A defective product can wreak havoc on your life, and even have catastrophic effects. When manufacturers get evidence that a product is potentially harmful, they routinely send recall notices to customers in an effort to reduce their liability. Such notices don’t eliminate liability entirely, and you may have a case against a manufacturer who injured you even if you receive a recall notice.
There’s nothing more frustrating than dealing with a rude, uncooperative person. When you’ve been in an accident, the stress of an uncooperative driver can compound the worry you feel about your car, your insurance rates, and potentially your health. If the other driver won’t give you his insurance information, you’re not out of luck. You still have several options, and a lawyer can help you pursue a driver who’s hard to find or difficult.
Medical marijuana laws in Colorado mean that you might not have to worry about a marijuana-related arrest, but legal substances can still affect your judgment and your ability to drive. Marijuana is still a drug, which means it has the potential to alter your perceptions. Just as alcohol is legal but can undermine your personal injury claim, so too can marijuana. Except when it’s obvious that the other party is solely at fault, marijuana use can harm your claim if you are a daily user, used shortly before the accident, or were cited for violating any drug law.
To the uninitiated, the world of Social Security can feel a bit like Alice’s trip down the rabbit hole into Wonderland – confusing, disorienting, and more than a little frustrating. People who need Social Security often find the number of regulations governing the program impossible to navigate.
If you were hurt on the job in Colorado Springs, the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system should provide everything you need to recover physically and financially. Unfortunately, the system isn’t always as straightforward as it should be. Colorado Workers’ Compensation depends largely on private or public/private insurance companies, which are primarily concerned with profitability.
Being injured on the job can be a difficult time in your life. Worker’s compensation is designed to help make you whole again, but the bureaucracy associated with worker’s compensation claims can be challenging for even the most patient person to navigate. If you’re not sure how to manage your claim, you need a lawyer. Your attorney will help you avoid the following five pitfalls, and it is valuable information for you to have on hand, as well.
Since 2011, McDivitt Law Firm has partnered with the American Heart Association (AHA) in the fight against heart and stroke disease. This year, McDivitt’s team, Heart to Heart, spearheaded a four-month-long effort to fundraise for this important cause, and ultimately raised more than $13,000.
No one wants to file a personal injury claim only to become embroiled in an endless tangle of paperwork, negotiations, and fighting. Before you file a claim, though, you need to know that previous cases can affect both the outcome of your personal injury suit and how long it takes to resolve.
Whether you have a long-standing relationship with a much-beloved family physician or you just want to be able to research your doctor before seeking medical care, the medical provider you use is a highly personal decision. It’s no wonder, then, that so many employees have questions about choosing a doctor following an on-the-job injury. Unfortunately, though, Colorado law significantly limits your ability to choose your own medical provider for a workers’ compensation claim.
Disabilities, just like the individuals who experience them, are unique. While one person might experience a chronic illness that doesn’t interfere with her ability to work, the same illness in a second person could be debilitating. When you file for Social Security Disability, you’ll have to prove not only that you have a medical condition, but that the condition has a disabling effect.