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Motorcycle Safety: Fatal Crashes in Boulder County
17 Jul , 2024
Motorcycle Safety: Fatal Crashes in Boulder County
Riding a motorcycle provides a sense of freedom and allows riders to travel without the hindrance of a car. However, with that freedom comes significant risk. On Monday, July 15, 2024, that risk was tragically highlighted when two fatal motorcycle crashes occurred in Boulder County. Both accidents resulted in the loss of motorcyclists' lives. The...
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Bike to Work Day 2024: Essential Safety Tips for Cyclists in Boulder
26 Jun , 2024
Bike to Work Day 2024: Essential Safety Tips for Cyclists in Boulder
with Colorado’s Bike to Work Day on June 26, 2024. This cherished annual event encourages everyone to ditch their car and hop onto their bikes for the day. Not only is it a perfect chance to enjoy some fresh air and exercise, but it also promotes sustainable transportation. In Boulder, Colorado, you can join nearly...
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SPEED KILLS: ARAPAHOE COUNTY & I-25 CRASHES PROVE FATAL 
11 Jun , 2024
SPEED KILLS: ARAPAHOE COUNTY & I-25 CRASHES PROVE FATAL 
In the last 24 hours, multiple fatalities have been reported on Colorado roadways, specifically in Arapahoe County and Wellington. The investigations into the Arapahoe County and I-25 fatal crashes are ongoing, but excessive speed appears to be a contributing factor. In Arapahoe County, an afternoon crash at the intersection of East Smoky Hills Road and...
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Collaborating for Comprehensive Care: The Role of Chiropractic Treatment in Auto Injury Cases
16 May , 2024
Collaborating for Comprehensive Care: The Role of Chiropractic Treatment in Auto Injury Cases
The Importance of Comprehensive Care for Auto Injury Cases   Today, more and more people are getting into car accidents with the rising number of cars on the road here in Colorado. Most people don’t understand how important it is to get comprehensive care after an accident. Many symptoms like headaches, vertigo, neck pain, and...
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The Alarming Rise in Road-Related Injuries: A Public Health Crisis
29 Jan , 2024
The Alarming Rise in Road-Related Injuries: A Public Health Crisis
As we navigate through life, one of the most common and most routine activities most of us do is the act of driving. Yet, the surge of road-related injuries across the United States has created a public health crisis. With this blog, we will touch on some of the staggering statistics, especially those highlighted in...
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Have You Been Injured in an E-Scooter Accident?
13 Dec , 2023
Have You Been Injured in an E-Scooter Accident?
Lime e-scooters made their debut in Boulder, Colorado back in the Fall of 2021. Since then, their popularity has grown exponentially. It is not uncommon to see a number of e-scooters zipping down Boulder’s roadways and sidewalks at all hours of the day and night; however, the scooters were geo-fenced so riders were limited to...
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The Impact of a Car Crash: How Long until You Feel Better after a Car Crash?
13 Nov , 2023
The Impact of a Car Crash: How Long until You Feel Better after a Car Crash?
A car crash can be a traumatic and life-altering event. It can leave you with physical and emotional scars that can take time to heal. One of the most common questions that car crash victims have is, “How long until I feel better?”  We understand. You want to get your body back, your life back,...
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Do Car Accident Claims Expire?
12 Jul , 2023
Do Car Accident Claims Expire?
If you or a loved one has been in a car crash, it can be an overwhelming and distressing experience. While the accident itself may be horrific on its own, dealing with the medical expenses, insurance claims, missed work, and overall pain and suffering can add additional stress, confusion, and anxiety to the situation. If...
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Dealing with Emotional Trauma After a Car Crash: Coping Strategies and Seeking Support
23 Jun , 2023
Dealing with Emotional Trauma After a Car Crash: Coping Strategies and Seeking Support
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car crash, it can be a terrifying and traumatic experience that can leave lasting emotional scars. The aftermath of a car accident can bring forth a wide range of intense emotions and psychological distress. Coping with emotional trauma after a car crash is crucial...
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What is Physical Impairment?
26 May , 2023
What is Physical Impairment?
Sustaining a personal injury can have significant consequences, particularly when it leads to physical impairment. In Colorado, people who experience physical impairment or disfigurement as a result of becoming injured because of the negligence of another person may be entitled to additional compensation beyond the compensation they recover for economic damages (medical bills and lost...
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What is Pain & Suffering and How is it calculated?
25 May , 2023
What is Pain & Suffering and How is it calculated?
One of the most common questions we get from our clients is: “What is pain and suffering – and how is it calculated?” At Debbie Taussig Law, we understand the need behind this series of questions. For example, if you’ve been injured in a car crash, or a bicycle collision, you may wonder the same...
