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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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Eggshell Plaintiff

In the world of personal injury law, there’s a phrase called “eggshell plaintiff”.  What exactly does this mean?  Well, I’m glad you asked!  In many personal injury cases, the injured party had a pre-existing condition, which the collision exacerbated, making the injuries even more severe than they would have been. Let me give you an example: let’s say that in the cold weather, an older woman slipped on black ice on your property.  But just a week before this fall, she had a hip surgery, and this simple fall, which would have otherwise been relatively harmless, left her hip in a...

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What to do if you hit an Animal

In Colorado, it is not uncommon to see wildlife near the roads when driving. Even in the city, people often see deer, coyotes, and many smaller animals while they drive. Unfortunately, the amount of wildlife around means that there are often accidents between these animals and vehicles.  State Farm estimates that 1.25 million accidents occur every year between cars and deer alone. Deer are the animals hit most often but animals like moose, elk, raccoons, birds, and even pets and livestock are also sometimes hit. The accidents can be dangerous and pose threats to both the driver and occupants of...

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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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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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15 Tips to Stay Safe While Hiking the Rockies

hr { margin: 0px; } The Colorado Mountains are always fun, but if you are not prepared can be extremely dangerous, even deadly. Please review the following tips to ensure safety on your next hike. The following are certainly a few factors to consider for your next hike: 1. Warm-up prior to beginning the trip We can not emphasize just how essential stretching out just before a hike truly is. Stretching boosts the heart rate, temperature, and blood circulation to your muscles. Furthermore, stretching improves the body's flexibility and reduces possibility of injury. 2. Begin the hike off gradually Once more, it is important to warm...

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Denver Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Colorado Department of Transportation simulates motorcycle injuries when a rider doesn't wear motorcycle gear The Colorado Department of Transportation released a graphic video that depicts the injuries that a rider could expect if they are involved in a motorcycle accident without wearing any gear. In the video a rider is done up with theatrical make-up to show a few of the common injuries when someone is hurt in a motorcycle accident. The injuries portrayed in the video are shattered orbital bone, which can cause possible permanent vision impairment, severe abrasions, which can cause permanent scarring. Broken bones, severed body parts are other...

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Catastrophic Injuries – Traumatic Brain Injury and Military Personnel

A recent statistic has been released that an average of 22 military veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. This is a very serious issue, and a JAMA Psychiatry study that was published on May 15, 2013 has revealed that there may be a link to veterans who suffered multiple traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are more likely to commit suicide than the general population. Incurring several TBIs is a reality for combat veterans, and up until now no one was sure whether or not that contributed to the increased likelihood of suicide. Click here to read the...

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