The Deadly Chaos of A Pile Up Accident

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  A pile up accident is a terrifying scenario that can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute, you are driving peacefully toward your destination, the next you are trapped between two or more vehicles and scrambling to piece together what happened. Understanding how and why these accidents occur can help you avoid becoming a victim.  What is a Pile Up Accident? A pile up accident, also known as a multi-vehicle collision or a chain reaction crash, occurs when three or more vehicles collide in a series of impacts. These accidents often happen on highways or freeways, where vehicles are traveling...

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When to Accept a First Settlement Offer

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Being involved in a car accident is a distressing experience, and dealing with insurance companies can add another layer of complexity to an already challenging situation. You may be eager to settle so you can pay down bills or just move on from the whole experience. But accepting the first offer from the other party’s insurance carrier is not always in your best interest. You may or may not be aware that you have the right to dispute the amount, and even seek legal assistance if the first offer is unfair. Let’s take a look at when it may be...

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Do You Need an Uber Accident Lawyer?

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Rideshare programs, such as Uber and Lyft, have become wildly popular in the last decade. They offer both job opportunities and, in most cases, a safe and affordable means of transportation. But Uber drivers are human, and just as prone to making mistakes as other drivers. Likewise, they are not immune to the negligence of others on the road. So what happens if you are injured in an accident involving an Uber? Do you need to hire an Uber accident lawyer, or do you go through car insurance? The answer depends on several factors.  What if the Uber Driver Caused the...

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Avoid Hitting a Deer in Colorado

Deer crossing a road in Colorado

Colorado's natural beauty is a wonder to behold, but it also brings with it a unique set of challenges for drivers. One of these challenges is the presence of wildlife, particularly deer and elk. These large animals are abundant in Colorado, and during their migration seasons, they become even more active and unpredictable on the roads. Thousands of accidents are reported annually, either from hitting an animal or swerving to avoid one. Read our tips for avoiding a wildlife collision this migration season.  How to Avoid Hitting a Deer with Your Car Be Aware of Migration Seasons Colorado's deer and elk migrations typically...

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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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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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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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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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