The weather in Colorado is a dream come true, mild seasons allow for outdoor activity throughout the year. We all love it. However, with all these beautiful, sunny days come the cyclists. With cyclists, come the preventable car accidents.
Today we’re going over how cyclists and motorists can share the road for everyone’s safety. (more…)
We hear a lot about the negative outcomes that occur due to drunk driving, but not as much about the very real impact of driving while under the influence of drugs, both legal prescription medication and illegal narcotics. With Colorado being one of the first states to legalize marijuana use, this is becoming a more significant, problematic issue here. Finding out the exact numbers associated with drug-impaired drivers has proven difficult. However, we can tell you that the problem is significant and just like drunk driving, it isn’t going anywhere.(more…)
According to the CDC Injury Center, distracted drivers kill approximately nine people and injure over 1,000 people every day in the United States. With numbers like this, it’s imperative that you stay focused and cognizant when you’re driving your vehicle. If you’re harmed in an auto accident due to the negligence of another driver, you have the right to seek compensation for a number of damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and more. Let Hull & Zimmerman prove that you were not at fault and that you deserve reparations.(more…)
Oftentimes when accidents occur the parties involved fall victim to adrenaline and shock. When this happens our bodies work in overdrive to stave off pain and rational thought. This can lead to the masking of injuries.However, as days and weeks go by, injuries may start to show themselves. It may eventually sink in that the injured party should let the insurance company of the at-fault party know that there were, in fact, injuries sustained due to their insured’s negligence. But, is it too late? (more…)
Car accidents are always scary, guaranteed. Even if it’s a minor one. So, as you can imagine when the accident involves three or more vehicles, the situation becomes even more high-stress.The first thing you think about after a multi-vehicle accident is the damage it caused. Are you hurt? Did someone else get hurt? How’s my car? But once you’ve determined those facts, you’ll want to know who’s at fault.(more…)
It may be obvious to state that fog, snow, ice, and rain are all pretty significant driving safety hazards, so winter driving can get pretty messy if you don’t take the proper care and precautions. Knowing the dangers that come with winter-months driving can’t guarantee you won’t be involved in an accident, but it will definitely give you some insight on how to reduce your risk of it. (more…)
We’ve seen Denver grow and grow... and grow. And more people means more traffic, which means more accidents. This is due to heavier traffic, combined with more pedestrians, cyclists, and scooters on the roads.We found a list compiled by the Denver Police Department for Westword News, of the most dangerous intersections in the Denver metro area. We’re not telling you to stay clear of these intersections, but you should certainly use extra caution. (more…)
Car accidents can be terrifying for even the adults involved, but when children are present, the emotional distress they feel can be overwhelming and hard to understand, whether they were physically harmed or not.If you’re wondering if a child can have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms, the answer is yes. And oftentimes they come on later than you may expect. Today we’re going to tell you how you can identify PTSD in your child and what to do once it’s been discovered.
It’s no secret that personal injury attorneys see their fair share of car accident cases. At Hull & Zimmerman we’re well aware of the role the winter season can play in car accident statistics.Now that fall has arrived and we’ve already experienced our first Denver snowfall, we thought we’d share with you the benefits of putting on your snow tires, which will help to keep you and others safe this winter.(more…)
There are many factors considered important for determining who is responsible for damages that occur to property, and/or injuries that are sustained by an individual, in an accident. For example, imagine a motor vehicle driver is seriously injured when another driver cuts in front of him/her, after turning onto the street. The second driver may be found to be responsible if he/she was driving their vehicle at a high rate of speed, or if they made an illegal lane change before the accident. The driver responsible for paying for the damages caused by the accident in this case, is influenced by whether or not the second driver violated a statute, not necessarily by the common law definition of “fault”. Learn more about driver liability for car accident below.(more…)