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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 Colorado and the surrounding areas.

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.

Dale G. Casares

Colorado, Idaho, and Montana
Personal Injury Attorney

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We won’t charge a fee until
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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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We won’t charge a fee until
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Case Results

Car Crash

$1.35 million

Spine and Shoulder Injuries

Car Crash


Brain Injury

Car Crash


Brain Injury

Motorcycle Crash


Severe Laceration

Motorcycle Crash


Ankle Injury

Slip & Fall


Fractured Arm

Written by: Dale G Casares PortraitDale Casares

Cruising down the open road on a motorcycle offers a sense of freedom, but it comes with inherent risks. Motorcycle accidents are far more likely to result in serious injury or death compared to car accidents. Statistics show the risk of dying from a motorcycle crash is 24 times higher than from a motor vehicle crash. This vulnerability stems from the lack of protection surrounding the rider. Even seemingly minor collisions can cause significant injuries. The prevalence of these accidents is concerning, with motorcyclist fatalities on the rise.

In the aftermath of a motorcycle accident, a lawyer specializing in such cases is indispensable. But, how do you find the best lawyer for your case? This guide answers this question. Learn the importance of getting the right lawyer, the legal path to follow after a motorcycle accident, and why Mountain States Injury Law is a leading motorcycle accident law firm in Colorado.

Motorcycle on highwayUnderstanding The Importance Of Hiring A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Motorcycle accidents can be extremely dangerous, resulting in severe injuries due to the lack of protection compared to cars. If you get injured in a motorcycle crash in Colorado, seeking legal representation is advisable. Hiring a skilled motorcycle accident attorney has numerous benefits.

Expert Guidance

Motorcycle accident cases involve intricate legal details. As a victim, you may struggle to understand your rights, potential compensation, and available legal avenues. A knowledgeable lawyer ensures clarity, helping you make informed decisions throughout the process. They provide an objective perspective and expert advice to resolve disputes quickly and receive fair compensation.

Maximizing Compensation

Insurance companies often aim to minimize payouts. Unrepresented victims may find it challenging to negotiate effectively for compensation for motorcycle crash injuries covering medical expenses, lost income, and other damages. Experienced attorneys bring substantial negotiation skills to the table, ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

Avoiding Inadequate Settlements

The insurance company may offer tempting settlements, but accepting them prematurely can be detrimental. Experienced motorcycle accident attorneys prevent victims from settling for inadequate amounts that won’t cover medical bills and other expenses.

Collecting and Organizing Evidence

Determining fault in a motorcycle accident is crucial for building a strong case. Motorcycle accident lawyers thoroughly investigate the circumstances, gather evidence, and establish liability. They understand the nuances of the law and develop effective trial strategies.

Truck Motorcycle CrashRepresenting You In Court

Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming. Having a lawyer by your side ensures proper representation in court. They advocate for your rights, present your case persuasively, and fight back against insurance company tactics.

Leveling the Field

Filing a claim for motorcycle accidents involves complex legal processes. Insurance companies often rely on their team of lawyers. Not hiring a professional yourself puts you at a significant disadvantage. Colorado lawyers are trained to represent your best interests and level the playing field.

Peace of Mind

Perhaps most importantly, experienced legal representation allows you to focus on healing. You can prioritize your physical and mental recovery while your lawyer fights for the compensation you deserve. This peace of mind can be invaluable during a challenging time.

In a nutshell, a motorcycle accident lawyer isn’t just an option; they’re your ally in seeking justice and fair compensation. Act promptly to protect your rights and secure the assistance you need.

The Experience and Expertise of Mountain States Injury Law

At Mountain States Injury Law, our commitment to accident victims extends beyond legal representation; it’s about making a difference in their lives. Formerly known as Casares Law, we’ve been providing remarkable accident injury legal aid since 2020, specializing primarily in car and motorcycle accidents. Led by founding attorney Dale Casares, our team brings a unique blend of experience, compassion, and unwavering dedication to every case.

Our journey began in Castle Rock, Colorado, where we’ve served numerous clients. However, our vision reaches far beyond state borders. Dale Casares is licensed to handle cases in Colorado, Montana, and Idaho, allowing her to understand the unique challenges accident victims face across these regions. Through her experience practicing law in those states, she has positioned herself as an advocate for both motorcycle and car accident victims.

