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What Is the Difference Between Personal Injury Law and Workers' Compensation Law?

 Posted on March 29, 2023 in Workplace Injury

CO injury lawyerPersonal injury law and workers' compensation law are two types of law that deal with injuries caused by accidents. Although both types of law involve injuries, there are significant differences between the two. Today, we will discuss the essential differences between the two types of law. Remember, if you have suffered an injury, contact an attorney to ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process. If you are unsure what kind of attorney to call, this blog will provide that answer.

Personal Injury Law vs. Workers' Compensation Law

Personal injury law deals with injuries caused by another party's negligence or intentional actions. For example, suppose someone is injured in a car wreck because of someone else's reckless driving. In that case, the injured individual can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who caused the crash in order to seek compensation for their damages. Personal injury law also covers a wide range of accidents, including car crashes, slip-and-fall events, medical malpractice, and product liability.

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Legal Options When You Are in a Crash with a Hit-and Run-Driver

 Posted on March 22, 2023 in Car Accident

CO accident lawyerYou are driving down the road when suddenly, in your rearview mirror, you see a car traveling at a high rate of speed heading straight for you. Before you can react, the car slams into yours, sending you into an out-of-control tailspin off the road. As your car spins and grinds to a halt off the road, you see the reckless driver take off in their car and speed away. You suddenly realize you just experienced a hit-and-run accident. What should you do?

Being involved in a hit-and-run accident can be a terrifying experience. However, there are several steps you should take to protect your rights and ensure that you can pursue compensation for the damages to your vehicle and to any physical injuries you may have sustained. Today, we will discuss five steps you should take if you have been involved in a hit-and-run. To ensure your rights are protected, contact a car accident attorney who will guide you through the process as you work to secure the compensation you may be entitled to.

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What Can Motorcyclists Do to Help Stay Safe on the Road?

 Posted on March 13, 2023 in Car Accident

CO accident lawyerRiding a motorcycle, especially here in beautiful Colorado, can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be perilous if proper safety precautions are not taken. Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable out on the road, as they lack the protection of a car’s metal frame and are often overlooked by other drivers. Today, we are going to discuss what motorcyclists can do while riding that can help keep them safe and avoid deadly motorcycle accidents. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, do not hesitate to contact a personal injury to understand your legal options.

Essential Tips for Motorcyclists Who Want to Stay Safe

Keep these tips in mind for the next time you are out on the road riding your motorcycle, including:

  • Wear proper safety gear – The most crucial thing a motorcyclist can do to protect themselves on the road is to wear the appropriate safety gear. This includes wearing a helmet, eye protection, gloves, a motorcycle jacket with built-in protective armor, and boots that cover the ankles. All of these items can provide crucial protection in the event of an accident.

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What Are the Most Common Misconceptions Regarding Personal Injury Cases?

 Posted on March 07, 2023 in Personal Injury

CO accident lawyerIn law, personal injury cases can arise when one person suffers harm or injury due to another person's negligence or intentional actions. These cases can be complex, and there are many misconceptions regarding personal injury cases that can prevent individuals from seeking the compensation they deserve. Today, we will be discussing what some of those misconceptions are. If you have suffered a personal injury, do not hesitate to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Common Misconceptions Associated with Personal Injury Cases

Here are some of the most common misconceptions that many people associate with personal injury cases, including:

  • Personal injury cases are all about getting rich quickly – This is one of the biggest misconceptions about personal injury cases. The truth is that most personal injury cases are about seeking compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses incurred due to the injury. This compensation is intended to help the injured person get back on their feet and cover the costs and hardships related to the injury.

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What Mistakes Can Jeopardize a Personal Injury Claim and How Can You Avoid Making Them?

 Posted on February 28, 2023 in Personal Injury

CO injury lawyerPersonal injuries can befall us at any time for various reasons. Personal injury law aims to provide a way for injured individuals to seek compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. Unfortunately, when filing a personal injury claim, certain mistakes can be made that can significantly jeopardize the success of your claim. Today, we will discuss some of those mistakes when filing a claim and how to avoid making them. Strongly consider contacting a personal injury attorney if you have suffered an injury to help ensure your rights are protected and advocated for.

Common Mistakes and How to Avoid Making Them

Several mistakes can jeopardize a personal injury claim. Here are some of the most common ones, including:

Failing to seek medical attention – If you have been injured, it is essential to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Failing to do so can make it difficult to prove the extent of your injuries, and insurance companies may use this against you. Also, keep in mind that some injuries may not manifest themselves right away. Even if you do not think your injury is overly serious, still seek medical treatment.

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What to Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries in Larimer County

 Posted on February 16, 2023 in Personal Injury

CO injury lawyerTraumatic brain injuries (TBI) are one of the most severe forms of personal injury that can befall a person. Tragically, these types of injuries can profoundly impact the lives of those suffering from them and their family. As a result, it is essential to understand the effects of such injuries and the potential legal ramifications of suffering a severe injury such as a TBI.

A traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force causes damage to the brain. This can happen for many reasons, including car accidents, sports injuries, falls, or even physical assault. Today, we will discuss the wide-ranging symptoms and effects of such injuries and the legal remedies available for someone who suffers this type of injury. If you have suffered a TBI and are wondering what legal options you may have, contact a personal injury attorney who will ensure that your rights remain protected and respected and that a positive case outcome can be pursued in your favor.

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Understanding the Severity of Motorcycle Accidents

 Posted on February 09, 2023 in Car Accident

CO injury lawyerMotorcycle accidents can be some of the most severe road accidents, often leading to serious injuries or even death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that motorcycle accidents are nearly 28 times more likely to result in fatalities than accidents involving passenger cars. Something that makes motorcycles especially dangerous is that it does not matter how safe a motorcycle driver someone is. You can be the safest motorcycle driver in the world, but it only takes one person’s negligence to turn a lovely day out on your motorcycle into a day of grief and tragedy.

If you have been injured on your motorcycle because of the negligence of another, consider contacting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can help protect your rights as you pursue the compensation you may be entitled to.

What Factors Contribute to the Severity of Motorcycle Accidents?

One of the most significant factors contributing to the severity of motorcycle accidents is the lack of protection motorcycles offer their riders. Unlike cars, motorcycles do not have a metal frame, airbags, or other safety features to protect riders in the event of a collision. As a result, riders are at much higher risk of suffering severe injuries, such as broken bones, head injuries, and internal organ damage, even in low-speed accidents. Another factor contributing to the severity of motorcycle accidents is the high speed at which many riders travel. Motorcycles can reach high speeds quickly, making it difficult for riders to react in time to avoid an accident. Additionally, the small size and narrow profile of motorcycles can make them difficult for other drivers to see, increasing the risk of deadly collisions.

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Understanding the Different Forms of Distracted Driving in Larimer County

 Posted on February 02, 2023 in Car Accident

CO accident lawyerWhether we like it or not, driving is an essential form of transportation in our society. Unfortunately, many of us drive so much that we become numb to the dangers of driving. As a result, car accidents have unfortunately become a part of the risk we take every time we get behind the wheel. However, it is up to us to mitigate risk where we can. We cannot control how others drive, but we can control how we drive.

A significant risk to safe driving is distracted driving in all of its forms. Our society has become so digitized in recent years that distracted driving caused by texting on our cell phones has become a significant problem on roads across America. That being said, texting behind the wheel is not the only form of distracted driving that is highly dangerous. This blog will look at different forms of distracted driving and work to understand how distracted driving endangers everyone on the road. If you have been affected by a distracted driving accident, contact an attorney who will advocate for your best interests while working to obtain the compensation you may deserve.

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What Types of Compensation Can I Claim as a Pedestrian Hit by a Car?

 Posted on January 24, 2023 in Car Accident

fort collins pedestrian accident lawyerNearly everyone is in a situation at some point throughout the day that puts them in danger of being hit by a car. As a pedestrian, being hit by a car can be catastrophic, if not fatal. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 76,000 car accidents involving pedestrians across the country in 2021. In addition to that, more than 7,300 pedestrians were killed in such accidents. 

Pedestrians are at risk of suffering severe injuries, like broken bones or brain injuries, when hit by a car, mostly due to the sheer difference in mass and size between the person and the vehicle. In many pedestrian accident cases, the injured pedestrians are able to receive some sort of compensation, which can come in many forms.

Types of Compensation in a Pedestrian Accident Case

When you file a lawsuit against a person for any type of accident, you will need to address the amount and types of compensation that you are seeking to recover. When you are unexpectedly injured, the types of losses you experience can be widespread. In a personal injury case, you can recover for many of these losses, which include:

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A Lawyer Said I Do Not Have a Valid Injury Case. Now What?

 Posted on January 16, 2023 in Personal Injury

Larimer county personal injury lawyerIf you have been injured by another person’s carelessness or negligence, you might decide to take your case to a personal injury lawyer. After reviewing the details of your case, the attorney might tell you that you do not have a valid case. That lawyer could suggest that, based on the facts, you will not be able to win the case, or imply that even if you won the case, what you will gain from the win will not make the cost of legal representation worth it to you. Be wary of this, particularly if this is the first lawyer you have seen about your case. Here are some ways you can decide for yourself whether you do have a case and should continue pursuing it.  

3 Ways to Handle a Lawyer Refusing to Take Your Case

Unfortunately, many people let accidents and injuries go unaddressed from a legal perspective by paying their medical bills and not pursuing legal action on the matter. With so many inaccurate representations of personal injury law in the media and entertainment world, it can be easy to be dissuaded or discouraged from filing a lawsuit for personal injury damages.

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