How a Pedestrian Accident Attorney Can Help You

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Pedestrian accidents are on the rise, with an estimated 7500 individuals killed on roadways in 2022. This is the highest number of fatalities in more than 40 years. Pedestrians are inherently more vulnerable to severe and potentially fatal injuries, especially with larger vehicles. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by understanding some of the most common causes of these types of accidents and when to speak to a pedestrian accident attorney.  Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents Distracted Driving One of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents is distracted driving. Drivers engrossed in their phones, adjusting the radio, or attending to other distractions...

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What is Standing to Sue?

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Standing to sue is a legal principle that describes the right of an individual to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Not everyone is automatically entitled to bring suit, however. Standing to sue is built on three essential elements: injury in fact, causation, and redressability. A plaintiff and his or her attorney must be able to prove each of these elements in order to pursue a settlement in or out of court.  Standing to Sue Elements Injury in Fact The first element of standing to sue is called  "injury in fact." This means that the party bringing the lawsuit must have suffered...

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What is Seat Belt Syndrome?

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Seat belts unequivocally save lives. According to research by the National Safety Council, 50 percent of all accident-related deaths may have been prevented simply by wearing a seat belt. While safety belts are essential, they are not without inherent hazards, especially in a bad crash. Seat Belt Syndrome is a collection of injuries that can be sustained as a consequence of seat belts during a car accident. These injuries can range from minor to severe, and they may appear immediately or have a delayed onset. Read our article to learn more about Seat Belt Syndrome and when to speak to...

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What is an HOS Violation?

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Maintaining safety on the roads is critical, especially where trailer trucks are concerned. Their massive size alone means that a collision can result in significantly worse injuries and property damage than in a normal collision. Operating a commercial truck is, therefore, a serious undertaking. Drivers must adhere to a strict set of rules known as “hours of service (HOS) regulations.” An HOS violation occurs when one or more of these regulations is ignored, potentially leading to serious consequences. Let’s take a look at some of the more common HOS violations and what to do if you are involved in an...

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When to Accept a First Settlement Offer

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Being involved in a car accident is a distressing experience, and dealing with insurance companies can add another layer of complexity to an already challenging situation. You may be eager to settle so you can pay down bills or just move on from the whole experience. But accepting the first offer from the other party’s insurance carrier is not always in your best interest. You may or may not be aware that you have the right to dispute the amount, and even seek legal assistance if the first offer is unfair. Let’s take a look at when it may be...

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Why Truck Accidents Increase in Winter

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As the winter season rolls in, it brings with it a host of challenges for drivers on the road. Among those most affected are truck drivers, who navigate their massive vehicles through adverse weather conditions that significantly increase the risk of accidents. The combination of snow, ice, reduced visibility, and other winter-related factors often leads to a surge in truck accidents during these months. Causes of Winter Truck Accidents Adverse Weather Conditions  Winter brings snowstorms, icy roads, sleet, and freezing rain, all of which create hazardous driving conditions. These adverse weather elements reduce tire traction and increase the chances of skidding or sliding,...

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Signs of Drunk Driving

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Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious and dangerous offense that puts not only the impaired driver at risk but also everyone else on the road. Did you know that certain behaviors and actions can indicate a driver is inebriated? Learning how to spot these signs of drunk driving can help you and your loved ones avoid a potentially life-altering accident.  Common Signs of Drunk Driving The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed a handbook of over 100 signs of drunk driving that can be used by law enforcement to predict a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08...

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Car Mods in Colorado

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Car modifications have become a popular way for automobile enthusiasts to personalize their vehicles, enhance performance, and stand out on the road. From minor cosmetic changes to engine overhauls, car mods are a fun way to make a vehicle feel more like your own. But not all modifications are legal. To help you stay informed, we’ve compiled a list of Colorado’s policies regarding common car mods.  Colorado Laws Regarding Car Modifications Window Tinting Colorado requires a certain percentage of light be transmitted throughout the vehicle. Current laws stipulate that 70 percent of light be visible through the windshield, and at least 27 percent...

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Accident Reconstruction in Your Personal Injury Claim

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Car accidents happen. In many cases, you exchange insurance information in good faith with the other driver or drivers, and let the adjusters do the rest. In other cases, however, things can get complicated quickly. Liability may not be clear, with both parties asserting their innocence.  In such cases, an accident reconstruction specialist can help clarify matters. These are expert witnesses whose testimony can offer scientific backing to claims of negligence.  What Do Accident Reconstruction Experts Do? Accident reconstruction experts are highly trained professionals with expertise in engineering, physics, and investigation. They specialize in analyzing and reconstructing the circumstances of a car...

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Do You Need an Uber Accident Lawyer?

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Rideshare programs, such as Uber and Lyft, have become wildly popular in the last decade. They offer both job opportunities and, in most cases, a safe and affordable means of transportation. But Uber drivers are human, and just as prone to making mistakes as other drivers. Likewise, they are not immune to the negligence of others on the road. So what happens if you are injured in an accident involving an Uber? Do you need to hire an Uber accident lawyer, or do you go through car insurance? The answer depends on several factors.  What if the Uber Driver Caused the...

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