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What to Do if Involved in a Colorado Motorcycle Accident

Statistics show that motorcyclists are about 26 times more likely to die in auto injury accident, and 5 times more likely to be seriously injured. Motorcycles lack crashworthiness and substantial barriers for occupant protection, and are much lighter and much less stable than a typical automobile. Due to the much greater potential for death or serious injury associated with a motorcycle accident, motorcycle riders must be more protective of their own safety and more aware of their legal rights and options than other motorists. How are Motorcycle Accidents Different?In addition to the much greater potential for serious injury...

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Commercial Truck Accidents: What you Need to Know

An automobile accident involving a commercial truck, such an 18-wheeler, and a passenger vehicle can be much, much worse than a typical auto accident. A fully loaded semi truck can weigh 80,000 lbs. The average passenger vehicle weighs about 3,000 pounds. The basic laws of physics say that an accident between two vehicles with such a tremendous size disparity is going result in more serious and fatal injuries. The danger from the size disparity in commercial truck accidents can be compounded by the kind of cargo the truck is carrying. Some commercial trucks carry flammable or otherwise dangerous materials that...

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Checklist: Personal Injury Damages

If you've suffered a personal injury, you know that the impact on you and your family can be far-reaching and devastating. Medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, permanent disabilities and disfigurement, and emotional damages are only a few of the ways an injury can affect your life. However, many people are unaware of the extent of the damages that they are eligible to recover when they have suffered a personal injury. If you've been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, accident at work, slip-and-fall accident, as a result of medical malpractice, or...

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Workplace Injuries in Colorado: What You Need to Know.

If you are a Colorado resident and were injured on the job, there are a few important things to do as you begin the recovery process. The following is a brief summary of the initial steps you need to take, in addition to some answers to the more commonly asked workplace injury questions.If you get hurt on the job, you should take the following steps immediately:1) Get first aid and seek medical attention if necessary.2) Provide written notice of your injury to your employer. You must do this with in four days of being injured. ...

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Injured? What Information will your personal injury attorney need?

If you've suffered an injury in a car, motorcycle, bike or pedestrian accident or were injured at work, obtaining legal representation is very important due to the complexity of the issues involved, the likelihood that the responsible party will refuse to accept liability, and the difficulties in obtaining medical care before legal liability has been established against the responsible party. What are some of the more typical kinds of accidents in a Colorado personal injury case? Slip-and-Fall Accidents. Accidents arising from dangerous conditions on real property, when the landowner knew about the problem...

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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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