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  • As you’re setting resolutions for the new year, resolving to be a better driver should make the list. This is especially pressing in light of the fact that over the past few years, the number of fatal car accidents across the state has actually increased, with 568 fatal crashes reported in 2017, compared with 558 in 2016, 507 in 2015, and 451 in 2014. Being a safer driver reduces the risk ...

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Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn L.L.C.
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  • At the BLOCKBUSTER-18 seminar, Chad Hemmat of Anderson Hemmat, LLC will make a presentation on how to turn the most aggravating things insurance companies do into huge recoveries they agree to pay. A typical problem for trial attorneys is that we get what we think is a settlement from the insurance company. We bring the client in and have him or her sign the release agreement. Then, the ch...

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  • Anderson Hemmat loves supporting ColoradoGives.org! Colorado Gives is a web site with simple tools that allow you to search out and directly give to local Colorado charities of your choice. Learn how to give back to your community by using their "local charity search" or align your giving with your passions by using their "special causes search". For instance you can use their charity data...

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  • Driverless cars are expected to hit the roads and be available for consumer purchase in just a few years’ time, with prototypes and test vehicles already being driven throughout the country. As driverless cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs) have advanced, so have more questions about ethics, legality, and liability surfaced. Indeed, there have been many inquiries posed about who might be li...

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  • When a person suffers an injury caused by the negligence of another party, they may have a cause of action to bring forth a personal injury lawsuit against that party, thereby seeking to hold them liable for damages. Car accidents, slip and fall accidents that occur on others’ properties, and more may all warrant personal injury suits. But sometimes, the party to blame is not a...

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  • Anyone who has an iPhone is familiar with the Do Not Disturb (DND) feature, which blocks notifications from incoming texts, calls, and other updates while turned on. The feature is great when trying to get some shuteye, seeing a movie, spending time with family or friends, or just trying to give oneself a little distance from technology. DND can be easily turned on and off with a swipe and...

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  • The use of social media is ubiquitous in today’s world, with more teens and adults maintaining social media accounts than ever before. The Pew Research Center reports that in 2016, 79% of internet users, and 68 % of all American adults, used Facebook. While today’s culture may encourage the sharing of personal information online – and arguably provides a unique way for people to connect and stay i...

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  • A serious injury, no matter how it occurred, can be a very traumatic and scary thing to deal with on your own. While you may not even be thinking about filing a lawsuit at this point after all, you have insurance, and are confident that your insurance will provide you with the settlement that you deserve meeting with an experienced Denver personal injury attorney when someone else’s neglig...

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  • Colorado civil law allows those who are harmed by the negligence and wrongful actions of another to bring forth a personal injury case for damages. Personal injury cases are used to recover damages in the form of monetary compensation, including damages for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, bringing forth a successful personal injury case that provides a p...

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  • Colorado DUI accidents often cause more damage then other auto wrecks because the intoxicated driver may be speeding and more unaware of his or her surroundings. As a result, both judges and lawmakers here in Colorado have noted that driving is a statutory privilege and not a right to denote how serious they are about the penalties involved in drunk driving and how permissive tes...

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  • The Verdict: On April 13, 2017, a Colorado Federal Jury rendered a verdict finding that GEICO failed to prove that it complied with mandatory insurance laws requiring it to provide customers with a reasonable opportunity to purchase higher levels of Uninsured and Underinsured motorist coverage when purchasing insurance online at www.geico.com. We were the trial lawyers for the pr...

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  • It used to be that driving while distracted by your phone, whether it be checking on your messages or texting, could result in a ticket. Yet it would only cost you $50 and a point on your license. The new law ups that penalty significantly. SB 27 would increase the number of points up to four points per ticket as well as $300 in fines. It received bipartisan support in spit...

Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn L.L.C.
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  • If you just got your taxes filed, congratulations! You're down one headache. If you're someone who still texts in the car, though, get ready for more. You're likely to see flashing reds-and-blues as the Colorado State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies increase shifts to combat those using devices while driving. The initiative began with the Colorado Depa...

