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…

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…

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…

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). Please remember that insurance companies do not have your best interests in mind when they offer you a token settlement at the start…

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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