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Mountain States Injury Law, formerly known as Casares Law, is a trusted legal advocate for individuals navigating the aftermath of motorcycle accidents in Castle Rock and the surrounding areas.

While we also handle Castle Rock car accidents, our true focus is on motorcycle accidents. With a focused specialization in representing victims of motorcycle accidents, our personal injury attorneys bring forth a wealth of experience and expertise to the legal landscape.

Committed to delivering top-notch legal services to those in a motorcycle crash, Mountain States Injury Law stands as a dedicated ally for those who have suffered injuries in motorcycle accidents, diligently working to secure fair compensation for their clients.

As a seasoned professional in this domain, the firm recognizes the unique challenges posed by motorcycle accident cases and strives to provide comprehensive legal support to help individuals regain control and seek justice in the face of adversity.

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Dale G. Casares

Colorado, Idaho, and Montana Personal Injury Attorney


Experience

  • 2020 – Today: Founding Attorney at Mountain States Injury Law, LLC
  • 2017 – 2020: Attorney at Robinson & Henry, PC
  • 2016 – 2017: Associate at Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman, LLP
  • 2015 – 2016: Attorney at McDermott Law, LLC
  • 2013 – 2015: Attorney at Mountain States Injury Law, PC
  • 2012 – 2013: Attorney at Hillyard, Wahlberg, Kudla, Sloane & Woodruff, LLP
  • 2003 – 2009: Injury Operations Manager at Progressive Insurance

Education

  • Texas Tech University BA – Bachelor of Arts (Graduated 2003)
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law JD – Juris Doctor (Graduated 2012)

What Our Clients Say

“Dale was extremely kind and helpful in a moment of panic after a car accident. She went out of her way to ensure I had the correct information in regards to what Colorado laws protect me after an accident and how to properly approach the situation.”

— Tom

“Dale helped me and my family through a very hard time. She was professional, diligent, extremely knowledgeable and knows how to get the job done. I would never hesitate to recommend Dale or use her in the future.”

— Brett

“Dale Casares is an incredible attorney and human being. Ever since I met her, she has been willing to fight for me and support me. Dale excels at listening, understanding, and using her knowledge and skills to help people.”

— Angela

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Case Results

Car Crash

$1.35 million

Spine and Shoulder Injuries

Car Crash

$550k

Brain Injury

Car Crash

$350k

Brain Injury

Motorcycle Crash

$200k

Severe Laceration

Motorcycle Crash

$250k

Ankle Injury

Slip & Fall

$250k

Fractured Arm

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The Importance of Hiring a Specialized Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Rarely does the other party admit liability, especially when a motorcycle is involved. Other parties often try to blame the motorcycle rider, unfairly so, despite any details proving they were at fault for why the accident happened. This is discouraging and frustrating, to say the least, but you’re not left without any options to move forward.

The importance of hiring a specialized motorcycle accident lawyer is especially important, particularly in the aftermath of a collision where the stakes are high and the nuances of motorcycle accident cases demand specific expertise. Mountain States Injury Law, with its specialization in representing victims of motorcycle accidents, exemplifies the significance of seeking dedicated legal assistance.

Unlike other personal injury attorneys, our specialized lawyers possess an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges associated with motorcycle accidents. This includes the dynamics of two-wheeled vehicles, the severity of injuries, and the biases often present in these cases.

Their familiarity with the complexities of insurance claims, our area’s roadways, Colorado traffic laws, and the potential prejudices against motorcyclists equips our team to navigate the intricacies of these cases adeptly. A specialized lawyer, such as those at Mountain States Injury Law, not only brings a wealth of experience but also a nuanced approach to building a strong case, ensuring that victims receive the tailored representation needed to pursue fair compensation for their injuries and losses.
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Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

While every motorcycle accident case is unique, many motorcycle accidents happen for the same reasons. It is likely your accident occurred due to one of the following:

Negligent Drivers

In many cases, accidents occur due to the negligence of other drivers who fail to notice motorcycles or violate traffic rules, such as changing lanes without signaling or making left turns without yielding the right of way. How would someone miss a motorcycle making a turn? That leads us to the next most likely cause…

The Liable Party was Distracted

Drivers who engage in reckless behavior like texting, talking on the phone, or other distractions while behind the wheel can easily overlook motorcycles, leading to collisions. We will look into what the other motorist was doing at the time of the crash, as told on the police report when pursuing compensation.

Failure to Yield

Accidents frequently happen when other motorists fail to yield to motorcycles at intersections or when merging onto highways, resulting in a collision that causes property damage or forcing motorcyclists off the road.

Unsafe Lane Changes

Sudden or improper lane changes by other vehicles can be a significant factor in motorcycle accidents, as motorcycles are smaller and may be less visible in blind spots.

Speeding

Excessive speeding reduces the reaction time for both motorcyclists and other drivers, increasing the likelihood of accidents. Speeding can be especially dangerous for motorcyclists who lack the protective structure of a car.

Impaired Driving

Alcohol or drug impairment significantly impairs a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. Impaired drivers are more likely to cause accidents, putting motorcyclists at increased risk. This happens often, but not exclusively, at night.

