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Injury attorneys with more than 30 years of experience providing the strength when you need it.
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How to Treat Post-Injury Psychological Damage: A serious injury, whether it be a brain injury, workplace accident, or body damage sustained in a car accident, can have effects long after the incident is over. Stress and anxiety following serious accidents can develop into psychological injuries such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Common symptoms of PTSD can include nightmares, uncomfortable reactions to reminders of the accident, and suicidal depression. Other psychological conditions such as pervasive guilt or self-blame are common following a serious accident. PTSD and psychological damage are often difficult to prove to insurance companies, but there are steps you can take to make a strong case for yourself. Keep reading below for advice on how to prove your psychological damage. Questions to Gauge the Strength of Your Psychological Injury Case How bad was the injury? The more severe your injury was, the more likely you are to receive psychological damage from the event. For... Read More » The post How to Treat Post-Injury Psychological Damage appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2pXpssa #PsychologicalInjuries #InjuryRecovery

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How Responsible Is the NFL for Traumatic Brain Injuries Suffered by Ex-Players?: Many NFL players leave the league after playing for sometimes very short careers and start experiencing traumatic brain injuries and life crippling brain diseases such as CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). Recently, an article in time magazine detailed out that NFL research on brain disease had been done on deceased players, thus making it very difficult to distinguish if their NFL career was linked to their brain condition. Recent studies conducted on living NFL retirees have surfaced, and over 40 percent of players have been found to have abnormal brain structures and diminished cognitive functionality. Employers are required by law to provide adequate safety training and workers compensation for injuries sustained while working. Many serious conditions football players face happen years after they stop playing. How Is the NFL Compensating Players? The NFL has offered settlement money to many players filing personal injury lawsuits, but complaints have come back at them... Read More » The post How Responsible Is the NFL for Traumatic Brain Injuries Suffered by Ex-Players? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2o4vDgO #BrainInjury #BrainInjury

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Were You Able to Understand Your Job Safety Training? Safety Communication is a Legal Requirement: Safety training could be the difference in life and death depending on what occupation you are working in. There are many training requirements that employers legally must adhere to when it comes to safety. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that safety training must be given to employers in in a language and vocabulary that they can understand. OSHA requirements include that certain occupations that involve exposure to hazardous chemicals must have a written program educating employees on hazards and proper precautions using detailed charts and information. The safety data must also be readily available for all employees. Employees must be made aware of the dangers and risk of work-related illness that come along with their jobs. How Do You Know if You Received Adequate Job Safety Training? Was your training in the right language? Training manuals are offered in many languages to ensure people of different backgrounds have... Read More » The post Were You Able to Understand Your Job Safety Training? Safety Communication is a Legal Requirement appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2nVCnNU #PersonalInjuries #SafetyTraining

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Why Do People Ignore Auto Safety Recalls?: More than 53.2 million vehicles were under recall in the United States during 2016 – more than any in our nation’s history. Auto defects like Takata’s airbag inflators have significantly contributed to this high number. It is common knowledge that these defects may cause death or catastrophic injuries. However, some people with recalled vehicles do not receive repairs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 20 percent of vehicle owners ignore recall warnings. A study from the University of Michigan has discovered why consumers do not get their vehicles fixed. According to the study, 37 percent of vehicle owners do not want to give up their vehicles for repairs. Another 36 percent thought the repairs would take too long to complete. In addition, 39 percent claimed they were afraid the car dealership would try to impose additional repairs. The University of Michigan also addressed suggestions for improving the recall... Read More » The post Why Do People Ignore Auto Safety Recalls? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2nFfkac #SafetyLawyerBlog #Denver #NHTSA #TakataRecall

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Does Uber’s Recent Accident Mean Driverless Vehicles are Unsafe?: One of Uber’s driverless vehicles was recently involved in a car accident in Tempe, Arizona. The accident happened after a driver took a left turn in front of the vehicle. Uber responded to the crash by temporarily taking its driverless cars off the road. While this accident was most likely caused by a human driver, it is one of several events that have caused people to question the safety of Uber’s driverless vehicles. There were also reports of the cars running through red lights and bicycle lanes in San Francisco. Are All Driverless Vehicles the Same? It is unfair to judge all self-driving vehicles as the same. More than a dozen companies are currently testing this exciting new technology. A recent study by Navigant Consulting compiled a list of 18 companies developing hardware and software for driverless cars. The businesses were ranked on the technology used in their vehicles, business... Read More » The post Does Uber’s Recent Accident Mean Driverless Vehicles are Unsafe? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2ornemx #SafetyLawyerBlog #Autotech #Google

