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What to Expect in Court for A Car Accident?

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Few things in life are as jarring as a car accident. But for some people, the experience of getting involved in the legal system after an accident can be almost as unnerving. Most of us don’t know what to expect if the case ends up “going to court.” Fortunately, most accident cases don’t end up in a courtroom. The parties, their attorneys, and their insurance companies are able to reach a resolution without a lawsuit ever being filed — and even if the case does result in litigation, the matter is often settled before trial, saving time and expense for everyone...

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Summer Road Trip Safety Checklist

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“’Tis a privilege to live in Colorado.” – Frederick G. Bonfils It’s been more than a century since Frederick G. Bonfils, one of the founders of the Denver Post, coined that phrase. The sentiment still holds true today — particularly in summer, when the state’s residents take to the roads to explore its high mountains, raft its rivers, surf its sand dunes, sample its county fairs, ogle its oddities, and more. Summer road trips can be the perfect antidote to the daily grind. They can also be a bit of a grind themselves, a series of misadventures involving too much traffic, too...

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Why Do Banks Charge Overdraft Fees?

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Why Do Banks Charge Overdraft Fees? The short answer is that overdraft fee is a multi-billion-dollar revenue stream for banks and a source of endless aggravation for anyone whose checking account has ever flirted with a negative balance. Among all the fees and charges that can whittle away at your savings, none are as confusing or infuriating as overdraft fees. Here are a few quick questions and answers about how you can limit and possibly eliminate such fees.   What Are Overdraft Fees? An overdraft occurs when a bank customer doesn’t have adequate funds in his or her account to pay for a transaction. The...

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Vail Pass Rollover Accident on I-70

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It’s been a tough summer on I-70. On July 20th, a semi-truck caught fire on East Bound I-70 at Georgetown. Since the location of the fire was after a long downhill slope, it’s possible that the trucks brakes caught fire while descending. Luckily there were no injuries involved. If you drive a semi, please remember to adjust your brakes before attempting to descend I-70. Just one week after, we are writing about another truck accident on I-70, injuring five people, including children. What Happened? According to the Colorado State Patrol, a semi-truck was coming Westbound down Vail Pass when it collided with a Ford...

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What To Do If You Are Injured In A Bus Accident?

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Statistically, bus accidents happen far less frequently than many other kinds of traffic incidents. But that’s little consolation if you happen to be a passenger on a bus when a crash does occur. In fact, because of the way buses are configured, a bus accident can produce more serious injuries than if you were a passenger in a car. Buses typically lack seat belts and air bags. They have a higher center of gravity and are more prone to rollover crashes than other forms of transportation. Dealing with the aftermath of a bus injury can also present complex legal challenges; here are...

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Mountain Driving Tips Learned from the I-70 Semi Fire Accident

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The I-70 truck Fire Accident The recent heatwave has driven many (more than 152,000) to the mountains during the weekend. If you were up near Georgetown on Saturday, 7/19, you might have seen the smoke from I-70, not caused by the heatwave, but a fire from a semi-truck, loaded with watermelon. The semi cargo truck fire was reported by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) right before noon on Saturday. Officials shortly updated in a Tweet that a single lane is open for traffic, and long delays should be expected. Fortunately, nobody was injured during the fire, and most of the watermelon cargo...

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What Rights Do Passengers Have in A Car Accident?

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Almost nothing can ruin your day or your life faster than a car accident. Even in the best of cases, with minor or no injuries involved, a car crash can be a deeply unsettling and confusing event. There’s damage to assess, information to exchange, police and insurance companies to contact, and sometimes complicated legal issues to resolve. The whole experience can be even more upsetting if you’re a passenger rather than one of the drivers involved. Though no fault of your own, you may have suffered injuries or property damage. How do you recover your losses? What happens if you have...

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What Did We Learn from the i-70 Truck Crash?

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The fiery, horrific images made national news. On April 25, 2019, traffic stalled along I-70 west of Denver became the scene of an inferno as a seemingly out-of-control semi-trailer crashed into the line of cars and trucks at high speed, causing four deaths and numerous injuries. The 23-year-old driver of the semi, Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, has been charged with four counts of vehicular homicide and dozens of counts of assault and attempted assault. Investigators say he told them that his brakes had failed on the steep descent into the metro area from the mountains and that he closed his eyes, bracing...

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Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Car, Rear End Collision?

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We’ve all seen them on the nightly news, those “chain reaction” wrecks on a busy highway that involve multiple vehicles crashing into each other. If you’re lucky, you’ve never actually been in one. Such collisions can be deadly. Even if you emerge relatively unhurt, determining who’s at fault for the damages caused can be an extremely complicated process. Every case is different, but there are some common-sense considerations involved in fixing liability in multi-car, rear-end crashes — and some steps you can take that will increase your chances of avoiding such a pileup. FACTORS INVOLVED IN REAR-END CRASHES In a high percentage of...

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Generic Drug Price Fixing: A Billion-Dollar Fraud?

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It’s safe to say that these are not the best of times in the pharmaceutical industry. Lawsuits and federal probes against manufacturers of prescription painkillers are piling up, as a host of government agencies and patient advocates seek to hold the drug companies accountable for their role in the nation’s opioid crisis. Multi-district litigation has consolidated lawsuits filed by dozens of states, but more complaints continue to emerge. On the heels of that sprawling investigation comes another challenge. Recently the attorneys general of 44 states, including Colorado, banded together to announce a lawsuit against 19 of the country’s largest generic drug...

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