Recent Posts in Personal Injury Category

  • Can an Injured Pedestrian Be Held Liable in an Accident?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    29 Sep. 2017

    When we think of accidents involving a pedestrian, we typically assume the person behind the wheel is at fault. We’ve all heard the saying “the pedestrian always has the right of way,” but is it law or simply a saying? No, pedestrians do not always have the right of way and they can be held liable for an accident and their injuries if they acted negligently. Imagine a pedestrian ...
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  • How Are Damages Calculated in Personal Injury Cases?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    20 Apr. 2017

    If you’ve been injured in an accident, the amount of damages potentially available to you is a relevant consideration when deciding if you should pursue a lawsuit. Many personal injury cases feature a negligence claim against the person who caused the accident. In these cases, there are three categories of damages available to a plaintiff: Economic Damages: This category of damages includes ...
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  • Who Is Liable for an Uber Accident?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    7 Mar. 2017

    Ride-share applications have become extremely popular in most cities across the United States. While the applications provide a convenient solution for transportation, the services also present unique issues when it comes to liability and insurance coverage in auto accidents. If you or someone you know has recently been injured in a car accident involving Uber, Lyft, or another ride-share service, ...
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  • What Is Considered Wrongful Death?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    27 Jan. 2017

    After a loved one dies in an accident, naturally we want to believe that all of the circumstances behind it were wrongful. That our loved one died because someone else was reckless or careless, and that their actions caused the accident. It is important to realize, however, that not every case may be considered “wrongful death.” When a loved one’s death is involved, resolving the ...
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  • Bicycle Safety - What to do if you get in an Accident

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    28 Sep. 2016

    Many Coloradans enjoy a ride along a scenic highway. Of course, with the adventure comes the risks of the road. In order to stay safe, it is important to understand a few traffic and safety laws that apply while riding your bicycle: Every bicycle in use from sundown to sunrise, or in otherwise poor visibility, must be equipped with a lamp on the front of the bicycle that emits a white light ...
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  • What to Do After a Colorado Car Accident

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    1 Jun. 2016

    A car accident is something we all hope never to experience, but unfortunately, accidents happen all the time. It is therefore important to be prepared for this type of situation. Without a plan in place, a frightening situation can be made even more stressful through questions like: How will I pay my medical bills? Where will I get the money to repair my vehicle? How am I going to pay my bills ...
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  • Respondeat Superior and the Scope of Employment

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    1 Apr. 2016

    Respondeat superior under the law means that an employer is liable for harm done by its employees. The theory behind respondeat superior is that employers have control over the actions of their employees and receive a benefit from actions done by their employees in the course and scope of employment. Employers are therefore also responsible for any harm done by their employees who are acting ...
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  • How much of your personal injury settlement can Medicaid take?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    8 Feb. 2016

    If you receive financial assistance for medical treatment through Medicaid and are injured by a third party, then the State Department has a subrogation right to also be compensated from recovery you obtain from that third party for any medical payments made on your behalf. In fact, the State Department is entitled to an automatic lien against a liable third party. C.R.S. § 25.5-4-301(4), ...
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  • Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    6 Jan. 2016

    Useful Information About Slip and Fall Accidents in the Winter Months As we enter the New Year, winter is in full swing here in Colorado. The Front Range averages between 10 and 15 inches of snowfall per month between November and April, and with that snowfall and cold temperatures comes the increased risk of slip and fall accidents. There are a few important slip-and-fall-related things to keep ...
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