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What Is Legally Considered a Catastrophic Injury?

February 28, 2023
A catastrophic injury is any type of physical or psychological injury that has a long-term, disabling effect. Catastrophic injuries may include paralysis, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, spinal cord damage, multiple fractures, and amputations. These types of injuries often require extensive medical care and can lead to permanent disabilities such as loss of motor skills and cognitive abilities. They can also result in high financial costs due to the necessary treatment and rehabilitation needed to restore the quality of life for the victim. In addition, catastrophic injuries can be debilitating on an emotional level, leading to depression and other mental health issues. Can I File… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

Can I File a Lawsuit for a Dog Bite?

February 14, 2023
If you have experienced a dog bite, you know how scary it can be. With complications that can arise from rabies or even medical fees to treat the bite, you might be wondering what your legal options are. At The Frickey Law Firm of Lakewood, CO, we can assist you from gathering evidence to filing your claim in court. The legal field can be overwhelming, but our team can assist you every step of the way to ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to for your injuries. Can I File a Lawsuit for a Dog Bite? Yes, you can file a lawsuit for a dog bite. If the bite caused physical harm or property damage, you might be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim. The owner… Read Full Post

What Are Some Ways To Reduce My Risk of Injury While on a Bike Ride?

January 30, 2023
At Frickey Law of Lakewood, Colorado, our team of attorneys works with individuals who have experienced personal injuries. Bicycle accidents often happen in our town, thanks to our beautiful weather. But what steps can you take to reduce the chances of being hurt or injured by others while biking? Our lawyers provide the following recommendations to reduce the risk of injury during bike-riding activities: Always wear a new helmet and other protective gear when riding your bike. This is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of injury, as most serious injuries occur when cyclists do not wear adequate safety equipment. Make sure you always follow the rules of the road when cycling.… Read Full Post

What Should I Do Immediately After I Am Involved in a Car Accident?

January 15, 2023
Car accidents happen every day, and in many situations, injuries are involved. The attorneys at Frickey Law in Lakewood, CO, work daily with individuals who have been hurt in vehicular accidents. When one occurs, it is critical that you take specific steps to ensure proper evidence and information to file a lawsuit, protect your rights, or receive adequate compensation for your injuries. What Should I Do if I Am Involved in a Car Accident? As soon as a car accident occurs, it is vital to take some steps to protect yourself and your rights. If you can, try to document the scene of the accident with photos or video. This can help prove what happened, as well as show any injuries that you… Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents

Did You Know New Year's Eve Leads to Spike in DUIs?

December 15, 2022
Thousands of people are injured or killed in drunk driving accidents every year. And every year, those accidents spike during the holiday season. New Year's Eve is no exception. If you're planning on celebrating the new year with alcohol, have a plan for a safe ride home. Bring your driver's license, registration, and proof of insurance. And if you're going to be drinking, make sure you have a designated driver. The Dangers of Drunk Driving Drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 30 people are killed in drunk driving accidents daily. That's one person every 48 minutes. And those deaths account for… Read Full Post

Wake Up! It's Drowsy Driving Prevention Week: How To Avoid Sleepy Driving

November 15, 2022
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of drowsy driving. The campaign runs from November 6-12.  Our roads are plagued by drowsy driving. It is estimated that there are 300,000 crashes caused by drowsy driving each year in the United States. These crashes result in 150,000 injuries and 6,000 fatalities.  Drowsy driving is preventable. If you are driving during Drowsy Driving Prevention Week or any other time of year, ensure you are well-rested and alert.  Drowsy Driving: What Is It? Sleep-deprived drivers operate motor vehicles with sleep-related cognitive impairments. Insufficient sleep causes sleepiness and fatigue, making driving while… Read Full Post

Common Workplace Accidents and Injuries

October 30, 2022
Dealing with a workplace injury can be painful, stressful, and expensive. They also happen all the time. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) statistics convey that there were 2.7 million injury and illness cases in 2020 alone.  Here are some of the most common workplace injuries, how they occur, and how you can receive workers’ compensation if you experience an accident in your workplace. Falls, Slips, and Trips Accidents like falls, slips, and trips are some of the most common causes of injuries sustained on the job and claims filed for workers' compensation.  A slip is when a person loses traction on a surface and falls. A trip occurs when a person's foot catches on an object and… Read Full Post

How Much is a Motorcycle Accident Case Worth?

October 15, 2022
A motorcycle accident can completely upend your life. If you are thinking about filing a lawsuit against the other driver or their insurance company to recover money for your losses, then you are probably wondering what to expect. The answer depends on the damages you have sustained. Our attorneys provide some key information below. Potential Compensation in a Motorcycle Crash Claim Damages are determined on a case by cases basis. For that reason, we are not able to tell you what your motorcycle accident injury claim might be worth without knowing your exact situation.  However, personal injury damage awards tend to include compensation for losses such as: Medical expenses: You can… Read Full Post

Can Pedestrians Sue After Getting Hit By a Car?

October 15, 2022
Colorado is one of the healthiest states in the country. Residents tend to make healthier lifestyle choices and choose healthier modes of transportation to get from place to place.  Unfortunately, with a high number of pedestrians, an uptick in sport utility vehicles on the roads, and an increase in distracted driving, motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians are also rising.  Pedestrian Accidents and Suing for Damages When cars hit pedestrians, even small impacts result in serious injuries. Whether the incident was intentional or not, pedestrians injured by motor vehicles can sue for compensation for their injuries.  Because of the level of injury common in motor vehicle accidents… Read Full Post
Category: Car Accidents

Frickey Law Firm Attorneys Proudly Included in the 2023 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

August 15, 2022
Finding a capable attorney can be difficult since many people don’t know what to look for in a legal representative. What if you could begin your search with a recommendation from other top attorneys? That’s where the Best Lawyers lists come in. They are compiled based on a comprehensive peer evaluation designed to gauge the professional abilities of other lawyers. For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 71,000 leading lawyers honored in the new edition. The Frickey Law Firm is proud to have two of our Lakewood lawyers recognized by Best Lawyers® in 2023 in America. Janet L. Frickey was recently included… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury