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Electric scooters have become a significant cause for concern in major Colorado cities including Denver, Boulder and Colorado Springs. While these scooters offer a convenient last-mile transportation solution, they also bring inherent risks. The gravity of electric scooter accidents reaches catastrophic levels, especially when alcohol becomes a contributing factor. According to medical and transportation studies, incidents involving drunk riding often lead to severe injuries, necessitating surgery, and in some tragic cases, resulting in fatalities.

Drunk Riding and Electric Scooter Accidents: A Disturbing Trend

Recent studies not only emphasize the rising frequency of electric scooter accidents in Colorado but also bring attention to the alarming trend of scooter accidents involving drunk riding. Data from the Denver Police Department and local emergency rooms reveal that e-scooter collisions occur daily in Denver and other major Colorado cities. Moreover, there is a significant surge in accidents related to drunk riding, particularly with rideshare scooters like Lime and Bird.

The increase in DUI/DWI incidents involving e-scooters can be attributed to their role in last-mile transportation in urban centers. Areas with a proliferation of Lime and Bird scooters, often scattered across streets and sidewalks, witness a surge in accidents related to intoxicated riding. Given that bars and restaurants attract a significant demographic for rideshare scooters, a disproportionate number of scooter riders have consumed alcohol. While not everyone who drinks will be too intoxicated to safely operate an electric scooter, even a small amount of alcohol can impair stability and reaction time, critical elements for safely riding low-power motorized scooters.

Electric Scooter Accident Injuries: A Comprehensive Examination

Injuries resulting from electric scooter accidents are often more severe compared to those sustained by passengers and drivers in enclosed vehicles. Even low-speed collisions on a scooter can lead to catastrophic injuries, as riders are directly impacted and frequently fall to the ground. Common electric scooter accident injuries encompass:

  1. Brain injuries and other head injuries
  2. Facial and dental injuries
  3. Road rash
  4. Low back injuries
  5. Neck injuries
  6. Fractures
  7. Joint injuries including knees, shoulders, wrists, elbows, and hips

Fractures, head, and facial injuries are particularly prevalent due to the impact with the ground following a collision or loss of control over the scooter. Denver area emergency departments report daily instances of patients with such injuries resulting from electric scooter accidents. 

Increased Risk Of Injuries Due To Drunk Riding

Intoxicated e-scooter riders face a heightened risk of injury compared to their sober counterparts. While impaired operation increases the overall risk, it also makes specific injuries more likely. A detailed study of emergency department records related to electric scooter incidents involving intoxicated riders yielded noteworthy findings:

  • 55% of scooter collisions resulting in an emergency room visit occurred on the weekend.
  • 39% occurred during the hours of 11 pm and 7 am.
  • 33% of e-scooter injuries were sustained under the influence of alcohol.
  • A face or head impact occurred in 58% of riders (only 1% wore a helmet).
  • 84% of intoxicated riders sustained a face or head injury, compared to 46% for non-intoxicated riders.
  • 29% of intoxicated operators sustained a traumatic brain injury, contrasting with 8% without alcohol impairment.
  • 71% of intoxicated riders sustained soft tissue injuries to the face, in comparison to 28% for non-intoxicated riders.
  • 24% of intoxicated riders sustained maxillofacial fractures, whereas only 6% of sober riders experienced such fractures.
  • Surgical wound treatment was necessary for 42% of riders, with intoxicated riders requiring the majority of surgical wound treatment, primarily to the face.

The study primarily involved self-reported explanations of collisions from patients, revealing that a majority of injuries resulted from collisions with stationary objects rather than moving vehicles or pedestrians. While alcohol is not a necessary factor in collisions with stationary objects, it increases the likelihood, especially when riders are impaired and navigating in the dark.

Although an intoxicated electric scooter rider may be less dangerous to people around them, operating any vehicle when impaired is a dangerous situation for everybody involved. Riding an electric scooter while impaired not only risks your health and the health of other people, it can also result in a DUI or DWI charge. There are better, safer alternatives than taking control of a powered vehicle after drinking. 


