If you are a pedestrian or a cyclist, you can recover for your injuries when hit by a car. In Colorado, cars have a duty to keep a proper lookout for pedestrians and cyclists. If a driver fails to keep a proper lookout and drives negligently, then they can be held liable for resulting injuries…

Clients often ask me, “what is Mediation”? I will explain the purpose, process, advantages and disadvantages of mediation in a car accident or personal injury case in Colorado. What is mediation? In short, mediation is a confidential negotiation process that is used to resolve differences or disputes in a personal injury case conducted by an impartial party, called a mediator,…

I just finished reading a book about a lawyer who spent a good part of his life fighting one of the biggest insurance companies in the world, Allstate. We all know Allstate from the commercials, you are in good hands with Allstate. The author of this book, David Berardinelli is a lawyer who decided to…

What is a whiplash injury? Many people who are injured in car crashes are struck from behind by a following vehicle. The insurance companies want everyone to believe that low-speed impact equals no injury. Or they say low-speed impact and not much property damage to your car means that you could not have been injured….

Most people do not realize that when they are injured in a car accident or most accidents for that matter, there are various liens that attorneys are legally obligated to pay out of your settlement or jury verdict. Most people have health insurance and if your health insurance company pays any of your medical bills…

One of the first questions you should ask when looking for a lawyer for your personal injury case is: do you practice exclusively in the area of personal injury? You never want to pick a lawyer to handle personal injury case unless that is his speciality. Many lawyers may say they do personal injury but…

As soon as I find out who the at-fault driver is in a particular car accident, I first need to know whether the at-fault driver carries bodily injury coverage. Without bodily injury coverage, the at-fault driver becomes an “Uninsured Motorist”. In the state of Colorado, everyone is required to carry $25,000 in BI coverage. However,…

Insurance companies who defend car accident cases, against those injured in car accidents, frequently will try to settle a case for pennies on the dollar (before the injured victim gets an attorney). Insurance companies are not in it for you Please remember that insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind when they…

What is bad faith when dealing with personal injury and car accident cases? DUTIES OF INSURANCE COMPANIES Insurance companies have a duty to deal with their injury claims, in a good-faith manner. In other words, insurance companies have a general duty to look at and investigate each and every personal injury claim in a good…

It is very common to suffer back pain after being in a car accident or collision. It is also very common not to experience this back or lumbar pain until a few days after the accident occurs. Many times car accident victims will have immediate back or neck pain, and other times it is just…

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