Law Offices of Pius Joseph Announce $1,250,000 Car Accident Settlement

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The Law Offices of Pius Joseph is pleased to announce that it has obtained a settlement of $1,250,000 for the victim of a car accident in California. The case involved an 18-year-old high school senior who was on her way to San Bernardino, driving on the 210 Freeway in her Honda Civic. After experiencing troubles […]

Why That Truck Accident May Not Have Been the Truck Driver’s Fault

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Truck driver fatigue is a leading cause of truck accidents. As many as 13 percent of commercial truck drivers are fatigued at the time of a crash, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)’s Large Truck Crash Causation Study. The FMCSA notes that truck driver fatigue can result from inadequate sleep, lengthy hours […]

Defective Product Claims Rising Relating to Marijuana Products

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The marijuana industry has experienced enormous growth over the past several years as the substance has achieved varying levels of legalization across the country. And as with any budding new industry, there will be obstacles – and some of those obstacles are taking the form of defective marijuana products. So far, only a small number […]

Hairdresser Awarded $925,000 in Car Accident Settlement

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A 67-year-old hairdresser was going to visit her granddaughter’s music concert. She was travelling in the #3 lane of a three lane roadway. Another driver was in the #2 lane of the roadway and crossed into the hairdresser’s lane of travel, causing a crash. The driver who crossed into the hairdresser’s lane’s airbag deployed, and […]

Child Car Seat Laws by State

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Car seats save hundreds, if not thousands, of lives every year and are an essential addition to any car. If you frequently travel between states, it’s important to note that car seat laws differ by state, and it’s your job to know and understand these laws. When you start reviewing the various car seat laws, […]

Is Depression a Disability Under the ADA?

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Some disabilities are invisible to the outside viewer, but that does not make them any less legitimate when it comes to disability claims. Depression and other mental or emotional disorders can qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to the ADA, a disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially […]

What Is Insurance Bad Faith?

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Insurance bad faith is a stunningly common occurrence. When you purchase insurance, you do so in order to protect yourself against economic losses arising from injury, poor health or property damage. When you purchase this insurance, the insurer has a duty to provide you coverage and to uphold the terms of the policy you purchased. […]

What is Undue Influence?

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It sounds like fodder for a soap opera, but it happens far too often in real life: a sudden last-minute revision to an estate plan, made by someone possibly of unsound mind, that leaves a huge amount of money to a suspicious party. Undue influence is a form of elder abuse. The undue influencer will […]

Where Are Colorado’s Most Dangerous Roads?

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With the holidays not too far away and road trips on the horizon, now is a good time to review some data to help you prepare for traveling. An organization called ASecureLife, which reviews online security systems, analyzed three years’ worth of data on summer driving (2015 to 2017) to identify the most dangerous roads […]

Can I Sue Amazon for a Defective Product Injury?

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Who is responsible for a defective product injury? Is it the manufacturer of the product? What about the store who sold it to you? Depending on the case, it could be either, or both. It all depends on who made the error that ultimately led to the injury. Until recently, Amazon (arguably the world’s largest […]

WARNING: Your Kia Optima May Be Unsafe!

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Do you own a Kia Optima built between the dates of May 21, 2018 through May 29, 2019? If so, your vehicle may have a very serious defect that could result in injury or death. Though the company says it is currently unaware of any car accidents that have occurred related to this defect, it […]

Colorado Truck Crashes Hospitalize Five, Injure One – Were Defective Brakes to Blame?

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Vail Pass on Interstate 70 has been the site of several truck accidents in recent months. Most recently, a minor truck accident occurred in late August, after a truck driver transporting milk lost control of his brakes and crashed. In that case, only the driver was injured. Less than a month prior, a truck crash […]

Staying Safe While Riding Your Motorcycle in the Summer

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It’s no secret that Colorado has unparalleled natural beauty, from the sprawling grasslands to the distant peaks. And when the temperature starts to rise, people flock from across the country to take a tour of Colorado’s scenery. As Attorneys Who Ride, the Metier Law Firm welcomes any and all who wish to enjoy the sights, […]

Millions STILL Haven’t Replaced Their Takata Airbags. Have You?

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You may have heard about the Takata airbag recall from a few years ago. More than 150 vehicle models from 19 different automakers contain the airbags, which were reported to explode on days of high heat. The reason for this auto defect? To explain, it helps to understand how airbags work. Behind the airbag itself […]

Why You Shouldn’t Tweet After a Car Accident

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If you’ve been in a bad car accident, the road to recovery can take a while. If you make this common mistake after your accident, you’re going to delay it further. If you’ve sustained some major injuries, you need to be able to prove that these injuries are taking a toll on your life for […]

Was It Medical Malpractice or a Bad Outcome?

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Medical procedures do not always have successful patient outcomes. Sometimes, this is the result of medical errors. As a matter of fact, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States. But a bad outcome does not, in itself, mean that medical malpractice happened. Doctors may make the right decisions and put […]

ERISA is a Legal Minefield—Don’t Go it Alone

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ERISA is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. If an employer offers insurance as a part of its benefits package (healthcare, dental, vision, disability or any other insurance), they must comply with the policies outlined in ERISA. When you get hurt and seek ERISA benefits, you must submit a claim to your insurance […]

Legal Brief: Beware Handlebar Defect in Box Store Bikes

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If you bought a discount bike from a major bike store, it may have a potentially fatal defect. Many bikes have caps on the ends of the metal handlebars, but some forego the caps to save money, and the sharp metal ends can injure cyclists. In this video, attorney Trent Shuping explains a case he […]