Denver, Colorado - August 24, 2023 - Front Range Injury Attorneys, a leading personal injury law firm based in Denver, is thrilled to announce its recent acquisition of The Peak Law Firm, a prominent personal injury legal practice located in Colorado Springs. This strategic move marks a significant milestone for Front Range Injury Attorneys as it extends its presence to better serve clients throughout the state of Colorado.

The acquisition of The Peak Law Firm represents a consolidation of two highly-respected legal entities, combining their strengths, resources, and legal expertise to provide even more comprehensive and effective representation for individuals seeking justice and compensation for personal injuries.

Front Range Injury Attorneys has earned a stellar reputation for its unwavering commitment to advocating for the rights of those injured due to negligence or wrongdoing. With a team of experienced and passionate accident attorneys, the firm has successfully pursued compensation for its clients across Colorado. This acquisition reinforces their dedication to delivering top-tier legal services.

The Peak Law Firm, known for its deep ties to the Colorado Springs community and outstanding legal proficiency, is a natural fit for Front Range Injury Attorneys. By joining forces, the two firms aim to streamline operations, enhance legal services, and continue their shared mission of achieving justice for injury victims across Colorado.

Front Range Injury Attorneys is excited about the potential this merger offers. "This acquisition represents a significant step forward in our ongoing commitment to better serve our clients," said managing attorney Adam Kielich, for Front Range Injury Attorneys. "We are eager to combine the resources of both firms to provide even stronger legal representation for personal injury cases in Colorado."

The expanded presence of Front Range Injury Attorneys will enable them to offer their legal services to a broader client base, including those in the Colorado Springs area, with the same level of dedication and expertise they are known for. 

Front Range Injury Attorneys remains committed to fighting for justice and ensuring that the rights of injury victims are protected throughout Colorado. This acquisition reinforces their dedication to this mission and their ongoing pursuit of excellence in personal injury law.

For more information about Front Range Injury Attorneys and their services, please contact the Denver law firm:

Front Range Injury Attorneys

2590 Welton Street, Suite 200

Denver, Colorado 80205


 About Front Range Injury Attorneys: Front Range Injury Attorneys is a leading personal injury law firm based in Denver, Colorado. With a team of dedicated and experienced attorneys, the firm specializes in advocating for individuals who have suffered injuries due to negligence or wrongdoing. Front Range Injury Attorneys is committed to achieving justice and obtaining fair compensation for their clients.


Denver, Colorado - May 23, 2023 - Front Range Injury Attorneys, a leading personal injury law firm based in Denver, proudly announces the successful outcome of a recent trial in a significant car accident case. The jury verdict of $150,000 represents a resounding victory for the firm and its dedicated team of legal professionals. The case involved a devastating car accident that occurred on a busy intersection in Denver, leaving the plaintiff, Mr. John Davis, with severe injuries and substantial medical expenses. Front Range Injury Attorneys took on Mr. Davis's case with an unwavering commitment to justice and sought to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.

Throughout the trial, Front Range Injury Attorneys skillfully presented compelling evidence and expert testimony to establish the liability of the defendant. The firm's experienced litigators meticulously crafted a persuasive narrative, effectively demonstrating the negligence and recklessness exhibited by the defendant, Mr. Mark Thompson. The trial concluded after five days of evidence, during which the legal team from Front Range Injury Attorneys meticulously dissected the details of the accident. Their unwavering dedication to uncovering the truth ensured that no stone was left unturned in the pursuit of justice for Mr. Davis. The trial showcased the firm's relentless pursuit of fairness and its commitment to protecting the rights of their clients.

According to Mr. Davis, the rear-end car accident occurred when Mr. Davis came to a stop at an intersection. The car behind him, driven by the defendant failed to stop and crashed into his car. Mr. Thompson testified that the car in front of him came to a sudden stop and he had no opportunity to avoid the accident. Mr. Davis's attorneys presented a video recording from a nearby security camera they believed supported their client's explanation. Both drivers were transported from the scene by ambulance.

