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What to Do If You’re Injured in an Uber Car Accident

February 26, 2019
Ridesharing services have become increasingly popular over the last decade, as more people turn to Uber or Lyft instead of relying on a cab or a designated driver. Rideshare services are cheap and convenient, two qualities that people value in today’s post-recession, technology-forward society. However, the relatively new nature of ridesharing means that there may be some confusion over what your rights are as a passenger. If your Uber driver is involved in a car accident while driving you to your destination, can you recover compensation if you’re injured? Luckily, the answer is usually yes. If you were injured while riding as a passenger in an Uber or Lyft, call the Frickey Law Firm at… Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents

Delayed Symptoms After an Accident

February 13, 2019
If you were in a car accident, you should get checked out by a doctor as soon as possible, even if you think you were not injured. This is because there are many types of injuries that may not manifest symptoms right away. Visiting a doctor as soon as you can after a car accident is crucial in getting the care you need, and can play a role in the success of your personal injury lawsuit should you choose to file one. If you were injured in a car accident in the Denver metro area, please call the Frickey Law Firm at 303-237-7373 to schedule your free consultation. We are dedicated to helping accident victims get the compensation they need and deserve. Common Delayed Onset Symptoms… Read Full Post

Preventing Ski Injuries

January 21, 2019
It’s ski season, and many people of all ages and experience levels are excited to hit the slopes here in Colorado. While skiing and snowboarding is usually a fun and exciting experience, a trip can be ruined by an unexpected injury. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk of being injured while skiing, but unfortunately you can’t plan for everything, and you may end your ski trip in the hospital. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, such as a collision with a reckless skier or a chair lift malfunction, call the Frickey Law Firm at 303-237-7373 to schedule your complimentary consultation. How to Reduce the Risk of Ski Injury There are a number of things you can… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

What Can You Do If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied?

December 28, 2018
If you were injured on the job, it can cause great hardship. Not only are you in pain and in need of expensive medical services, but you can’t work to support yourself and your family either. Workers’ compensation benefits exist to help you through these tough times, but what happens if your claim is denied? Should you just give up and resign yourself to medical debt and unemployment? Absolutely not. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, the first thing you should do is call the Frickey Law Firm. We have years of experience helping workers who were injured on the job obtain their due compensation. There are many reasons why a claim may be denied, and an experienced lawyer can help… Read Full Post

Woman Receives $4 Million After Sustaining Injuries From Fall

July 15, 2018
Some people in Colorado do not take the possibility of a premises liability suit seriously, and this is particularly evident during and after snowstorms. A recent ruling for this type of suit may change the minds of these people though. According to reports, a woman living in a condo complex was involved in a slip and fall incident that resulted in her sustaining some very serious back injuries, so serious in fact that she is now disabled. Interestingly, the woman slipped on her own steps, so how was she able to file a lawsuit in this case? The answer is simple: the condominium’s bylaws indicated that the homeowners’ association and the managing agent were responsible for clearing ice and… Read Full Post

How Can I Make Sure My Dog Won’t Bite?

July 13, 2018
Dogs are animals and will act accordingly. They are naturally social, usually furry and sometimes cuddly, but they are animals nonetheless. If someone pulled on your ears or face or got right in your face, could you say you would react calmly? And we’re humans. There are a few factors that lead to dog bites. Bites can often be traced back to a lack of training and socialization While this post focuses on training and socialization, a second post will address owner error. My dog is not well trained Are you a DIY type? Are you patient? Great! Google “You tube videos on puppy training” and take some notes. With consistency and repetition, your dog can be well trained to heed your commands… Read Full Post

8 Tips for Dealing with Terrible Colorado Drivers

July 12, 2018
Back in 1998 the Colorado State Patrol began a campaign to target aggressive drivers. Rather than calling 911, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians can dial *CSP to report an aggressive driver. Remember to provide the dispatcher the exact location (road and direction), a description of the vehicle, and the manner in which the vehicle is being driven. Do not attempt to follow or pursue the vehicle. It is not your job, it’s not safe and it is rarely going to turn out well. If you’ve ever complained that Colorado drivers are terrible, there are statistics to support your claim. In a study by Allstate, Denver drivers fared worse than the national average. Denver drivers had an average of 8.2… Read Full Post

5 Tips for Motorists Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

July 11, 2018
If you are the loved one of a motorcyclist, you have reason to be worried. Eighty percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That makes it all the more important for all motorists, on a bike or in a car, to be as cautious as possible. While there are more motorcycles on Colorado roads, there are many more car drivers who need to pay attention to their blind spots and NOTICE motorcyclists. There were 194,129 motorcycles registered in Colorado in 2016, up from 184,174 in 2012, the Department of Revenue reported. Compare this with the number of new vehicles registered 193,653 new vehicles… Read Full Post

Meeting a Dog for the First Time – Do’s and Don’ts

July 10, 2018
It’s no secret that Coloradans love their dogs. Doggie daycares, pet walking services and even boutiques catering to dogs are evidence that they are cherished members of our family. Even outside the home, we like to accommodate our furry friends with doggie friendly bars like The Watering Bowl and Biscuits and Brews. Whether you’re at a dog friendly brewery, dog park, or just walking down a street in the Denver area, remember the following tips when meeting a dog for the first time, or even the hundredth time since animals are unpredictable. You can change your behavior to avoid a dog bite. Given the risk vs. reward, we would advise you to fight the urge to pet every cute pup you see. But… Read Full Post

Common Questions about Workers’ Comp in Colorado

July 09, 2018
We’ve been helping injured workers with their workers’ comp claims for many decades and developed a list of common questions about workers’ comp in Colorado. Q: When Can I File For Workers’ Compensation? A: As quickly as possible and within four days. If you’ve been injured or become ill at work, you may need to file for workers’ comp in Colorado. Workers’ compensation pays for medical care, rehabilitation, and some wage replacement if you have to miss work. To get these benefits, you must file a claim. Your employer is required to file a report through the Division of Workers’ Compensation within three days of the injury. See the workers’ comp in Colorado timelines here. Q: After I… Read Full Post