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The Legal Implications of Helmets in Motorcycle Accident Claims

It’s wise for anyone who operates a motorcycle or rides on one as a passenger to wear a Department of Transportation (DOT) approved helmet, regardless of age or experience level. Research proves that wearing appropriately fitted helmets greatly reduces the chances of severe and fatal head injuries in motorcycle accidents. However, Colorado state law does not require motorcyclists or passengers over 18 to wear motorcycle helmets. What happens when a motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet and experiences an accident
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What to Expect from a Car Accident Insurance Claim

After a car accident, the first step toward recovering your losses is typically to file an insurance claim. In a fault-based state like Colorado, every driver must purchase and maintain auto insurance coverage that meets state minimum requirements. In Colorado, those minimums are $25,000 or more in bodily injury liability coverage for a single person in an accident, $50,000 or more in bodily injury liability coverage for all victims of an accident, and $15,000 or more in property damage liability
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Important Trucking Statistics in Colorado You Should Know

The trucking industry is vital in the state of Colorado and throughout the United States. Massive tractor-trailers are responsible for transporting billions of tons of cargo throughout the country every day. In Colorado alone, the trucking industry provides more than 110,000 jobs, or about one of every ten jobs in the state. In 2017, the Colorado trucking industry paid more than $5.7 billion in wages to Colorado residents. More than 13,000 trucking companies are operating out of Colorado. Despite the
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After the Accident: Key Considerations in Choosing a Denver Car Accident Attorney

A car accident can be a scary, damaging experience. Regardless of who caused the accident, a car crash victim may have serious injuries that require extensive treatment, face substantial medical bills, and address the uncertainty that may arise from an inability to work during recovery. These are just a few reasons why it’s so important to secure legal counsel after a car accident caused by a negligent driver or other liable party. If you need a Denver car accident attorney,
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Understanding Colorado’s Commercial Trucking Weight Regulations

The trucking industry is one of the most important components of the American economy. As such, it is also one of the most heavily regulated. Trucking companies, delivery companies, and independent trucking contractors must follow all applicable regulations at all times to ensure safe and efficient transportation of goods across the country. While many trucking companies and drivers work hard to meet regulations pertaining to hours of service and other rules related to driver obligations, it is also important for
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What You Need to Know About Filing a Truck Accident Claim

Truck accidents are a common concern when driving along Colorado highways. The state has variable weather that often leads to dangerous roads, and truck accident rates have risen in recent years. For example, the number of fatal truck accidents in Colorado nearly doubled from 2009 to 2017. When a truck accident occurs, anyone injured from the accident should know their legal rights and how to file a claim against the responsible driver. While most private drivers know how to approach
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Hit By a Car While Drunk: Who Is at Fault?

Walking while drunk is safer than driving under the influence for others – but perhaps not for the intoxicated pedestrian. Walking while drunk in Denver could contribute to accidents such as serious pedestrian collisions. If a driver struck you while walking drunk, liability might not be as clear as if you had been sober. The driver may be able to use your intoxication as a defense. Learn Colorado’s negligence laws to better understand your rights during an injury claim. Contributory
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Driver vs. Company Liability in Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial trucking accidents differ from typical car accidents in that they involve trucking companies rather than drivers alone. Federal laws hold trucking companies responsible for most collisions involving their trucks and drivers, even if the company leases the truck and uses independent contractors. Differentiating between truck driver and company liability after a commercial truck accident in Colorado can help victims obtain compensation from the correct at-fault party or parties. Vicarious Liability for Truck Driver Conduct In terms of responsibility for
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Marijuana Edible Laws in Colorado

With the legalization of marijuana throughout the country, it becomes pertinent to identify and understand the rules and regulations surrounding its consumption. With concentrated forms of cannabis, like edibles, these regulations are even more important. Improper consumption can lead to side effects that often leave the user debilitated and/or disoriented, which can be dangerous within a range of different contexts. Colorado Marijuana Laws Colorado has passed a comprehensive set of laws that address proper marijuana consumption. For instance, no individuals
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How Long After an Accident Can I File a Claim?

After getting into a car accident, your first step for financial compensation should be filing an insurance claim. A claim with the at-fault party’s insurer may result in payment for your crash-related losses, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damages. If an insurance claim does not work, however, you may need to take the at-fault party to court during a personal injury lawsuit. In the state of Colorado, you have time limits on both types of claims. What
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