Mr. Davis alleged serious neck and back injuries requiring more than $40,000 in medical bills for treatment including epidural spinal injections and extensive physical therapy as a result of the rear-end car accident. Both cars were determined total losses as a result of the accident-related damage. Evidence presented to the jury included expert medical testimony from Mr. Davis's physiatrist, photographs and videos from the scene of the accident and testimony from both drivers. Mr. Davis testified that the accident left him unable to perform his job for several weeks, resulting in lost income and financial complications for his family. 

Mr. Thompson's attorneys disputed the extent of juries and necessary treatment. Their medical expert's testimony lasted nearly an entire day of trial as attorneys for both sides questioned the medical opinion. The medical doctor testified that the accident was unlikely to result in the severity of injuries alleged and disputed the charged amounts as "excessive" even if they were necessary. His testimony was supported by a billing expert who also alleged the billed costs for medical care exceeded reasonable amounts. 

The jury's verdict, awarding $150,000 in damages to Mr. Davis, reflects the tremendous efforts made by Front Range Injury Attorneys in advocating for their client. This substantial verdict not only provides financial compensation for Mr. Davis's medical expenses and pain and suffering but also sends a clear message that negligent behavior resulting in harm will not be tolerated. "We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this trial and the substantial verdict awarded by the jury," said the lead attorney on the case. "Our firm is dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims and holding accountable those responsible for their injuries. This verdict is a testament to our commitment to justice and to our clients."


Colorado is best known for its majestic, natural scenery from the eastern plains to the front range, across the Rocky Mountains and through the San Luis Valley. The Centennial State has hundreds of eye-catching sites to explore. Often the journey is as much about the scenery as it is getting to the destination. That makes Colorado a popular place for motorcycling. With thousands of motorcycles registered with the state, plus a steady stream of visitors, motorcycles are often found on Colorado roads. Among the many motorcycle adventures, there are some top rated motorcycle rides in Colorado.

Trail of the Ancients

Located on the western side of the state, the Trail of the Ancients is a popular motorcycle ride for biker historians. This route extends 116 miles through former civilizations of the Navajo tribe. The tribe lived on the Colorado Plateau for centuries; however, modern understanding of their culture or disappearance remains incomplete. Along the Trail of the Ancients you can experience cliff dwellings, cave art and other archeological sites. This trail will also bring your motorcycle through the Four Corners at Cortez, Colorado.

Sante Fe Trail

The Sante Fe Trail Scenic and Historic Byway is another adventure for motorcycle-riding historians. This route will take your bike on a 188 mile path formerly followed as a historic trade route. The Sante Fe trail was a common path for wagons traveling the southwest during most of the nineteenth century. The byway is easy to navigate and mostly straight, unlike some of the mountain paths. By motorcycle you can complete the byway in approximately four hours. Near the midpoint you can find Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site, a trading post built in 1833. The byway also passes through the Comanche National Grassland.

Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway

Our third historian’s motorcycle ride in Colorado is the Unaweep Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway. This motorcycle ride takes you through a broad sweep of history from prehistoric fossils to World War II sites. The route includes Uravan where miners extracted uranium for the nation’s first atomic bombs. Among the historic sites you can also enjoy the scenery full of red sandstone canyons and rivers. The route is 133 miles, slightly longer than the first two.

San Juan Mountain Skyway

The San Juan Mountain Skyway in Ouray, Colorado offers one of the most scenic motorcycle rides in the nation. The route is a lengthy 233 mile loop rising 11,000 feet above sea level. The route passes though several historic towns for breaks, which you may need. The skyway is approximately six hours on motorcycle, plus time for stops and meals.

Alpine Loop

Another nearby motorcycle ride for mountain fans is the Alpine Loop. The alpine loop passes through higher elevations near Lake City, Ouray and Silverton. It is just 65 miles to complete the loop but it is largely off-road and backcountry. Make sure you and your motorcycle is prepared for the route. It takes your through prairies, mountains, tundra and other scenic conditions. You will also pass through historic pit stops including ghost towns from the state’s mining history. As the name suggests, the alpine loop often experiences snow outside of the summer (June-September) so plan your trip accordingly.