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Do I have a Personal Injury Claim and Should I Hire a Lawyer?
10 May , 2023
Do I have a Personal Injury Claim and Should I Hire a Lawyer?
Here’s the scenario…You are driving down the highway and traffic comes to a halt. No big deal…you slow to a stop. Seconds later, you hear the sound of metal clashing, plastic cracking, and rubber screeching. You’ve been hit by the driver behind you. Your car is smashed, and you’re scared and in shock. You may...
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Will Car Insurance Cover Me if I am hit by a Car while Biking?
10 May , 2023
Will Car Insurance Cover Me if I am hit by a Car while Biking?
We live in Colorado. People bike our streets every day—sometimes in rain, snow, sleet, and hail. It is a great form of exercise and a green form of transportation. Colorado has a strict set of rules for bicyclists to follow when riding on the road; these rules are designed to attempt to keep the bicyclists...
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What to Do for Neck Pain after a Car Accident?
8 Nov , 2022
What to Do for Neck Pain after a Car Accident?
Seemingly out of nowhere, a driver slams into you while you are stopped in traffic. At first, it’s a shock, and you seem to be ok. A few hours pass or maybe a few days…and then the pain sets in. Neck pain. It can come in many forms and can often be debilitating. Because neck...
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6 Unexpected Ways a Car Accident Can Affect Your Life
13 Oct , 2022
6 Unexpected Ways a Car Accident Can Affect Your Life
Introduction No one expects to get in a car accident, and if you do get in a car accident, you don’t expect it to affect your life. But…the truth of the matter is that a car accident can affect your life in many ways. At Debbie Taussig Law, we understand that car accidents are always...
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Debbie Taussig Law Recognized for Obtaining One of the Top 20 Personal Injury Jury Verdicts in Colorado in 2021
23 Sep , 2022
Debbie Taussig Law Recognized for Obtaining One of the Top 20 Personal Injury Jury Verdicts in Colorado in 2021
Debbie Taussig Law Recognized for Obtaining One of the Top 20 Personal Injury Jury Verdicts in Colorado in 2021 Debbie Taussig Law was recently recognized for receiving one of the Top 20 personal injury jury verdicts in Colorado in 2021. This achievement was made possible when Debbie and her team tried the Phillips v. Yatsko...
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Protecting Bicyclists with Three-Feet-to-Pass Signs
13 Aug , 2022
Protecting Bicyclists with Three-Feet-to-Pass Signs
Out with the old; in with the new. Road signs across Colorado that were designed to make drivers aware of bicyclist that read: “Share the Road” are being switched for new signs, which read: “State Law: Motorists Must Give Bicycles 3 Ft Clearance.” The purpose is to make drivers more aware of their legal obligation...
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Colorado’s New “Safety Stop” Law
22 Jul , 2022
Colorado’s New “Safety Stop” Law
What is the new Safety Stop Law in Colorado? In April 2022, Governor Jared Polis passed HB22-1028 into law, creating “The Safety Stop.” While the law has faced some harsh criticism from drivers and even some law enforcement officials, the purpose of the new legislation is to let bicyclists ride quickly through intersections, reducing the...
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Debbie Taussig Law: A Concierge-Style Law Firm
13 Jul , 2022
Debbie Taussig Law: A Concierge-Style Law Firm
At Debbie Taussig Law, we are a small, woman-owned personal injury law firm. We pride ourselves in giving each of our clients individualized attention. With that individualized attention, we can act as a “concierge” for them, helping them find the services that best fit their needs. Those concierge-type needs can be as diverse as our...
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It’s Time to Review Your Insurance Policy
29 Jun , 2022
It’s Time to Review Your Insurance Policy
Today is a great day to conduct your annual review of your insurance policies. We would like to take a moment to discuss auto insurance coverage. During your auto insurance review, look for gaps in insurance coverage, remove any redundant coverage, and make sure you have enough coverage for your needs. The details of your...
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How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
4 Mar , 2022
How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?
One of the questions we get asked by people who have been injured in a car crash, slip and fall, or other personal injury incident is how much it will cost to hire a lawyer. The first thing they imagine is having to come up with the money for hefty legal fees, all while they...
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Can I Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering with a Personal Injury Claim?
18 Feb , 2022
Can I Be Compensated for Pain and Suffering with a Personal Injury Claim?
Yes, you can be compensated for pain and suffering under Colorado law as part of a personal injury claim. Pain and suffering falls under the category of “non-economic” damages. Non-economic damages are damages where the monetary amount is difficult to quantify. This is different from economic damages, which are easily quantifiable, such as medical bills...
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Do You Have Back Pain after You Were Rear-Ended in a Car Crash?
