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Colorado's snowy roads make holiday driving treacherous

Were you in a car accident over the Thanksgiving holiday? Even if you managed to escape an accident so far, the holiday season is far from over. That means that there will be plenty of people on the roads, no matter what the weather is like. With snowstorms already pounding the Colorado roads, that means that there are bound to be more accidents.

Who is responsible for a car accident when a car slides out on the ice or spins out on snow?

What is necessary to prove assault?

If you were assaulted, you may worry that you lack evidence to bring your attacker to justice. You may wonder how exactly assault is defined under the law and whether you will be successful in making an allegation.

This is why you should first take the time to understand the basics of the law. The following is an overview of what you need to prove in order for a prosecutor to convict a person of assault in Colorado.

Crush injuries caused by car accidents

A car accident does not have to be devastating for you to suffer a serious injury that forces you to miss time at work and struggle to pay the bills. A crush injury happens all too often in car crashes for various reasons. It could be the way you are sitting in the vehicle, what you are holding onto or how the vehicle is hit. Let's explore crush injuries you could suffer in a car accident in today's post.

A crush injury can be devastating, even if you suffered it on your hand or fingers. There's the possibility that you could lose the hand or finger if the injury is serious enough. In fact, you could lose the appendage in the accident or at a later time in the hospital if a doctor has to amputate it.

Hidden assets make for an unfair divorce

If your marriage is coming to an end, chances are that at some point, you and your spouse lost trust in one another. Whether it resulted from a series of disappointments or a monumental betrayal, you soon realized there was no coming back from it.

Losing trust in each other may become a serious issue during your divorce proceedings. If you plan to use an alternative method of dispute resolution, such as mediation, or you are going straight to the courtroom, the law requires you and your spouse to disclose the full details of your finances. However, when trust has eroded between spouses, it is common for one or both to hide assets from each other.

How does weight impact your BAC?

You know, of course, that your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is part of what determines if you're too drunk to drive. It's not the only factor, but anything over the legal limit (0.08%) means that you qualify as intoxicated in the eyes of the law.

That said, BAC is not the same for everyone, and people often do not realize just how many things can influence it. For instance, did you know that gender makes a difference? Men usually have a lower BAC than women after consuming the exact same amount of alcohol. This is even true when the man and woman in question weigh the same amount.

Can I make a liability claim after an injury near a warning sign?

Warning signs are commonly put in place on public or private premises to alert visitors of a possible health and safety risk. They may be placed outside of construction sites or when temporary hazards like wet floors are present.

If you were injured on a private or public premises, you may want to look into the options you have to seek compensation for your injuries, damages and other losses. However, if you injured yourself even though there were warning signs in place, you may wonder if it is still possible to hold the owner of the premises liable.

Understanding the car accident settlement process in Colorado

All states differ when it comes to reporting car accidents and going through the process of settling the damages. In Colorado, you will have the responsibility to report a car accident to the police when it results in any injuries or damages to property. If the other driver is injured, and you are not, you have the responsibility to offer aid or help them to receive medical attention.

Since 2003, Colorado has been an "at-fault" state when it comes to car accident claims. This means that you will need to seek damages from the at-fault driver's insurance provider.

What factors determine whether you will get spousal support?

Divorce is a financially complex process. If you are facing the prospect of ending your marriage and heading out on your own, you probably have serious concerns about your financial future. If you did not work or you earned significantly less than your spouse, you may wonder if you could be eligible for spousal support.

The intent of spousal support, often called alimony, is to offset the economic inequity often brought about by divorce. It is common for a family court to grant the lesser-earning spouse support payments for a specific length of time, sometimes even permanently. Before you agree to a financial settlement or move forward with any decisions that can impact your life, it is in your interests to seek a full understanding of what factors go into a spousal support determination.

Understanding the legal definition of sexual assault

Sexual assault is a criminal act that consists of a violation of another person's rights by forced sexual contact. If you believe that you are a victim of sexual assault, you may want to learn more about how sexual assault is defined in a legal context before taking action.

Actions that are defined as sexual assault should never be tolerated. To protect yourself and get support after an experience of sexual assault, you should consider legal action as well as medical attention for both your physical and mental health.

Divorce after 50 can cause financial hardship

Divorce can take a heavy financial toll on you. But new research finds that the toll is especially hard if you are over 50.

Couples going through “gray divorce” often find themselves at more risk of poverty than couples who stay together, get divorced early in life or remarry.

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