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Social Media in a Personal Injury Settlement

March 13, 2019
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Tips on what to do and what not to do on social media when you’re in personal injury litigation You were in an accident. Naturally, you want to post about it to your friends and family on social media. DON’T. As celebrities and politicians have very publicly found, a single tweet or Facebook post can turn things sideways in an instant. Even if you think your accounts are private and only visible to family and friends, the reality is that there is no true online privacy. An ill-thought Instagram post or reactionary tweet can have significant consequences on your personal injury case. Insurance companies and defense lawyers know that claimants will unthinkingly turn to social media to share… Read Full Post

Overcoming Fear After an Accident

March 06, 2019
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Overcoming fear after an accident and focusing on mental health  When we discuss car accidents, we often focus on physical injuries that can require weeks or months of medical care and recovery time. However, many people also suffer mental health effects, including anxiety and fear. Below we share some keys to overcoming fear after an accident. Mental Health After an Accident The Family Doctor website reports that many people can experience post-traumatic stress disorder following a car accident. Symptoms of accident-related PTSD can include: General uneasiness or irritability Anxiety or fear when driving or riding in a vehicle Avoidance of medical appointments Nightmares Invasive… Read Full Post

Peña Boulevard Pile-up Highlights Importance of Uninsured Motorist Coverage

February 21, 2019
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Check your car insurance policy for uninsured motorist coverage Colorado’s recent series of snowstorms has created a significant hazard on the roadways. When ice accumulates on the roads, accidents can happen in a split second, and all drivers should protect themselves with uninsured motorist coverage. A few days ago, 49 cars were involved in a pile-up on Peña Boulevard – the road leading to Denver International Airport. Seventeen people sustained injuries, and 14 of those received treatment at area hospitals. Officers closed the road for more than two hours. Airport traffic had to detour along Green Valley Ranch and Tower Road. Reminder to Carry Uninsured Motorist Coverage While… Read Full Post

Amanda Francis on Women in Law

February 20, 2019
Women in law featured in attorney publication Trial Talk Trial Talk, a publication of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, profiled four local women in law. The story features our own Amanda Francis. Francis, along with attorney Lorraine Parker and law students Elizabeth Othmer and Rachel Kennedy, shared their thoughts on practicing law and their experiences as trial lawyers. The two law students recently tried and won their first trial, while Francis and Parker both have years of trial law experience. Choosing Trial Law Francis told the magazine about her reasons for choosing personal injury law, saying: “It’s especially rewarding to hold people accountable who abuse their power.… Read Full Post

$7 Million Awarded to Hit-and-Run Victim

February 13, 2019
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Following multiple serious injuries, a court awarded $7 million to hit-and-run victim Fuicelli & Lee represented a hit-and-run victim who sustained multiple serious injuries in a pedestrian accident in Colorado Springs. An El Paso County court awarded $7.19 million to the victim as compensation for her injuries, lost wages and more. In March 2016, Angela Rodriguez crossed Kiowa Street in Colorado Springs. As she moved through the crosswalk, a black Mercedes Benz traveling approximately 30 miles per hour struck her and knocked her to the ground. The driver then proceeded to run over her, back up, and run over her again before realizing what had happened. A witness reported that the… Read Full Post

I’ve Been in an E-Scooter Accident. What Should I Do Now?

February 06, 2019
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More electric scooters around Denver means the increased potential for e-scooter accidents There are currently around 2,000 electric scooters zooming around of Denver, and if you haven’t ridden one, you’ve no doubt seen them whizzing by or parked around town. After a short-lived and highly controversial debut in May 2018, Denver Public Works confiscated the devices citing safety concerns. They hit the sidewalks in full force in July, with the city’s cautious blessing and a set of regulations to help keep scooter riders and pedestrians moving along in harmony. Then an update to regulations re-classified e-scooters and required operators to ride them on the street or in bike lanes, not on… Read Full Post

Car Repairs After an Accident

January 23, 2019
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Managing car repairs after an accident If you have been involved in a vehicle crash of any time, seeking medical treatment for any injuries should be your top priority. After that, you will also need to deal with car repairs after an accident. Below are a few tips to keep in mind before you proceed with assessing and repairing damage to your car: At the scene As we have discussed in past blogs, gathering evidence at the scene of the accident can help you build your case and make the claims process more efficient. Take photos of the damage to your car, the other vehicles involved in the crash, the site of the accident and any surrounding details that can help tell the story of what… Read Full Post

Medical Decisions After an Accident

January 16, 2019
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What to know when making medical decisions after an accident At best, a car accident leaves you shaken and with minor vehicle damage. For many people, the effects last much longer as they manage injuries, and possibly court cases, following the event. Below, we take a deeper look at making medical decisions after an accident. At the scene of the accident Your first medical decision happens in the moments right after the accident occurs. Do you need an ambulance? Even if you can walk away from the scene, should you visit your doctor for an examination? Except in the most minor fender-benders, we recommend visiting a doctor after a car accident. Even if you feel fine at the time,… Read Full Post

Colorado Car Accidents

January 09, 2019
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From statistics to the worst roads for wildlife crashes, what you need to know about Colorado car accidents More than 4 million licensed drivers call Colorado home, and the Denver metro area ranked among the top five fast-growing cities in the country last year. More drivers on the roadways often translates into more issues. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know about Colorado car accidents and how to stay safer on our state’s roadways. More people and poor road conditions According to a 2018 story in the Denver Business Journal, up to 40 percent of Colorado’s roadways fall into the “poor condition” category. The publication reported that: “…vehicle miles traveled in Colorado grew… Read Full Post

Why Is My Hand Numb?

December 26, 2018
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Some common car accident injuries can cause numbness in hands and feet If you ask yourself “Why is my hand numb?” or notice any unusual symptoms after a car accident, you could have something called a discogenic injury. Most people have never heard that term, but it simply refers to an injury that affects the discs in your spine. When you walk, run or move, these discs serve as shock absorbers and protect your spine. When a disc has been damaged or moved, it can lead to nerve compression or irritation. That compression can cause numbness, tingling, pain or weakness in hands or feet. Keith Fuicelli shares more about why you might experience numbness or tingling in the video below: What is… Read Full Post