Who Should Hire A Wrongful Death Attorney?

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The loss of a loved one is a heart-wrenching experience, made even more challenging when the negligence or misconduct of another party causes their death. In such tragic circumstances, a wrongful death attorney can be a crucial ally, guiding you through the legal complexities to seek justice and compensation. But who exactly should hire a wrongful death attorney, and what can you expect from their services? What Constitutes Wrongful Death? Wrongful death is when a person dies due to reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another party. It is a legal term used to describe a death that could have been prevented...

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What is an HOS Violation?

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Maintaining safety on the roads is critical, especially where trailer trucks are concerned. Their massive size alone means that a collision can result in significantly worse injuries and property damage than in a normal collision. Operating a commercial truck is, therefore, a serious undertaking. Drivers must adhere to a strict set of rules known as “hours of service (HOS) regulations.” An HOS violation occurs when one or more of these regulations is ignored, potentially leading to serious consequences. Let’s take a look at some of the more common HOS violations and what to do if you are involved in an...

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Signs of Drunk Driving

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Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious and dangerous offense that puts not only the impaired driver at risk but also everyone else on the road. Did you know that certain behaviors and actions can indicate a driver is inebriated? Learning how to spot these signs of drunk driving can help you and your loved ones avoid a potentially life-altering accident.  Common Signs of Drunk Driving The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has developed a handbook of over 100 signs of drunk driving that can be used by law enforcement to predict a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08...

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Survival Action vs Wrongful Death

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Many of us are familiar with the term “wrongful death,” and what it entails in legal proceedings. However, it is not the only course of action if someone’s death was due to the negligence of another. A survival action is another option whereby surviving heirs can seek compensation on behalf of the deceased. It is similar to a wrongful death claim, but with a few key differences. Let’s take a closer look at survival action vs wrongful death, and when to seek legal assistance.  Survival Actions: Preserving the Deceased's Rights A survival action is a legal claim that seeks damages that would...

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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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Semi Truck Underride Accidents

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Underride collisions are some of the most deadly forms of trucking accidents. They occur when a smaller vehicle rear ends the trailer of a semi truck, which is higher than the front of the car. The front of the smaller car thus slides underneath the trailer, stopping only when the cab of the car makes contact. Depending on the speed with which the crash occurred, the resulting impact can cause serious injury or even death to the driver and any passengers. It is important to understand the cause of underride truck collisions and what you can do to avoid them....

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What Does a Truck Accident Attorney Do?

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Truck accidents can cause staggering amounts of damage, not to mention serious injury and even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, you will most likely need to hire an attorney to seek just compensation. Claims and lawsuits involving trucks can be complicated, and a truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the process in several ways.  1. Truck Accident Lawyers Determine Who is At Fault Determining liability in trucking accidents is often more complicated than in other motor vehicle accidents. This is because truck drivers are often backed by their company’s insurance policy, which...

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Top 5 Causes of Truck Accidents in Colorado

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Colorado Truck Accident Attorney Knowing what causes truck accidents in Colorado can help you be prepared and stay safer on the road. Trucks form the backbone of American commerce. At any given moment, there are some 3 million trucks on the road, carrying all sorts of goods from one place to another. While there is no denying that these vehicles and their drivers perform an essential service, it is also important to keep in mind how dangerous an accident with one of these trucks can be. It is especially worth noting that, of all fatalities involved in semi truck accidents, 70 percent...

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Slip and Fall Lawsuit

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In the US, slip and fall accidents result in over 1 million visits to the emergency room annually. Injuries caused by these accidents can be severe, and they account for 85% of all fractures sustained by individuals over age 65. While many slip and fall accidents occur within our own homes, there are plenty of instances when they happen on someone else’s property as a result of negligence. In these cases, you have the right to pursue legal action in the form of a slip and fall lawsuit against the person(s) responsible.  What is Premises Liability? Slip and fall cases typically fall...

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Open Door Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado

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Most of us don’t give much thought to opening our car doors when parked along a road. We might absent-mindedly glance into the side view mirror to check for any oncoming vehicles, then fling open the door and go about our business. But this simple act can have significant consequences for an unseen motorcyclist, who risks injury or even death as a result of the sudden obstacle.  When a motorcyclist crashes into the passenger or driver’s side door of a motor vehicle, it is called an “open door crash.” Open door crashes may also occur when a motorcyclist suddenly swerves to...

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