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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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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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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Maximum Medical Improvement in Personal Injury Cases

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The term “Maximum Medical Improvement” (MMI) is most frequently associated with workman’s compensation cases. However, it also plays an important role in personal injury settlements. It can help assign a value to your medical damages, for example, and help predict future damages incurred in the form of lost wages and ongoing medical treatment. Let’s take a closer look at the concept of MMI and how it can impact a personal injury case.  What is Maximum Medical Improvement?  Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) refers to the stage in a person's medical treatment where their condition has stabilized to the fullest extent possible. At this...

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E-Bike Laws in Colorado

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Electric bicycles, or “E-Bikes,” have surged in popularity in the last few years. They allow for the scenic views and cardiovascular benefits of a traditional bike, with the convenience and flexibility of a motor. However, these E-bikes are not without risks. It is important to know and adhere to e-bike laws in Colorado in order to avoid a potentially devastating accident.  What is an E-Bike? An E-Bike utilizes an electric motor to assist the rider while pedaling. There are three classes of E-Bike that may be found on Colorado roads: Class I E-Bikes have motors that work only while pedaling and up...

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Does Colorado Have a Good Samaritan Law

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Good Samaritan Laws are a means of protecting citizens who offer emergency first aid from being prosecuted for worsened or new injuries. All 50 states have a basic Good Samaritan law. A majority of states, including Colorado, have also extended their good samaritan laws to offer immunity to individuals who dial 911 to report a drug overdose. Let’s take a look at some examples of when the Colorado good samaritan law might protect an individual, as well as exceptions to the law and how it might affect a personal injury case.  What Does the Good Samaritan Law Say? In general, the Good...

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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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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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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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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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