Author: Heather Kleinman

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Podcast: What if I get hurt while skiing?

Your rights and Colorado's Ski Safety Act The holidays are upon us, and ski season is here.  Colorado's mountains call to tourists and locals alike.  Every year people are hurt or even killed on Colorado's slopes.  If you are hurt skiing at a resort what are your rights? By purchasing a lift ticket are you accepting the inherent  risks associated with skiing? We discuss liability, insurance and the Colorado Ski Safety Act. We have a great article up about ski and snowboard accidents, and what to do if you are injured here! ...

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Snowmobile Accidents in Colorado

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Along with skiing and snowboarding, snowmobiling is a popular winter pastime in Colorado. With proper training and driving conditions, operating a snowmobile can be a fun and safe activity. That being said, snowmobiles do pose a risk. These machines can weigh over 500 lbs, which means they have the potential to cause severe injury or even death if an accident occurs. Read our article to learn more about snowmobile accidents in Colorado and what to do if you or a loved one is injured.  Colorado Law Regarding Snowmobiles Colorado sets strict regulations regarding snowmobile usage. In addition to registering the vehicle, all...

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Top 5 Causes of Truck Accidents in Colorado

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Colorado Truck Accident Attorney Knowing what causes truck accidents in Colorado can help you be prepared and stay safer on the road. Trucks form the backbone of American commerce. At any given moment, there are some 3 million trucks on the road, carrying all sorts of goods from one place to another. While there is no denying that these vehicles and their drivers perform an essential service, it is also important to keep in mind how dangerous an accident with one of these trucks can be. It is especially worth noting that, of all fatalities involved in semi truck accidents, 70 percent...

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Child Passenger Safety Laws Colorado

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We all want to keep our youngest passengers as safe as possible. Sometimes, however, we may be distracted or in a hurry and look for ways to get from one place to another as quickly as possible. This may involve overlooking the basic safety requirements for traveling with a child. But allowing a child to sit up front too soon, skip the carseat, or remain unbuckled can not only have disastrous consequences, the driver who allowed it to happen may also face legal repercussions.  What are Colorado’s Child Passenger Law Requirements? Colorado has regulations for child passengers up to a certain age...

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Does Auto Insurance Cover Car Theft?

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The state of Colorado has seen an alarming increase in the number of car thefts in recent years. In fact, as of 2022, it is the top state in the nation for auto theft, with over 24,000 cars already stolen in the first half of this year. If you or someone you know has been a victim of car theft, you may be wondering what to do next and if your vehicle’s insurance will reimburse you.  Why Is Car Theft on the Rise? The most likely reason that car theft is increasing is because it is more lucrative. Inflation and supply chain...

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Slip and Fall Lawsuit

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In the US, slip and fall accidents result in over 1 million visits to the emergency room annually. Injuries caused by these accidents can be severe, and they account for 85% of all fractures sustained by individuals over age 65. While many slip and fall accidents occur within our own homes, there are plenty of instances when they happen on someone else’s property as a result of negligence. In these cases, you have the right to pursue legal action in the form of a slip and fall lawsuit against the person(s) responsible.  What is Premises Liability? Slip and fall cases typically fall...

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Dog Bite Injuries in Colorado

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In most cases, we don’t deserve dogs. Their loyalty, friendship, and service are something mankind has cherished for centuries. In the US, we love dogs so much that 48 million households have at least one canine companion. Unfortunately, with that many dogs, the incidence of dog bites is also on the rise. The CDC reports about 4.5 million dog bites every year, with over 800,000 bites needing medical care. It is important to know your rights and what steps to take should you or a loved one experience a dog bite.  Colorado Dog Bite Law In Colorado, Revised Statutes §13-21-124 state that...

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Single Car Accident Insurance Claims

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The majority of car accidents involve at least two vehicles. However, there are times when only one car may be involved. These accidents, also called “single-car” accidents, occur for a variety of reasons and can be very difficult to prove on an insurance claim. You will need to take careful steps to document your single-car accident in order to receive compensation for damage to your car or for bodily injury.  What Causes Single Car Accidents? Single-car accidents can be caused by any number of reasons, but one of the leading causes is driver negligence. This can be in the form of distracted...

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Common Colorado Insurance Claims for Fall

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The arrival of Fall brings cooler days and a collective excitement for the upcoming holidays. Unfortunately, the drop in temperature and festive hustle-and-bustle can also result in an increase in certain types of insurance claims. Knowing the most common types of insurance claims filed in the fall can help you protect yourself against seasonal risks.  Top 4 Fall Insurance Claims in Colorado 1. Water Damage Water damage from freezing pipes is one of the most common insurance claims filed in colder weather. Inspect your plumbing system and irrigation system for signs of damage and make repairs as soon as possible. Take steps to...

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How to Get Your Pipes Ready for Winter

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Freezing pipes account for a significant percentage of homeowners insurance claims during the colder months. Preparing pipes for winter ahead of time can help you avoid the inconvenience and expense of repairs.  Are Frozen Pipes Covered by Homeowners Insurance? In many cases, yes, your homeowners insurance should cover the damage (minus your deductible) resulting from burst pipes. This scenario falls under “accidental water damage,” which is generally covered under the dwelling protection component of your policy.  That being said, there are a couple exceptions when your claim may be denied: Damage occurred due to lack of routine maintenance Just as with other areas of the...

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