Wage Loss

Posted Fri 5th Oct, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you likely have been forced to miss time from work.  Whether you’ve missed entire days because of your pain or a few hours here and there so you could get to your doctor’s appointments, you deserve to be compensated for your wage loss.  However, many people mistakenly think that they are not entitled to wage loss compensation if this missed time was covered by sick leave or they …

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Presidential Debates Come to Denver

Posted Tue 2nd Oct, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

As election day quickly approaches, tomorrow marks an exciting day for Denver as the presidential candidates arrive in town for their first debate Wednesday night.  The debate will take place at the University of Denver Magness Arena.  The Arena seats between 5,500 and 8,000 people and tickets for this event were incredibly difficult to come by.  In fact, beyond press and campaign officials, the majority of tickets were distributed to DU students and residents through …

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Getting Medical Treatment

Posted Thu 27th Sep, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important that you get the necessary medical treatment.  First and foremost if you are injured, you should seek medical treatment so that you can recover as quickly as possible and are not suffering with daily pain.  However, if you plan to make a claim against a third party, it is important you get medical treatment so you pain is documented in a medical record.  Without this written …

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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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