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FDAzar > Personal Injury (Page 9)

How to Handle Different Motor Vehicle Accident Situations

Traffic accidents happen every day. Actually, according to a report in 2008 by the National Highway Traffic Administration, in America they happen every 10 seconds, and they range in seriousness from bumping a nearby car while parking to a fatal crash. One percent of those traffic accidents result in death, a reported 37,261 deaths in 2008. Roughly 33 percent result in a personal injury, beginning with minor whiplash and escalating to grave injuries whose treatment requires a long hospital stay, multiple surgeries and at a substantial financial cost. No matter the seriousness of your motor vehicle accident, it is important...

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Slip and Fall Accidents on the Job: Who is at Fault?

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere both public and private — on the job and off. It is important to know how to protect your rights regarding fault under slip and fall circumstances. Injuries from slip and fall accidents can range anywhere from short term to long, chronic periods of time including sprains, broken bones, head injuries and even death. These types of accidents are caused by a variety of different conditions. • Poor lighting • Damaged carpet • Uneven floors • Improperly maintained walkways • Obstructed walkways • Unsafe sidewalks • Spills Protecting your rights should be the number one priority. When injured in a slip and fall accident on the job, implications are...

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Pedestrian and Cyclists’ Accidents in Colorado: What You Should Know

With the number of cyclists increasing through programs like Bike to Work, Ride to Work Day and May 2011 becoming National Bike Month, drivers will see an increase of the number of cyclists on the road, not to mention the number of people now walking as an alternative means of transportation. Boulder, CO has one of the largest tri-athlete communities in America. Hundreds of cyclists and runners frequent the roadways daily there and throughout the Front Range of the Rockies. Trendier ways such as skateboards, rollerblades and scooters are also becoming more prominent means of transportation for today’s youth, not to...

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What to Know About Colorado Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere and at any time but are typically a more common occurrence in colder weather states such as Colorado, given the higher incidence of ice and snow, which are some of the most common causes of a slip and fall accident. However, if you are injured in a slip and fall accident in Colorado, once you have received treatment for your injuries you will need to consider your legal options if you feel your injuries were caused by the negligence of another person or business. Colorado Slip and fall accident lawsuits fall within United States...

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Preserving Evidence of Your Personal Injury

If you are involved in an accident or injury in Colorado, preserving any physical evidence of the incident and your injuries can support your position in any legal claim you may decide to pursue. It is important to do this as soon as possible after the incident, because circumstances can change quickly: accident scenes can be altered, memory can become unreliable, and evidence can be overlooked or misplaced over time. Though...

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Am I Entitled to Compensation for a Motor Vehicle Accident?

Car Accidents

If you have been the victim of an accident or injury in Colorado, you may be entitled to receive economic recovery from those who are at fault. What you can recover will depend upon the kind of damages you experienced because of the accident or injury — both during and after the incident. Here are some types of accidents and injuries for which you may be able to take legal action to monetary compensation for damages in Colorado. Remember that an experienced attorney will explain your options, and will work to ensure that you receive all compensation to which you are...

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Insurance Checklist: Car, Truck, or Motorcycle Accident

If you've been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in Colorado, it's important that you maintain close contact with your insurance company and pay close attention to your rights. Don't assume that the insurance companies have your best interests at heart. Here is a list of some basic things that you should do, and some things that you should not do, if you're involved in an auto-injury accident. Do: call your insurance agent immediately after an accident takes place obtain a copy of the police report take and keep detailed notes of all conversations with insurance company representatives, and...

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Who is Liable for a Construction Accident?

Construction workers must deal with some of the most dangerous working conditions faced by employees in any industry. Construction workers face a variety of hazards, including falls from scaffolds and other elevations, being struck by moving or falling machinery, electrocution, health hazards resulting from exposure to asbestos and chemicals, injuries caused by defective or unsafe equipment, and lifting and repetitive motion injuries. As a result, work-related construction accidents occur very frequently.Who's Liable for a Construction Accident?There can be a wide variety of individuals involved at a construction site, including the site's landowner, design and engineering professionals, contractors, construction...

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Colorado Worker’s Compensation: Your Employer’s Responsibilities

In Colorado, employers are required to purchase insurance for their employees from a workers' compensation insurance carrier. When a worker is injured, his or her claim is filed with the insurance company, or self-insuring employer, who pays medical and disability benefits according to a state-approved formula. What if my Employer Fails to Provide Worker's Compensation? In Colorado, employers without workers' compensation insurance are subject to fines, criminal prosecution, and civil liability. Some penalties include: Fines Prosecution in criminal courts Personal liability of the employer for any workers' compensation benefits due injured workers Employees can take legal action in civil court to recover damages...

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Workers’ Compensation in Colorado: Frequently Asked Questions”

What is Worker's Compensation?Workers' compensation is a state-mandated program that provides compensation to employees who suffer injuries and illnesses on the job. It acts a safety net for employees. In Colorado, businesses must have workers' compensation insurance to cover employee injuries. Workers' compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured on the job receive fixed monetary compensation, without having to litigate their claims against their employers. Thus, filing a workers' compensation claim is similar to filing an insurance claim; it isn't a lawsuit against an employer, but rather a request for...

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