14 Feb , 2022
Do You Have Back Pain after You Were Rear-Ended in a Car Crash?
One of the most common types of car crashes in Colorado is the rear-end car collision. When one car crashes into the back of another car, it is often because the driver was tailgating, was distracted, or was speeding. When these crashes happen, victims often suffer from neck and back injuries because of the abrupt...
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Do I Need Chains on my Car Tires to Drive in Colorado in the Winter?
1 Feb , 2022
Do I Need Chains on my Car Tires to Drive in Colorado in the Winter?
Driving in Colorado in the winter often means driving on snow-packed roads. If you don’t have the right equipment, it can lead to a car crash. That’s why Colorado enacted the Passenger Vehicle Chain Law and the Passenger Vehicle Traction Law to protect those traveling on our state highways. If you do not follow these...
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Surprise Medical Bills: A Guide to the No Surprise Act and Colorado’s Surprise Medical Bill Law
27 Jan , 2022
Surprise Medical Bills: A Guide to the No Surprise Act and Colorado’s Surprise Medical Bill Law
If you suddenly become injured in a car crash or a slip and fall, you may not always be able to decide where you are taken for emergency treatment. If you are taken to an out-of-network hospital, these unforeseeable bills can be exorbitant. But now, with new laws, things are changing. If you live in...
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An All-Inclusive Resource Guide for Recovering After the Marshall Fire
11 Jan , 2022
An All-Inclusive Resource Guide for Recovering After the Marshall Fire
When the Marshall fire started on December 30, 2021, no one could imagine the devastation that would result. At Debbie Taussig Law, we are heartbroken to learn of the nearly-1000 homes that were destroyed, displacing thousands of individuals.  We want to do everything we can to help those who lost so much. This guide was...
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What Are the Four Main Driver Errors that Cause Car Crashes?
6 Jan , 2022
What Are the Four Main Driver Errors that Cause Car Crashes?
In Colorado, most car crashes are the result of driver errors. We call them “errors” because they are completely avoidable. These car crashes only happen because a driver does something or does not do something that—in turn—causes a car accident, which often leads to a personal injury claim. If you are injured by a driver...
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How Social Media Can Ruin Your Personal Injury Claim
14 Dec , 2021
How Social Media Can Ruin Your Personal Injury Claim
Were you injured in a car crash? Did you slip and fall at someone’s home or at a business? If so, you may be looking to hire a personal injury lawyer. But watch out — your social media posts matter! Most personal injury lawyers will advise you not to post on social media if you...
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Pedestrian Deaths are Up in Colorado
5 Oct , 2021
Pedestrian Deaths are Up in Colorado
According to recent Colorado Department of Transportation data, pedestrian deaths are up 89% in Colorado and a staggering 93 pedestrians were killed in 2020 alone. It seems that there are news reports several times a week, informing us that yet another pedestrian has been hit by an errant driver. Whether walking to work or simply...
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BOULDER, COLORADO – 83-Year-Old Woman Hit, Killed Crossing Street in Boulder
4 Oct , 2021
BOULDER, COLORADO – 83-Year-Old Woman Hit, Killed Crossing Street in Boulder
On September 17th at 12:20 p.m., an 83-year-old woman was hit by a Jeep Wrangler while crossing the street at 26th and Pearl in Boulder. She later died from her injuries. According to Boulder police, the 17-year-old driver had stopped at a red light, before turning right and hitting the woman as she was crossing...
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Be Prepared to Share the Road
14 Sep , 2021
Be Prepared to Share the Road
Countless people have discovered the value of riding their bikes in Colorado, whether as a mode of transportation or for exercise or pure enjoyment. Unfortunately, the number of bicyclists killed or injured on Colorado’s roadways is staggering. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, there have been 112 bike fatalities in Colorado since 2010 and...
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What to Do if You Are Hit by a Car While Biking
13 Sep , 2021
What to Do if You Are Hit by a Car While Biking
While no one plans on getting hit by a car while biking, statistics show that it happens too often. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 112 people have been killed and over 8,000 people have been seriously injured in Colorado while biking since 2010. Boulder Vision Zero has reported that there were 255 serious...
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September is National Preparedness Month: Be Prepared for Drunk Drivers
2 Sep , 2021
September is National Preparedness Month: Be Prepared for Drunk Drivers
September is National Preparedness Month, which was designed to help people prepare for disasters in order to protect them. With Labor Day weekend falling on the first weekend of September, it is a perfect time to prepare for an increase in drunk drivers on the road, as people take advantage of the long weekend by...