Furthermore, Dale’s background includes six years as an injury operations manager at Progressive Insurance. This firsthand experience with a major insurance company gives her a unique perspective on how insurers handle accident victims. She knows the intricate claims process inside out, which translates into better outcomes for our clients.

At Mountain States Injury Law, we’re not just lawyers; we’re allies. We’re passionate about helping accident victims recover just compensation for their pain, suffering, lost wages, medical costs, and debilitating injuries. Whether you’re in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, or beyond, we’re here to fight for you.

View Of A Motorcycle Driving In A Side MirrorUnderstanding the Legal Process for Motorcycle Accident Claims

When you’re involved in a motorcycle accident, navigating the legal process is essential to protect your rights and seek compensation. Here’s a comprehensive overview of the steps involved:

    1. Medical Evaluation and Documentation

      Your health and well-being take precedence. Seek medical attention promptly. Document your injuries, treatments, and medical expenses thoroughly. Medical records play a vital role in establishing the nature and extent of your injuries.

    2. Report the Accident

      As soon as possible after the accident, report it to your insurance provider. Be prepared to provide all relevant information, including details about the incident, injuries, and damages. Your insurance company will initiate a claim and assign an adjuster to your case.

    3. Investigation and Determining Fault

      The assigned adjuster will investigate the accident. They’ll assess the scene, review police reports, interview witnesses, and evaluate evidence. Determining fault is crucial, as it impacts how your claim is processed. If another driver’s negligence caused the accident, their insurer may be liable for your damages.

    4. Negotiating a Settlement

      Your adjuster will negotiate with the other party’s insurance company. They’ll aim to reach a fair settlement that covers your losses. Be prepared for back-and-forth negotiations. If an agreement is reached, you’ll receive compensation.

    5. Legal Action (If Necessary)

      If negotiations fail or the settlement offer is inadequate, legal action may be necessary. Taking the case to court involves filing a complaint, engaging in discovery, attending pre-trial hearings, and presenting evidence in front of a judge and jury. During the trial, a jury will determine the outcome of the case, while the judge ensures adherence to rules of evidence and procedure.

For an easier process and the best chance of a positive outcome, consider seeking legal help. A seasoned attorney will help put together a strong case, and fight for the best result, even if it means going to court.

Proving Liability And Negligence In A Motorcycle Accident Case

In a motorcycle accident lawsuit, winning hinges on proving liability and negligence. This means proving that the other party acted carelessly, causing your injuries. The legal burden rests on your shoulders to establish four key elements:

  1. Duty of Care

    Every driver on the road owes a duty of care to others. This duty requires using reasonable caution to prevent harm. In the context of motorcycle accidents, both motorcyclists and other drivers must adhere to this standard.

  2. Breach of Duty

    To prove negligence, you must show that the at-fault party breached their duty of care. This breach could involve reckless behavior (such as running a red light) or failing to take necessary precautions (like checking mirrors before changing lanes).

  3. Causation

    Next, establish a direct link between the breach of duty and the accident. Did the negligent action directly lead to the collision? For instance, if a driver fails to yield the right of way, causing a motorcycle crash, this establishes causation.

  4. Damages

    Finally, demonstrate the harm suffered due to the accident. These damages can include physical injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Proper documentation of injuries and related costs strengthens your case. Common motorcycle accident injuries include head injuries, spinal cord injuries, road rash, fractures, and soft tissue injuries.

The Types Of Compensation Available For Motorcycle Accident Victims

Motorcycle accidents can leave victims grappling with significant financial burdens along with physical and emotional trauma. Luckily, various types of compensation can help alleviate these hardships.

  1. Economic Damages

    These are tangible losses that can be quantified, which include:

    • Medical Expenses: Covering emergency treatment, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and any future medical care related to the injury.
    • Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: Compensation for income lost due to the accident and the impact on future earning potential.
    • Property Damage: Repair or replacement costs for the motorcycle and other damaged personal property.
  2. Non-Economic Damages

    These address intangible losses such as the following:

    • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for physical pain and emotional distress resulting from the motorcycle accident.
    • Loss of Enjoyment of Life: Awarded when injuries prevent participation in activities and hobbies previously enjoyed.
    • Emotional Distress: Covers anxiety, depression, trauma, and other psychological impacts.

Fighting against insurance companies can be overwhelming. Make sure to consult a skilled motorcycle accident lawyer to help you understand your rights and maximize the compensation you deserve.

