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10 Important Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

Hiring a personal injury attorney is an important decision to make. After an injury, you need compensation to recover from your damages — and your lawyer is the person who is responsible for securing this compensation. To ensure you hire the right person, ask these questions during your free consultation. #1: How Much Experience Do You Have in My Practice Area? You want to hire a lawyer with relevant experience in your case’s practice area. You don’t want to hire
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I Was in an Out of State Car Accident, What Do I Do?

When you suffer an injury in a car accident, you must consider a number of factors: who was at fault, the damages you experience, and where the accident took place. You can sustain a car accident anywhere, including in states outside of your own.  If you are in an out of state car accident, seeking compensation for your injuries can be complicated, but a settlement is still possible.  What Happens When You Get in an Accident in Another State?  Getting
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Is Colorado a No-Fault State or Tort State?

When you are in an accident in Colorado, you may experience certain damages. These may include medical expenses, lost wages, and physical and emotional pain and suffering — all of which may contribute to physical, emotional, and financial damages. In some situations, you have the right to claim compensation for these injuries through a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim. However, the steps you have to take to obtain this compensation depends on whether or not the accident occurred in
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Ordinary Negligence vs. Gross Negligence: What’s the Difference?

 If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit against someone who caused an accident where you suffered harm, you will need to prove that he or she acted in negligence. The theory of negligence is crucial to personal injury cases, and you will need to supply evidence to support certain elements of this legal concept. However, there are two main types of negligence that could apply to your case, and it is important to understand the difference between them. What
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What Should I Do If My Car Accident Attorney Is Taking Too Long to Get Me a Settlement?

Car accidents cause a lot of stress. If you’re injured, there’s stress while you recover. Even if you’re not injured, there’s the stress of finding a replacement car or waiting for car repairs. There’s the stress of dealing with insurance companies. It impacts your finances for days and even weeks if you can’t return to work immediately. Someone else caused the accident, yet you feel like you’re the only one paying for that other driver’s behavior. Even a normal insurance
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I Was Involved in a Rideshare Accident. What Should I Do?

Rideshares have grown immensely in popularity. A rideshare could be an arrangement between coworkers where they travel together to save money and hassle. A more common rideshare arrangement is with a company like Lyft or Uber. You summon a driver to get you from one location to another for a fee. What happens if you’re in a rideshare accident? You might think that the driver’s personal auto insurance coverage will pay for your lost wages, medical bills, and property damage,
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Should I Go to the Hospital After a Car Accident?

Every hour, car accidents impact people in all corners of the U.S. The Colorado State Patrol releases information on crashes and distracted driving, speeding, and DUI are the leading three causes of traffic accidents. You never know when another driver may be texting, race through an intersection or around a corner, or swerve into your lane while drinking and driving. Defensive driving helps, but it’s not a fail-proof measure. After an accident, your body is handling the stress response by
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Can I File a Lawsuit if I’m Involved in an Accident Due to Snow or Ice on a Street?

Wintry roads wreak havoc on normal activities. You’re driving to work and another driver slides through an intersection and into your car. You’re crossing the street while walking your dog, but you slip on ice and break a rib in the fall. Those are examples of the way people are injured on icy or snowy streets. You’re not expecting to be injured when you leave your home. When you are and it’s due to road conditions, it’s frustrating. You could
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My Personal Injury Lawyer is Taking Too Long. What Should I Do?

When you’re injured, the pressing need for money to cover bills weighs heavily. You have medical bills to cover right now and waiting is driving you closer and closer into debt. You can’t work because you don’t have a car or are still healing, and the loss of income isn’t helping. You don’t want to accept an auto insurance company’s settlement offer if it seems too low. Yet, it doesn’t seem that your personal injury lawyer is moving fast enough.
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I Was Injured on Public Transportation. What Should I Do?

All over the United States, people rely on public transportation to get them from one point to another. The Regional Transport District in Colorado puts ridership at more than 97.6 million during 2018. The odds of being in an accident while using public transportation are low. Driving a car is riskier. That doesn’t mean an accident will never happen. If you are injured using public transportation, what do you do? Colorado’s Common Carrier Laws and Proving Liability A common carrier
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