April 2022

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Do You Need An Attorney After a Truck Accident?

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There are about 3 million semi trucks in operation across the United States. The average truck is about 72 feet long, 9 feet wide, and 14 feet tall. Even with nothing in the cargo bay, an unladen semi truck can weigh as much as 35,000 lbs. When towing cargo, the US allows for a total weight of up to 80,000 pounds. For reference, that is about the weight of ten Asian elephants.  Suffice to say, semi trucks are big. As a result, accidents involving these trucks can have devastating consequences. About 500,000 truck accidents occur each year in the US, about...

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What Do Adjusters Do?

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Insurance companies employ adjusters to help facilitate the processing of a claim. Whether you are seeking reimbursement for home, auto, health, or life insurance, odds are you will be working directly or indirectly with an adjuster. In general, adjusters exist as a liaison between the policyholder and the insurer. The work of an adjuster can be broken down to accommodate various subtasks and specialties. We will take a look at three common types of adjusters and their typical responsibilities.  Company Adjuster A company adjuster is the most common type of adjuster. These individuals are employed by your insurance company to help process your...

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Why Is Hail So Destructive?

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How to Know When Hail Will Cause Damage Hail is very much a part of Colorado’s storm season, and it is the primary culprit in millions of dollars in insurance claims every year. To understand why hail is so destructive, it is useful to learn how and why it occurs in the first place. Reviewing the science of hail formation can also be helpful in predicting when it might happen next. What Is Hail? Hail is a kind of frozen precipitation that occurs during a thunderstorm. It begins as water droplets (rain) that are carried upwards by strong wind currents called “updrafts.” These...

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Common Roofing scams and How to Avoid Them

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Colorado’s storm season is rapidly approaching. In addition to preparing your home for physical damage and reviewing your insurance policy, you will also need to brace yourself for potential roofing scams.  Unfortunately, areas that have recently been hit by storms are prime targets for roofing scammers. Scams are also prevalent in areas with large senior populations or with older model homes. Being aware of some of the more common roofing scams can help you avoid becoming a victim.  Top 5 Roofing Scams   1. The Storm Chaser Immediately after a storm, national companies will often send hundreds of sales representatives to the most severely impacted...

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