The Frickey Law Firm Blog

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Factors That Increase Summer Car Accident Risk

July 20, 2021
Winter may seem like the most dangerous season for driving. However, drivers actually face a higher risk of being hurt or killed in a car accident during the summer months. Here are five factors that make crashes more common in warmer weather: Teen drivers: High school and college-aged drivers tend to spend more time on the road when school is out for summer vacation. That leads to an uptick of inexperienced and immature drivers behind the wheel. Tragically, behaviors like talking to passengers and texting are behind a fair share of these preventable teen driving crashes.   Alcohol: Summer means barbeques, concerts, and other events where alcohol is often served. Unfortunately, not… Read Full Post

Summer Motorcycle Safety Tips

June 22, 2021
The start of summer marks the height of motorcycle season. As a two-wheel enthusiast, you probably take your bike out for everything from mountain trips to city commuting. But all that time on the road increases your risk of a motorcycle accident.  Motorcyclists were about 29 times more likely to die in a crash and four times more likely to be injured than passenger vehicle occupants per mile traveled in 2019. Our attorneys don’t want you to become a statistic. We’ve compiled some safety tips to keep in mind on your next ride: Ensure that you’re properly licensed: A fair amount of motorcycle accidents involve people who don’t have valid motorcycle licenses. Getting the required… Read Full Post

Your Complete Guide to Scooter and Bike Share Accidents

May 21, 2021
You can spend the entire summer exploring downtown without ever getting behind the wheel of a car. Denver boasts a robust bike and scooter share program that makes it easy to travel around the city. But for all the benefits of these so-called micro-mobility vehicles, there are also some significant drawbacks. Unfortunately, e-scooters and bicycles offer little in the way of protection to their riders, who often suffer serious injuries when involved in an accident. To make matters worse, most of these riders don’t understand who’s liable in a crash — or know anything about their legal rights. We explain these issues in greater detail below. Top Hazards for E-Scooter Riders and Cyclists… Read Full Post

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April 21, 2021
Distracted driving is one of the biggest problems on our roadways. It kills around 8 Americans every day — and injures hundreds more. Our attorneys have represented many victims of motor vehicle accidents caused by inattentive drivers. This topic hits close to home in our community. Join us for Distracted Driving Awareness Month as we focus on understanding, preventing, and responding to this reckless behavior. The Three Types of Distraction Sending and reading text messages are common examples of distracted driving. But they aren’t the only activities that can take your attention away from the task at hand. Changing your music, talking to passengers, and eating are among other… Read Full Post

Common Hazards That May Result in a Premises Liability Claim

March 18, 2021
Premises liability is the area of law that deals with personal injuries that happen on someone else’s property. If you were hurt because a negligent property owner or manager failed to maintain a safe environment, you may be entitled to compensation. Your first step is to contact our experienced Lakewood attorneys to determine if you have an actionable case. People commonly think of snow and ice when they hear the term premises liability. But the reality is that a wide range of unsafe property conditions can put innocent visitors at risk. Here are some of the most common hazards that give rise to a premises liability claim: Slip and fall hazards: Slip and fall accidents are a leading… Read Full Post

Potential Compensation in Skiing and Snowboarding Injury Cases

February 09, 2021
Skiing and snowboarding are more popular than ever. Long lift lines show that Coloradans are looking for ways to have fun and stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as interest in these sports increases, so do the number of severe and costly injuries. Here’s a look at the different kinds of damages you may be able to receive if you were hurt on the slopes due to someone else’s negligence: Medical expenses: You will almost always be reimbursed for the cost of medical treatments associated with your accident as part of your personal injury damages award. It’s also standard to receive compensation for the estimated cost of your future medical care.   Lost income: The injuries you… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

New Amazon Delivery Drivers Face Higher Threat of Injury

January 25, 2021
Are you an Amazon Delivery Service Partner (DSP) driver who got hurt during your first year of work? You’re not alone. New contractors who deliver packages for Amazon are suffering on-the-job-injuries at a higher rate than other delivery drivers in Colorado. The Denver Post found that 58% of all delivery injury claims made to Pinnacol Assurance, a leading workers’ compensation insurance provider, involve workers in their first year on the job. The percentage of injury claims for Amazon DSPs in their first year is much higher. It sits at a staggering 93%.   The increased demand for package delivery due to the pandemic is thought to be a factor. However, it can’t be allowed to… Read Full Post

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

January 04, 2021
The benefits offered through workers’ compensation are vitally important to anyone injured on the job. These benefits can include medical care coverage, disability payments, and more. However, insurance companies often underpay claims, and it’s in your best interest to talk to our attorneys about maximizing your compensation. The skilled team at the Frickey Law Firm will work to get you the money you deserve. Call 303-237-7373 today to request a free consultation. We proudly serve injured workers from Lakewood, Denver, Boulder, and nearby areas of Colorado. Read Full Post

Community Involvement

November 23, 2020
Few things are more important than being there for each other during difficult times. The Frickey Law Firm remains deeply committed to our Lakewood and Denver communities. Our attorneys strive to help our neighbors succeed, whether that means providing exceptional legal counsel or contributing resources to meet community needs. We are proud to support several local organizations and charities that make life better for our fellow Coloradans, such as: The Action Center: Formerly the Jeffco Action Center, this non-profit organization offers various services and resources to those in our community experiencing hardship. The Action Center provides assistance to individuals who are homeless or… Read Full Post
Category: Community

Hurt on the Job: Construction Site Product Liability Claims

November 18, 2020
Construction workers trust that their tools, machinery, and equipment are safe when used properly. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. All too often, these products hide dangerous defects capable of injuring even the most cautious individuals. Whenever a manual labor professional is hurt on the job, our attorneys look closely at the working environment to determine if compensation is available through a product liability claim. Types of Defective Equipment You shouldn’t assume that your construction accident was your fault. It’s important to check whether defective equipment was the real problem. Anything from faulty wiring to a lack of adequate safety devices could be to blame… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury