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2 mistakes an attorney may stop you from making

After a car accident, even the most level-headed people can feel shaken and make mistakes they would not have otherwise. Sometimes, these mistakes are enough to throw a person off-balance for a while, leading to even more mistakes. On the other hand, some people are able to remain calm, cool and collected after an accident. It is only later that they might unknowingly make a mistake.

Bottom line: Car accidents and their aftermath can be complicated, especially in cases of serious injury or death. Insurance and legal processes get involved, and people can commit costly errors. Here is a look at some mistakes your attorney may be able to prevent you from making.

Maximize your attorney-client relationship

After an accident, innocent victims deserve to get their just compensation. If they choose to file a personal injury claim, many choose to enlist the help of an attorney.

Though attorneys are there to help, the claimant still has a role to play. There are a few things that clients should do to maximize their attorney-client relationship.

How to get maximum compensation in an injury case

When you decide to pursue a personal injury case, it is likely the result of much thought and consideration. Nobody wants to initiate litigation unless it becomes a necessity, and unfortunately, that is often the case. Whether you suffered injuries in a car accident, at work or elsewhere, the insurance company that should provide compensation may not sufficiently cover the pain you sustained. 

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, personal injury lawsuits commonly result from the legal issues that arise after an accident. Such issues might include lost wages, medical bills and any negligence that caused the injury. The following tips can help you maximize the compensation you receive. 

3 situations an attorney can help you in

Self-reliance is one of the best qualities a person can have. When you are able and willing to advocate for yourself, you are likely to be safer and more secure in most situations. There are a number of instances, though, where it is necessary to rely on the expertise of a professional. You hire professional plumbers when you need their services, and similarly, you should hire a lawyer when you need legal help.

You might be wondering when exactly that is. There are a number of situations that call for help from an attorney. In each of the following three cases, a lawyer can help you better understand your case, recoup financial losses and seek justice after you have suffered an injury.

3 reasons why some people drink and drive

There are public service announcements, ad campaigns and billboards everywhere that warn people about the dangers of drunk driving, so why do people still do it? According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, police officers arrest 26,000 people for alcohol-impaired driving in Colorado every year. That means thousands of people are consistently putting drivers like you at risk.

Drunk driving accidents account for one-third of traffic deaths in Colorado. Everyone knows it is dangerous behavior, yet so many people choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. Read below to find out some of the top reasons that people choose to drink and drive despite the potential consequences. 

3 essential tips for winter cycling

As it gets colder in Boulder, you may think that your cycling season is over. However, you can ride in the winter with the right knowledge and preparation. In fact, riding your bike in the winter can be a rewarding experience. Winter cycling means less traffic and more exercise. 

But what should you do to keep yourself safe and comfortable in cold weather and snow? Read below for essential winter cycling tips. 

Factors that contribute to pedestrian accidents

There was a significant uptick in car accidents involving pedestrians last year. The number of Colorado pedestrian fatalities was 84 in 2016, which was an increase from 64 in 2015. 

Car collisions involving pedestrians become even more likely during the winter months. The reduced visibility makes it harder for both motorists and pedestrians to see what is in front of them. However, there are a number of other factors that can contribute to these dangerous accidents, and everyone should account for them when going out during the Colorado winter. 

3 seasonal driving risks in Colorado

The weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. While this season can be a beautiful time full of falling leaves, holiday celebrations and bundling up in your favorite sweater, it can also come with a unique set of risks, especially on the road. 

Changing weather conditions, dropping temperatures and less daylight can all affect your commute. Read below to learn about the hazards you should be aware of as autumn gets into full swing.

Seniors are at a higher risk of fall-related injuries

As an older American, you are probably aware of the health and safety risks you face on a daily basis. Falls are the leading cause of serious injury for senior citizens in Colorado and across the country. It is important, therefore, to understand your risk of slips and falls as winter approaches.

In fact, one out of every four Americans over the age of 65 can expect to suffer a fall at least once in her or his lifetime. Injuries from a fall could result in permanent disability or death. Additionally, after a fall, you might be at risk of depression, isolation and physical decline if your injuries have reduced your mobility. It is also not uncommon for seniors to restrict their social activities out of fear of falling.

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