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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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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What is a Rollover Accident?

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Rollover car accidents are one of the most deadly forms of crashes. Although statistically rare, they account for nearly 30 percent of traffic fatalities. In 2021 alone, 7,640 people were killed in a rollover accident. Let’s take a closer look at why these types of crashes are so deadly and what you can do to stay safe.  What Counts as a Rollover Accident? An accident is considered a “rollover” when the vehicle tips onto its roof or sides during the crash. Most rollover accidents are preceded by another event, such as an impact with another car or stationary object. However, about ¼...

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Risks of Eating and Drinking in the Car

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In today's fast-paced world, multitasking has become the norm for many individuals. We often find ourselves juggling multiple responsibilities simultaneously, even behind the wheel. One common practice that may seem harmless but can have grave consequences is eating and drinking in the car.  Despite the normalcy associated with this behavior (along with the mixed messages sent by over 200,000 drive-thru restaurants in the US), studies have shown that eating and drinking while driving has similar levels of impairment to texting. Furthermore, the NHTSA estimates that individuals eating while driving are nearly twice as likely to have an accident. Let’s take a...

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Feet on Dashboard Accidents

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When it comes to road safety, we often focus on factors such as speed limits, seat belts, and defensive driving. However, there's one overlooked habit that poses a serious risk to passengers: resting your feet on the dashboard. While it may seem like a comfortable and harmless position during a long drive, the consequences can be severe and even life-altering. Sitting this way in a car accident not only increases the risk of catastrophic injury, it may also affect an insurance claim and/or personal injury settlement amount. Read our article to learn more about feet on dashboard accidents and how...

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Signs of Road Rage in Other Drivers

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We’ve all experienced frustration while out on the road. Maybe someone is driving below the speed limit in the left lane, or you are cut off when trying to merge. But road rage takes this frustration to a new level. It describes overblown, aggressive, and potentially hazardous behaviors in response to the actions of another driver or drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, aggressive driving was a factor in 66 percent of traffic fatalities. Read our article to learn signs of road rage in another driver so you can stay safe and avoid being in an...

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Avoid Teen Car Accidents in Summer

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School’s out for the summer, which means more teens on the road. While there are plenty of responsible young drivers out there, the sheer increase in teens behind the wheel during the summer months means the probability of a crash goes up significantly. In fact, the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day has been labeled the “Deadliest 100 Days” for teen drivers by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Read our article to find out more about teen driving and what parents can do to help their children stay safe on the road. Why Teens Have More Accidents in Summer In...

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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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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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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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