More than 80% of all car accidents are due to distracted driving and cell phone usage. Which means, too many drivers are distracted by their cell phones. Look around you. It seems that everyone has their cell phone in hand, busily texting at the stoplights. The progressively higher rate of car accidents involving cell phone…

After you’re involved in a car accident in a city like Fort Collins, the insurance companies will immediately start their investigation. The immediate start is because insurance companies want to limit their losses when paying out on any accident claim. Insurance companies are in business to make money, not to lose money. So, insurance companies…

Fort Collins is the largest city in Larimer County and has an estimated population of only 167,830 residents. When you combine Loveland, CO and Fort Collins, CO there is an estimated population of 310,500. As locals know, Fort Collins has been “discovered” and there are people flowing in from all over the United States. The…

If you are involved in a car accident or motor vehicle accident in Fort Collins or in Larimer County (or anywhere in Colorado for that matter), you must report your accident immediately. Again, Colorado law requires that all motor vehicle accidents must be reported immediately: Colorado law 42-4-1606 requires you to make an “immediate” report of…

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,…

Basically as soon as you are injured, you should retain a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you every step of the way. Make sure you hire someone who only practices personal injury law. There are some lawyers who are general lawyers and try to do a bit of everything. Stay away…

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…

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. This is very far from…

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…

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