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Lakewood, Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Denver, Boulder, and Nearby Areas

Recent Awards for Janet Frickey and Eric Ballou

June 29, 2022
Members of this community have long relied on our award-winning attorneys to obtain justice and compensation after an accident, workplace injury, or wrongful death. We work tirelessly to pursue the best possible results for our clients and know that it takes a deep understanding of the law and a strong commitment to the legal profession to do so.  Sometimes, distinguished organizations recognize and acknowledge these very same qualities in our lawyers. We are proud to announce that Janet L. Frickey and Eric B. Ballou, Esq. have recently received awards for their accomplishments as highly-skilled personal injury attorneys. Janet L. Frickey Janet Frickey is the recipient of the Top 50:… Read Full Post
Category: Community

What Happens If You Get Hurt on a Rental Scooter?

May 24, 2022
It’s no secret that electric scooters are the latest transportation fad. Many people view them as a fun, fast, and cost-efficient way to get around cities such as Denver. However, they are also more dangerous than the average rider might suspect. The boom of rentable dockless electric scooters has been associated with an increase in preventable accidents and injuries nationwide. Common E-Scooter Injuries Many two-wheeled motorized scooters can reach a top speed of 15 to 20 miles per hour. What might seem like a relatively slow pace is fast enough to cause serious injuries and even death. The CDC found that nearly half of all injured riders involved in a recent study suffered head… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

What If My Employer Doesn’t Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

March 21, 2022
Workers’ compensation insurance exists to provide medical and lost wage benefits to employees who get hurt on the job. You should be able to rely on it after an accident. But what if you find out that your employer doesn’t carry workers’ compensation insurance? Our attorneys are here to help. You may be entitled to take legal action and seek the compensation you need. Is Workers’ Compensation Required in Colorado? Workers’ compensation requirements vary from one state to the next. In Colorado, all employers with one or more employees must obtain and maintain workers’ compensation insurance. It doesn’t matter if the employees are full-time or part-time. It also doesn’t matter if they’re… Read Full Post

How a Lawyer Can Help with Your Car Accident Claim

February 25, 2022
Many people choose to handle their car accident claims alone. However, this approach might leave money on the table that could help with your recovery. An attorney is often needed to get the most desirable outcome after a motor vehicle collision involving serious or long-term injuries. Reasons to Hire Our Car Accident Lawyers The world of car accident insurance claims and injury settlements can be incredibly complex. It’s important to have an attorney on your side who has an in-depth knowledge of these processes, knows how to build your strongest possible case, and feels comfortable negotiating. Here are just a few reasons to think about hiring our Lakewood car accident lawyers: We can… Read Full Post

3 Mistakes To Avoid in Your Slip and Fall Claim

January 25, 2022
You could be entitled to compensation if you were injured in a slip and fall accident. However, there are plenty of pitfalls on the path to building a strong legal claim. Here are three common mistakes that you should avoid to protect your rights and maximize your financial recovery. 1. Neglecting Medical Treatment It is important to visit the doctor after your slip and fall accident. Try not to let any feelings of embarrassment or shame keep you from getting the medical care that you need. Similarly, do not assume that you were unharmed. It is quite normal to experience delayed pain after a fall. If you did suffer a serious injury, your medical visits will be used as evidence in your… Read Full Post

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