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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT

Traffic accidents can range from minor scrapes to catastrophic events that cause serious property damage and life-altering injuries. Until the damage can be properly assessed, it’s advisable to treat all on-the-road accidents very seriously. That’s particularly true if one of the vehicles involved happens to be a tractor-trailer or large commercial truck. It’s a simple matter of physics. Big rigs are 20-30 times heavier than passenger cars, with much greater ground clearance, and the occupants of the smaller vehicle tend to suffer greater injuries in any collision between the two. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation data, 3,986 people died...

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Got Tread? Snow Tires vs. All-Season Tires

With winter rapidly approaching, determining what tires you need for your vehicle is essential. With the right tires, you can help ensure safety for you and your family while on the road. Part of being prepared for the winter season means making sure your car is riding on the right tires for the season. In a city like Denver, snow tires may be a good fit for your vehicle. Snow tires are specially made to make sure they can grip the road, even in cold and snowy conditions. They’re made with a softer compound and contain more rubber than summer tires....

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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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Taking a road trip? How to safely share the road with semi-trucks

Taking a summer road trip can be a fun and exciting activity for you and your family. As we drive out of the city and onto major trucking highways in Colorado such as Interstate 25, it is important to remember we are sharing the road with semi-trucks and driving around them requires a new set of precautions. Semi-trucks are vital to the American economy to deliver goods, with 5.6 million of them registered for driving on American roads. With this volume, it’s important to take extra precautions to stay safe. Just how dangerous are semi-trucks? A semi-truck weighs about 70,000 pounds compared to the average weight of...

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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...

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12 Things To Do After An Auto Accident

What to do after a car accident

Stay Calm Easier said than done, right? Being in an auto accident can cause a lot of stress and anxiety, especially during the event. It’s important that you stay calm and collected during, and directly after the accident so you can maintain your wits and recount all information regarding the accident to the authorities. In order to successfully stay calm in a time of distress it can take practice during times you are not stressed. Click here for more information on how to stay calm in any situation. Call 911 Calling 911, even for a minor fender bender, can be very beneficial...

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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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What to Know About Accidents Over the Holidays

Holidays should be a time for rest and recovery but not if that means recovery from an accident sustained while on holiday. Accidents happen every day, and holidays are the worst time for motor vehicle accidents. Holiday parties, and the vibrant celebrating that often ensues, entice greater numbers of people to take the wheel after drinking, placing other people like you and your family in danger during one of the most joyous times of the year. But not all holiday accidents involve alcohol and vehicles. Many people travel during the holidays, and yes, accidents happen wherever people go, causing various levels...

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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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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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