Delayed Symptoms After A Car Accident You Should Never Ignore

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Car accidents can be traumatic experiences, often leaving victims with immediate injuries that require urgent medical attention. However, what many people don't realize is that some symptoms might not manifest until hours, days, or even weeks after the accident. Ignoring these delayed symptoms can lead to long-term health complications, higher medical bills, and reduced quality of life. Let’s take a look at some common delayed symptoms after a car accident and what to do if you have been in a bad crash. Common Delayed Car Accident Symptoms Stomach Pain Seat Belt Syndrome (SBS) is a collection of potentially life-threatening injuries that occur as...

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Respondeat Superior in Personal Injury

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Respondeat superior is a legal doctrine that assigns liability to an employer for the negligent actions of an employee. Let’s take a look at some common examples of when respondeat superior may be invoked in a premises liability or personal injury case, and what to do if you are hurt by an employee at a place of business.  What Does Respondeat Superior Mean? Respondeat superior is a Latin phrase meaning “that the master must answer.” It has its roots in Ancient Rome, where it was largely applied to slaves who had caused injury to a third party while in the service of...

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Burn Injury Lawyer for Unlawful Fireworks

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Fireworks are quite the spectacle. We love them for their beauty and their ability to underscore the importance of a particular event, whether it is a national holiday or a private affair. But there is a reason why certain types are illegal to use at home. Unlawful use of fireworks can cause serious injuries and property damage. Read our article to learn more about which types of fireworks are illegal in the state of Colorado and when to contact a burn injury lawyer if you are in an accident.  What Types of Fireworks Are Illegal in Colorado? By their incendiary nature, all...

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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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What to Expect During a Free Attorney Consultation

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At the end of each of our posts, we encourage you to contact us for a “free attorney consultation.” But what, exactly, happens during one of these meetings? What sorts of questions will you be asked, and what information do you need to bring along? In this article, we will help you understand what to expect during a free attorney consultation and how you can best prepare. Why Do Attorneys Offer Free Consultations? The free attorney consultation is offered by many lawyers as a means of protecting both themselves and you. First of all, it allows the attorney to evaluate your situation...

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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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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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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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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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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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