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5 Things You Should Not Post on Social Media After an Accident

In the modern age of connectivity and social media, it’s common to share various aspects of your life online. However, if you’ve been involved in a car accident, there are certain things that you should never share. The Colorado Springs car accident attorneys are here to share some things to avoid posting and why this is so critical: 1. Details About the Accident…

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Do I Need To Report a Car Accident to the DMV in the State of Colorado?

No one plans on being in a car accident, but sometimes life throws us these unfortunate curveballs. If you find yourself in this situation in Colorado, knowing what legal obligations you face is essential so you can protect yourself and your potential to recover compensation. One of these requirements revolves around reporting the accident to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). If a…

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What Can I Do After Suffering a Herniated Disc in a Car Accident?

What Can I Do After Suffering a Herniated Disc in a Car Accident?

Car accidents are a leading cause of herniated discs, which can lead to severe pain and disability. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 6 million car accidents in the United States in 2017 alone. Of those 6 million accidents, it’s estimated that a significant percentage resulted in at least one person sustaining a herniated disc. While…

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PTSD After a Car Accident is More Common Than You Think

After a car accident, some people may develop a condition known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, this is more common than many people realize. In fact, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly 40 percent of all motor vehicle accident survivors will suffer from some form of PTSD. When you consider that there are six million accidents in the United…

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Who Pays After a Colorado Springs Hit and Run Accident?

A hit-and-run accident in Colorado is when someone hits another vehicle, person, or animal with their car, drives away without stopping to lend aid, and then leaves the scene of an accident. Hit-and-run accidents in Colorado are illegal. If you are involved in an accident on the road (whether as driver or pedestrian) but another person leaves the scene quickly — you may…

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Could Your Car Stop You From Drunk Driving?

Drunk driving continues to claim lives every single year. In fact, in 2018, 188 people died in drunk driving accidents in Colorado alone. Across the country, drunk driving killed over 10,500 people that year.  To help reduce the number of drunk driving accidents on our nation’s roads, an infrastructure law recently included a provision that mandated the use of drunk driving technology. Once…

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Understanding the Colorado Statute of Limitations After an Injury Accident

The statute of limitations in Colorado is a set time limit by which an injured accident victim must pursue a legal claim. If you miss this deadline, you will forever be barred from filing a future claim. In most circumstances, injured persons in Colorado have two years from the date on which they were injured to file a lawsuit against their injury-causing party. …

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Keep Your Eyes and Your Mind on the Road: Daydreaming Kills

Virtually everyone has heard about distracted driving and how dangerous it can be. However, it is difficult to get entirely accurate statistics on distracted driving because few drivers want to admit to being distracted while behind the wheel. Yet, according to an ERIE Insurance survey, of all those killed in car crashes between 2013 and 2018, at least ten percent were definitely caused…

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Who is Responsible for Paying Medical Bills After an Accident?

If you’ve been involved in a Colorado accident, you may wonder who will be responsible for paying your medical bills stemming from your accident injuries. The answer to this question lies squarely on what is known as liability.  Liability generally refers to legal responsibility for an accident. Under personal injury laws, establishing liability is crucial to determining who is responsible for financial losses…

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Too Little Too Late – Missing the Statute of Limitations in Colorado

The statutes of limitations refer to the window of time after an accident when an individual can file a claim for damages. These statutes vary widely across the United States, from one year, all the way to twelve years in individual states. Generally speaking, if you miss this window of opportunity, you will be barred from obtaining a settlement that would pay for…

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