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What is a Jackknife Truck Accident?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on July 11, 2022

A jackknife truck accident is a type of truck accident where the truck’s trailer swings out from the truck, forming a 90-degree angle. This happens most often when the truck’s brakes fail, the truck is overloaded, or if the truck hits a patch of ice. Jackknife accidents are extremely hazardous, as the trailer can swing into oncoming traffic or hit pedestrians.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

What is “Loss of Enjoyment”?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on July 1, 2022

“Loss of enjoyment” is a legal term that refers to the deprivation of the ability to take pleasure in life’s activities. This can result from an illness, physical injury, or emotional injury that causes the victim to have depression or anxiety or any other circumstance that prevents a person from engaging in the activities they once enjoyed. Loss of enjoyment can be compensable in a personal injury lawsuit if it can be proven that the defendant’s actions caused the plaintiff to lose the ability to enjoy their life.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Victims of Police-Chase-Related Injuries Have Options

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on June 11, 2022

Police chases are a dangerous and often deadly occurrence. Every year, high-speed chases kill or seriously injure innocent bystanders who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. They may be walking or driving near a chase scene or caught in the crossfire if the suspect and police exchange gunfire.

Victims of police chases often suffer serious injuries, such as broken bones, internal bleeding, and head injuries. In some cases, they may even be paralyzed or killed. In addition to the physical injuries, victims also often suffer from emotional trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Can I Sue After a Motorcycle Accident if I didn’t Have a Helmet On?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on June 1, 2022

In most states, it is against the law to ride a motorcycle without a helmet. However, if you are involved in a motorcycle accident and were not wearing a helmet, you may still be able to sue the other driver if they were at fault. It is possible that your damages will be reduced because you were not wearing a helmet and thusly assumed some of the risk.

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Does Jaywalking Affect Your Accident Injury Claim?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on May 11, 2022

If you are hit by a car while jaywalking, the driver may not be held liable if they can prove that you were at fault. In most states, jaywalking is considered a pedestrian violation, so the driver may not be held responsible if you are hit by a car while jaywalking. Additionally, your insurance company may refuse to cover your damages if they determine that you were jaywalking at the time of the accident. If you are suing the driver who hit you, the court may rule that you were partially at fault for the accident due to your jaywalking.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Video Footage After a Car Accident

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on May 1, 2022

Video evidence can be extremely important after a car accident. It can help to show exactly what happened and who was at fault. In many cases, insurance companies will not accept responsibility for an accident unless there is video evidence to back up the claim. If you are involved in an accident, it is always a good idea to get video evidence if possible.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Poor Trucking Practices That Put Colorado Drivers on I-70 at Risk

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on April 11, 2022

The trucking industry never really sleeps, as drivers deliver goods back and forth across the country in shifts around the clock. In Colorado, truckers use I-70 which is a main thoroughfare crossing the state east and west. It has high elevations and steep grades when combined with Colorado’s winter weather makes it a much more complicated route for drivers of 18-wheelers.

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Posted in: Truck Accidents

How Successive Colorado DUI Offenses Stack Up

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on April 1, 2022

DUI in Colorado

Whether you are a “cocktail every once in a while” kind of person or a social drinker on the weekends, it is important to know your limits when it comes to alcohol. You may be thinking you know when you have had too much, but what you need to know is when the state of Colorado deems you unfit to drive a car. Every body type metabolizes alcohol at different rates, therefore there is no two drink rule or three drink rule when it comes to driving under the influence. The only thing that matters is your blood alcohol concentration, or BAC.

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Posted in: DUI

Knowing Your Rights on the Road as a Cyclist

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on March 21, 2022

Riding a bicycle is a healthy, eco-friendly, economical way to travel. In the state of Colorado, bicycles are considered vehicles and generally have a right to share the road, the same as motor vehicles. If you are injured in a crash caused by a negligent driver, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accidents

The Loss of Current and Future Income in a Colorado Personal Injury Claim

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on March 11, 2022

If you have been injured in an accident caused by another person’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation to cover the cost of your injuries. Your personal injury attorney will investigate the accident and calculate the true cost of your injuries so they can file a claim against the negligent party’s insurance company.

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