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What Happens When a Stoned or High Driver Causes a Car Accident?

As more states legalize marijuana, questions arise on what happens if you’re in a crash with a stoned or high driver. Colorado is a leader in the legalization of cannabis, and Colorado State Patrol report traffic citations involving marijuana impairment are almost level at 12% in 2012, 17% in 2016, and 15% in 2017. Highway Loss Data Institute reports that collision claims in Colorado increased after the legalization of marijuana. There’s a belief that the legalization and increase in claims
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What To Do When Injured Falling On An Uneven Sidewalk Or Street

The Federal Highway Administration started taking measures to improve pedestrian safety in 2004. The goal was to reduce the number of deaths occurring on streets and sidewalks. Despite that, the number of pedestrian fatalities continues to increase. In 2016, close to 6,000 pedestrians were killed and that was a 9% increase from 2015. Many of these accidents happen at night and for different reasons. One of the reasons is a trip and fall on uneven roads and sidewalks. At night
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I Was Bit and Injured By a Dog. What Should I Do?

Per the CDC, approximately 800,000 people per year are bitten by a dog. Around 42% of those bites are serious enough for a trip to urgent care or a hospital. Many dog bites involve dogs that are known to the victim. It could be the family pet, a friend’s dog, or a relative’s visiting pet. There can also be attacks by a dog that is not as familiar. Leash Laws Don’t Always Stop Dogs From Being Loose or Attacking Leash
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I Was Injured in a Hit and Run Accident. What Should I Do?

During 2015, more than 737,000 people were involved in hit and run accidents. That breaks down to one hit and run within a minute. When you’re a victim of a hit and run, it’s traumatic. You don’t have another driver’s insurance information. Even if the police find out who did it, if the car was stolen, the car owner’s insurance doesn’t have to pay. Your insurance policy may help you if you have uninsured driver protection. Steps to Take After
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What Should I Do If My Child Gets Injured Or Hurt At School?

Injuries in an elementary, middle, or high school setting are alarming, but they’re also common. Estimates are that 9 out of 10 student athletes are injured at some point in their sports career. The CDC reports over 200,000 children are injured on public playgrounds, mainly daycare and school playgrounds. Playground injuries and sports-related injuries are the most common causes of injuries at school. Others include bullying, slip and fall accidents, bus accidents, food poisoning, exposure to lead or asbestos, and
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What Should I Do If I’m Injured in a Department Store?

You’re shopping and slip on some water you didn’t realize was there. You work for a store and trip and fall on a carpet seam that’s come apart. If you’re injured in a department store due to the store management’s negligence, it’s important that you understand what you need to do. Per the National Floor Safety Institute, 22% of all slip, trip, and fall accidents lead to the person taking a full month off work. Wet or slippery floors account
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I Slipped and Fell in a Restaurant – What Should I Do?

Slip and falls are one of the biggest risks patrons and workers can experience in a restaurant. With waitstaff busy bringing drinks to and from the bar or kitchen, there’s always the risk of a spill. Plates and bowls brimming with soups and sauces are also likely to spill. If those spills do not get cleaned up fast enough, an unsuspecting diner or staff member could slip and cause serious injury. Head injuries are one risk of a fall. There
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Medical Malpractice Tips: Things to Do if You Suspect Medical Malpractice

Johns Hopkins believes over 250,000 deaths in the U.S. are the result of medical errors. Some studies believe that number could be higher than 400,000. It’s hard to pinpoint the exact number as the cause of death listed on a death certificate rarely lists “medical error.” Only cancer (over 584,000 deaths) and heart (over 611,000 deaths) take more lives than medical malpractice. When a medical error is made, it has a devastating effect on the patient, family members, and friends.
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When Should I Call a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

What are your odds of being in an accident? The Traffic Safety Facts Annual Report for 2017 shows that there were over 6.4 million car accidents that year. That accounts only for accidents that were reported to the police. Some accidents go unreported. With 225 million licensed drivers on the road and 290 million registered vehicles, the odds of being in a car crash aren’t shockingly high, but there is always that risk. If you’re in a car crash, knowing
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What To Do If You’re Involved in a Motorcycle Accident This Summer

Every summer, motorcyclists hit the roads. With more than 8.6 million registered motorcycles sharing the roads with cars and trucks, it’s not surprising to hear that 14% of all traffic fatalities involve a motorcycle. Helmets and leather apparel only help so much. What may be more surprising is that more than half of these crashes occur during the day. Motorcycles are often unnoticed by other drivers. Even with motorcycle drivers trying to make themselves visible to other traffic, the most
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