Stacking Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Posted Thu 23rd Jun, 2016 | by | on Auto Accident Lawyer, Injury Law Firm

The importance of having uninsured and underinsured (UM/UIM) coverage on your auto policy cannot be stressed enough. Having this type of coverage is the best way to protect yourself in the event you are injured in an accident caused by a driver who either does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance to cover your damages. For example, if an insured driver caused damages to you of $125,000 and he had limits of …

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Colorado’s Governmental Immunity Act and Wrongful Death Claims

Posted Mon 25th Apr, 2016 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Articles, Attorney, Auto Accident Lawyer, Injury, Lawyer

While negligence will likely be the principal cause of action for most cases arising out of a motor vehicle collision, it may be necessary to plead other associated causes of action. For example, the Federal Tort Claims Act provides the cause of action based on the negligence of a federal governmental employee. A claim involving the negligence of a state, county, city or political subdivision employee is brought under Colorado’s Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA) to …

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WHO CAN BE A PARTY TO A PERSONAL INJURY ACTION AND WHAT ARE COMMON POTENTIAL CAUSES OF ACTION?

Posted Tue 8th Mar, 2016 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Attorney, Auto Accident Lawyer, Injury, Injury Law Firm, Lawyer

Causes of action for injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions include claims based on: a tortfeasor’s (the responsible party) individual liability for the tortfeasor’s own acts and omissions; vicarious liability; contract; an injury to another (i.e. derivative claims); based on wanton and wanton conduct; and the right of subrogation. Negligence is the most often pled cause of action based on a tortfeasor’s own acts or omissions that give rise to a personal injury claim arising …

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Cell Phones and Driving

Posted Mon 18th Jan, 2016 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Articles, Auto Accident Lawyer, Injury, Injury Law Firm

As 2016 begins, it is safe to say that the majority of drivers on the road not only have a cell phone, but that cell phone is always in the car with them. With this in mind, I would urge all of those drivers who this applies to, to put your cell phone away each and every time you start your car. In short, STOP using your cell phone while you’re driving! Each year, over …

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5 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

Posted Thu 3rd Dec, 2015 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Auto Accident Lawyer, Injury, Injury Law Firm, Lawyer

Over six million car accidents occur in the United States each year and, fortunately, most are relatively minor.  As personal injury attorneys, we deal with car accidents every single day.  Inevitably, a client or friend will ask me, “what should I do if I get into an accident?”  Obviously, there are many different things that you can and should do depending on the circumstances, but here are 5 things that everyone should do if they …

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Injured by a Drunk Driver?

Posted Tue 29th Sep, 2015 | by | on Auto Accident Lawyer, DUI, DWAI

If you were injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to punitive or exemplary damages.  These damages are in addition to your compensatory damages for things such as medical bills, wage losses, and pain and suffering.  A claim for punitive or exemplary damages may arise where there is evidence such as excessive speed, alcohol or drug abuse, or other evidence of gross negligence, willful and wanton, or reckless conduct. Keep in mind that …

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How to make 17% Interest on an Uninsured Motorist Claim

Posted Thu 9th Jul, 2015 | by | on Auto Accident Lawyer, Insurance Claims

HOW TO MAKE 17% INTEREST ON AN UNINSURED MOTORIST CLAIM By Stephen C. Kaufman This article will provide plaintiffs attorneys with a blueprint for arguing that an insured is entitled to 17% prejudgment interest on his or her uninsured motorist claim. Sure, this sounds odd and likely the reader’s eyes are starting to roll off to the left the way they do when something they are hearing is not making sense. Yet, recall that many …

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What to do in case of an accident

Posted Wed 12th Nov, 2014 | by | on Auto Accident Lawyer

1.  Do not move your vehicle (unless it presents a danger to other traffic). 2.  Be certain the other party does not move their vehicle. 3.  Always notify the police.  If for some reason they will not come out (i.e. private property, weather conditions, etc.) be sure to file a report in person or online within 24 hours. 4.  Collect the following information: -name, address, and telephone number of the other driver -name and policy …

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Creating Your Emergency Car Kit

Posted Sat 8th Nov, 2014 | by | on Auto Accident Lawyer

With fall quickly becoming winter in Colorado, it’s important that you make sure your car is ready for the inclement weather.  Not only should you have your car serviced to ensure it’s running properly, but it’s also a good idea to keep an emergency kit in your trunk in the unfortunate event you do find yourself stuck in the snow and stranded.   While there’s certainly many items that different individuals will find helpful if …

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Motorcycle and Trucking Accidents

Posted Sat 9th Aug, 2014 | by | on Auto Accident Lawyer

While motorcycles and semi-trucks couldn’t be more different in terms of size, shape, and speed, the unfortunate thing they do have in common is the typically catastrophic injuries one sustains when in an accident on a motorcycle or involved in a crash with a semi-truck. The reason for this is the same: lack of protection.  Just as the driver of a motorcycle has no car body to protect him in a crash, there is very …

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