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how to prevent road rage

There are few situations on the road that are as scary and potentially dangerous as dealing with an aggressive driver — the kind who speeds around you and cuts you off, tailgates relentlessly, leans on the horn, makes rude gestures, and generally tries to take out some deep-seated frustrations on the rest of the motoring public. Such episodes are becoming increasingly common in places like Colorado, thanks in part to the state’s rapid growth and increasingly congested traffic. According to a federal database, the Fatal Analysis Reporting System, Colorado had 53 crash fatalities in 2016 in which aggressive driving or “road rage”...

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accident report

Drivers love shortcuts. But sometimes what seemed like the quick and easy route turns out to be a lot more time-consuming and costly than you expected. The same can be said about the way some people handle car accidents. Consider this situation: A driver in a hurry gets into a minor scrape with another vehicle in heavy traffic; the motorists exchange contact information and decide, since nobody is hurt, not to waste any more time filing an accident report. It happens all the time, but it’s often the wrong move. There are several compelling reasons to file an accident report for any kind...

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PG&E Fire

A class action lawsuit filed late last week on behalf of victims of the Camp Fire claims that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is responsible for sparking the deadliest wildfire in California history. Since it first erupted in Butte County on November 8, the Camp Fire has resulted in at least 77 deaths, burned more than 150,000 acres and destroyed more than 10,000 homes. Officials say the cause of the blaze is still under investigation, but the lawsuit, filed by Franklin D. Azar & Associates and Garner & Associates, cites multiple reports of problems with a high-voltage power line operated by...

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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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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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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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Throwing Out Wrongful Death Claims in Theater Shooting

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Hegarty said claims of Wrongful Death and Negligence, in the Aurora Century 16 theater should not be considered, and thrown out. Hegarty claims that laws in Colorado disallow victims, and their families, from filing such claims. James Holmes, suspected of the shooting, is currently in prison. Holmes, has been charged with 24 counts of first-degree murder. 12 people were killed in the shooting spree, and two counts of murder are being brought against Holmes for each victim. Judge Hegarty has only recommended the wrongful death and negligence claims be thrown out, he has not made any kind of...

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Wrongful Death at Work in Colorado: Know Your Options

Colorado wrongful death claims are usually brought on behalf of the deceased by his surviving spouse, child or parent. There are numerous wrongful death situations that are recognized by each state's statutes. Types of Colorado wrongful death cases include: • Medical mistakes • Car or airplane accidents • Criminal attacks • Work-related exposure to dangerous conditions or substances • Death during a supervised activity Workplace murder is the leading killer of working females, (35% of their fatal work injuries) and the second leading killer of males. The problem is especially acute in service sector industries such as retail establishments, taxi and limousine, police and security services. Taxicab drivers and chauffeurs face the...

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Wrongful Death: Steps to Take Towards Compensation

Wrongful death is a generally accepted description for the consequence of taking the life of an individual resulting from the willful or negligent act of another person or persons. If a person is killed due to neglect or wrongful conduct of a person or persons, the decedent’s beneficiaries and/or survivors may file a wrongful death action against the tortfeasor or those responsible for the death. Unlike criminal prosecutions, which are brought by the government, private citizens bring about tort actions. Statutes govern this area of tort law, and wrongful death statutes vary from state to state. However today, every state has...

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Have You Been the Victim of Wrongful Death in Colorado?

The unexpected death of a loved one is a traumatic and terrible event. In addition to personal concerns and grief, there may also be a loss of support or lost income, medical and funeral expenses for the family members of the deceased, and other unforeseen expenses. A wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company or other entity. When this happens, the person's family may be eligible to take legal action to recover monetary damages from the responsible party. In order to bring a successful wrongful death action,...

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