The Importance of Researching your Medical Provider

Posted Mon 17th Oct, 2016 | by | on Articles, Medical Providers

Whether you are searching for a medical provider for yourself or a loved one, it is extremely important to take time to research the potential provider prior to receiving medical treatment from that person. The vast majority of people will see multiple medical providers throughout their lifetime and while many of these visits will be routine well-check exams or for the common cold, many of them will be for far more serious ailments. Researching your …

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How Do I Hire an Attorney on a Contingency Basis?

Posted Sat 2nd May, 2015 | by | on Attorney

A lot of people who have been injured in an accident often wonder what their next step should be and how to go about initiating a claim with the at fault party.  Unfortunately, more often than not, a person becomes discouraged thinking he or she doesn’t have enough money to hire an attorney and seeks no further action.  Don’t let this happen to you!  The Denver personal injury attorneys at Kidneigh & Kaufman will work …

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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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Failure to Mitigate Damages

Posted Sun 4th Jan, 2015 | by | on Legal Insights, Personal Injury

In a December 27, 2012 decision, the Colorado Court of Appeals held that it was error for a trial court to give an instruction allowing the jury to find that the Plaintiff failed to mitigate her damages if she “continued to undergo expensive treatment when it was not resolving her pain.”  Under the law, an injured party must take reasonable steps to mitigate his or her damages and as such, may not recover damages for …

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10 ways Denver Accident Lawyers at Kidneigh & Kaufman can help you

Posted Fri 12th Dec, 2014 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Articles

If you’ve been injured in an accident recently, you likely know by now the insurance company is not on your side.  You’ve probably experienced difficulty getting the adjuster to call you back, have property damage that still hasn’t been dealt with, and mounting medical bills you don’t know how you’re going to pay.  You shouldn’t have to deal with these issues on top of treating your physical pain and trying to get well.  Denver accident …

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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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Settling a Minor’s Case

Posted Sat 25th Oct, 2014 | by | on Legal Insights

At Kidneigh & Kaufman we have been very successful in handling personal injury matters for minor children who have been injured. Most commonly when a minor gets injured in an accident, it is his or her parent who initiates the filing of a claim and who gives authority to the attorney throughout the settlement process.  While a minor’s parent has the authority to settle the minor’s claim, approval is often sought by a probate court …

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Wrongful Death

Posted Thu 23rd Oct, 2014 | by | on Legal Insights

In Colorado, a statutory right of recovery exists against a tortfeasor who causes the death of another.  The statute of limitations for wrongful death in Colorado is two years and begins to run on the date of the decedent’s death.  This type of claim is governed by the Colorado Wrongful Death Act and C.R.S. 13-21-201(1) and states that only certain parties are entitled to bring a wrongful death lawsuit.  These persons are the decedent’s spouse, …

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American Family Insurance Liable for Bad Faith

Posted Thu 11th Oct, 2012 | by | on Legal Insights

On October 4, 2012 the Colorado Court of Appeals confirmed a bad faith breach of insurance contract award against American Family Insurance.  The case arose when the Plaintiff was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident in August 2008.  Due to his severe injuries, it was quickly clear that his damages were in excess of the combined limits of the at fault driver and his own underinsured policy with American Family.  As such, the Plaintiff …

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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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