June 2022

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Laws for Motorcyclists in Colorado

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Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating: speeding along a scenic roadway, the wind in your hair, enjoying the sites and sounds of nature. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle is also dangerous. Like bicycles, the exposed nature of the vehicle makes motorcyclists much more vulnerable when an accident occurs, no matter how minor. You can reduce your chances of being involved in a deadly crash by knowing motorcyclist laws in Colorado, as well as a few tips to keep yourself safe.  Do Motorcyclists in Colorado Have to Wear a Helmet? Although helmets have been shown to drastically reduce the risk of injury and death,...

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Most Common Insurance Claims for Summertime

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Most of us look forward to summer with its warmer days, trips to the pool, and endless barbecues. Like any season, however, summer comes with inherent hazards that can lead to property damage or injury if you don’t take precautions. Certain insurance claims are much more common in the hotter months. Knowing what to look out for can help you avoid having to file one of these common summertime insurance claims and possibly deal with costly damage.  Top 5 Insurance Claims for Summer 1. Fires Outside the Home Summer is the time for grilling. Unfortunately, grills are also a huge fire hazard resulting...

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Who Is Responsible For a Bad Drug Reaction?

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Medications often come with a laundry list of potential side effects, ranging from mild to severe. You have likely experienced a reaction to a drug at least once in your lifetime. Over 4 million Americans visit the emergency room every year with complaints related to a new medication.  While side effects are often a necessary evil when taking a new drug, there are certain steps that both the pharmaceutical company and prescribing healthcare professional must take to ensure no one is unexpectedly harmed by a medication.  When is a Pharmaceutical Company Liable for Side Effects? It is the duty of the drug manufacturer...

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Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado

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Pedestrian accidents account for about 70,000 injuries nationally and 5,000 deaths. 92 of these deaths occured in Colorado in 2021. Sadly, the majority of such accidents affect our most vulnerable population: senior citizens and children. Laws in Colorado exist to protect pedestrians from moving vehicles. Knowing these laws can help you and your loved ones stay safe when crossing the street.  When Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur? There may be no justifiable reason for hitting someone when they are crossing the street, but there are a few scenarios when it is more likely to happen: Turning right on a red light Many pedestrians are struck...

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