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Motorcycle Accident Settlement – $1.275 Million: The Story of One FDAzar Client

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Meet Russell Dunn. You may have seen Russell in one of our television commercials, talking about the catastrophic motorcycle crash that changed his life. At FDAzar we represent many hard-working people like Russell who, through no fault of their own, were seriously injured. We feature actual clients in our commercials because we believe their stories are important. 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 we think these case studies help to convey how hard our firm fights for every one of its clients. In Russell’s...

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How Are Motorcycle Accidents Different from Car Accidents?

Motorcycle Accidents vs Car Accidents

After some late-winter snowstorms, spring is finally at our doorstep. Once the weather warms up, motorcyclists are itching to get out the bikes for the first ride of spring! Before you get the bike out for a quick test ride, be sure to check the weather gear and don’t skip on the full riding gear. Even with the most careful riders, the odds may not be in your favor when it comes to accident stats. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), you are 28 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than in a car accident. In...

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10 Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Most common causes of motorcycle accidents

In 2016, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely to die in a crash than those in a closed vehicle. Motorcycle accidents overall are at their highest level since 2008. In Colorado, motorcycle deaths have steadily increased since 2011. It peaked in 2016 with 125 motorcyclist fatalities from crashes involving 2,386 motorcycles, according to the CDOT report. Read below for information regarding the causes and injuries related to motorcycle accidents....

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What Pictures to Take after an Accident?

Taking Pictures of an Accident

In the first painful minutes after a car accident, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. There’s so much that has to be done, seemingly all at the same time: checking with all parties involved for injuries, assessing damage to the vehicles, moving to safety, summoning police, exchanging information and contacting insurance companies. With so much on their plate, it’s not surprising that many drivers forget to take one additional step before leaving the accident scene: taking photos to document what happened. Snapping pix may be the last thing on your mind in the aftermath of a crash, but it can prove tremendously useful...

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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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Is Lane Splitting Legal in Colorado?

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Motorists are often urged to “share the road.” That’s generally good advice, especially in congested areas, where many types of vehicles are trying to get somewhere at varying speeds. But there’s one type of road-sharing that’s become a source of controversy, sparking debates about safety and focusing a spotlight on the vulnerability of motorcyclists in car-dominated traffic. It’s called lane splitting. WHAT IS LANE SPLITTING? Also known as “filtering,” “whitelining,” “stripe-riding,” or “lane sharing,” lane splitting is the practice of riding a bicycle or motorcycle between lanes of slow-moving or stopped traffic. It’s a way of maneuvering around congestion by taking advantage of...

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TIPS ABOUT CAR INSURANCE – WHAT DOES CAR INSURANCE COVER?

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Insurance companies spend a lot of money persuading consumers that they’re paying too much for the car insurance offered by their competitors. When it comes to insurance headaches, perhaps the only thing worse than the sneaking suspicion that you’re paying too much is finding out too late — after an accident, in other words — that the policy you have doesn’t provide the coverage you need. Shopping for car insurance can be confusing and frustrating. Here are a few tips about the basics of coverage that can help you decide what you truly need to protect yourself and your loved ones....

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Part 1, How To Avoid Hitting a Deer and Other Animals on the Road

reindeer on the road

No one wants to hit a deer or other animal while they’re driving. Most people value living creatures and don’t want to be the reason for killing any. Hitting a deer or other large mammal also can cause accidents as well as car damages. Handling a roadkill collision can be daunting if you’re unclear about which steps to take. Read below for tips to avoid hitting wildlife on the road. You’ll also learn what to do if you cause or encounter roadkill and how your auto insurance coverage might cover any damages in an animal-related accident.  Jump to:Part 1: How To Avoid...

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HOW TO TELL WHO IS AT FAULT IN A CAR ACCIDENT

How to tell who is at fault in a car accident

By definition, an accident is something that happens unexpectedly, without anyone planning or intending it to happen. But when it comes to car accidents, it’s not uncommon for one party to be held more responsible for causing the collision than another. The process of determining who is at fault in an accident is a necessary step in figuring out which driver might have to pay for any damages. In many cases, the parties may be in agreement about who’s at fault. Someone ran through a red light, or failed to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn, or pulled...

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Catastrophic Injuries – Causes, Claims, and Lawsuits

Wheelchair for catastrophic injuries

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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