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I Was Involved in a Hit and Run. Can I Still File a Claim?

If another driver crashes into your vehicle and speeds away in a classic hit-and-run accident, what are your options for being compensated for damages and injuries? Most likely, the other driver will not be found, and if they are, the vehicle may be stolen, uninsured, or the person without enough resources to pay out in a civil lawsuit.

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What You Should Know About Winter Driving Accidents

The winter months in Colorado can be brutal and unpredictable. Colorado is among the states with the highest number of accidents caused by winter weather. Obscured visibility, snow, ice, and slippery roads contribute to thousands of winter-driving accidents across the state each year.

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Common Mistakes to Avoid After an Accident

In the state of Colorado, fatal car accident numbers have remained steady over the past two decades. Current data from the Colorado Department of Transportation reports that a total of 574 people were killed in car accidents in 2020. The number of fatal accidents may grow as the Department of Transportation receives new accident data for 2020.

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Common Misconceptions About Car Accident Claims in Colorado

In 2019, there were 121,648 car crashes in the state of Colorado. Being involved in a car accident is life-altering. Recovering from the trauma can take quite some time, whether it was a fender-bender or a bigger crash. When an accident happens, there can be so much happening in the aftermath that important steps may be skipped or disregarded in regards to your health or legal action.

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Understanding Colorado's Dog Bite Laws

Dog bites are an unfortunate reality. More than 5 million Americans each year are bitten by dogs. A portion of these incidents are directly caused by an owner who did not use good judgment to protect the other members of the community. Luckily, Colorado has laws to help protect victims from owners who endanger others.

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Fatal Car Accidents

According to statistics from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there were about 588 fatal crashes and 632 fatalities in Colorado in 2018. Losing a loved one is among the most heartbreaking incidents anyone can deal with in life, especially when such death was avoidable.

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How Do Personal Injury Claims Work in Colorado?

Thousands of people are injured in Colorado every year due to someone else’s negligence. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be unsure whether or not someone else can be held accountable for your injuries.

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How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

In the fiscal year of 2019, more than 5,300 personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death civil suits were filed in Colorado district courts. Thousands of other personal injury claims were settled out of court.

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What if The Driver Who Crashed Into Me Has No Insurance?

With more than 120,000 automobile crashes every year in Colorado, odds are you might be one of the nearly 330 people involved in accidents every day. Injuries could mean incurring significant medical expenses, losing time from work, and a long, painful recovery.

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