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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Can You Own a Pitbull in Denver?

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In January of 2021, the city of Denver elected to overturn a decades long ban on pitbulls within the city. Residents may now own up to two pit bulls, but the dogs are still considered “restricted breeds,” and owners must take special steps to lawfully keep them on and in their premises. Read our article to find out how you can own a pitbull in Denver and what the specific requirements are for having one. Why Were Pitbulls Banned in Denver? Before we begin, it is useful to take a look at why Denver banned pit bulls in the first place. The...

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What is An Attractive Nuisance?

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The Attractive Nuisance Doctrine was enacted during the 1870s to protect children who were injured on another’s property, even if they were there uninvited (i.e. trespassing). Children are more vulnerable to certain injuries and can be easily enticed by so called “attractive nuisances.” What, exactly, qualifies as an attractive nuisance? And when do you have the right to sue for injuries sustained by a child while playing on or near one of these objects? Read our article to find out more. Examples of Attractive Nuisance As the name suggests, an “attractive nuisance” is something that is tempting for children, but ultimately poses...

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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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Can You Sue for Food Poisoning?

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48 million Americans suffer food poisoning every year, with some 128,000 hospitalized and another 3,000 dying. Senior citizens and children under five are particularly vulnerable to more severe illness in cases of food poisoning. What happens if you experience severe symptoms and need to be hospitalized? Can you sue a restaurant for food poisoning, at least to help offset medical bills? Read our article to find out more. What is Food Poisoning? “Food poisoning” is a broad term describing a transient illness resulting from food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, or other disease-causing agents. Some of the most common pathogens related to...

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Playground Injuries

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Who is at Fault if Your Child is Hurt on the Playground? Playground injuries are very common. In fact, the CDC reports that more than 200,000 children visit the ER every year for accidents on the playground. In many cases, the cause of these injuries is benign. Children are not as coordinated as adults and often take additional risks due to inexperience. In other cases, however, the injury may be the result of negligence. For example, who is at fault if your child is hurt on the playground due to faulty equipment or lack of maintenance? Do you have the right...

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When to Hire a Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

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Catastrophic Injury After an Accident Injuries that are severe enough to cause permanent impairment or loss of function and that require lifelong care are known as  “catastrophic injuries.” As the name suggests, these injuries can have a profoundly negative effect on a victim’s quality of life. Furthermore, the cost of medical care entailed by these injuries can be exorbitant. A catastrophic injury lawyer is essential if your injuries were caused due to the negligence of another, such as after a car accident. He or she can help you seek just compensation for both medical bills and pain and suffering.  What is a...

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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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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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