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Have You Been a Victim of Medical Negligence in Colorado?

Medical negligence occurs when a doctor, dentist, nurse, surgeon or any other medical professional performs their job in a way that deviates from an accepted medical standard of care. Medical negligence is the foundation of a medical malpractice claim. Here are some common types of medical negligence. If you’ve suffered an injury from any of the following kinds of medical negligence, you should contact an Colorado attorney immediately! Misdiagnosis: One of the most difficult aspects of a doctors job, is taking a set of symptoms and diagnosing the illness or injury causing them. There are many different illnesses that may result...

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Preserving Evidence of Your Personal Injury

If you are involved in an accident or injury in Colorado, preserving any physical evidence of the incident and your injuries can support your position in any legal claim you may decide to pursue. It is important to do this as soon as possible after the incident, because circumstances can change quickly: accident scenes can be altered, memory can become unreliable, and evidence can be overlooked or misplaced over time. Though...

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Am I Entitled to Compensation for a Motor Vehicle Accident?

Car Accidents

If you have been the victim of an accident or injury in Colorado, you may be entitled to receive economic recovery from those who are at fault. What you can recover will depend upon the kind of damages you experienced because of the accident or injury — both during and after the incident. Here are some types of accidents and injuries for which you may be able to take legal action to monetary compensation for damages in Colorado. Remember that an experienced attorney will explain your options, and will work to ensure that you receive all compensation to which you are...

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Insurance Checklist: Car, Truck, or Motorcycle Accident

If you've been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in Colorado, it's important that you maintain close contact with your insurance company and pay close attention to your rights. Don't assume that the insurance companies have your best interests at heart. Here is a list of some basic things that you should do, and some things that you should not do, if you're involved in an auto-injury accident. Do: call your insurance agent immediately after an accident takes place obtain a copy of the police report take and keep detailed notes of all conversations with insurance company representatives, and...

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Good Faith and Bad Faith Insurance: What It Means to You

When you file an insurance claim with an insurance company in Colorado, that company owes you a duty to act in good faith. This means that the insurance company must not look for ways to escape its obligation to investigate the claim or to pay you. Doing so would constitute bad faith. Bad faith claims and lawsuits may stem from a number of actions or failures to act by insurance companies. Here are some causes for legal action against bad-faith insurance companies: Unfair denial of coverage Failure to communicate important information to the claimant Failure to...

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Preventing Nursing Home Abuse

Older people in nursing homes and other care facilities deserve our respect, dignity, and proper care and attention. Unfortunately, sometimes nursing homes fail in their duties and older people are actually physically or psychologically harmed by the negligent or intentional acts of their caregivers. This nursing home abuse can be caused by poorly qualified and inadequately trained staff, staff with a history of violence, inadequate numbers of staff, the isolation of residents, and the reluctance of residents to report abuse out of embarrassment or fear.Who is Liable for a Nursing Home Injury?There are many ways in...

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Who is Liable for a Construction Accident?

Construction workers must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by employees in any industry. Construction workers face a variety of hazards, including falls from scaffolds and other elevations, being struck by moving or falling machinery, electrocution, health hazards resulting from exposure to asbestos and chemicals, injuries caused by defective or unsafe equipment, and lifting and repetitive motion injuries. As a result, work-related construction accidents occur very frequently.Who's Liable for a Construction Accident?There can be a wide variety of individuals involved at a construction site, including the site's landowner, design and engineering professionals, contractors, construction...

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Colorado Worker’s Compensation: Your Employer’s Responsibilities

In Colorado, employers are required to purchase insurance for their employees from a workers' compensation insurance carrier. When a worker is injured, his or her claim is filed with the insurance company, or self-insuring employer, who pays medical and disability benefits according to a state-approved formula. What if my Employer Fails to Provide Worker's Compensation? In Colorado, employers without workers' compensation insurance are subject to fines, criminal prosecution, and civil liability. Some penalties include: Fines Prosecution in criminal courts Personal liability of the employer for any workers' compensation benefits due injured workers Employees can take legal action in civil court to recover damages...

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Workers’ Compensation in Colorado: Frequently Asked Questions”

What is Worker's Compensation?Workers' compensation is a state-mandated program that provides compensation to employees who suffer injuries and illnesses on the job. It acts a safety net for employees. In Colorado, businesses must have workers' compensation insurance to cover employee injuries. Workers' compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured on the job receive fixed monetary compensation, without having to litigate their claims against their employers. Thus, filing a workers' compensation claim is similar to filing an insurance claim; it isn't a lawsuit against an employer, but rather a request for...

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What is Negligence?

Negligence is a critical component of a personal injury lawsuit. In order for the plaintiff to receive compensation for damages, the plaintiff and his or her attorney must establish negligence on the part of the defendant. Therefore, a basic understanding of the concept of negligence is important to anyone who has sustained a personal injury as a result of an auto accident, pedestrian accident, workplace accident, slip-and-fall accident, medical malpractice, or other accident.In a personal injury lawsuit, a person or business can be held liable for injuries sustained by the plaintiff under the legal concept of negligence. ...

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