Mount Evans Bypass

The Mount Evans bypass, located just sixty miles west of Denver, is recognized as the highest paved road in North America. The route often takes an entire day. At the top of the bypass you will climb to over 14,000 feet in elevation at the top of Mount Evans. Mount Evans is one of Colorado’s fourteeners–mountains exceeding elevation of 14,000 feet. Although the journey takes most of a day, it is worth it to experience the views from the top.

Trail Ridge Road Scenic and Historic Byway

Another mountain route is the Trail Ridge Road Scenic and Historic Byway. This motorcycle ride is also near Denver, departing Estes Park. It is a 48 mile route one way. It is the highest paved road in the United States that does not dead end, like the Mount Evans bypass. This ride will take your bike through animal-filled locations where you may see bighorn sheep or elk. The route passes through Rocky Mountain National Park and offers some of the best scenery in the state.

Preparing for motorcycle rides in Colorado

Many motorcycle rides in Colorado travel through mountains and other high elevations. Along these paths you may depart paved roads, travel on switchbacks and experience snow or ice. Conditions can be more dangerous outside of the summer. In some areas snow and ice can remain in the spring and fall, sometimes even year-round. Review conditions on your route carefully before traveling. If you lack experience riding on unpaved roads or on icy roads, you may want to gain experience and ensure your motorcycle can handle road conditions beforehand.

Also make sure you travel with appropriate supplies for your motorcycle ride. Temperatures can quickly drop as elevation climbs and some people experience physical symptoms of elevation sickness. Make sure you have clothing appropriate for the entire ride, as well as sufficient food and water or knowing where to stop for meals. Of course, always ride your motorcycle with a helmet. If you experience a crash on your ride, contact our Denver motorcycle accident lawyers for help obtaining medical care and compensation for your damages.


Electric scooter accidents are on the rise. Not just in Denver or across Colorado. E-scooter accidents are on the rise nationwide and even around the world. According to research, you are more likely to suffer an injury on an electric scooter than a motorcycle, bike, or even as a pedestrian.  

According to studies in major American cities, the most common location for e-scooter accidents is the sidewalk, not a street. This is among the many reasons why cities like Denver limit or prohibit riding electric scooters on sidewalks. That study found sixty percent of electric scooter accidents on sidewalks resulted in injuries, while nine percent required hospitalization. Shockingly, forty percent of electric scooter riders are injured in an accident on their first ride. If you suffered injuries in a scooter accident, contact our Denver electric scooter accident lawyers right away.

What are the most common injuries in a scooter accident?

The most common injuries in scooter accidents are:

  • Head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Contusions
  • Sprains
  • Lacerations

The Journal of the American Medical Association evaluated reported emergency cases of scooter accidents and determined these are the most common injuries. Other research agrees.

Brain injuries from e-scooter collisions

Head injuries are particularly common due to collisions with cars and hard surfaces like sidewalks and roads. The lack of helmet use significantly increases the probability of traumatic brain injuries.

Brain injuries can range from relatively minor concussions to fatal open head injuries. Common symptoms of brain injuries from scooter accidents include:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vision problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Concentration deficiencies
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive defects

Brain injuries can take weeks to years to improve. Sometimes, they result in permanent damage. Our Denver e-scooter accident lawyers help clients recover for brain injuries caused in scooter collisions.

Fractures from electric scooter crashes

Another common set of injuries in electric scooters include fractures. Orthopedic research confirms a high probability of fractured bones in an e-scooter crash. In a collision with a car, the scooter rider is likely to fly forward or to the side and try to brace for impact with hands or elbows. This results in a high likelihood of shoulder and arm fractures. Research indicates almost half of all e-scooter accidents resulting in emergency medical care included fractures. A quarter of all cases in the study required surgery for a fracture. Half of all fractures required surgery. 

