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Hot Coffee… how personal injury impacts your everyday life

Every once and a while a lawsuit will make national headlines. That was the case with Liebeck v. McDonald’s, more commonly known as the hot coffee lawsuit. In 1992 Liebeck was at a drive through McDonald’s and ordered a coffee. While pulling the cap off to add sugar, she accidentally spilled the cup of coffee all over her lap. Liebeck suffered second and third degree burns and was hospitalized for 10 days and then had two years of continuing medical care. Liebeck contended that the coffee was unreasonably hot (190 degrees) for anyone to safely consume and therefore constituted gross...

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The Seat belt is every driver’s best friend, but where did it come from?

Everybody knows it’s a good idea to wear a seat belt, yet half of the victims in more than 35,000 auto crash deaths every year in the United States failed to wear one. If you’re someone who consistently wears their seat belt, you may be wondering, where did the seat belt come from? How does it protect me? And why don’t more people wear them? A brief history of the seat belt Before we had the three points seat belt all cars are equipped with today, seat belts looked a lot like they do in airplanes. These two point seat belts that stretched across the lap...

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Motorcycle Insurance Coverage

There are many types of insurance coverage, so it can be confusing to figure out which coverage is best for you. In Colorado it is legal to drive a car or motorcycle with the minimum liability coverage only, but that does not mean that it is the smartest choice, especially when driving a motorcycle. In 2014 motorcyclists were five times more likely to get injured in a crash than people in passenger cars, and more than 27 times as likely to die in crash. The injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash are much more likely to be serious than in...

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Leading Causes of Car Accidents

  Getting into a car accident can turn your world upside down. You might be questioning, “Why is my insurance company not returning my calls? Who’s going to cover my medical bills? How am I going to get work?” Each year hundreds of thousands of people are seriously injured or die in auto accidents in the U.S., with approximately 450 traffic fatalities occurring in Colorado each year. Due to the high risk factors associated with driving, it is important to understand the leading causes contributing to car accidents across the nation. At Franklin D. Azar & Associates, we want you to...

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Passenger Rights in a Colorado Auto Accident

Passenger Rights

It’s hard enough to be the driver involved an auto collision, but what if you’re a passenger injured in the collision? Do you need to file a claim with someone and, if so, who? Will your medical expenses be covered? There are many questions that likely enter your mind in the minutes, days, and weeks after a crash. Below you’ll find helpful information if you are a passenger injured in a car crash. How/Where do I file a Claim? There are factors involved in deciding where to file your claim, but your own liability in the accident usually isn’t one of them....

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Wrongful Death and Bullying

Colorado wrongful death lawyers

Death is never a pleasant topic, and even more so when it’s unexpected or due to the negligence of another. Wrongful death is a legal term that means someone who has died at the fault of another person or entity. This could be the result of a car accident caused by another driver, or a faulty part to an automobile that ultimately caused death. However, wrongful death is not limited to auto related deaths. Some examples of a valid wrongful death claim could be any of the following: Medical Malpractice Defective Drugs Defective Products Nursing Home Abuse Plane, Train, Automobile...

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EPA In Hot Water After 3 Million Gallons of Toxic Mine Waste Spills into Animas River

On August 5th a crew working for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at an abandoned mine in Colorado caused 3 million gallons of toxic remnants to spill into the Animas River. Originally thought to be 1 million gallons of waste containing heavy metals was recently revised to 3 times the initial estimate. Residents living all along the Animas River rely heavily on the river as a water supply and are seriously worried. EPA’s stated goal was to enter the Gold King Mine in Southern Colorado and extract contaminated water for treatment. However, due to the large equipment being used during the...

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Preparing For An Auto Accident – What You Can Do

Life hands us a multitude of stressful situations and, if we are not prepared, the way we react (or don’t react) can have dire consequences. Being in an auto accident is one of the many situations where we can find ourselves extremely stressed out in an instant. Once in an accident it is very important to keep your wits about you while maintaining a calm and collected frame of mind. The following are ways you can prepare yourself, so when the time comes you are capable of doing exactly what you need to do to ensure you can calmly handle the...

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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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