Road Hazards

It is possible it’s not the other driver but the local government who is responsible for paying for your medical treatment. Uneven road surfaces, potholes, debris, or poorly maintained roads can be hazardous for motorcyclists, leading to loss of control and a car accident.

Weather Conditions

Colorado Springs, Denver, and all of the Douglas County area are beautiful, but it’s not always ideal weather to drive in. Adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, or strong winds can make roads slippery and decrease visibility, increasing the risk of accidents involving motorcycles.

Vehicle Defects

Mechanical issues or defects in the motorcycle itself, such as brake failures or tire blowouts, can contribute to accidents. We’ll look into whether the manufacturer of your bike is the true at-fault party in your accident.
View From The Drivers Angle Of A Speeding Motorcycle

The Legal Process for Filing a Motorcycle Accident Claim

Whether you were hit by a bus, truck, or car, the road to financial compensation is the same. The legal process for filing a motorcycle accident claim typically involves several key steps aimed at securing compensation for the injuries and losses sustained.

First, the injured party or their representative, often an attorney, will gather relevant documentation, including medical records, police reports, and any evidence from the accident scene.

Next, a formal claim is submitted to the at-fault party’s insurance company, outlining the details of the accident, the extent of injuries, and the damages incurred. The negotiation phase follows, where the injured party’s attorney engages in discussions with the insurance company to reach a fair settlement.

If a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached through negotiation, the next step involves filing a lawsuit against the responsible party. The lawsuit initiates the litigation process, during which both parties present their cases, evidence is examined, and the court determines liability and potential compensation.

Throughout this process, having a specialized motorcycle accident lawyer, such as those at Mountain States Injury Law, proves invaluable in navigating legal complexities, advocating for the victim’s rights, and ultimately pursuing a just and fair resolution.

We’re here to prove your pain and suffering were caused by the accident and had a major effect on your life, and you therefore deserve to be well compensated for it. Let our team protect you from the driver who says it was your fault and the insurance company who says your injuries are no big deal.
Man Laying On The Ground After A Fall From The Motorcycle

Top 10 Helpful Tips and Advice for Motorcycle Riders to Stay Safe on the Roads

Staying safe on the roads is a top priority for motorcycle riders, given the unique challenges and risks they face. Here are some helpful tips and advice for motorcycle riders to enhance their safety:

  • #1 Wear Protective Gear: Always wear a helmet, gloves, jacket, pants, and sturdy boots designed for motorcycle riding. Protective gear can significantly reduce the severity of injuries in the event of an accident.
  • #2 Get Regular Maintenance Checks: Ensure that your motorcycle is in good working condition by performing regular maintenance checks. This includes checking the brakes, tires, lights, and fluid levels before each ride.
  • #3 Stay Visible: Make yourself as visible as possible to other drivers. Wear brightly colored or reflective clothing, and use your motorcycle’s lights even during the day. Position yourself in the lane where you are most visible to others.
  • #4 Practice Defensive Riding: Assume that other drivers may not see you and be prepared for unexpected actions. Anticipate potential hazards, and leave ample space between your motorcycle and other vehicles.
  • #5 Take a Motorcycle Safety Course: Enroll in a motorcycle safety course to improve your riding skills and learn defensive driving techniques. These courses often provide valuable insights into road safety and handling challenging situations.
  • #6 Stay Sober: Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Riding impaired significantly impairs reaction time and decision-making, increasing the risk of accidents.
  • #7 Be Mindful of Weather Conditions: Adjust your riding style based on weather conditions. Wet or slippery roads can be especially hazardous for motorcyclists, so reduce speed and increase following distances during adverse weather.
  • #8 Watch for Road Hazards: Be vigilant for road hazards such as potholes, debris, and uneven surfaces. Motorcycles are more susceptible to these obstacles, and avoiding them is crucial for maintaining control.
  • #9 Continuous Skill Development: Regularly practice and refine your riding skills. Consider advanced riding courses to enhance your abilities and stay updated on the latest safety practices.
  • #10 Stay Attentive and Avoid Distractions: Focus on the road and avoid distractions such as using mobile devices while riding. Distractions can lead to delayed reactions and increase the risk of accidents.

By incorporating these safety tips into your riding habits, you are doing your part in preventing accidents and ensuring an enjoyable and secure journey. Castle Rock CO is a beautiful place to live and ride. Let’s keep it that way!

Contact a Castle Rock Colorado Attorney

It all begins with a free consultation with a motorcycle accident attorney from Mountain States Injury Law. We handle motorcycle accidents, as well as other forms of auto accidents, like car accidents and truck accidents.

You deserve maximum compensation for your suffering, both economic and non-economic damages, and we’ll fight for you to get it. Victims of such accidents are often concerned about the cost of taking an ambulance and we’ll even fight for you to pay that amount to you. This is why after you’re injured, the best choice is to hire a lawyer from Mountain States Injury Law.

Contact us today and tell us about your accident, as well as the medical bills and lost income you’re dealing with. We’ll explain your next steps for a lawsuit and get you on the road to financial recovery.