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Can I get compensation for emotional suffering after an accident?

If you have been involved in a car accident in Colorado, it is likely that the physical damages that you have suffered is only the tip of the iceberg regarding the ways the accident has affected your life. Physical injuries can lead to extensive medical bills, lost wages, a loss of freedom and an inability to care for your children.

Essentially, the results of a car accident can negatively affect every aspect of your life, and as a result it is unfortunately common for car accident victims to suffer from mental health issues following a wreck. While getting financial compensation will not solve all of your problems, it can go a long way toward relieving the burden. This compensation can help you continue to provide for your family and access certain services that may help you recover.

Lines blur between sexual harassment and sexual assault

The #MeToo movement opened a dialogue between men and women about sexual misconduct in the workplace, but many people still misunderstand the difference between sexual harassment and sexual assault. Both actions take advantage of power differentials in workplace relationships, but the difference lies in approach.

Understanding the differences between sexual assault and sexual harassment will help victims process and seek the appropriate resources to address their experience. For example, if a worker is sexually assaulted by their boss, it is important to contact the police department first, not human resources.

Could a bar be liable for the fight that injured you?

If you were in a bar and were assaulted or attacked, this can have serious implications for your future. You likely have physical injuries and need to pay for medical services, and you may also be unable to work for a significant amount of time. You will also have endured pain and suffering through no fault of your own.

When considering how to take legal action for your injuries, your first thought will be to hold the person who attacked you legally liable. However, there are additional actions that you may be able to take. In certain situations, you can file a premises liability claim and seek to hold the owner of the establishment responsible for your injuries.

There are many ways to defend yourself against a DUI

If you are facing a DUI charge after being pulled over in Colorado, you may feel panicked and automatically assume that you will be convicted. However, there are, in fact, many ways to successfully defend yourself from a DUI.

Your potential defense options will depend on the specific circumstances surrounding your DUI arrest. For example, it may have been the case that you were illegally stopped, were tested with an inaccurate device or that you suffer from a health condition that may have influenced the results of the Breathalyzer test. It is important that you take the time to consider all the possible defenses that could apply to your situation.

Self-blame is very common in cases of sexual assault

If you spend a significant amount of time replaying a disturbing physical interaction in your head, it is possible that you will be having a difficult time relaxing, feeling comfortable and concentrating on things such as work. You may be wondering what led you to go through this experience, and after much rumination, you might have arrived at the conclusion that it was likely your fault.

Unfortunately, self-blame is a common symptom of those who have experienced sexual harassment or assault. There are many reasons why a person might start to blame themselves; however, it is important not to blindly listen to your inner voice. By looking at the situation more objectively, you may be able to see that any sexual memory that is causing you so much distress is possibly a form of sexual assault or harassment.

Common questions about Colorado car accidents

If you have been in a car accident in the state of Colorado, it is very likely that you will have questions regarding what to do next. Laws on car accidents vary significantly from state to state. Therefore, it is important that you familiarize yourself on the intricacies of the law in Colorado.

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding how to deal with the aftermath of a car accident in the state of Colorado.

The most common reasons for premises liability claims

Unfortunately, thousands of people are injured each year on properties owned by someone else. The damages suffered as a result of the injury on the premises can lead the victim to file a personal injury claim.

Deciding whether to file a personal injury claim can be difficult in the state of Colorado. You may wonder whether you will be successful in your pursuit, and whether the filing will be stressful and traumatic. It is important to understand the situations in which personal injury claims tend to be successful, so you can apply this to your unique case.

Keep an eye out for these insurance company tactics

A car accident can result in devastating financial damage and a long physical recovery from injuries. You pay your auto insurance premium diligently as a safety net when an accident like this happens. The last thing you want to encounter is resistance on the insurance company's end to pay for damages. Now you must navigate recovery while battling against a large company.

Sometimes insurance companies use unfair tactics to avoid paying policyholders. This is known asĀ acting in bad faith. If an insurance company is acting in bad faith, then you may be able to sue the insurance company for refusing to pay the claim under your policy or sue your insurance company for failing to effectively defend you.

Defending yourself against a DUI by claiming necessity

The law is quite simple in the state of Colorado when it comes to drinking and driving. If you are a driver over the age of 21 and your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is measured at .08 percent or higher, you will be subject to a potential DUI conviction.

However, while the law is quite simple, the circumstances of drivers that are accused of violating the law rarely are. There are many potential defenses that drivers can claim in order to have DUI charges dismissed.

How are sexual assault accusations dealt with in Colorado?

In the state of Colorado, any type of sexual assault, including rape, is always considered a crime. This means that any person who is a victim of sexual assault has the right to come forward and hold the perpetrator legally liable.

If you have been raped or you have been affected by sexual assault in the state of Colorado, it is important that you learn about how the law is in place to protect you. By reporting the illegal offense, you will be able to get justice for yourself, and you could potentially prevent other people from being affected by the perpetrator in the future.

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