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Aggressive Driving Accidents in CO

July 5, 2019

When a person drives in an aggressive manner, it creates a risk for other drivers on the roadway. When aggressive drivers cause accidents, persons injured in those accidents may be able to recover money damages. Persons who are injured by another’s aggressive driving, then you should call a Denver accident attorney from McDermott Law to…

eScooter Accidents

June 28, 2019

Were you recently injured in an e-scooter accident? If so, you have the right to meet with a qualified Denver accident attorney in order to discuss your options. If the accident that you were involved in was not your fault, you should not be the one who is on the hook to pay for it.…

Why Motorcycles are More Dangerous Than Cars

June 7, 2019

Motorcycles don’t have bumpers, steel bodies and frames, crumple zones, air bags or seat belts. In the event of a crash, riders are far more likely to be severely injured than drivers or occupants of motor vehicles. Even if a motorcyclist’s body doesn’t take a blow from a car in a crash, his or her…

Colorado Motorcycle Helmet Laws

May 17, 2019

Whether you’ve recently purchased a motorcycle for the first time or have been riding motorcycles for years, it’s essential that you understand the Colorado motorcycle helmet laws to make sure that you don’t receive a ticket. If you’ve been in a motorcycle accident and weren’t wearing a helmet, our Denver CO accident attorneys can help…

COLORADO SUPREME COURT CLARIFIES RIGHT TO RECOVER ALL “BILLED” MEDICAL EXPENSES

January 11, 2011

The Colorado Supreme Court recently issued a new opinion which clarifies the recovery of medical expenses in personal injury cases in Colorado. The ruling is very significant, especially in light of the various defense organizations which have submitted “friend of the court” briefs for consideration. The Supreme Court ruled that an injured Plaintiff is entitled…

PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS AGAINST RTD ARE LIMITED

April 8, 2010

A horrific accident occurred in Denver on Saturday, April 3, 2010 in which two people riding in another vehicle were tragically killed when struck by an RTD bus. From a legal standpoint, the relatives of the deceased will never receive fair compensation for their losses, regardless of the conduct of the bus driver. According to…

Insurance Companies’ Tricks of the Trade

November 13, 2008

The American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) recently released a new report on the insurance industry titled “Tricks of the Trade: How Insurance Companies Deny, Delay, Confuse and Refuse.” The report reviews some of the egregious ways the industry attempts to make large sums of money at the expense…

Successful Underinsured Motorist Claim – Appellate Decision

October 30, 2008

whom liability coverage must be extended was codified at section 10-4-703(6). Finizio, 967 P.2d at 190; Winscom, 843 P.2d at 128; see Wiglesworth v. Farmers Ins. Exch., 917 P.2d 288, 290 (Colo. 1996).Under section 10-4-703(6), insureds were defined, as pertinent here, as “relatives of the named insured who reside in the same household as the…

Colorado Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Law to Change January 2008

December 12, 2007

During Colorado’s most recent legislative session, a new law was added to the books which will effectively increase a Colorado insured’s limits under their Uninsured or Underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage. Visit our uninsured / underinsured motorist page to refresh yourself on the nature of UM/UIM coverage. Prior to this legislative change, the coverage available to…

New Underinsured Case Law Allows Stacking of Policies in Colorado

May 8, 2007

In September 2006 the Colorado Supreme Court issued a decision which finally settles the issue of the stacking of underinsured motorists coverage (UIM) in the State of Colorado. If your policy contains UM/UIM (or “U”) coverage which provides both uninsured and underinsured motorists protection, which it should (check your auto policy “declarations page”), this new…