case
In the course of a personal injury case, there will be many things that an inexperienced person will likely do that will harm their case. Going it alone can seem tempting, as you won’t have to pay anyone to represent you, but the potential downsides far outweigh the alternative. You shouldn’t have to deal with the chances that you won’t receive the money you desperately need, as it can cost you dearly in the long-term. Having a trusted Denver personal injury attorney to help guide your case will be crucial to avoid the possibility of making a mistake, something that can certainly come back to bite you if you aren’t careful. Take the smart and safe route and hire someone to help represent you in court instead of going it alone.

It Saves You Time and Stress
If you take on your own personal injury case by yourself, you will likely be burdened with excessive hours of having to navigate the legal system and learn the law as you go. For some people, this might seem like a challenge they want to take on, especially if they’re obsessive about details to a fault and probably should have gone into law themselves. But for the vast majority of people, tackling a personal injury case on your own is not something you’ll want to be burdened with, as it will take excessive amounts of time.

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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