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Driving Tips To Keep You Safe This Winter

October 22, 2020
Icy streets and unforgiving snowstorms are just around the corner. Combine these factors with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and your commute may be more dangerous than usual. Follow these guidelines to help you stay safe on the road — no matter what this upcoming season has in store. Stock your vehicle. Carry tools in your car or truck, such as a broom and an ice scraper, to keep your windows clear. Have things on hand that you might need in an emergency, including jumper cables, a flashlight, reflective triangles, and a blanket. And, because of the coronavirus outbreak, make sure that you have face masks, hand sanitizer, and similar personal essentials with you.   Plan… Read Full Post

Handling an Auto Accident During COVID-19

October 21, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic can make it more difficult to handle an auto accident claim. However, it shouldn’t stop you from achieving a physical or financial recovery. Here are some tips to help you navigate this process from start to finish. Taking Action at the Scene It’s crucial to take certain steps at the scene of your car, truck, or motorcycle accident. These steps — which include exchanging personal information and filing a police report — will look a bit different than usual because of COVID-19. Maintain a distance of six feet from others when possible and put on a mask. Consider using your phone to exchange images of drivers’ licenses and insurance cards instead of handling the… Read Full Post
Category: Auto Accidents

What Happens If I Get COVID at Work?

September 25, 2020
Not everyone has the luxury of working from home. Schoolteachers, construction workers, medical professionals, food service workers, and other individuals are laboring tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. We now know that there's a higher risk of COVID-19 spread the more closely you interact with others and the longer that interaction lasts. And since contracting the novel coronavirus can have serious consequences, it’s important to know what to you do if you get infected on the job.  Follow CDC Guidelines The CDC has released guidelines for returning to work. These guidelines exist to help keep everyone safe and healthy. According to the CDC, you should isolate if you have, or… Read Full Post

Safety Tips for Driving in the Rocky Mountains

September 21, 2020
Living in Denver, we are fortunate to have access to beautiful scenery and fantastic hiking during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, getting to our destination can mean driving in potentially hazardous conditions. The Rocky Mountains are beautiful, but they can also be dangerous. When driving in the mountains, it is of the utmost importance to be prepared for bad conditions at all times. It may be clear and sunny when you leave Denver, but the weather can change on a dime, and it may be rainy, snowy, or foggy by the time you leave. No matter how used to driving in poor conditions you are, there is always the chance that another person on the road is not. If you were injured in a car crash… Read Full Post
Category: Auto Accidents

Pros and Cons of Driverless Cars

August 24, 2020
Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have used machines to make certain tasks easier. This can be seen almost anywhere you go; from paying for groceries with our phones to using 3D printers to build bridges. Moore’s Law says technology advances exponentially every 18 months, meaning things are only going to get more advanced. Because of this, the world will change a lot during your lifetime. One of the biggest changes we may see in the next few decades is the widespread adoption of driverless cars. Here are the potential pros and cons that these vehicles bring with them. Pros of Self-Driving Cars It’s hard to believe, but according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety… Read Full Post

Study Says Voice-Activated Texting is not Safer than Typing a Message

August 18, 2020
Voice-activated texting may seem to solve the problem of cell phone-related distracted driving. In reality, hands-free texting still pulls a driver’s attention away from the road and can increase the risk of a motor vehicle accident. A 2013 study from Texas A&M University’s Texas Transportation Institute found that drivers took nearly twice as long to react when they were texting, regardless of whether they used voice-activated software. The study also found that the drivers made less eye contact with the road when texting in either form. Even though the drivers reported feeling safer when they used voice-activated software to text, the study found it made no difference. New Research… Read Full Post

COVID-19 Precautions: Traveling and Camping in Colorado

July 28, 2020
Spending time outdoors can provide some much-needed relief during the COVID-19 outbreak. Yet, given the current public health crisis, it is more important than ever to recreate safely and responsibly. This is true whether you are looking to hike, camp, backpack, or participate in other activities. In addition to thinking about normal summer road trip precautions, you will need to avoid exposing yourself or others to unnecessary health risks. Here are a few guidelines that can serve as a starting point. Be sure to consult new city, county, and state restrictions as they evolve. Check the status of your destination and familiarize yourself with any restrictions. Have a backup plan in case… Read Full Post

Ten Secrets the Insurance Adjuster Won’t Share With You

July 22, 2020
Dealing with an insurance adjuster after a motor vehicle accident can be overwhelming. You probably feel that they have the upper hand in the process of settling your claim. However, you have more control, more options, and more avenues for compensation than they want you to believe. Here are ten secrets that the insurance adjuster won’t share with you! 1. I didn’t cause this accident, but because of it I have suffered painful injuries requiring extensive medical treatment. Is it reasonable for me to expect significant compensation for what I am going through? Because of their sense of fair play, most accident victims don’t realize that in addition to payment for medical bills, lost wages… Read Full Post

Do I Need to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

June 29, 2020
If you were hurt on the job, you may be entitled to certain workers’ compensation benefits. In some instances, workman’s comp cases are straightforward, and don’t necessarily require the expertise of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. In most cases, however, your rights and best interests will be best protected if you have an attorney on your side who understands the complexities of workers’ comp law in Colorado. The accomplished workers’ compensation attorneys at the Frickey Law Firm know how the system works. We know the tactics used by insurance companies to delay, devalue, or outright deny valid claims. We have a track record of successfully representing injured workers, and… Read Full Post

Causes of Denver Car Accidents

June 22, 2020
According to the most recent crash statistics released by C-Dot, more than 22,000 traffic crashes occurred in Denver in just one year. While some auto collisions are minor fender benders with no significant damages, others involve catastrophic injuries that can change a victim’s life forever, resulting in costly medical bills, time away from work, pain, suffering, and even death. If you’ve been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle crash in Denver, the accomplished attorneys at the Frickey Law Firm can help. We have decades of experience fighting for justice on behalf of injury victims. Our legal team has the skill, knowledge, and resources needed to protect your rights and pursue the… Read Full Post