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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Bad Faith After Litigation Starts

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

BAD FAITH AFTER LITIGATION STARTS By Stephen C. Kaufman Once litigation is commenced by an insured against an insurer with a demand for arbitration or the filing of suit in an attempt to collect uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits, the insurer oftentimes has the strange idea that it can treat its insured in whatever manner it likes, regardless of how awful, and that under no circumstances can the insurer be held liable pursuant to a …

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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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Bifurcation and the Bad Faith Claim

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

By Stephen C. Kaufman There are certain insurers with policies requiring that the insured sue the insurer when they cannot agree on the amount of uninsured or underinsured motorist (hereinafter UM or UIM) benefits to which the insured is entitled. Often times the dispute over benefits is genuine, with both parties acting in good faith. Sometimes it is not and a claim for bad faith may result. When this happens the insured’s attorney would do …

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Thoughts for Discovery in the Bad Faith Case

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

THOUGHTS FOR DISCOVERY IN THE BAD FAITH CASE By Stephen C. Kaufman This article is written to give the practitioner some thoughts concerning areas for inquiry in a bad faith case involving a delay or failure to pay uninsured motorist or personal injury protection benefits. In this regard, the focus here will be on questions to ask in interrogatories and documents to request for production. Because these are complicated cases and there is much the …

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What is Personal Injury Law?

Posted Mon 6th Jul, 2015 | by | on Personal Injury

Personal injury law encompasses many different areas, but essentially is designed to help those persons who have been injured in an accident, as well as those who are being denied their rightful benefits, or have suffered the loss of a family member because of the wrongdoing of another.  The Denver injury lawyers at Kidneigh & Kaufman are knowledgeable in all aspects of personal injury law, including: automobile, truck, and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, …

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Where do I go to Sue Someone?

Posted Tue 30th Jun, 2015 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Personal Injury

When speaking with or meeting with a potential client for the first time, I often get asked how the client begins the process of suing the at fault party (also known as the tortfeasor).  Almost always, my response is that filing a lawsuit is generally not the first step in the claims process.  In fact, unless there is a statute of limitations issue, the claim has already been denied, or there are other case specific …

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How Do I Hire an Attorney?

Posted Thu 18th Jun, 2015 | by | on Attorney

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re probably wondering what your options are.  You wonder if you should try to handle your claim yourself or if you should hire an attorney.  For those who decide on an attorney, the next question is how do I hire one?  While the legal process can be complicated and confusing, hiring an attorney shouldn’t be.  The Denver injury attorneys at Kidneigh & Kaufman are here to help you …

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