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  • Denverites aren't the only ones who seem to have a problem with driving safety. Sheriff's deputies in Highland Ranch are increasing their enforcement efforts. The suburb has seen a four percent increase in 2016 crashes versus the year prior. One cited by a local newspaper involved a rear-end collision leading to injuries when a woman was stopped at a red light. The other driver w...

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  • Blood alcohol content (BAC) is the threshold that affects charges involving drunk driving accidents and in all 50 states, the minimum is .08%. However, a landmark law could change that in neighboring Utah and it is unclear what effect, if any, it will have on Colorado DUI accidents. The Utah Proposal to Curb DUI Accidents The .08% national maximum is meant to dissuade pe...

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  • A recent article on this blog noted that Colorado auto accidents occur, according to one study of car insurance rates, because of poor driving habits. These are also contributing to the increased rate of traffic fatalities in the state. In Colorado Springs, local first responders are not surprised. Colorado Springs PD Says Habits Are Worsening The Colorado Springs Polic...

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  • Support a Local Charity of Your Choice this Year at Colorado Gives

    Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn loves supporting ColoradoGives.org! Colorado Gives is a web site with simple tools that allow you to search out and directly give to local Colorado charities of your choice. Learn how to give back to your community by using their "local charity search" or align your giving with your passions by using their "special causes search". For instance...

  • Egregious at the Wheel: Colorado Car Crashes Linked to Poor Driving Habits

    Unfortunately, even with the latest safety systems like adaptive cruise control and frontal collision detection, Denver-area car crashes with injuries are unlikely to go down in number any time soon. And it's no one's fault but your own…or at least Colorado motorists in general. Colorado Drivers Get a Ton of Speeding Tickets and DUIs The Denver Post recently wrote about a...

  • How Many Colorado Car Accidents Could This Subaru Recall Cause?

    Vehicle recalls are certainly nothing new, but their scope certainly is. Since there are relatively few suppliers, a single component can affect the safety of tens of millions of vehicles across a wide variety of makes. Therefore, an issue with the Chevrolet might affect not just a Buick but also GMC or a Cadillac. One potential issue that might arise comes with the recall issued...

  • Colorado Car Accident Fatality Rates Are Up Once Again

    There are generational shifts in vehicle safety that lead to drastic drops in the rate of both car accidents in Colorado and the United States as a whole. In the past they included seat belts, airbags, anti-lock brakes and so on. More recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has focused on the dangers of texting while driving. The problem is that deaths are up,...

  • Come See Your Colorado Trial Lawyer in Action this Tuesday in Greeley

    Can you imagine a drunk driver missing a stop sign, entering a highway while an innocent motorcyclist going the speed limit, 65 mph, being thrown head first through the back door and window of the drunks car and living to tell about? For our client 23 year old Nikolas Brown, he doesn't have to imagine because it happened to him. After a month in the hospital, a liver surgery...

  • What Do Pokemon Go Woes and Colorado Auto Accidents Share in Common?

    There are already enough reasons to check your phone, increasing the risk for Colorado car accidents: social media like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter. Of course, Pokemon Go is the biggest thing. An augmented reality game, people go around looking to catch virtual reality creatures and it's taken the world by storm. It's also been taking up amounts of mobile data capacity not seen s...

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Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn L.L.C.
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  • Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn is proud to have supported The Fall Classic for another year! What a great turn-out, thanks again for those who participated. We are pleased to report that the 12th Annual Fall Classic raised over $220,700 for families of students in need of financial aid. To date, The Fall Classic has raised more than $2.2 million in support of students in need. ...

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Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn L.L.C.
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  • Summer isn't over but it has come to a tragic end for the son of a Kansas lawmaker after an amusement park disaster. It's just one in a series of injuries this year that have some lawmakers questioning whether or not there are enough regulations in place to protect vacationers. In Colorado, risks may be higher than in many states, according to some personal injury lawyers. ...

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