According to the U.S. Department of Labor, nearly 4 million people suffer workplace injuries each year. In Colorado alone, there were more than 30,000 work-related accidents reported last year. With injuries ranging from minor to permanently disabling, the U.S. workplace can be a very hazardous place.
When you think about journals, you may envision the tiny pink locked books that preteen girls use to record their most treasured thoughts. But journaling isn’t out of the question for adults. In fact, keeping a post-accident journal can help you win your claim, fight back against unfair insurance company tactics, and get addition compensation that you might otherwise not receive.
When it comes to protecting your financial and physical health, hiring an attorney is one of the best decisions you can make after an auto accident. If you’re strapped for cash or short on time, you might be hesitant to call a lawyer. The truth is that you don’t always need an attorney after a car accident, but if you run into trouble, it’s better to hire one early in the process. The alternative is to risk making inappropriate legal decisions that could cost you dearly.
McDivitt Law Firm provides kindergarteners with supplies and backpacks on their first day of school COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., August 12, 2014 — When the 2014-15 Centennial Elementary kindergarteners returned from lunch on their first day of school today, dinosaur, lady bug and Hello Kitty backpacks were waiting for them, along with all the supplies the… Read more »
Auto accident injuries are not only painful, they’re complicated. Victims usually have a lot of difficult questions that need answering with few reliable sources they can turn to. The paperwork alone can be daunting, especially for an injured victim in pain.
Cyclists have little protection when they get into crashes, and they’re far more likely to be injured than motorists. It stands to reason, then, that cyclists might be punished less harshly – or not at all – for accidents involving cars. However, under Colorado law, cyclists and motorists have the exact same rights and responsibilities, so cyclists can be held both civilly and criminally liable for accidents they cause.
Pop culture has long exalted America’s love affair with the open road. From movies to music, cars have long been personified as the key to freedom, individuality and adventure. Steppenwolf encouraged you to get your motor runnin’ and head out on the highway, and The Beatles wanted you to drive their car. Chances are, though, they didn’t mean you should do it on the most dangerous roadways in the US.
An accident is enough to ruin your day, but a hit-and-run accident can make a bad day even worse. Whether the driver speeds off when you request his insurance information or hits you and then leaves the scene, a hit-and-run can make it difficult to file an insurance claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer. This isn’t the end of the road. You have several options for dealing with irresponsible drivers who leave the scene of an accident.
If you’ve suffered an injury due to a widely used consumer product, drug, or medical device, you might have heard the term mass tort mentioned. What is a mass tort? A tort is a wrongful act (other than breach of contract) that hurts someone who then has the right to bring a lawsuit in a civil court to make the wrongdoer pay. Common examples are auto accidents caused by negligence, dumping hazardous waste onto another’s property, or assault.
If you’ve been injured on the job and have filed a worker’s compensation claim, returning to work doesn’t necessarily undermine your claim. However, the way in which you return to work, coupled with the choices you make while on the job, can significantly affect your claim. If you’re not sure of the right thing to do, a skilled attorney can help you determine whether and when to return to work. If you’re already planning to head back, keeping a few key tips in mind can help you avoid a mistake that derails your worker’s compensation claim.