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Colorado Springs Fatal Accident – Driver Ran a Red Light

June through August is known as the most dangerous time of the year for fatal traffic accidents in Colorado. Unfortunately, the recent accident statistics seem to confirm this as well. On Sunday (8/4), Colorado Springs police are investigating a fatal crash at I-25/Cimarron under the bridge. According to the investigation, a pickup truck Chevy Silverado ran a red light and crashed into another pickup truck, a Dodge Ram pulling a camper. The Chevy driver was driving west on Cimarron, and the Dodge Ram driver was on its way to northbound I-25. The crash knocked the camper and one of the trucks off...

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What to Expect in Court for A Car Accident?

car accident court process

Few things in life are as jarring as a car accident. But for some people, the experience of getting involved in the legal system after an accident can be almost as unnerving. Most of us don’t know what to expect if the case ends up “going to court.” Fortunately, most accident cases don’t end up in a courtroom. The parties, their attorneys, and their insurance companies are able to reach a resolution without a lawsuit ever being filed — and even if the case does result in litigation, the matter is often settled before trial, saving time and expense for everyone...

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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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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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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. Contingency Fee The first fee agreement is the ‘Contingency...

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10 Safety Tips from a Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Riding a motorcycle can be an awesome experience, but can also be dangerous. Please take a moment to read through our safety tips from our Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Being aware of your surrounding can save your life, and this is very relevant when riding a motorcycle. Being aware of yourself while on the road is extremely important no matter what type of vehicle you are driving. It is increasingly important when you drive a motorcycle. Often times people are not watching out for you, or you are caught in their blind spot, so you must be more aware of your...

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Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Colorado Department of Transportation simulates motorcycle injuries when a rider doesn't wear motorcycle gear The Colorado Department of Transportation released a graphic video that depicts the injuries that a rider could expect if they are involved in a motorcycle accident without wearing any gear. In the video a rider is done up with theatrical make-up to show a few of the common injuries when someone is hurt in a motorcycle accident. The injuries portrayed in the video are shattered orbital bone, which can cause possible permanent vision impairment, severe abrasions, which can cause permanent scarring. Broken bones, severed body parts are other...

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Catastrophic Injuries – Traumatic Brain Injury and Military Personnel

A recent statistic has been released that an average of 22 military veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. This is a very serious issue, and a JAMA Psychiatry study that was published on May 15, 2013 has revealed that there may be a link to veterans who suffered multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are more likely to commit suicide than the general population. Incurring several TBIs is a reality for combat veterans, and up until now no one was sure whether or not that contributed to the increased likelihood of suicide. Click here to read the entire article via...

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