Exploitation or a step toward a better system?

Britain is planning to televise portions of their criminal trials. Of course, we’ve been doing that here in the U.S. for a long time for high-interest cases. Having television cameras in a courtroom might raise concerns of exploitation or show trial behavior. Lawyers are going to behave differently for the camera, we think. Worse still, maybe the judge will too. But how so? Are there benefits beyond transparency to public scrutiny? Will some […]

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Easily Overlooked

Everyone knows it is possible to get compensation for physical injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. But most serious injury cases also involve harm to the victim’s mental health too, and these can be easily overlooked.

If your injury attorney does not notice, care about, or pursue damages for mental health conditions, who will? Yet personal injury clients and attorneys sometimes fixate so much on the physical injuries and treatment for those physical injuries that the mental impact of […]

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1. Get to safety and get medical care.

If you are injured in an accident, your first priorities should always be to get to a safe location and to get the medical care you need. Everything else I am listing in this post is a lower priority than those two essentials. Too often victims of auto accidents suspect they might be hurt, but decide not to seek medical help because they just are not sure it is needed. They tend to […]

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A Guest Post By: Dr. Alison Bremner

Atlas Chiropractic

Have you been injured in an auto accident?  If so, here are 5 mistakes you should absolutely avoid.

For more information on how Dr. Bremner can help you visit: www.alisonbremner.com

Don’t make these mistakes! 1. Not Getting Care

If you have ever been in a car accident you know how much adrenaline can run through your body. Your hands may shake, your blood will be pumping and you will be wide awake.  […]

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Summary – For those in a hurry:

Colorado drivers are in about 120,000 accidents per year. Only about 20,000 are confirmed to be related to distracted driving. But distracted drivers have good reasons to underreport, and we still rely on them for the numbers. In fact, over 91% of Colorado drivers surveyed admit to distracted driving. So let’s take this problem seriously and put the phone down. Read on for more detail:

An Example of the Problem:

I recently had a […]

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Injury attorneys often urge clients to “call now” and “don’t delay”.  Marketing practices encourage those statements, of course. But there is more to it than that.  It really does matter how quickly you obtain legal representation.  Here are some ways waiting too long can damage your case:

Preservation of Evidence

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another, you may have to file a lawsuit to recover funds to help you pay for medical treatment, compensate for lost […]

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Most personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis. That means the client pays attorney fees out of a portion of the money that is recovered at the end of the case. In this post, I will explain the difference between attorney fees and costs, contingency fees versus paying your attorney by the hour, and some of the benefits of the contingency fee.

No Recovery, No Fee

You may have seen advertisements from lawyers touting some variation of “We […]

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