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Be Aware of the All-Too-Common Parking Lot Acciden…  

How to Avoid a Parking Lot Accident!Driving these days can be a bit scary. With handheld devices in just about every hand, many drivers are distracted every time they get behind the wheel by more than just everyday occurrences that happen on the road. For this reason, it’s imperative that you stay focused and pay close attention to your surroundings when driving. Even in the parking lot. Many of us don’t consider parking lot accidents to be serious, relevant, or common. But that’s not the case. Parking lot accidents occur more often than you may think because generally, people think there’s very little risk while driving slowly in a parking lot or pulling in or out of a parking space. When we feel over-confident, our guard goes down. (more…)

I Was in an Accident, But It’s Not My Fault: How…  

I Was in an Accident, But It’s Not My Fault: How to Prove ItAccording 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…)

Oh No! You’ve Been Involved in a Multi-Vehicle A…  

Oh No! You’ve Been Involved in a Multi-Vehicle Accident - Now WhatCar 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…)

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim after a Car Accident…  

Filing a Wrongful Death Claim after a Car Accident Even those of you who drive following all of the Colorado driving laws and rules, use proper road etiquette, and take driving safely seriously are put at risk every day you get into a vehicle.  Why? Because just because you’re doing it the right way, doesn’t mean everyone else is. In fact, everyone else most certainly is not.(more…)

Winter Driving Safety Tips and Stats…  

Winter Driving Safety Tips and StatsIt 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…)

The Most Dangerous Intersections in Denver…  

The Most Dangerous Intersections in DenverWe’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…)

How Car Accidents Affect the Children Involved…  

How Car Accidents Affect the Children InvolvedCar 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. (more…)

Snow Tires Lower Your Chance of Winter Car Acciden…  

Snow Tires Lower Your Chance of Winter Car AccidentsIt’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…)

Who is Responsible for Damages After an Accident?…  

driver covering his face in frustration | driver liability for car accidentThere 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…)