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Let’s Get Dirty: Off-Roading in Colorado

Most people know that Colorado has a rich and expansive outdoor and recreation community, one of which being off-roading. Whether with an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV), dirt bike, or a 4-wheel drive jeep, there are several places to get out and enjoy a wilder side that Colorado has to offer. ATVing and Jeeping offers a different type of challenge for the outdoorsman, and that means there are more things to think about before hopping on an ATV and heading to the mountains. Before riding, you should know about what vehicle you’re on, the terrain, and how to be safe. Listed below...

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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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Why you want an attorney in your corner

No one wants to be involved in a legal battle. It can be long, difficult, expensive, and really make your life tough. If you or a loved one is involved in a car accident or other scenario where you may face legal trouble, it’s always a good idea to consult an attorney to help alleviate some of the stresses that come along with legal battles. Listed below are some of the top reasons why you should hire an attorney. Legal battles are complicated – The law itself is very complex and if you don’t know your way through it, you...

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Marijuana Law in Colorado: What you need to know

Since the passing of amendment 64 in 2012, adults 21 and over can legally purchase and possess marijuana in the state of Colorado. As long as you are 21 years or older and have a government issued ID, you can purchase marijuana in a variety of forms. There is a limit to how much you can purchase at any given time, however. Since June of 2016, both Colorado residents as well as tourists can purchase up to 28 grams in a single transaction. Before you plan your next trip to Colorado or your local dispensary, there are a few key...

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Cyber Security: Tips to help prevent Identity Theft

In today’s technologically-advanced world, a new breed of criminal has arisen. Hackers can steal a wealth of information using just a computer. One of the most common forms of cybercrime is Identity theft. Identity theft is a crime where a thief steals your personal information, such as your full name or social security number, to commit fraud. The identity thief can use your information to fraudulently apply for credit, file taxes, or get medical services. These acts can damage your credit status, and cost you time and money to restore your good name. You may not know that you are...

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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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Don’t Snap and Drive: The New Don’t Text and Drive

Most people know they should not be on their phones while they drive but if you have been on the road recently, you have probably noticed that many drivers do it anyway. When AT&T launched their “It Can Wait” campaign in 2010, their main concern was texting and driving. Now, however, distracted driving is caused by all kinds of smartphone activities. Though texting and emailing are still the most prevalent uses of smartphones by drivers, with seven of ten people using their smartphones for these activities while driving, a 2015 study by AT&T showed that nearly one in ten video...

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Look Both Ways Before You Cross: Crosswalk Safety

As of 2016, pedestrian deaths make up 14% of total traffic deaths in the U.S. To try and decrease this number, state legislatures are tightening pedestrian right-of-way laws. In Colorado, motorists must yield to pedestrians if they are on the same side of the road or are approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the roadway to be in danger. Right-of-way laws in Colorado regarding pedestrian are described in the Driver Handbook as “when driving, you should yield the right-of-way to pedestrians under all conditions”. With sunny skies ahead, it’s important to know how you can be safe both...

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Let’s Talk About Insurance: Conclusion

Over the past week we have talked about each type of auto insurance that can be purchased. Today we will go over a review of the types of insurance and give some scenarios when each kind of insurance will be in play. Generally it is a good idea to buy all 6 types of auto insurance and to purchase the highest limits that your family can afford.  It only takes one bad crash for you to wish you had signed up for better insurance. Here are the types of insurance we talked about: Liability Coverage Bodily Injury Liability (BIL) Required...

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