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After an auto accident in Denver, legal help is crucial

The roads can be a dangerous place here. This is true whether a person heads out as a pedestrian, bicyclist, motorcyclist or in a vehicle. An auto accident can happen at any time and be due to many reasons. People drive drunk. It is common to encounter a distracted driver, and there is recklessness, negligence and much more. A simple drive to the store or to work can turn into a life-changing event all due to the decision on the part of another driver to act in an irresponsible manner. When there has been a collision, it is imperative for those involved to understand what they are facing and know what they should do in the aftermath.

How do you prove fault in a car accident claim?

Recently our Denver personal injury blog discussed the concept of the "duty of care" that adults behind the wheel owe to children on bicycles. Establishing a duty of care - and the breach of that duty - are essential to proving fault as part of a claim that someone else's negligence caused your injuries and losses. Just what are all of the elements in a negligence claim?

Federal agency addresses distracted drivers after stunts go viral

Distraction behind the wheel, as we've noted before on our Denver personal injury law blog, is a serious problem today that leads to injuries and death on roads and highways across the country. While media campaigns have tried for years to fight this trend, a new social media fad is unfortunately having just the opposite effect.

Driver negligence in accidents with child bicyclists

A recent post here on our Denver personal injury law blog discussed an incident in which a driver struck and injured a bicyclist. Bike accidents are all too common in Denver, and one type of accident in particular: accidents involving child bicyclists.

Driver cited for accident after police reverse initial conclusion

A police report from the scene of an accident carries significant weight in court. This authoritative description of the event can play an important role when seeking compensation for one's losses due to another individual's negligence. But what if the police get the story wrong?

When multiple parties are at fault in an auto accident (Part 2)

Sometimes it's crystal clear which party is responsible for causing a car crash. Other times, it may be that multiple parties involved in an auto accident all bear some responsibility. How does a Colorado court decide how to award damages in such a situation?

When multiple parties are at fault in an auto accident

Whose fault was it? This is likely to be one of the first questions Denver residents hear after a motor vehicle accident. Sometimes, the answer is not in dispute, but other times it could be that both drivers were guilty of some level of negligent behavior.

Driver runs red light, injures kids in Denver crosswalk

Denver residents rely on first responders in emergencies. Whether fire, police or medical, our city's emergency response professionals do the best they can to protect public safety. But this doe not mean that average citizens can do their part to help. Recently, one local mother's immediate reaction may have even saved her children's lives after an auto accident.

When is an employer responsible for an employee's negligence?

We made a point previously on our Denver personal injury law blog that may warrant some further discussion and clarification. In a post about an accident involving a city worker, we noted that an employer can generally be held accountable for an employee's dangerous or negligent acts. There are certain exceptions, though, which may have left readers wondering: just when is an employer responsible for an employee's negligence?

Six-figure settlement in auto accident with city worker

Denver residents are used to sharing the roads with city vehicles. Colorado cities and municipalities try to do their best to ensure that their employees are trained and equipped to ensure the safety of others as they drive to and from sites throughout the area. But when a city employee causes a motor vehicle accident while on the job, it's important for victims to understand their rights in these circumstances.

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