Fractures can result in significant medical bills for surgery and postoperative care. Victims of these injuries often accrue significant medical bills in addition to impaired ability to perform work. That may lead to losing significant wages in addition to medical bills.

Our Denver electric scooter accident attorneys help clients recover for medical bills, lost wages and other damages caused by an electric scooter accident. 

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Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful and confusing experience, but it is important to stay calm and take the necessary steps to protect your interests and ensure that everyone involved is safe. Before you even think of hiring a Denver car accident attorney, you have to deal with the events at the scene of the crash. One of the most important things to do after a car accident is to exchange information with the other driver and, if necessary, with the insurance companies. In this post, we will discuss the legal requirements for exchanging information after a car accident, the types of information that you should exchange with the other driver and the insurance company, and some practical tips for exchanging information.

Legal Requirements for Exchanging Information After a Car Accident

The specific legal requirements for exchanging information after a car accident will vary depending on the location of the accident and the laws of the state in which it occurred. However, there are some general requirements that apply in most states.

In Colorado, you are required to report a car accident to the authorities if the accident resulted in injury, death, or property damage. Failure to exchange information can result in a criminal violation and may be used as evidence of your negligence in a car accident lawsuit. Although reporting a crash does not have to occur on the scene, if a police department arrives after a 911 call, typically the department will produce a report and assist with the exchange of insurance information at the scene. The responding officer may also verify the insurance information offered.

In addition to reporting the accident to the authorities, you may also be required to provide certain information to the other driver or the insurance companies involved in the accident. This may include your name, contact information, insurance information, and vehicle information. It is important to be accurate and complete when providing this information, as it will be used to determine who is at fault for the accident and who is responsible for paying for any damages or injuries.

Information to Exchange With the Other Driver

After a car accident, it is important to exchange information with the other driver. This includes your name, contact information, and insurance information. You should also provide the make, model, and year of your vehicle, as well as the license plate number.

If the other driver does not have insurance, it is important to document this information as well. You may need to file a claim with your own insurance company if the other driver does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance to cover the damages or injuries caused by the accident.

It is also a good idea to exchange information with any passengers or witnesses to the accident. This may include their names, contact information, and any relevant observations about the accident.

Information to Exchange With the Insurance Company

In addition to exchanging information with the other driver, you will also need to provide information to your own insurance company and may need to obtain information from the other driver’s insurance company.

When providing information to your own insurance company, you should be prepared to give a detailed account of the accident, including the date, time, location, and circumstances of the accident. You should also provide any relevant information about the other driver, such as their name, contact information, and insurance information.

If you were injured in the accident, you should also provide information about your injuries and any medical treatment that you received. If you were not injured, you should still report the accident to your insurance company, as it may affect your premiums or coverage.

If the other driver was at fault for the accident, you may need to obtain information from their insurance company in order to file a claim for damages or injuries. This may include information about their policy limits, deductible, and coverage.

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All drivers and passengers should wear seat belts at all times in Colorado. Seat belts are a critical safety device that prevents catastrophic injuries or even death. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 15,000 people survive otherwise fatal car accidents due to wearing a seatbelt each year. Although seat belts prevent fatal injuries, they can also cause bodily injuries. Car accident victims often suffer certain types of injuries caused by seat belts. Although it is better to survive a car accident with some injuries, it is also important to understand how your seat belt can be a factor in causing your injuries.

What injuries can a seat belt cause?

Incorrect seat belt use increases the risk of injury in a car accident, but even wearing one properly may not prevent injuries. The pressure of the body pushing against the belt in a crash could cause an injury where the seat belt touches the passenger. In a violent collision, the belt can become rigid and impact the torso and other parts of the body. Seat belts can cause many types of injuries, including:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Abrasions and bruising
  • Chest, rib and sternum injuries
  • Lung injuries
  • Damage or movement to breast implants
  • Collar bone fractures
  • Abdominal injuries to the abdominal wall or internal organs
  • Back and shoulder injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Whiplash and other neck injuries

Seat belt injuries can be severe or even fatal. A serious spinal cord injury, for example, could result in the victim permanently losing function and feeling below the point of injury (paraplegia or tetraplegia). Internal organ damage caused by a seat belt could be fatal. If you were seriously injured as a result of a seat belt, you may be entitled to compensation from the seat belt manufacturer or another party.

