A life changing injury caused by negligence requires fair compensation. But when that injury could easily have been prevented, everyone from the person who was injured, to the jurors who determine what fair compensation means, are rightfully going to feel more strongly about what happened. The tragic death of a tourist at Arches National Park comes to mind.  In that case, which appears likely to be filed as a wrongful death lawsuit, a park visitor was killed by a malfunctioning gate. […]

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Identifying Brain Injury

When a person injures their spine, or fractures a bone, or suffers a severe joint injury, they tend to know it. That is not always immediately true for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In years past, emergency medical providers, doctors and ER staff, and even primary care doctors missed brain injuries because they simply didn’t ask about them. Symptoms sometimes occur right away, and others can develop over time. Some concussions can be identified immediately after a car crash, […]

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Cell phones are playing an ever-increasing role in the litigation of Colorado personal injury lawsuits. Of course they are. They go with us everywhere. Most of them log our location and make records of phone calls and text messages. We use them to track and share our activities by taking and sending photos, and of course we use them to call for help when we’ve been injured by someone who was negligent. Some people take photos of their injuries and might […]

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When most of us do something that is reckless or careless, and in doing so cause injury to another, we are held responsible. Sometimes by the police. We could be charged with a crime for that kind of thing, or we could be sued, or both. 

Police officers work within a different reality than most of us. They are required to make split-second decisions regarding use of force. That has always meant they benefit from special protections the rest of us […]

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If you have a personal injury case in Colorado, it pays to put some thought into how your use of social media could impact your claim. The days of parties to an injury lawsuit overlooking social media posts during preparation of their cases are gone, and no social media platform is exempt. In short, the only way to be sure your social media posts and communications will not be used in court is to not use social media. For many that […]

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In the beginning, nobody really knows. Some things that delay a case are hard to predict at the beginning of your case. However, you can minimize unnecessary delay by choosing a lawyer who wants to get you full justice without wasting time.

Major Factors

In my experience, the answer to this (common) question most often depends upon how long it takes a client to recover from their injuries, and how initial negotiations with the at-fault insurance company go.

Hurry Up[…]
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Medical payments (med-pay) coverage pays for a car accident victim’s medical treatment as medical bills are incurred regardless of who was at fault, and sometimes without reducing the total amount recovered from the at-fault insurance company.

Med-pay must be included in every auto insurance policy offered in Colorado unless the insured specifically rejects it in writing. Whenever the law requires insurance companies to include a specific coverage, a person should think very carefully before waiving it. Med-pay is no exception.[…]

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