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Passenger Vehicle Traction and Chain Laws Explained

December 16, 2021
Safe winter driving is all about being prepared. That can mean checking the weather conditions before you get behind the wheel, knowing your vehicle’s capabilities, and taking other important steps to avoid a car accident. In Colorado, it also means obeying the traction and chain laws. What is the Colorado Traction Law? The passenger vehicle traction law applies to all vehicles that weigh less than 16,001 pounds. Included in that definition are crossovers, SUVs, and small trucks. CDOT states that, during a traction law, all drivers of passenger vehicles are required to have either: 4WD or AWD vehicle and 3/16” tread depth Tires with a mud and snow designation (M+S icon) and 3/16”… Read Full Post

Halloween Safety Tips for Drivers and Pedestrians

October 25, 2021
Halloween is meant to be a night of fun and festivities. However, the reality can be a lot scarier. Statistics show that it is one of the deadliest days of the year for pedestrians. In fact, motor vehicle accidents are a serious safety concern for pedestrians and drivers alike on Halloween. Everyone is responsible for making the road a safer place. Here are some tips we suggest. Tips for Drivers Avoid distractions: Do not use handheld electronic devices, apply makeup, eat, adjust your mirrors, or change the music. These tasks take your attention off the road.   Slow down in and around neighborhoods: Watch out for kids crossing the street. Even if you do not see trick-or-treaters, they… Read Full Post

Janet L. Frickey Chosen for Best Lawyers in America 2022

September 30, 2021
Janet Frickey has built a strong reputation for providing quality legal services to injured clients. Many have chosen her to represent them in personal injury or workers’ compensation matters. The verdicts and settlements she has achieved on their behalf are certainly a measure of her skill.  However, we are happy to share that she is also highly regarded by her colleagues in the field. Ms. Frickey was recently included on the “2022 Best Lawyers” list published by The Best Lawyers in America®. This notable and significant recognition is based entirely on peer review.  It can be difficult to find a reliable lawyer who will give your case their all. After all, most people are relatively… Read Full Post

What Damages Can I Pursue In a Bicycle Accident Case?

August 12, 2021
If you were hit by a car while riding your bike, you likely have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent driver. While the caps on damages in personal injury cases vary from state to state, you can typically pursue compensation for all economic and non-economic losses. You may also be able to seek punitive damages based on the details of the incident. Economic Damages These damages are meant to reimburse you for the financial losses you have incurred. It is not enough to calculate the monetary impact of your bicycle accident up until now. You must also consider all of the ways that your injuries may continue to drain your bank account. In general, economic damages… Read Full Post

5 Things To Do After a Bicycle Accident

July 26, 2021
Collisions between bicycles and cars are overwhelming. They can result in serious injuries, property damage, and uncertainty about liability. Here are five things every cyclist should try to do after an accident to protect their rights. Hit by a Car While Biking? Get the Help You Need Injured cyclists need experienced legal guidance. Our attorneys want to help protect your rights and maximize your compensation. Contact the Frickey Law Firm at 303-237-7373 for a free consultation. We serve clients from Denver, Lakewood, Boulder, and nearby areas of Colorado.  Read Full Post
Category: Auto Accidents

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