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Colorado Motor Vehicle Accidents Involving Commercial Vehicles

Accidents involving commercial vehicles often result in serious injury due to the size and volume of the vehicles involved. In addition, there are usually insurance issues to deal with including liability, heath and even health care providers. Commercial vehicle accidents tend to be more comprehensive from both a legal and financial standpoint due to it’s heavily regulated industry, the investigation requirements and aggressive representation of the commercial company and the driver of the commercial vehicle. Accidents happen every day due to a variety of differing elements, including: • Reckless driving/negligence • Inexperienced drivers • Poor weather conditions • Unsafe roadways • A defect in the vehicle • Inadequate vehicle repairs • Drivers who are...

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What to Know About Accidents Over the Holidays

Holidays should be a time for rest and recovery but not if that means recovery from an accident sustained while on holiday. Accidents happen every day, and holidays are the worst time for motor vehicle accidents. Holiday parties, and the vibrant celebrating that often ensues, entice greater numbers of people to take the wheel after drinking, placing other people like you and your family in danger during one of the most joyous times of the year. But not all holiday accidents involve alcohol and vehicles. Many people travel during the holidays, and yes, accidents happen wherever people go, causing various levels...

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How to Handle Different Motor Vehicle Accident Situations

Traffic accidents happen every day. Actually, according to a report in 2008 by the National Highway Traffic Administration, in America they happen every 10 seconds, and they range in seriousness from bumping a nearby car while parking to a fatal crash. One percent of those traffic accidents result in death, a reported 37,261 deaths in 2008. Roughly 33 percent result in a personal injury, beginning with minor whiplash and escalating to grave injuries whose treatment requires a long hospital stay, multiple surgeries and at a substantial financial cost. No matter the seriousness of your motor vehicle accident, it is important...

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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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Car, bike, motorcycle, bus or truck accident: a step-by-step guide

Colorado state law requires that ALL motor vehicle accidents be reported immediately to the proper law enforcement authorities (42-4-1606 CRS). A traffic accident is defined as unintentional damage or injury caused by the movement of a vehicle or its load. What to do if you're in an auto accident: 1. move the accident out of traffic2. keep others safe3. get the insurance information, license plate & name of the other parties involved in the accident4. call the police to report the accident5. take pictures of the vehicles involved6. Check with your insurance company regarding the coverage of your policy Call an attorney specializing...

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