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Social Media in a Personal Injury Case

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The use of social media has become ingrained in many of our lives. From random tweets to vertical videos on TikTok, there are seemingly endless ways for us to make our presence known on the internet. But just because something is widespread does not mean it is safe. Taking precautions when posting on social media is something everyone should do in general; but it is especially important if you are pursuing a personal injury case. Read our article to find out ways in which social media may harm a personal injury case and tips for avoiding situations that may impact...

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Examples of Bad Faith Insurance Tactics

Insurance form with red "rejected" stamp to indicate a bad faith insurance claim

Insurance companies are meant to provide peace of mind when the unthinkable happens. You pay your monthly premiums in good faith, assuming that your provider will fully assist you should you need to file a claim. Unfortunately, there are instances when insurance carriers may go out of their way to deny or delay a claim. These practices are known as “bad faith” tactics, and they are prosecutable by law. Read our examples of some of the more common bad faith insurance tactics to know what to watch out for.  Common Bad Faith Insurance Examples No Reason Given for Denial Your insurance carrier must...

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Proving Driver Fatigue After and Accident

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Driver fatigue is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents, especially among truck drivers. Drowsy driving was responsible for approximately 6400 deaths in 2021, as well as about 100,000 police-reported, non-fatal crashes and $12.5 million in financial losses. Despite these alarming statistics, proving driver fatigue after an accident can be complicated. A skilled attorney will help you form a case to demonstrate to both insurance and a jury that driver fatigue (and, therefore, negligence) directly contributed to the crash.  How Does Driver Fatigue Cause Accidents? Drowsy driving can have an effect not dissimilar from alcohol. In fact, after a period...

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What is a Medical Lien?

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After a serious personal injury or car accident, you may be in need of urgent medical care. Emergency services can be shockingly expensive: the average ER bill for the US in 2019 was around $1,150. If you need extensive treatment and imaging, this can add up to thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars more. You may be wondering how these medical bills are addressed in the case of a personal injury or motor vehicle accident. In most cases, your provider will enact what is known as a “medical lien.”  What is a Medical Lien? If you do not have health...

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Proving Soft Tissue Injuries After a Car Accident

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Car accidents can result in a range of injuries, from whiplash to broken bones. In general, when you are injured in a collision, you will have medical documentation to support your diagnosis and the cost of treatment. This can then be used by your insurance adjuster to add to your settlement amount. In some cases, however, your injuries may be more difficult to prove. Proving soft tissue injuries after a car accident can be especially complicated, predominantly because they are not often detected on x-rays or other imaging.  But soft tissue injuries can be just as debilitating as other injuries and...

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Delivery Driver Slip and Fall Injuries

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What to Do If You Are Hurt Delivering Food or Packages These days, we rely on delivery drivers for just about everything, from groceries to takeout. These individuals spend a good amount of time both on the road and walking to and from homes where they drop off goods. This means they are more likely than most to be exposed to the elements, including rain, snow, or ice. These weather conditions can result in dangerous conditions that lead to  slip and fall accidents for drivers who are out on their routes. Unfortunately, such accidents can cause serious injuries and even death....

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Avoid Burglaries During the Holidays

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Although burglaries are statistically more common during the summer, they also increase during the winter holidays. Along with many of us spending time away from our homes, we also tend to leave our gifts and valuables on full display-sometimes even with the windows open. This can be very enticing for a potential thief. Keep your home safe and avoid burglaries during the holidays by following a few easy steps.  Deter Burglars During the Holidays Know the Statistics Start by knowing the statistics of when and how burglaries occur. This can help you take specific steps to protect your home.  When Do Burglaries Happen? Most burglaries...

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Top Holiday Driving Hazards

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The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. Unfortunately, they are also a time when motor vehicle accidents can skyrocket. Many of us find ourselves driving longer distances more frequently, whether it is a road trip to see family or daily stops at the mall for last-minute gifts.  More time spent on the road combined with certain holiday driving hazards can result in an increased chance for a collision. We have put together a list of the top holiday driving hazards and how you can best avoid them to enjoy a safe, happy holiday season.  Most Common Traffic Accidents...

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Ski and Snowboard Accidents in Colorado

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Each Winter, millions of people flock to the Colorado Rockies for a taste of some of the world’s finest skiing and snowboarding. A few things are to be expected: expensive passes, lots of traffic, and long lift lines. What is not always expected is a serious accident. Of course, skiing and snowboarding carry inherent risks. Most of us will take at least a few good tumbles throughout the season. But what if an injury is not your fault? Can you sue another skier or snowboarder, or even the resort where the injury took place? Read our article to learn more.  The...

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Determining Fault in Rear End Accidents

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Rear end accidents are some of the most common motor vehicle accidents. They can also be immensely destructive, causing property damage to multiple vehicles and/or bodily injury. You may be wondering how fault is determined in such an accident. Is it always the fault of the driver in the back, as insurance companies would have you believe? How can you be compensated if you accidentally rear ended someone and you feel they are partially at fault?  Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault in Rear End Accidents? Drivers are expected to maintain a safe distance between themselves and the vehicle in front...

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