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What are the Basis of Injury Lawsuits?

When a party is injured as a result of the actions of another, they have the right to bring a case of civil tort. These civil actions allow the injured to seek financial compensation for the harm incurred. Cases of personal injury may range from those resulting from automobile accidents, defective products, dog attacks, wrongful death, and more. The vast majority of torts are based on unintended negligence. In addition to negligence, cases may be based on intentional torts or
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What Does it Mean to Settle a Personal Injury Claim Case in Colorado?

Personal injury suits can result in outcomes including settlement, trial, dismissal, and appeal. The ALM Legal Dictionary defines the process of settling a lawsuit as resolving the matter without a court judgment through negotiation among the parties. This is achieved through discussions involving the attorneys, insurance company adjusters, and encouragement from the court. The majority of injury cases are resolved before trial in some form of settlement. A settlement is essentially a compromise where both sides make some concessions. A lawsuit is
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What Happens in Colorado When You Win Your Personal Injury Lawsuit?

At Colorado’s District Court level in 2017, there were 215,369 case filings and the largest single class of case filings was civil (37%). This means that almost 80,000 new civil cases, most of which seek damages of over $15,000, entered this system. The vast majority of personal injury cases conclude by reaching a settlement agreement, which outlines the recovery the plaintiff is entitled to. The court issues an order of settlement once all parties have the paperwork completed and submitted. Prior to
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What Is the Timeline of a Car Accident Case? (From Accident to Compensation Reward – What Is to Be Expected)

The likely time frame for completing a vehicle accident case really depends on the many variables involved. Although everyone seeks a timely resolution, the underlying goal is to do what’s necessary to be fairly compensated for the injuries incurred. Choosing an experienced personal injury attorney is important because familiarity with these types of cases allows for better efficiency. The courts have a duty to handle cases in a fair manner without unnecessary delay. Identifying the different variables that may be
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What are the Top 3 Causes of Truck Collisions with Passenger Vehicles?

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reported that 3,986 lives were lost in 2016 stemming from commercial truck accidents. Roughly 66% were passenger vehicle occupants, 17% were occupants of trucks, and approximately 16% were on motorcycles, bicycles, or walking. One reason that these accidents are particularly dangerous is that commercial trucks or tractor-trailers can often weigh between 10,000 and 26,000 pounds. The majority of causes that lead to collisions between these trucks and passenger cars are classified as errors in driver recognition
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5 Reasons To Hire an Accident Attorney

Those involved in minor “fender bender” collisions with minimal injuries may find the insurer’s settlement offer sufficient to cover the damage and move forward without a car accident attorney. Those who are moderately injured are strongly encouraged to retain legal counsel. Insurance companies are businesses seeking to remain profitable; therefore, attempting to navigate a moderate to severe injury claim should be done with assistance from a personal injury lawyer accustomed to working with them. Keep in mind that court employees
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How Do You Determine Who’s Responsible in an Accident at an Intersection?

This is the fifth and final installment of our series regarding intersection safety. Pedestrians include those walking or riding in a wheelchair. Bicycles are categorized as vehicles according to Colorado law and have the same responsibilities as drivers. Both pedestrians and bicyclists are considered as vulnerable in terms of intersection collisions. Too frequently, motorists are speeding or using mobile devices without regard for the potential devastation that they may cause. Here, we will look at how liability or fault is legally determined
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What’s Colorado Doing to Make Intersections Safer for Drivers, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians?

Intersections are points of confluence for motor vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians. At these junctions, there are more factors that can lead to collisions than at most points across the transportation network. In the U.S., intersections are the site of approximately 25% of roadway fatalities and roughly 50% of injuries. In this segment, we will look at various specific safety measures that agencies in Colorado are taking and also some of what the Federal Highway Administration is referring to as “innovative
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Pedestrians & Bicyclists Are Most Vulnerable Intersection Users

Pedestrians and bicyclists both have substantial vulnerability when encountering motor vehicles on the roadways and must remember to exercise caution. At intersections, most of these collisions occur when motorists or bicycles are turning or when pedestrians are crossing. Local governments are pursuing strategies to heighten intersection safety through better design, implementation of signs and devices to control traffic, and greater educational awareness. The reality is that safety in these situations is best achieved through a comprehensive approach that combines all of
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What Are the Human Factors That Make Intersections so Dangerous?

Colorado experienced a 40% increase in the volume of fatal accidents between 2013 and 2016. The Colorado Department of Transportation Safety explained the three primary factors that contribute to vehicle collisions are the road, the operator, and the car itself. The Federal Highway Administration indicates that 44% of crashes occur at intersections. The majority of vehicle crashes are caused by human error. Here, we will discuss the various human factors that have the largest effect on potential intersection accident involvement. Categories of Human Factors
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