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What Are the Signs of Workplace Complaint Retaliation?

Published on Sep 9, 2021 at 2:44 pm in Employment Law.

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In your workplace, you should feel safe and respected at all times. When that doesn’t happen and you’re discriminated against or face harassment in your workplace, you file a complaint with your Human Resources department. Even though they’re supposed to be there to help you, and complaints are intended for you to see change and justice, the opposite might happen.

Can a Passenger Be Held Liable for a Car Accident?

Published on Sep 2, 2021 at 2:13 pm in Car Accidents.

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Car accidents can be caused by many different individual factors on their own, or multiple of those factors combined. When you’re a victim of an auto collision, you might think that the other driver is solely responsible for what happened, but they might not be the only one at fault, or they might not be at fault at all.

Top 5 Symptoms That Indicate You Were Injured in a Car Accident

Published on Aug 26, 2021 at 1:51 pm in Car Accidents.

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Getting into a collision with another vehicle can cause a lot of damage to your car and your body. After a car accident, you might walk away thinking you haven’t been injured and you only suffered from property damage to your vehicle. Or you might think there hasn’t been any damage done at all and you leave the scene. But then hours or days later, you start feeling symptoms that show you were injured in the wreck.

How Long Will Your Personal Injury Case Take?

Published on Aug 26, 2021 at 8:33 am in Personal Injury.

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After being injured by another negligent party, you might be interested in filing a legal claim to hold them responsible for the damage they’ve caused you. But if you’ve never done that before, you might be hesitant because you don’t know how to go about it or don’t know how long it will take.

Announcing the Winner of Our Fall 2021 Scholarship

Published on Aug 13, 2021 at 4:40 pm in News.

At DiPiero Simmons McGinley & Bastress, PLLC, we pride ourselves on doing what we can to boost our local and nationwide communities. As part of that dedication, we understand the importance of education and how crucial it is for aspiring students and professionals to receive a college degree. We decided to start a scholarship in 2018 that was specifically geared toward first-year college students. The Fall 2021 submission period just came to a close.

We were humbled by the amount of applications we received as well as the overall quality of every essay. The essays were fantastic and we enjoyed reading them! We’d like to thank everyone who applied.

We’re pleased to announce we’ve chosen a winner.

Congratulations to Cheyenne Schad of Colorado!

Cheyenne will be attending University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus to pursue a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology.

What Does and Doesn’t Constitute as Medical Malpractice?

Published on Aug 13, 2021 at 9:05 am in Medical Malpractice.

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When you’re ill or injured and go to the hospital or get seen by a doctor, you expect what’s ailing you to get better. If your health declines and you think that your doctor or another medical professional was the one who caused it to worsen, then you might have a medical malpractice claim on your hands. However, you might be unsure if it constitutes as med mal.

How Will Your Lawyer Calculate Your Noneconomic Damages?

Published on Aug 6, 2021 at 8:28 am in Personal Injury.

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When you’ve been in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence and it caused you harm in the form of physical and emotional damages, then you could hold them accountable for those costs with the help of a personal injury lawyer. Their job will then be to prove the other party’s negligence in what happened and calculate exactly what you’re owed in damages.

There are two main types of damages that you can recover in a personal injury claim, and those are economic and noneconomic damages. Let’s take a look at the latter and how your attorney will calculate what you’re owed in those types of damages.

What Motorcyclists Need To Know About Road Rash

Published on Aug 6, 2021 at 7:51 am in Motorcycle Accidents.

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When you’re riding your motorcycle, you want to focus on how open and free you feel with the wind whipping around you. You probably try not to think about the negative things that could happen, like getting into a collision. Even though you want to focus on the positives and have a good time, it’s important to consider what could happen if things go wrong.

How Can an Insurance Company Try to Reduce Your Compensation for Your Claim?

Published on Jul 23, 2021 at 6:01 pm in Car Accidents.

How Can an Insurance Company Try to Reduce Your Compensation for Your Claim

After an accident where you suffered injuries and damages, you likely will want to file a claim with your insurance company to get coverage for your costs. If someone else was at fault, you’ll use their insurance policy to cover the bills for the damages that you suffered. You might think that this will be straightforward, and they’ll give you exactly what you’re owed, but that might not be the case.

More often than not, insurance companies will fight to protect their bottom lines, which means shorting you in the compensation that you should receive. Let’s take a look at the ways insurance companies will try to reduce your compensation for your claim.

What Questions Will Your Personal Injury Lawyer Ask You?

Published on Jul 23, 2021 at 5:55 pm in Personal Injury.

What Questions Will Your Personal Injury Lawyer Ask You

When you’re preparing to see your personal injury lawyer, you might not know what to expect. You’re likely gathering all of the documentation you have so you have all the proof you need to show them what your case entails. While this is a great way to prepare for your meeting, you should also prep yourself to be asked some questions that could be upsetting, or that you might not immediately know the answer to.

While these questions could upset you, that’s not your lawyer’s intention. They just want to get to the bottom of what happened, so any question they ask, your full honesty is important. Let’s take a look at some of the questions your personal injury lawyer might ask you at your first meeting.

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