What is an Expert Witness?

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Expert Witness Testimony in a Personal Injury Case When legal disputes involve complex technical or specialized knowledge, one or more expert witnesses may be consulted. Expert witnesses are individuals who possess specialized knowledge, training, or experience in a particular field relevant to a legal case. They provide unbiased, professional opinions and testimony to assist the court in understanding matters that lie beyond the knowledge of the average person. In this article, we will explore the role of expert witnesses, look at some examples, and discuss the impact an expert witness can have on a personal injury case. When is an Expert Witness...

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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 Bus Accident Attorney

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Bus accidents can be especially dangerous, resulting in numerous injuries to more than one person. They are more common than you may think. In fact, the US Department of Transportation estimates there are at least 183 bus accidents a day, or 67,000 per year. Read our article to learn more about these types of crashes and when you should hire a bus accident attorney if you or a loved one is injured. What Causes Bus Accidents? Bus accidents can have various causes, many of them similar to smaller vehicles, including: Driver impairment or intoxication Hazardous road conditions Inclement weather Speeding Mechanical failure However,...

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Who is Liable for Falling Objects?

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Falling objects account for a significant number of injuries in the US, especially for workers on construction sites. In fact,  “contact with objects or equipment” was the third leading cause of job-related death in 2021, and the fourth leading cause of non-work related injuries in 2020. Property owners have a responsibility to both their employees and the general public to keep conditions free of hazards, including the potential for falling objects. Read our article to learn more about these types of accidents and what to do if you or a loved one is injured. What Are Some Examples of Falling Objects? The...

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Respondeat Superior in Personal Injury

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Respondeat superior is a legal doctrine that assigns liability to an employer for the negligent actions of an employee. Let’s take a look at some common examples of when respondeat superior may be invoked in a premises liability or personal injury case, and what to do if you are hurt by an employee at a place of business.  What Does Respondeat Superior Mean? Respondeat superior is a Latin phrase meaning “that the master must answer.” It has its roots in Ancient Rome, where it was largely applied to slaves who had caused injury to a third party while in the service of...

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Burn Injury Lawyer for Unlawful Fireworks

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Fireworks are quite the spectacle. We love them for their beauty and their ability to underscore the importance of a particular event, whether it is a national holiday or a private affair. But there is a reason why certain types are illegal to use at home. Unlawful use of fireworks can cause serious injuries and property damage. Read our article to learn more about which types of fireworks are illegal in the state of Colorado and when to contact a burn injury lawyer if you are in an accident.  What Types of Fireworks Are Illegal in Colorado? By their incendiary nature, all...

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Amusement Park Accidents

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With summer fast approaching, many amusement parks are getting ready to re-open for the season. Most of the time, these theme parks are a wholesome way to spend a day with family and friends. But rollercoasters and other thrilling rides are not without risks. Approximately 30,000 individuals were treated in emergency rooms in 2016 for injuries related to amusement park accidents. You may be wondering what your options are if you or someone you know was hurt at a theme park. Can you file a lawsuit for amusement park accidents? Read our article to find out more.  What Types of Accidents...

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What to Expect During a Free Attorney Consultation

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At the end of each of our posts, we encourage you to contact us for a “free attorney consultation.” But what, exactly, happens during one of these meetings? What sorts of questions will you be asked, and what information do you need to bring along? In this article, we will help you understand what to expect during a free attorney consultation and how you can best prepare. Why Do Attorneys Offer Free Consultations? The free attorney consultation is offered by many lawyers as a means of protecting both themselves and you. First of all, it allows the attorney to evaluate your situation...

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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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Dashcams in Accident Cases

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Can a Dashcam Help Your Car Accident Case? After a car or trucking accident, you may be emotionally rattled or severely injured; this is not exactly conducive to retaining certain information that may prove essential in an insurance claim or personal injury case. If the other driver flees the scene, for example, you may not have the presence of mind to note a license plate number or even the make of the vehicle. Dashcams have become increasingly popular in the last decade as a means of capturing vital details in an accident. But can a dash cam really help your car...

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