The Frickey Law Firm Blog

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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

COVID-19 and Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation Benefits

June 17, 2020
Senate Bill 216, which would have allowed essential workers who contract COVID-19 to more easily qualify for Colorado’s workers’ compensation program, was defeated by the state’s Senate Appropriations Committee on June 10, 2020. Had SB-216 become law, it would have forced a presumption that any “essential and front-line worker” who contracts COVID-19 contracted the virus at work. This would have entitled essential workers affected by the coronavirus to all of the benefits of workers’ compensation, including medical care and disability benefits. With the failure of this Senate bill, Colorado’s essential front line workers will be required to prove that their exposure to COVID-19 occurred… Read Full Post

What Happens If You Don't Accept a Settlement?

May 20, 2020
If you’ve been hurt in an accident and are awaiting an insurance settlement, don’t be surprised if the offer you receive is lower than what you expected. Low settlements are frequently offered by insurance adjusters in the hopes that you will simply accept it and go away. Unfortunately, many injury victims accept the first settlement they are offered, even when they know the settlement is insufficient, because they are struggling financially and don’t know their rights. If you are dealing with an insurance company that is offering you less than you deserve, the best thing you can do for yourself is to hire an experienced personal injury attorney. At the Frickey Law Firm, our lawyers … Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

COVID-19 Update: Virtual Consultations & Continued Service

May 01, 2020
As Colorado’s stay-at-home order has been replaced with new safer-at-home guidelines, we want you to know that the Frickey Law Firm remains completely operational to serve your legal needs. The health of our clients and staff are our top priorities. While business must be conducted differently during the COVID-19 crisis, our experienced attorneys are available to discuss your case remotely. You can contact our office initially by phone, email, or live chat via our website for a free initial consultation. After that, we will customize our communication based on your technical remote capabilities, which may include video conferencing and telephone conference calls. Available to Serve As… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury

Frequently Asked Questions About Liability Waivers

April 21, 2020
Most companies that offer inherently risky services require participants to sign a liability waiver. In general, a liability waiver has two purposes: to ensure that participants acknowledge the risks associated with an activity and to limit the company's responsibility for any injuries that occur. If you got hurt after signing a liability waiver or release of liability form, you likely have questions about your rights. The best way to learn about your legal options is to contact our experienced attorneys for a free case evaluation. In the meantime, you will find answers to a few frequently asked questions below. What Happens If I Sign a Liability… Read Full Post
Category: Personal Injury