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What Are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Colorado?

Colorado’s roads continue to be dangerous. In Denver, the volume of fatal traffic accidents has risen every year since 2005. In Colorado in 2015, there were 546 deaths, and these numbers rose to 605 and 630 in 2016 and 2017. This increase is occurring at a time when traffic safety awareness is higher than ever, seat belt use is higher than ever, and vehicles have more standard safety features than ever. In Colorado, fatalities at intersections continue to escalate from 112 in
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What Happens in Colorado If You Have Been in a Car Accident and Are Pregnant?

Julian Gutierrez drifted beyond his lane of travel and struck a car traveling in the opposite direction. Judith Mauricio, the driver of the other car, was severely injured in this head-on collision. Mauricio was also eight months pregnant at the time. After arriving at the hospital, she delivered a still-born baby girl. The Los Angeles Police determined Gutierrez had been operating under the influence and arrested him. Canadian Medical Association Study Donald Redelmeier and a team from the University of Toronto studied the health
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What Happens if a Computer Glitch Causes Your Attorney to Miss a Filing Deadline in Your Lawsuit?

Courts generally operate according to established procedures and use deadlines. For example, if a plaintiff misses a deadline in a personal injury action, the court may dismiss the claim. In the case of Taylor v. HCA-HealthONE LLC (2018), a Colorado appeals court was asked to review a lower court’s dismissal of a medical negligence claim after Taylor failed to comply with rule 4(m) of the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure titled “The Limit for Service.” The plaintiff had failed to meet the deadline
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What are the Deadlines for a Colorado Personal Injury Claim?

Individuals, businesses, and institutions generally operate best with a structure or framework in place for purposes of organization and efficiency, and the courts are no exception. In the realm of civil actions and proceedings, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) are the guidelines that local courts model their own rules of civil procedure from. Courts have an affirmative duty to handle civil litigation in a manner that is fair and without unnecessary costs or delays. In a personal injury
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The Future of Fully Autonomous Vehicles After an Autonomous Car Claims Its First Fatality

On U.S. roadways in 2016 there were an estimated 37,461 accident fatalities, which equates to nearly 750 per state. Many experts feel that autonomous or “driverless” vehicles will one day dramatically reduce the volume of crashes by removing the element of human error. Arizona leaders have encouraged companies such as Uber to conduct testing in the state. Recently, one of these cars struck and killed a pedestrian while operating autonomously with a “backup” driver on board. Uber has temporarily halted its testing in Arizona.
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When Loved Ones Are Killed in Accidents: How Do You Cope?

Losing a loved one can be an extremely traumatic experience. Despite being a natural reality of life, it is likely that feelings of shock, confusion, sadness, and depression may result. A tragedy occurred recently in Weld County when a four-vehicle crash resulted in the death of three family members. Sheila Sinclair was traveling with her six-year-old son and two daughters’ ages three and one at the time of the accident. Sinclair and the two older children were killed in the crash.
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Transport Safety Rules Have Been Rolled Back: What That Means for You on the Highway

Commercial trucking is a large sector of the overall U.S. economy. These trucks are responsible for movement of slightly over 70% of all freight. There is an estimated 10.55 billion tons of freight moved, which consumes roughly 398 billion gallons of fuel. The industry is regulated by a central federal agency, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and is principally guided by the provisions of the Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act of 1999. Since assuming control, the Trump Administration has largely upheld its
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Can I Receive Social Security Benefits If I Was Permanently Disabled & My Lawsuit Is Pending?

If you are involved in a personal injury claim that is likely to result in a financial settlement or award, it may have an effect on existing benefits, like those involving Social Security. In making this determination as it specifically relates to Social Security benefits, the key is identifying the type of benefits that you are receiving or are planning to receive. The two common forms of such benefits include Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In
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What Does a Plaintiff’s Duty to Mitigate Damages Mean?

The law allows injured parties to pursue damages that can be proven with a reasonable level of certainty. Although some types of noneconomic damages may often be viewed as rather subjective and hard to quantify, damages that appear purely hypothetical or overly speculative are generally not recoverable. Often the process of determining losses is challenging and requires assistance to complete a valuation by experts such as a forensic accountant or economist. When parties in a claim begin reviewing and scrutinizing the losses
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Can Allograft Transplants Make All the Difference to Your Personal Injury?

This is the third part of our series about recent medical advances that are being developed and tested to aid in recovery from serious personal injuries, like those often occurring in motor vehicle accidents. Allograft implants involve transplanting tissue grafts — e.g., organs, bones, cartilage, and tendons — from one human to another. A graft is a piece of living tissue separated from its original location and moved to a location where it is supported by another source of blood. Allografts involve donors
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