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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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Will My Insurance Rates Go Up After a Car Accident?

One of the most common questions we hear from clients is, “Will my insurance rates go up after a car accident?” In the aftermath of a crash, it is natural to want to know how much this will cost you and your family. Even if you are not to blame for the accident, you might find that your insurance rates rise. What can…

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How Dangerous Is State Highway 21?

State Highway 21 is also known as Powers Boulevard. It is an expressway that is essentially the eastern bypass of Colorado Springs. It stretches from SH 16 in Fountain to Interquest Parkway/SH 83 north of Colorado Springs. Unfortunately, State Highway 21 is often crowded and backed up with vehicles during peak commuting times. This typically leads to serious and sometimes fatal car accidents. …

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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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How Dangerous is Driving High?

Did you know that more than 9 percent of all teen drivers admit to driving while high? Yet, teens are not the only ones who drive under the influence of drugs. In 2016, almost 12 million people drove a vehicle under the influence of drugs. These drivers cause serious and fatal accidents. In fact, according to the CDC, 16 percent of all motor…

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Why Are Women More Likely to Die in Car Accidents?

Researchers have known for decades that women are more likely to suffer an injury or die in car accidents. Of the 40,000 Americans that die every year in automobile accidents, a disproportionate number will be women. While men are more likely to cause car accidents, women are more likely to suffer the severity of the injuries. In fact, women are more than 17…

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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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Highway 82 Is One of the Deadliest Roads in Colorado

If you live in Colorado anywhere between Glenwood Springs and Aspen, you probably already know how dangerous Highway 82 is. In fact, this stretch of highway is one of the most dangerous highways in the state. As such, troopers with the Colorado State Patrol are going into 2022 with one goal: to prevent deaths, injuries, and mayhem on this 45-mile stretch of Highway…

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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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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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