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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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The Colorado Wilderness: Some Hiking Tips

Many people from around the country as well as locals enjoy the colorful scenery that Colorado has to offer year round. Whether you’re an experienced climber or just looking to enjoy a day hike with the family, there are plenty of trails and spots for everyone to visit. While hiking can be a great way to get out and enjoy nature, you should always be prepared to make sure your experience is an enjoyable one. There are a few essentials everyone should bring along when trekking outdoors: Always remember to bring a map and a compass and know how to use...

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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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Look Both Ways Before You Cross: Crosswalk Safety

As of 2016, pedestrian deaths make up 14% of total traffic deaths in the U.S. To try and decrease this number, state legislatures are tightening pedestrian right-of-way laws. In Colorado, motorists must yield to pedestrians if they are on the same side of the road or are approaching closely enough from the opposite side of the roadway to be in danger. Right-of-way laws in Colorado regarding pedestrian are described in the Driver Handbook as “when driving, you should yield the right-of-way to pedestrians under all conditions”. With sunny skies ahead, it’s important to know how you can be safe both...

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The History of the Bicycle Helmet and why you Need to be Wearing One

Most people generally know it’s a good idea to wear a bike helmet, yet not that many of us consistently wear one. People who bike long distances as a sport or exercise generally do wear bike helmets, but the real problem is people who ride leisurely. Here we will lay out the history of the bike helmet, and give you some facts about how they can protect you. The first widely used bicycle was the Penny-farthing. This was the bicycle that had a very large main wheel and a much smaller wheel in the back. The name came from the British...

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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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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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Pedestrian and Cyclists’ Accidents in Colorado: What You Should Know

With the number of cyclists increasing through programs like Bike to Work, Ride to Work Day and May 2011 becoming National Bike Month, drivers will see an increase of the number of cyclists on the road, not to mention the number of people now walking as an alternative means of transportation. Boulder, CO has one of the largest tri-athlete communities in America. Hundreds of cyclists and runners frequent the roadways daily there and throughout the Front Range of the Rockies. Trendier ways such as skateboards, rollerblades and scooters are also becoming more prominent means of transportation for today’s youth, not to...

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What if I’m Injured in a Pedestrian Accident in Colorado?

Every year, thousands of people die in pedestrian accidents, and tens of thousands are injured. Pedestrian accidents can be accidents in which a pedestrian is killed or injured by a vehicle or non-vehicular: the result of poor property maintenance, sidewalk or parking lot defects, or construction or other debris. Pedestrians injured as a result of someone else's negligence may be entitled to recover damages for their injuries.Negligence means the failure to do (or not do) something that a reasonable person in similar circumstances would have done to protect others from foreseeable risks. In a pedestrian accident, the...

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Car, bike, motorcycle, bus or truck accident: a step-by-step guide

Colorado state law requires that ALL motor vehicle accidents be reported immediately to the proper law enforcement authorities (42-4-1606 CRS). A traffic accident is defined as unintentional damage or injury caused by the movement of a vehicle or its load. What to do if you're in an auto accident: 1. move the accident out of traffic2. keep others safe3. get the insurance information, license plate & name of the other parties involved in the accident4. call the police to report the accident5. take pictures of the vehicles involved6. Check with your insurance company regarding the coverage of your policy Call an attorney specializing...

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