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How Are Wrongful Death Settlements Divided?

Every state has unique laws concerning the damages available in wrongful death claims, the time limits for filing them, and who has permission to pursue wrongful death claims. States also follow different laws for disbursing or dividing wrongful death settlements between beneficiaries of the deceased’s estate. If you plan to pursue a wrongful death claim soon, a Denver wrongful death attorney can help you determine which types of compensation could be available under your state’s wrongful death statutes. Determining Who
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What Not to Say After a Car Accident

A car accident can be a frightening and stressful situation, and it is not uncommon for affected drivers to feel confused about what to do immediately after an accident. Keeping a few tips in mind can help you make better choices following any car accident. Your choice of words when speaking with the police and insurance companies can have a dramatic impact on your final recovery after a car accident. Tips for Speaking With the Police The police respond to
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What to Do if You’ve Been Served a Subpoena

While most Americans may have some idea of what a subpoena means, suddenly having a court officer serve you one can be a startling experience. Instead of dealing with the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding a subpoena or court summons, it’s vital to understand what a subpoena entails and what your responsibilities are after receiving one. What Is a Court Summons or Subpoena? A subpoena or court summons is the sign of the beginning of a trial case. Some legal matter
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How Can Social Media Influence a Personal Injury Claim?

Though near-constant engagement with social media has become a way of life for many Americans, the habit of regularly updating statuses, locations, and general goings-on can pose a serious threat to the success of a personal injury claim. Scrutiny from insurance companies and opposing counsel comes in many forms, and in terms using social media during the process of settlement negotiations and/or litigation, plaintiffs are well-advised to stay out of sight as much as possible. The Dangers of Social Media
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What is Whiplash?

According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is usually an injury that occurs to someone whose vehicle is struck in the rear by another. Whiplash is a strain or sprain in the neck area and is the most widely cited injury in auto insurance claims in the U.S., of about 4 million. Many of these injuries will dissipate in a week or two, yet approximately 25% still persist three months later. What is Whiplash? The Quebec Task Force is an organization focused on
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What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Annually, about 1% of those across the country will incur an injury sustained from a car accident. Many accidents stem from human errors, such as speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving, and other reckless activity. As discussed in prior segments, crashes are a severe health concern and financial burden. Aside from physical injury, many accident victims endure psychological trauma. Injured victims may experience depression, anxiety, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), leading to troubles with self-confidence and relationships. Traumatic Events & Stress Trauma is
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Should You Seek Chiropractic Care After an Injury?

One of the most common injuries sustained in auto accidents is a back injury. Spinal cord injuries can cause significant nerve damage. You may experience reduced sensation of and control over your arms, hands, legs, feet, and other body parts. More serious forms of spinal damage can leave you permanently paralyzed. Another common injury from an auto accident is a herniated disk. This tends to be less severe than spinal damage but can still cause significant problems. If you have
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What to do if You’re Pregnant and Get into a Car Accident

When a woman is expecting, there are always health risks associated with her pregnancy. Most women make vehement efforts to lower the risk of complications by strictly adhering to their doctor’s orders. During the typical pregnancy, expecting mothers make a conscious choice to stop consuming alcohol and eating certain foods, and make sure they aren’t exposed to substances that would harm their unborn child. But many may overlook the dangers they face every time they enter their vehicle to go
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How to Appeal a Case in Colorado

Every time a trial comes to an end, there is inevitably one party that is left feeling as though justice simply was not done. As a result, difficult questions of whether or not to pursue an appeal are likely to arise. The truth of the matter is that appealing a trial outcome can be a lengthy, complex and costly process that should not be undertaken lightly. The key to determining the proper course of action once a trial has concluded
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What to do if you’re the Passenger in a Car Accident?

When you get into a car as a passenger, you are entrusting your life to the driver, and to the decision-making skills of every other person on the road. Experiencing a car or truck accident as a passenger can be even more scary, in some ways, than experiencing one as a driver, because you have no control and are vulnerable to every danger without the power to respond. Fortunately, if you have been injured as a passenger in a vehicle,
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