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What to Expect in Court for A Car Accident?

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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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Vail Pass Rollover Accident on I-70

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It’s been a tough summer on I-70. On July 20th, a semi-truck caught fire on East Bound I-70 at Georgetown. Since the location of the fire was after a long downhill slope, it’s possible that the trucks brakes caught fire while descending. Luckily there were no injuries involved. If you drive a semi, please remember to adjust your brakes before attempting to descend I-70. Just one week after, we are writing about another truck accident on I-70, injuring five people, including children. What Happened? According to the Colorado State Patrol, a semi-truck was coming Westbound down Vail Pass when it collided with a Ford...

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Mountain Driving Tips Learned from the I-70 Semi Fire Accident

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The I-70 truck Fire Accident The recent heatwave has driven many (more than 152,000) to the mountains during the weekend. If you were up near Georgetown on Saturday, 7/19, you might have seen the smoke from I-70, not caused by the heatwave, but a fire from a semi-truck, loaded with watermelon. The semi cargo truck fire was reported by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) right before noon on Saturday. Officials shortly updated in a Tweet that a single lane is open for traffic, and long delays should be expected. Fortunately, nobody was injured during the fire, and most of the watermelon cargo...

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FDAzar Car Accident Lawyers Recognized for “Top 20” Verdict

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It’s official. Two car accident lawyers at FDAzar have been recognized for obtaining one of the top twenty Colorado plaintiffs’ verdicts in 2018, as compiled by the independent website TopVerdict.com. Firm attorneys Dezarae D. LaCrue and Anna N. Martinez secured a jury verdict of $640,000 on behalf of their client, who was injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver. The recognition is gratifying, but the story behind that verdict is even more compelling. It’s a story of persistence and determination in the face of an unusual but very serious injury and a recalcitrant insurance company. What Happened? Derek Stringer was working...

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What Did We Learn from the i-70 Truck Crash?

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The fiery, horrific images made national news. On April 25, 2019, traffic stalled along I-70 west of Denver became the scene of an inferno as a seemingly out-of-control semi-trailer crashed into the line of cars and trucks at high speed, causing four deaths and numerous injuries. The 23-year-old driver of the semi, Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, has been charged with four counts of vehicular homicide and dozens of counts of assault and attempted assault. Investigators say he told them that his brakes had failed on the steep descent into the metro area from the mountains and that he closed his eyes, bracing...

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What Pictures to Take after an Accident?

Taking Pictures of an Accident

In the first painful minutes after a car accident, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. There’s so much that has to be done, seemingly all at the same time: checking with all parties involved for injuries, assessing damage to the vehicles, moving to safety, summoning police, exchanging information and contacting insurance companies. With so much on their plate, it’s not surprising that many drivers forget to take one additional step before leaving the accident scene: taking photos to document what happened. Snapping pix may be the last thing on your mind in the aftermath of a crash, but it can prove tremendously useful...

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FAQs Regarding Medical Liens in Auto Injury Cases

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Nobody likes sticker shock — the moment you discover the true cost of that new car you’re about to buy, complete with extras, dealer charges, and taxes. Unfortunately, people who have been injured in a car accident sometimes experience a form of sticker shock when they discover that something called a medical lien must be paid to health care providers before they can receive their settlement. In order to avoid unpleasant surprises, it’s important to understand what your rights and obligations are when it comes to a medical lien on your settlement. Here are a few frequently asked questions and answers...

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TIPS ABOUT CAR INSURANCE – WHAT DOES CAR INSURANCE COVER?

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Insurance companies spend a lot of money persuading consumers that they’re paying too much for the car insurance offered by their competitors. When it comes to insurance headaches, perhaps the only thing worse than the sneaking suspicion that you’re paying too much is finding out too late — after an accident, in other words — that the policy you have doesn’t provide the coverage you need. Shopping for car insurance can be confusing and frustrating. Here are a few tips about the basics of coverage that can help you decide what you truly need to protect yourself and your loved ones....

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Part 3, DOES INSURANCE COVER ROADKILL?

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No one wants to hit a deer or other animal while they’re driving. Most people value living creatures and don’t want to be the reason for killing any. Hitting a deer or other large mammal also can cause accidents as well as car damages. Handling a roadkill collision can be daunting if you’re unclear about which steps to take. Read below for tips to avoid hitting wildlife on the road. You’ll also learn what to do if you cause or encounter roadkill and how your auto insurance coverage might cover any damages in an animal-related accident.  Jump to:Part 1: How To Avoid...

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Part 2, WHAT TO DO IF YOU HIT A DEER?

No one wants to hit a deer or other animal while they’re driving. Most people value living creatures and don’t want to be the reason for killing any. Hitting a deer or other large mammal also can cause accidents as well as car damages. Handling a roadkill collision can be daunting if you’re unclear about which steps to take. Read below for tips to avoid hitting wildlife on the road. You’ll also learn what to do if you cause or encounter roadkill and how your auto insurance coverage might cover any damages in an animal-related accident.  Jump to:Part 1: How To Avoid...

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