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FAQs Regarding Medical Liens in Auto Injury Cases

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Nobody likes sticker shock — the moment you discover the true cost of that new car you’re about to buy, complete with extras, dealer charges, and taxes. Unfortunately, people who have been injured in a car accident sometimes experience a form of sticker shock when they discover that something called a medical lien must be paid to health care providers before they can receive their settlement. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, it’s important to understand what your rights and obligations are when it comes to a medical lien on your settlement. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers...

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Catastrophic Injuries – Causes, Claims, and Lawsuits

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Catastrophic injuries are extremely severe accidents which result in long-lasting and/or irreversible impairments. These severe injuries are usually major health problems that could lead to permanent disability, decrease life expectancy and cause agonizing suffering. Different from other types of injuries, the catastrophic injuries can affect everyone in your family in addition to the victim. The injured people of devastating accidents often need significant amounts of clinical treatment, rehabilitative treatment, medical equipment, personal care or assistance. Click to view the infographic in full size. CAUSES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES Catastrophic injuries impact a minimum of a single system of the human body, like the urinary system,...

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$2.4 MILLION: THE STORY OF ONE FDAZAR CLIENT

2.4 Million Reasons To Call Frank Azar

“Are those real people in your ads?" It’s probably the most common question prospective clients ask us at Franklin D. Azar & Associates, along with the question of whether the settlement amounts announced are “real” figures. The answers? Yes and yes. Those are actual FDAzar clients featured in our commercials, and the dollar amounts mentioned reflect what their personal injury cases actually settled for. REAL PEOPLE. REAL STORIES. Of course, these stories are presented with some common-sense disclaimers: Every case is different, and previous results are no guarantee of future performance. But for more than thirty years the Denver car accident lawyers at FDAzar have...

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The Craig Silverman Show 710KNUS News/Talk

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Saturday August 18th Frank Azar was interviewed on Craig's Lawyers' Lounge. Follow the link to listen to the full interview and find out more about The Strong Arm. The Interview Summary and Highlights Craig: We've never had a visit from the Strong Arm. Everybody in Colorado knows the Strong Arm. He's got to be one of the most famous people in Colorado. His name is Frank D. Azar and is here in the lounge. Welcome, Frank. Frank: Thanks for having me, Craig. It's been tough getting here. Craig: Well, tell everybody the Frank Azar story. And does it have anything to do with Trinidad, Colorado? Frank:...

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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT

Traffic accidents can range from minor scrapes to catastrophic events that cause serious property damage and life-altering injuries. Until the damage can be properly assessed, it’s advisable to treat all on-the-road accidents very seriously. That’s particularly true if one of the vehicles involved happens to be a tractor-trailer or large commercial truck. It’s a simple matter of physics. Big rigs are 20-30 times heavier than passenger cars, with much greater ground clearance, and the occupants of the smaller vehicle tend to suffer greater injuries in any collision between the two. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation data, 3,986 people died...

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Attorney Fees: Know what you’re going to pay

Most people know that attorneys can be expensive. The work that they do is diligent and their fees are based on several factors. These factors can include: the attorneys experience, the time spent on your case, their ability and reputation, the degree of difficulty for the case, the results of the case, and other costs involved. Some additional factors include the attorney’s overhead expenses such as rent, utilities, and office equipment. All of these factors may influence how much you’ll pay and listed below are some of the more common fee agreements for attorneys. The first fee agreement is the ‘Contingency...

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Eggshell Plaintiff

In the world of personal injury law, there’s a phrase called “eggshell plaintiff”.  What exactly does this mean?  Well, I’m glad you asked!  In many personal injury cases, the injured party had a pre-existing condition, which the collision exacerbated, making the injuries even more severe than they would have been. Let me give you an example: let’s say that in the cold weather, an older woman slipped on black ice on your property.  But just a week before this fall, she had a hip surgery, and this simple fall, which would have otherwise been relatively harmless, left her hip in a...

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What to do if you hit an Animal

In Colorado, it is not uncommon to see wildlife near the roads when driving. Even in the city, people often see deer, coyotes, and many smaller animals while they drive. Unfortunately, the amount of wildlife around means that there are often accidents between these animals and vehicles.  State Farm estimates that 1.25 million accidents occur every year between cars and deer alone. Deer are the animals hit most often but animals like moose, elk, raccoons, birds, and even pets and livestock are also sometimes hit. The accidents can be dangerous and pose threats to both the driver and occupants of...

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10 Common Misconceptions of a Personal Injury Claim

What You Need To Know If You Find Yourself In The Midst Of A Personal Injury Claim Personal injuries after a major car accident can easily leave injured parties with accumulating medical expenses at a time when they might also be dealing with a decrease in earnings as a result of their injuries. Yet sadly, many individuals are dissuaded from getting legal representation and pursuing an injury lawsuit because of common misconceptions concerning the personal injury claims procedure. This article is intended to set the record straight regarding such misconceptions and motivate anyone to talk about your claim with us...

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Texting and Distracted Driving Kills and Injures More than Drunk Driving

In the age of accessibility, we need to educate our young, and even our old, the danger of distracted driving Texting and driving takes many people's lives on a daily basis. Unfortunately, this act of distracted driving is certainly not restricted to motor vehicles. Recently, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) published a finding showing that texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter caused a collision which killed four individuals in Missouri. The NTSB states that distractions from digital gadgets, such as cell phones, tablets, etc. are definitely a rising variable in occurrences across many forms of transport-- airplanes, locomotives, automobiles,...

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