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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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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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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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Hiring a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

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Head Injuries after a Trucking Accident Collisions with tractor trailers or semi-trucks can result in significant injury to the driver and passengers of the smaller vehicle. The size and weight disparity between an 18-wheeler and a regular car can turn even a fender bender into an urgent medical situation. Unfortunately, some of the most common injuries that occur as a result of a trucking accident are to the head and brain. These can have long-lasting consequences and result in severe impairment. As you recover, it is crucial that you consult with a traumatic brain injury attorney to ensure you are fairly...

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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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The Blind Spot: Who Is At Fault in an Accident

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Blind spot accidents account for approximately 840,000 accidents and 300 deaths every year. These types of accidents occur for various reasons and in a wide variety of circumstances but, in essence a blind spot accident occurs because one driver did not see another. Who, then, is at fault in such a situation? Is it the driver who failed to see the other vehicle, or is it the driver who knowingly or unknowingly entered the other car’s blind spot?  The answer to this question is not always straightforward. Generally speaking, the person who did not have the right of way at the...

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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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Phantom Vehicle Insurance Claims

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Automobiles that are responsible for causing accidents without making physical contact are known as “phantom” vehicles, and they pose a serious threat. Most drivers will, at some point, find themselves in a situation on the road where they are compelled to make a risky maneuver due to the recklessness of another driver. They may have to suddenly swerve to miss hitting another vehicle, slam on the brakes, or veer quickly to the shoulder in an attempt to avoid an accident.  Sometimes these maneuvers pay off and a serious accident is averted. Other times, the worst happens: a collision still occurs, and...

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7 Unusual Colorado Driving Laws You May Not Know

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Certain traffic laws go without saying: stopping at a red light, yielding to pedestrians, wearing your seatbelt. Other laws may not be as well-known, however, and are frequently violated by drivers as a result. As strange as some of these rules may sound, they are still law in the state of Colorado. You can be held liable and even face jail time if you are found disobeying any of these laws, especially if an accident occurs as a result. Here are the top unusual Colorado driving laws that you may not know.  Lesser Known Traffic Rules in Colorado 1. You Cannot Buy...

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