Study Finds Home Trampolines Too Dangerous For Kids

Posted Tue 25th Sep, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

The American Academy of Pediatrics has recently published a study determining that home trampolining activitiy is dangerous and should not be done at home. Severe injury when trampolining is high and there were approximately 98,000 trampoline related injuries reported in 2009, many of which required hospitalization.  The study found that the most common trampoline injuries are to the lower extremities, however head and neck injuries account for approximately 10-17% and are usually much more serious, …

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Identity Theft

Posted Thu 20th Sep, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

The FTC estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year.  This occurs when someone uses your personal information to commit fraud or other crimes.  This personal information identifies you, such as your social security number, date of birth, legal name, or credit card number.  Because this information can be used to commit various crimes in your name, it’s important that you take precautions to safeguard this information.  This often …

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Statute of Limitations

Posted Tue 18th Sep, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

Every action, whether it be motor vehicle, slip and fall, malpractice, etc., has a statute of limitations.  This means that you must bring legal action within a certain time period or you will lose your right to the claim forever.  In Colorado, you have 3 years to bring a motor vehicle action, 2 years for a slip and fall claim, 2 years for a general negligence claim, 1 year for an assault, and 2 years …

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Why a Sole Proprietor Should Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Posted Fri 14th Sep, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

Under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act, any sole proprietor actively engaged in the business may elect to be included by endorsement as an employee of the insured and shall be entitled to elect coverage regardless of whether such sole proprietor employs any other person under any contract of hire. Thus, while workers’ compensation insurance for a sole proprietor is not required, the Act enables sole proprietors to obtain coverage for themselves.  In an effort to …

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Getting Witness Contact Information

Posted Tue 11th Sep, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

If you’ve just been involved in an accident, that last thing you’re likely to be thinking about is getting the contact information of any witnesses.  However, while it may not seem important at the time, it is a very important thing to do.  Even though the at fault party may take full responsibility for the accident at the time, it’s not uncommon for stories to change after several days and that person may begin to …

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Recorded Statements

Posted Thu 6th Sep, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

Generally after an accident it is customary for the at fault party’s insurance company to contact the injured party and ask to take a recorded statement.  This is the case whether it be a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, or any other accident.  While it may seem innocuous and not something to be concerned about, you should be wary of giving a recorded statement without an attorney present.  This is because what …

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Criminal Defense Representation

Posted Tue 4th Sep, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

While Kidneigh & Kaufman has been helping injured people obtain compensation for their injuries for over 30 years, we can also help you with criminal defense representation.  As a former assistant deputy district attorney in Adams County, Charlie Crichton, is experienced in all types of criminal matters and can help you understand your rights.    Having an experienced prosecutor on your side is advantageous to you since he knows the system from the other side …

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Negotiating Medical Bills

Posted Thu 30th Aug, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’ve likely also experienced the stress of mounting medical bills.  Even those persons with health insurance are faced with hefty deductibles, co-pays, and out of pocket expenses.  At Kidneigh & Kaufman, we understand the financial stress an accident can cause and will help you negotiate your medical bills.   Many health care providers, including hospitals and ambulance services, are willing to negotiate their medical bills in an effort …

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Medical Treatment on a Lien Basis

Posted Tue 28th Aug, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

If you’ve sustained injuries as a result of an accident and don’t have health insurance, you should know that many medical providers are willing to treat you on a lien basis.  This means they will provide you treatment without receiving any up front payment and will be repaid later from your settlement proceeds. This is very helpful for those who don’t have health insurance or the financial means to pay out of pocket to obtain …

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New Law Assists Uninsured Patients

Posted Thu 23rd Aug, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

The Hospital Payment Assistance Act makes it so uninsured patients who are treated at a hospital will pay no more than the lowest negotiated rate paid by a private insurance company. However, this rate applies only to the uninsured who make no more that 250% of the Federal Poverty Level ($27,925 annually for an individual or $57,625 for a family of four).   Additionally, the Act mandates that hospitals ensure uninsured patients are informed about …

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