Motorcycle Laying On The Road With A Drivers HelmetThe Role of Insurance Companies

Insurance companies play a significant role in the aftermath of motorcycle accidents. As the victim, your insurance policy might provide Medical Payments Coverage (MedPay) to help with handling your medical bills, regardless of fault. Additionally, Collision Coverage can help repair or replace a damaged motorcycle. However, the bigger picture often involves the at-fault party’s insurance company.

This company is responsible for compensating the injured rider for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Here’s where things can get tricky. Insurance companies are profit-driven entities, and their goal is to minimize payouts. Insurance adjusters negotiate settlements with accident victims, aiming to settle for as little compensation as possible. They might employ tactics like downplaying injuries, denying claims outright, or offering lowball settlements. This is where Mountain States Injury Law steps in to advocate for you.

How Mountain States Injury Law Deals With Insurance Companies

At Mountain States Injury Law, we recognize that insurance companies play a pivotal role in personal injury cases. As victims seek compensation, these entities become central to the claims process. Here’s how we assist our clients and what makes us best suited in dealing with insurance companies:

Understanding the Landscape

Our journey begins by comprehending the intricate insurance landscape. We know that insurers often aim to limit their financial liability. Their primary goal is to settle cases swiftly and minimize payouts. Armed with this knowledge, we approach each case strategically.

Advocacy and Communication

When clients turn to us, we become their advocates. We bridge the gap between victims and insurance adjusters. Our team communicates openly and transparently, ensuring clients understand their rights and options. We demystify the legal jargon, empowering clients to make informed decisions.

Countering Undervaluation Strategies

Having worked as an insurance adjuster, our founder, Dale G. Casares, brings invaluable insight. She understands the tactics insurers employ to undervalue claims. Armed with this knowledge, we build robust cases. We present compelling evidence, demonstrating the true extent of our clients’ losses.

Comprehensive Legal Support

Our team of attorneys is licensed in Colorado, Montana, and Idaho. This broad coverage allows us to provide comprehensive legal support across the Mountain States region. Whether it’s negotiating with insurers or representing clients in court, we’re equipped to fight for what our clients deserve.

When working with our car and motorcycle personal injury team, you can expect:

  • An advocate for your case and unique situation
  • Open communication from our team
  • Clear explanations of the legal process for your case
  • We understand that this may be your first accident claim, and we’ll guide you patiently

Talk to a lawyer today for a free consultation. We won’t charge a fee until your claim is settled. You deserve to get your life back after a car crash. Meet Dale G. Casares, a personal injury attorney who takes cases in our offices in Castle Rock, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Highlands Ranch, Douglas County, and the entire state of Colorado.

Tips For Choosing The Right Motorcycle Accident Lawyer In Colorado

Finding the right lawyer after a motorcycle accident in Colorado is crucial to securing the compensation you deserve. Here are some key tips to guide your search:

Specialization and Experience

Look for a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law and has specific experience with motorcycle accidents. Not all attorneys handle these cases, so finding one with the relevant expertise is essential. Consider their track record of successfully representing motorcycle crash victims.

Reputation and Reviews

Check online reviews and testimonials. What do previous clients say about the lawyer’s services? Positive reviews indicate client satisfaction and a lawyer’s ability to deliver results. Look for consistent positive feedback and a strong reputation within the legal community.

Communication Skills

Effective communication is vital. A good lawyer will proactively reach out to you, provide regular updates, and explain legal complexities clearly. Clear communication ensures you’re informed throughout the process.

Case Success Rate

Inquire about the lawyer’s success rate in handling motorcycle accident cases. Ask for details about settlements and verdicts they’ve secured for previous clients. A high success rate demonstrates their ability to achieve favorable outcomes.

Personalized Attention

Choose an attorney who treats your case with personal care and attention. Avoid firms that treat clients as mere numbers. You deserve personalized service and a lawyer who listens to your concerns and tailors their approach accordingly.

Choosing the right motorcycle accident lawyer in Colorado involves considering factors like experience, specialization, reputation, communication, and resources. Make an informed decision to pursue fair compensation with confidence.

Take Charge of Your Recovery

Mountain States Injury Law’s team of experts tackles car and motorcycle cases head-on. We understand the Colorado legal landscape and the specific challenges motorcycle riders face. Prioritizing clear communication, we’ll keep you informed throughout the process. Don’t just take our word for it – see how our personalized strategies have helped past clients achieve success in their testimonials. Call us for a free consultation and let Mountain States Injury Law fight for the compensation you deserve.