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Lime e-Scooters Make their Debut in Boulder: What You Need to Know
26 Aug , 2021
Lime e-Scooters Make their Debut in Boulder: What You Need to Know
On August 18, 2021, the Lime e-scooter program launched in Boulder as part of the new Shared Micromobility Program. While this new program was started in partnership with Lime — a shared e-scooter business — personal electric scooters have quickly become a fun, economical, and environmentally friendly mode of transportation in cities across the nation....
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Do You Own a Rollover Prone Vehicle?
18 May , 2018
Do You Own a Rollover Prone Vehicle?
Rollover accidents are violent and catastrophic accidents. They can cause serious and horrific injuries to all the occupants in the vehicle. In fact, rollover accidents only account for 3% of all accidents; however, they account for 30% of all fatalities. They are the second most deadly type of car accident, only second to head on...
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Seeking Treatment for a Concussion After an Accident
15 May , 2018
Seeking Treatment for a Concussion After an Accident
Car accidents can be devastating even at low speeds. Accident victims may experience a wide range of injuries, especially to the head and neck. One of those injuries is a concussion. While it is one of the milder forms a of traumatic brain injury, seeking treatment for a concussion as soon as possible after an...
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School Bullying of LGBT Youth
24 Apr , 2018
School Bullying of LGBT Youth
As if dealing with the many challenges of being a teenager were not enough, a teen who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender may have those challenges multiplied exponentially. LGBT teens often deal with bullying in the form of harassment, threats and even real physical violence on a daily basis. Studies show that LGBT...
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Mile High Tragedy Results in Wrongful Death Claim in Colorado
12 Apr , 2018
Mile High Tragedy Results in Wrongful Death Claim in Colorado
The tragic death of a man who fell over a stairway handrail at the Mile High Stadium during a Denver Broncos game in 2016 has resulted in a wrongful death claim in Colorado. After falling more than 60 feet—equivalent to six stories—Jason Coy died after receiving blunt force injuries to his skull, head, neck and...
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How MADD Changed the Drunk Driving Landscape
28 Mar , 2018
How MADD Changed the Drunk Driving Landscape
The depth of a mother’s love is perhaps never more apparent than in the founding of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), nearly four decades ago in 1980. Candy Lightner was a mother and housewife when Cari, her 13-year-old daughter, was killed by a drunk driver who had multiple DUI offenses on his record. Although Candy...
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Selfie Caused Car Accidents Are Now a Thing
22 Mar , 2018
Selfie Caused Car Accidents Are Now a Thing
Unfortunately, our multi-tasking society has carried those behaviors over to driving, which has resulted in an uptick in distracted driving collisions. We eat, talk on the phone, text, read maps, apply makeup, fiddle with the car controls, radio or GPS, talk to passengers, reach down to pick up a toy or bottle dropped by a...
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What is a Landlord’s Responsibility in Slip and Fall Accidents?
27 Feb , 2018
What is a Landlord’s Responsibility in Slip and Fall Accidents?
A slip and fall accident is one of the most common types of accident. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics slip and falls account for more than 1 million ER visits annually. About five percent of those who suffer a slip and fall will suffer a fracture of some type, usually in the hip, or...
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5 Common Mistakes After a Car Accident
14 Feb , 2018
5 Common Mistakes After a Car Accident
You should probably consider yourself lucky if you have been driving for any length of time and have yet to have a car accident. According to estimates by the auto insurance industry, most of us will file a claim for a car accident approximately one time every 17.9 years. This means drivers who first got...
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Slip and Fall Accidents at Walmart — Are They to Blame?
24 Jan , 2018
Slip and Fall Accidents at Walmart — Are They to Blame?
  When you slip and fall in a public area, such as a retail store, restaurant or grocery store, you could have a valid claim against the owner of the business. Whether you experience a slip and fall in a “big box” national chain, a grocery chain like Albertsons, or a more local, independent retail...
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Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Car Accident Claim
26 Dec , 2017
Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Car Accident Claim
Following an auto accident, it is normal that you would be shaken up, even if there are no serious injuries involved. If you have been injured, it can be even more difficult to ensure everything is handled correctly following a car accident. While everyone who has been involved in a car accident will do their...
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Surviving the Holiday Season
25 Nov , 2017
Surviving the Holiday Season
  While the holidays are meant to be a happy, joyous time of year, it can also be a difficult time of year for many. Seeing family members and old friends can be fun and exciting, or can bring up old memories or disappointments. Many people find themselves turning into their 13-year old rebellious self...
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When the At-Fault Driver Doesn’t Have Enough Insurance
15 Nov , 2017
When the At-Fault Driver Doesn’t Have Enough Insurance
Depending on which state you are driving in, your chances of being in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver vary, but it is a sure bet you will be surprised by the statistics. If you live in Oklahoma and are involved in an auto accident, the chances the at-fault driver doesn't have enough...
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