How can I prevent a seat belt injury in a car accident?

To prevent seat belt injuries, it is important to use seat belts properly at all times while driving or riding in a vehicle. This includes wearing the seat belt correctly, with the lap belt low and snug across the hips and the shoulder belt across the chest and shoulder. It is also important to adjust the seat belt to fit the occupant’s size and height, and to make sure that it is not too tight or too loose.

Although incorrect seat belt use can cause or aggravate injuries, unfortunately sometimes correct use can also cause seat belt injuries. The best protection from any seat belt injury is proper use of the seat belt and driving safely and defensively to avoid a car accident. Make sure to always follow Colorado seat belt laws.

Can You Get Compensation for Seat Belt Injuries?

As a victim of a car accident in Colorado, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries from one or more at-fault parties. The state’s fault-based insurance system allows you to file a claim for your losses with the at-fault driver’s insurance company.

If the seat belt had a flaw that caused your injuries, you could file a claim against the manufacturer. Many car accident lawsuits involve multiple defendants. You might be able to hold both the other driver and the seat belt manufacturer responsible for your injuries. Filing a lawsuit for your seat belt injuries may result in compensation for past and future expenses.

What should I do after a seat belt injury?

If you or a loved one has been injured by a seat belt, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some seat belt injuries may not be immediately apparent, and it is important to have any injuries properly diagnosed and treated. In some cases, seat belt injuries may require surgery or other medical procedures to fully heal.

If you believe that your seat belt injury was caused by a defective seat belt or a vehicle defect, you may have legal options. It is important to speak with an experienced Denver car accident attorney to explore your options and determine the best course of action.

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When someone suffers a serious bodily injury as a result of another person’s or company’s negligent actions or inactions, our civil justice system allows the victim to seek financial restitution for their losses and harms. Money damages or compensatory damages are terms used to describe the financial restitution sought in civil actions. These damages typically include reimbursement for the victim’s medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for the pain and suffering they endured as a result of the accident. In more heinous cases, a jury may award punitive damages.

When an accident victim files a personal injury claim, it does not guarantee that they will receive compensatory damages from the negligent party or parties. Furthermore, the vast majority of accident victims do not walk away with a large sum of money that will enable them to retire early. According to Martindale-Nolo Research datathe average personal injury settlement is around $53,000.

If a personal injury claim cannot be resolved through negotiation, your case may be heard in court. The vast majority of personal injury cases are settled out of court, but four to five percent go to trial. Personal injury and wrongful death cases that go to trial usually produce the most dramatic results. Our Denver personal injury attorneys help clients reach the best possible outcomes in their cases.

Major personal injury verdicts in Colorado

Thankfully Colorado has not been home to any of these plaintiffs suffering catastrophic injuries. Our state often sees juries award multimillion dollar verdicts. After paying litigation expenses and contingency fees, the leftover money is not exactly a windfall. Often, much of the remaining settlement or verdict goes to medical bills or paying debts from losing wages. Although money is great to have, it is better to have a good life than struggle with medical complications from an accident with a little money in the bank. For this reason, you should always take opportunities to use safety devices, like a seatbelt or wearing a motorcycle helmet.

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Unlike in many other types of lawsuits, attorneys in personal injury cases are frequently compensated on a contingency fee basis. If you’re wondering what percentage lawyers charge for personal injury services, the answer is 33-55% of the award as payment fees. In these cases, the person filing the claim (the plaintiff) agrees to pay the costs of the suit as well as a percentage of the damages awarded to the lawyer handling the case. If the plaintiff loses, no attorneys’ fees are paid. 

What is a contingency fee?

In the so-called English system, the person who loses a lawsuit is usually required to pay all of the fees and costs incurred by both parties. This policy makes filing a lawsuit risky and restricts access to the courts. However, in American courts, this rule is not followed, and each party, barring exceptional circumstances, is required to pay their own fees regardless of who wins.

