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Evidence to Prove Truck Accident Liability

 Posted on November 09, 2023 in Truck Accident

CO injury lawyerWhen tractor-trailers and other commercial trucks are in an accident, victims often suffer devastating injuries. Given a commercial truck’s weight and overall mass, accidents are more likely to happen on congested roads and in inclement weather.

Truck accidents are on the rise, with a 49% increase in the last decade. In 2021, 117,300 large trucks were involved in an accident that caused injuries, with 5,700 large trucks being part of a fatal crash. 

Proving fault in a truck accident case can be complicated, so it is crucial that you hire a Fort Collins truck accident attorney to recover the compensation you deserve.

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Pedestrians Can Suffer Catastrophic Injuries

 Posted on October 30, 2023 in Car Accident

CO injury lawyerPedestrian fatalities in the United States have reached a 40-year high, with an estimated 7,500 pedestrians being killed by drivers in 2022

While pedestrians in the “Sun Belt” states face the highest risk of suffering injuries, anybody traveling by foot can suffer catastrophic injuries when hit by a vehicle.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, a Fort Collins pedestrian accident lawyer is available to help you recover the compensation that you deserve.

Data on Pedestrian Fatalities

According to data collected by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in one year, the largest number of pedestrian fatalities occurred at night (74%). This remained constant, whether the road had street lights or was pitch black. 

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Why Speeding Leads Drivers to Crash

 Posted on October 26, 2023 in Car Accident

CO injury lawyerSpeeding is a major issue threatening the safety of all road users. In 2021, 12,330 people were killed due to speeding, or roughly about 33 fatalities each day. 

A driver is considered to be speeding if he or she is exceeding the posted speed limit, driving too fast for conditions, or racing with another vehicle. 

Our Fort Collins car accident attorney is here to give you five reasons why speeding leads drivers to crash and help in the event of an accident and injuries.

Reasons Speeding Leads to Crashes

Even a small increase in speed can have startling ramifications. Whenever a state raises a speed limit, even by five miles per hour, this leads to an 8% increase in fatality rates on highways and a 4% increase in fatalities on other roads. 

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Common Job-Related Injuries to Road Crew Workers

 Posted on October 16, 2023 in Workplace Injury

CO injury lawyerBeing a road crew worker is no easy task; between the sun beating down on you and the physical exhaustion of working outside for extended periods of time, it can make anyone think twice about entering this line of work.

A road crew worker is at risk of being seriously injured at a construction site. If you sustained injuries on the job, you may be entitled to compensation.

To discuss your personal injury case, you should speak with a Fort Collins construction injury lawyer today.    

Risks of Being a Road Crew Worker

The limits of a road crew worker’s abilities are put to the test on a daily basis. From 1982 through 2020, 29,493 individuals died in work zone crashes. 

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Types of Dangerous Driving Impairment

 Posted on October 05, 2023 in Car Accident

CO injury lawyerWhen you think of impaired driving, you might immediately think of drunk driving. While this is a common form of impaired driving, there are other factors that can impair a driver’s ability to drive safely and avoid accidents and injuries

Below is a brief overview of different types of impaired driving that might cause injuries and lead to an injury claim. If you want to discuss a possible injury case from a crash, speak with a Fort Collins car accident attorney right away.

Causes of Driver Impairment

Driving impairment is a significant risk factor for accidents, posing danger to both the driver and others on the road. Several forms of impairment can compromise a driver's ability to operate a vehicle safely:

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Should I Settle My Injury Case or Pursue a Trial?

 Posted on September 29, 2023 in Personal Injury

CO injury lawyerWhen considering a personal injury case, one of the most important decisions you will face is whether to settle or pursue a trial. This decision can significantly impact the outcome, financial implications, and the duration of your case. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, there are key factors to consider when you decide whether to settle or go to trial. Discuss the matter with your lawyer, as they will possess the legal guidance and practical advice you need to make the wisest decision during this critical time. 

What You Need to Consider 

Here are the most important things you need to consider when deciding whether to settle your injury case or go to trial, including:

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How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Rib Injury?

 Posted on September 22, 2023 in Personal Injury

CO injury lawyerRib injuries can be painful and debilitating, affecting daily activities and quality of life. As with any injury, understanding the healing process is essential for managing expectations and planning for recovery. If you suffered your rib injury in a motor vehicle accident or another way through someone else's negligence, consider contacting a lawyer, as compensation may be available to help pay for medical costs, pain and suffering, and more. 

Types of Rib Injuries

Colorado's statute of limitations for injuries not involving a car is two years. For injuries related to a car accident, the statute of limitations is three years. Rib injuries can range from minor bruising to more severe fractures. Common types of rib injuries include:

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Is Lifetime Compensation Available for Amputees?

 Posted on September 13, 2023 in Personal Injury

CO injury lawyerAmputation injuries can profoundly and last impact a person’s life. In personal injury cases, the question arises whether injured persons can receive lifetime compensation to help them cope with the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that come with amputation. The potential for lifetime compensation will depend on the severity of the injury, its impact on the individual’s daily life, and the jurisdiction where the lawsuit is filed. However, no law states that amputees are entitled to lifetime compensation. 

If you were injured and suffered an amputation as a result, contact an attorney to begin the process of seeking compensation. Your lawyer will walk you through everything that needs to be considered, granting you the knowledge you need to make as informed a decision as possible. 

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Four Ways a Spine Injury Can Change Your Life

 Posted on September 08, 2023 in Personal Injury

CO injury lawyerA spine injury can have profound and lasting effects on a person’s life, affecting their physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Understanding the potential consequences of a spine injury is crucial for both the injured individual and their loved ones. If you or a loved one has suffered a spine injury, contact a lawyer to pursue compensation related to your injury. Such compensation can be useful in moving on with your life post-accident. 

In Colorado, car accidents, which are the culprit of many spine injuries, have a statute of limitations of three years, while all other personal injury cases have a statute of limitations of two years. Do not wait to file a claim; otherwise, you may miss your opportunity.

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Beyond Texting: Other Forms of Distracted Driving That Increase Accident Risk

 Posted on August 30, 2023 in Car Accident

CO injury lawyerIt is well-documented that distracted driving is a significant contributor to road accidents. While texting while driving is widely recognized as a dangerous behavior and a cause of many distracted driving car accidents, other forms of distractions can divert a driver’s attention from the road, thereby increasing the risk of accidents. Today, we will explore some common sources of distracted driving that do not include texting. As always, if you have been injured in a distracted driving car accident, contact a personal injury attorney to pursue compensation for your injuries.

Talking on the Phone

Whether handheld or hands-free, using a mobile phone for voice calls can significantly distract drivers. Engaging in conversations diverts a driver’s cognitive focus from the road, impairing attention and reaction times. Research shows that even hands-free conversations can lead to

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