Avoid Teen Car Accidents in Summer

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School’s out for the summer, which means more teens on the road. While there are plenty of responsible young drivers out there, the sheer increase in teens behind the wheel during the summer months means the probability of a crash goes up significantly. In fact, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been labeled the “Deadliest 100 Days” for teen drivers by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Read our article to find out more about teen driving and what parents can do to help their children stay safe on the road. Why Teens Have More Accidents in Summer In...

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Can Pre-Existing Conditions Affect My Personal Injury Case?

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Personal injury cases are rarely black and white. There are a lot of factors that go into building a solid case, and you can be sure both your insurance company and the at-fault party’s lawyer will look for ways to shift blame to you and negatively affect your settlement. One of the ways they do this is by suggesting your injuries existed prior to the accident, so you cannot claim compensation for medical bills, lost wages, or other damages related to them. While it is true that pre-existing conditions can complicate a personal injury case, they do not mean you...

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When to Hire a Boat Accident Lawyer

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Boating is a favorite summer pastime, and with warmer weather fast approaching, we can expect to see more and more of these vehicles out on the lakes. In Colorado alone, there are around 80,000 recreational boaters. While boating can be an exciting activity, boat owners must take steps to ensure the safety of everyone else on the lake. Collisions with other vehicles can cause significant injury or even death. In 2021, 658 people were killed in a boating accident, and another 2,641 were injured. Read our article to determine when to hire a boat accident lawyer and what to expect. Common...

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Delayed Neck Pain After a Fall

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Neck injuries are very common following a fall. In fact, slip and fall accidents are the second leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States. Neck and spinal cord injuries are somewhat notorious for a delayed onset of symptoms. What happens if you begin experiencing delayed neck pain after a fall? Can you still pursue legal action if the fall occurred due to someone else’s negligence? Read our article to find out more. Why Neck Pain Symptoms Are Delayed Immediately following an accident, your body often protects itself with a surge of adrenaline. This is part of the body’s fight...

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Does Insurance Cover Roof Damage After a Snow Storm?

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Colorado is experiencing its first heavy snowfalls of the year, which means we will need to be on the lookout for vulnerable areas of the home-especially the roof. Snow, snow melt, and ice can all cause significant damage to the home if not addressed immediately. In the event you do notice an issue, you may be wondering: does insurance cover roof damage after a snow storm? Read our article to find out more.  What Sorts of Damage Can Snow Cause to the Home? Snow and ice can wreak havoc on several areas of the home, depending on which spots were most affected....

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Don’t Risk a DUI This New Year’s Eve

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The Holiday Season is often synonymous with indulgent food and drink. Eggnog, champagne, mulled wine-the list of enticing and inebriating beverages goes on and on. It is no surprise, then, that we tend to drink more frequently and in greater amounts during the Holidays. This means that drunk driving poses a significant hazard for holiday party-goers. New Year's Eve is particularly risky, with as much as a 116% increase in the chance for a fatal accident due to drunk driving. The likelihood of receiving a DUI is also much higher on New Year’s, largely due to the fact that more...

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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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