The American legal system also allows for contingency fees to increase injured parties’ access to the courts. If you’re wondering what percentage lawyers charge for personal injury cases, this is a portion of it. A contingency fee is a legal fee in which the obligation to pay is contingent on the outcome of the lawsuit and is typically a percentage of the damages awarded.

What Percentage Do Lawyers Take for Personal Injury with a  Contingency Fee Arrangement in Colorado?

A contingency fee arrangement generally requires little or nothing upfront when filing a lawsuit. Instead, the client and lawyer enter into a written agreement outlining the terms of the contingency legal fees. Usually, the agreement states the attorney receives payment if the lawsuit is successful and states the percentage that goes to the attorney.

Although some states limit the percentage an attorney can take in legal fees, Colorado does not set explicit limits. Under the Colorado Rules of Disciplinary Conduct that govern attorneys, there are ethical limits to a contingency fee. A fee must be reasonable under the circumstances of the case and the legal work performed for the client. At Front Range Injury Attorneys, our Denver personal injury attorneys represent clients under a fair and reasonable fee agreement.

Contingency fees for personal injury cases can vary across case types and states. Nationally, those fees can vary as much as 20-50%. In Colorado it is common for personal injury cases like car accidents or slip and fall accidents to take 30-50% in legal fees.

Front Range Injury Attorneys represents clients in personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis

The Denver personal injury attorneys at Front Range Injury Attorneys represent clients on a contingency fee basis. We believe clients are best served under this “no win, no fee” basis by allowing them to focus on overcoming their injuries rather than how they will pay their lawyers. In addition to working on a contingency fee basis, our personal injury attorneys also offer free case reviews for new clients. Contact our office today to discuss your case.

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Seat belts save lives, regardless of what your state’s laws say about wearing them. Numerous studies from nationally recognized safety organizations, including the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, have demonstrated the importance of seat belts in car accidents. In 2017, for example, nearly half of those killed in car accidents (47%) were not wearing seat belts. If everyone had buckled up, seat belts could have saved an additional 2,549 lives in 2017. Wearing your seat belt may also keep you out of legal trouble in Colorado, as the state has a few seat belt laws in place.

Does Colorado require seat belts for drivers or passengers?

Although Colorado does not have a universal seat belt law requiring all vehicle occupants to buckle up, it does require all drivers and front-seat passengers to wear seat belts. Colorado’s universal seat belt law requires drivers and front seat passengers to wear a seat belt at all times. Colorado lawmakers chose this type of seat belt law based on evidence that the risk of fatal injury is greater for front-seat passengers than those in the back seat. Although back seat adult passengers are not required to wear a seat belt, their chance of injury increases without its use.

Colorado car seat requirements for child occupants

Colorado’s seat belt law requires all minors to wear seat belts. It does not matter if they are drivers or passengers, or where they sit in the car. Anyone under the age of 18 must wear a seat belt at all times in a motor vehicle, or risk the parent or guardian getting a citation.

Colorado seat belt law penalties for non-compliance

Colorado has a secondary seat belt law, meaning police officers cannot use the failure to wear a seat belt as the sole reason for pulling a driver over. Police officers may not stop a car due to lack of seat belt. The officer must perform a traffic stop for another reason. Only then may an officer issue a citation for failing to comply with the state’s seat belt laws. The officer may ticket the driver and any passengers who should be wearing seat belts under the state law. In Colorado, failing to wear a seat belt is a Class B traffic infraction punishable by a $65 fine per offense.

Failing to wear a seat belt could result in civil law consequences. If you get into a car accident and suffer serious personal injuries, lack of seat-belt wearing according to the Colorado seat belt law could give the at-fault driver a reason to refute liability for your injuries. The defendant could owe you less compensation after proving your injuries reasonably would have been less severe had you been following Colorado’s seat belt law, for example. Our Denver car accident attorneys can only do so much to help you restore your life after auto collision injuries.

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