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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What Can I Do If I Don’t Agree with My Permanent Impairment Rating?

Posted Thu 18th Jun, 2015 | by | on Workers Compensation

Notice and Proposal to Select a Physician If an injured worker decides he or she does not agree with the “permanent impairment rating” provided by the insurance company’s “authorized treating physician” then the worker may proceed to get another medical opinion regarding “maximum medical improvement” and “permanent impairment” from another physician, who is not employed by the insurance company as an “authorized treating physician.”  A negotiation process commences between the insurance company representatives and the …

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What does Maximum Medical Improvement Mean?

Posted Sun 14th Jun, 2015 | by | on Workers Compensation

Maximum Medical Improvement is typically a term that is used in the workers’ compensation setting, but also applies generally to an injured person’s recovery status.  With respect to the workers’ compensation context, at some point in medical treatment, the “authorized treating physician” determines that everything medically necessary has been done to improve the injured workers’ medical condition following the work-related injury. This does not mean that the injured worker has returned to the same condition …

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Workers’ Compensation Deadlines

Posted Sun 24th May, 2015 | by | on Workers Compensation

Workers’ Compensation in the State of Colorado is an extremely complicated system of laws, rules, and regulations, fraught with deadlines that can end a workers’ claim instantly, with little or no recourse.  Don’t miss the deadline that will end your claim! Every year, thousands of people who are injured on the job find out too late that their case has closed by operation of law, without their knowledge, because they have missed one of numerous …

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Slip and Fall Claims

Posted Sun 17th May, 2015 | by | on Personal Injury, Premises Liability

The Denver personal injury lawyers at Kidneigh & Kaufman have been successfully handling slip and fall injury claims for over 30 years.  Unfortunately, due to the time consuming nature and liability concerns associated with slip and fall cases many Denver attorneys are unwilling to take these cases.  However, our Colorado injury attorneys understand the difficulties that come with slip and fall injury cases and are here to help you.  Not only do we handle basic …

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Documenting your Accident and Recovery

Posted Sun 10th May, 2015 | by | on Insurance Claims, Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured in an accident and are seeking compensation for your losses, it’s important that you document your recovery and what specifically those losses are.  One of the first things you should do is take pictures to document the actual occurrence.  For instance, if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, take pictures of not only your vehicle but any other vehicles involved as well.  This is because it is not uncommon …

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What to do if You’re Injured at Work

Posted Fri 8th May, 2015 | by | on Workers Compensation

There are many pitfalls of workers’ compensation and “traps for the unwary” that an unrepresented and inexperienced worker may find themselves caught up in.  Below are helpful tips to be sure this doesn’t happen to you.  Reporting the Accident When a person gets injured on the job, it is essential that they report the accident to their employer immediately, and take note of any witnesses to the accident, including emergency professionals, when possible. Countless injured …

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How to Hire an Attorney When you Have No Money

Posted Wed 6th May, 2015 | by | on Attorney

If you’ve been injured in an accident and have been trying to handle your claim yourself, the legal system may seem impossibly confusing.  Insurance companies who treated you well when trying to get your business, now treat you badly and don’t want to compensate you for your injuries. Claims representatives who are supposed to help you, are too often either rude to you, or completely ignore you.  And most disheartening, when you are released from …

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