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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Getting the Information you Need

Posted Thu 22nd Jan, 2015 | by | on Insurance Claims, Medical Providers, Personal Injury

It’s always surprising to me when I meet with clients who have no idea what type of auto coverage they have, what the doctor diagnosed them with, or what type of medical treatment they are receiving.  This is just to name a few because when it comes to understanding these types of issues, most people tend to bury their head in the sand and assume (hope?) they’re being provided with the correct information.  I will …

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Why Medical Malpractice Must be Reported

Posted Wed 19th Nov, 2014 | by | on Medical Malpractice

When people are involved in an auto accident, the automatic response is to call the police, file a report, and for all parties involved to report the accident to their insurance company to determine liability and damages.  Similarly, when an extreme event such as a plane crash occurs, it is headline news and intense investigations follow the incident to determine exactly what happened and how to prevent such a tragedy in the future.  Yet, when …

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Reporting an Accident to Your Insurance Company

Posted Tue 26th Jun, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

Many people involved in an auto accident think they do not need to report the accident to their own insurance company because they did not cause the accident.  However, even if you are not at fault, it’s important to notify your insurance company of the accident and provide them with the information of the at-fault driver.  This way, in the event the at-fault driver doesn’t have insurance or enough insurance to cover your losses, you …

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Notifying the Police of Auto Accident

Posted Fri 22nd Jun, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

If you’re involved in an auto accident it’s important you call the police to come to the scene.  Even if the accident seems minor and the at fault driver accepts responsibility, you never know what will happen down the line.  It’s not uncommon for an at-fault driver to later change his story and tell his insurance company he did nothing wrong.  To avoid this problem, always call the police so an officer can investigate the …

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