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How Can Cyclists Improve Their Safety?: It is a matter of vital importance to ensure your safety if you enjoy cycling as a hobby or method of transportation. While it is up to motorists to exercise caution, there are also habits cyclists can adopt to reduce the chances of being injured in a bicycle accident. Now is the perfect time to adopt these habits as the weather warms up and cycling becomes more commonplace. Visibility is key: One of the best ways to protect yourself while cycling is to stay visible. There are multiple ways you can accomplish this goal. First, stick to bright clothing. Neon colors work well, but yellow, pink or orange are also effective. A bright bicycle also helps. Second, consider buying reflective tape to attach to your clothing or bicycle. Reflective tape bounces headlights off oncoming vehicles. This can help you avoid an accident at night. Cycle in groups: If you use... Read More » The post How Can Cyclists Improve Their Safety? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2oDP6Ez #SafetyLawyerBlog #BicycleSafety #ColoradoSprings #Denver

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Why Are Popular Electronic Products Causing Burn Injuries and Deaths?: There have been multiple instances over the past year where consumer electronics have randomly burst into flames. For example, a pair of headphones caught fire on a flight from Beijing to Melbourne. The passenger suffered burns to her face. Last month, two children died in house fires sparked by hoverboards. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banned the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from being taken aboard aircraft over fears they could spark fires. What do these stories have in common? All of the products responsible for these injuries or fires use lithium-ion batteries. The lithium-ion battery explosions we listed above occurred because of manufacturing defects. These batteries use negative and positive electrodes (anodes and cathodes) to help generate power. However, these parts can never touch. A separator keeps the negative and positive electrodes apart. In some cases, the separator has flaws that cause the two parts to touch. This leads to... Read More » The post Why Are Popular Electronic Products Causing Burn Injuries and Deaths? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2ouApDA #SafetyLawyerBlog #Apple #ConsumerSafety #Samsung

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Can We Reduce Distracted Driving Crashes in Colorado?: Fatal traffic accidents have increased in Colorado over the last two years. Officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) suspect texting and driving is a main culprit behind the increase. However, we cannot know how many crashes in Colorado are caused by distracted driving. There are other methods for determining how many Colorado motorists may be texting behind the wheel. Two weeks ago, we wrote about CDOT’s survey and how it tracked bad driving habits in Colorado. The survey discovered 22 percent of respondents had admitted to reading messages while driving. Another 15 percent claimed they had written messages. Could steeper penalties reduce the number of people texting and driving in our state? Colorado lawmakers want to use new legislation to deter this type of behavior. If Senate Bill 27 (SB 27) passes and is signed into law, the penalties for texting and driving would increase. What Would Senate... Read More » The post Can We Reduce Distracted Driving Crashes in Colorado? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2nw8Uqt #SafetyLawyerBlog #Colorado #DrivingSafety

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How Safe are Uber’s Self-Driving Cars?: One of Uber’s self-driving vehicles was just involved in an accident. Uber is now putting the brakes on its self-driving vehicle program. Will you trust one of these vehicles if they are released for public use in the near future? The post How Safe are Uber’s Self-Driving Cars? appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2ouEl3F #SafetyLawyerBlog

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Metier Law Firm’s Top 10 Blog Posts from 2016: Our blogs cover a wide range of topics that are designed to help improve your safety and introduce you to interesting new ideas. During 2016, we published a series of blogs that ranged from how you can check to see if your vehicle is under recall to whether you can tune a Harley-Davidson with an iPhone. Here are Metier Law Firm’s top blog posts for 2016: Is Your Vehicle on Takata’s Recall List?: Takata’s airbag inflators are behind the largest recall in American history. The defective airbags are responsible for an estimated 11 deaths. Others have suffered life-altering injuries. Our blog discusses how to check your vehicle for recalls. The One Surprising Reason You Should Never Speed in Colorado: This blog discusses why speeding in Colorado can put you at risk for hitting wildlife. Can Digital Auto Recall Notices Increase Repair Rates?: Recall notices do not always reach consumers. Can... Read More » The post Metier Law Firm’s Top 10 Blog Posts from 2016 appeared first on Metier Law Firm. http://bit.ly/2o33Mxh #SafetyLawyerBlog #Colorado #LawTigers #PersonalInjury
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