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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Compensation For A Dog Bite With Nerve Damage

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Getting bitten by a dog can be a terrifying and traumatic experience, and not just in the moment. Victims may be affected for years to come, especially if the injury was serious. A dog bite with nerve damage, for example, can lead to permanent impairment and chronic pain. Pet owners have a duty to keep visitors safe, and those who fail to do so should be held accountable. Read our blog post to learn more about dog bites with nerve damage and when to speak to a dog bite attorney.  Dog Bite Laws in Colorado Dog bites in Colorado fall under strict...

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What is Loss of Consortium?

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When it comes to personal injury, many people will only consider the person directly involved in the accident. The negligence of another, however, can also have a profound impact on loved ones, especially the spouse. “Loss of consortium” is often a consideration in wrongful death cases, but it can apply to personal injury claims as well. It is a legal premise meant to account for the suffering a spouse may endure after a partner is severely injured.  Loss of Consortium Definition Following a bad accident, the road to recovery from personal injury can be painful physically and emotionally. The injured person’s  life...

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Truck Blind Spots

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Commercial trucks are an essential part of our transportation system, carrying goods across vast distances in record time. Because of their size and height, many drivers mistakenly think that truck drivers have enhanced visibility of the cars around them. Unfortunately, the opposite is true. It is important for both truck drivers and everyone else to understand where truck blind spots are to avoid accidents related to them.  Truck Blind Spots, aka The “No Zone Areas” Semi-truck blind spots are also called “no zones.” The no zones are areas around trucks where cars become invisible to the truck driver. These zones can be...

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Slip and Fall Lawsuit: Do Shoes Matter?

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Slip and fall accidents are among the most common personal and work injury claims. While many factors contribute to these incidents, one often overlooked aspect is the role of clothing and footwear. It may seem surprising, but what a claimant was wearing at the time of an accident can influence the outcome of a slip and fall lawsuit. After all, proper footwear is just as important as a well-maintained surface in avoiding slips. Read our article to learn more.  Shoes and Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit When a slip and fall accident occurs, the immediate assumption might be to attribute the blame...

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Dangers of Brake Checking

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Brake checking, a maneuver where a driver suddenly slows down or slams on their brakes to intimidate or retaliate against another driver, is a dangerous behavior that can have severe consequences on the road. While it may seem like a valid form of expressing frustration, brake checking often leads to accidents, injuries, and legal complications.  What is Brake Checking? Brake checking occurs when a driver abruptly slows down or stops their vehicle, typically in response to feeling tailgated, cut off, or otherwise provoked by another driver. This action is often done intentionally as a way to force the trailing vehicle to react...

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Why Highway Hypnosis Can Cause Accidents

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Driving can be a mundane activity, but it is also one that requires constant attention and focus. Nonetheless, many of us have experienced a time or two where our minds wandered–perhaps to the point where we were not even consciously driving anymore. This phenomenon, known as “highway hypnosis,” is quite common, especially among truck drivers who spend extended periods on the road. But highway hypnosis can lead to serious consequences, especially if it involves a 60,000 lb trailer truck.  What is Highway Hypnosis? Highway hypnosis, also referred to as "white line fever" or "driving without awareness," is an altered mental state that...

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What is Seat Belt Syndrome?

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Seat belts unequivocally save lives. According to research by the National Safety Council, 50 percent of all accident-related deaths may have been prevented simply by wearing a seat belt. While safety belts are essential, they are not without inherent hazards, especially in a bad crash. Seat Belt Syndrome is a collection of injuries that can be sustained as a consequence of seat belts during a car accident. These injuries can range from minor to severe, and they may appear immediately or have a delayed onset. Read our article to learn more about Seat Belt Syndrome and when to speak to...

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What to Do If You Have Car Accident PTSD

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Car accidents are frightening experiences that can leave a lasting impact on those involved. While physical injuries are often the immediate focus, the psychological effects can be equally significant, leading to conditions like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD following a car accident is a complex mental health issue that can affect anyone, regardless of the accident's severity. And, just like physical injuries, you deserve compensation for your mental health needs. What is Car Accident PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that develops after a person experiences a traumatic event. In the context of car accidents, it can arise...

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Accident Reconstruction in Your Personal Injury Claim

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Car accidents happen. In many cases, you exchange insurance information in good faith with the other driver or drivers, and let the adjusters do the rest. In other cases, however, things can get complicated quickly. Liability may not be clear, with both parties asserting their innocence.  In such cases, an accident reconstruction specialist can help clarify matters. These are expert witnesses whose testimony can offer scientific backing to claims of negligence.  What Do Accident Reconstruction Experts Do? Accident reconstruction experts are highly trained professionals with expertise in engineering, physics, and investigation. They specialize in analyzing and reconstructing the circumstances of a car...

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