Although this offer may seem tempting up front, you should always decline this type of proposal. Whether you’ve been involved in a minor fender bender or a major accident, this is not something you should entertain; and if you seek the counsel of any attorney, they should give the same advice.
On Monday, September 8th, Centennial Elementary hosted its annual Open House & Carnival for students and their families, and several team members from McDivitt volunteered to run one of the games.
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.
On September 8, 2014, McDivitt Law Firm opened the doors to an additional Colorado Springs office at Powers and Stetson Hills. The new location is designed to better serve clients in the Northeast part of the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A motor vehicle accident can be anything from briefly traumatic to entirely life changing. Sometimes you aren’t even the one driving when the accident occurs. While it might not be the first thing you think about after such an ordeal, talking to a lawyer should be high on your list of priorities.
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.