Can I be Sued for Helping an Accident Victim?

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In Colorado, if you aren’t a licensed medical professional, the answer is…yes. Each year many people face lawsuits after trying to help an accident victim by offering assistance at the scene. While most people have a natural instinct to help an injured person, the victim may sue the well-intentioned helper if the he or she suffers additional injuries in the process.

The Difference between Compensatory and Punitive Damages

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When you get into an accident, you probably spend most of your time thinking about how you can get your life back. However, you might find yourself unprepared, overwhelmed and even a bit frightened by some of the technical jargon and terms that will become part of your everyday vocabulary if you are seeking compensation for your injuries.

Do Insurance Companies Spy on Auto Accident Claimants?

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Being spied on by your insurance company might seem like something straight out of the pages of 1984, but the risk is very real. Of course, there’s no guarantee that your insurer will spy on you, and if your claim is relatively small, the risk is, too. No matter what, though, you need to behave as if you are being watched – just in case you are.

Are Drivers Rear-Ended in Auto Accidents Always Free From Fault?

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It’s a popular myth that the driver who hits the other driver is always solely at fault. In most cases, drivers who rear-end other drivers have indeed been driving dangerously, which means they typically are ticketed. The fact that the other driver was ticketed, though, doesn’t relieve you from responsibility, and drivers who are rear-ended may also receive tickets if they have violated the law.

Denver’s Deadliest Intersections

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Intersections are prime locations for auto accidents. Drivers who disobey the law, confusion about when and where to turn, rapid lane changes, and sudden stops can all conspire to yield a dangerous and frustrating driving environment. If you’re eager to avoid an accident, then you’d be well-advised to steer clear of these common accident sites or know what to expect when you encounter them.

Who Pays Medical Bills While My Auto Accident Claim Proceeds?

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The other driver’s insurance company might quickly pay for your car. But for medical costs, they won’t pre-pay or pay them as they become due even if they admit their driver caused the crash. You have to rely on your auto insurance and your health insurance, not the at-fault driver’s. If you do not have insurance and cannot afford health care, attorneys can usually find medical financing.