Car accidents are terrifying ordeals. Not only is your vehicle damaged, but you're often left injured, confused, and distressed. All you want is a quick resolution so you can focus on getting back to a healthy, happy life. Unfortunately, insurance companies often cause even more distress.

While insurance providers promise to have your back, or be your neighbor, their primary goal after an accident is to pay as little as possible on your claim. It is important to understand common insurance company tactics so you can protect yourself legally and financially after an accident or ...

The Marshall Fire that destroyed hundreds of homes December 2021 within Boulder County was recently reported of consisting of two fires with separate origins.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office gave an update on CBS News regarding the cause of the most destructive fire in Colorado history.  In the update the first fire’s origin was stated to having started on a property at 5325 Eldorado Springs Drive six days prior to the Marshall Fire, composed of tree branches on December 24th. The fire was deemed as no longer actively burning by firefighters with Mountain View Fire at that time ...

Surviving a motorcycle crash can be harrowing. Your body is broken and battered, your bike is damaged, and your sense of freedom and adventure is suddenly gone. The last thing you want to do is deal with insurance companies and the legal system.

However, pursuing legal action after a serious accident caused by another's negligence is often necessary to pay for mounting medical bills and other losses. While the legal process can complicate an already difficult time, with the right guidance it can make all the difference in your ability to heal without the added stress of financial ...

An auto accident that results in injuries can be an extremely traumatic experience. Your life suddenly changes in ways you never expected. The severity of car accident injuries and the long road to recovery ahead can feel terrifying and overwhelming.

However, it is critical to remain as calm as possible and take proper steps to protect your health, your rights, and your ability to recover damages that you may be owed. The actions you take in the aftermath of a serious auto accident can have major consequences for your wellbeing and any future insurance or potential legal claims.

As recently reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the Martinez Refining Company was added to the long list of polluters who have failed to take their compliance responsibilities seriously under the Clean Air Act. 

Both the FBI and EPA are now investigating the release of 20 tons of toxic dust. It occurred during Thanksgiving, 2022, when there was a “malfunction” at this  oil refinery in Martinez, CA. Both Contra Costa County and the FBI confirmed the investigation. 

The refinery spewed toxic ash that contained higher-than-normal amounts of heavy metals, beginning at 9:30 pm on ...

Pacific Gas & Electric agreed to a $50 million settlement with Shasta County District Attorneys as the result of the massive utility starting the Zogg Fire in 2020.

The blaze began on September 27, 2020. The fire killed four people, burned more than 56,000 acres and led to criminal charges against PG&E (which have now been dropped).

According to Cal Fire, the Zogg Fire began when a tree fell on a PG&E distribution line. There had been a tentative court order finding no evidence that multiple inspection of the area fell below industry standards.

However, there were protestors who opposed ...

What are PFAS and health impacts?

Often called “forever chemicals,” perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances are part of a group of chemicals referred to as PFAS, which are a growing source of concern for public agencies, businesses, individuals, and communities — and increasingly the subject of federal legislation and nationwide litigation. These synthetic chemicals were introduced in the 1940s.  PFAS persist in the environment, drinking water, and the human body for extended periods of time, and prolonged exposure to PFAS can have serious negative health ...

Approximately 397 military installations throughout the United States have contaminated drinking water that threatens the health and safety of service members, their families, and civilians working on those installations. The contamination is from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”). PFAS are man-made chemicals that do not break down over time and survive in the environment literally forever. Hence, the nickname given them – “forever chemicals.” The Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has confirmed that exposure to PFAS may result in adverse ...

Losing a loved one is difficult, but making any sort of legal claim after a relative has passed is even more difficult. 

New Mexico follows the Uniform Probate Code and the Probate process can help people make claims resulting from injuries or property damage resulting from the Hermits Creek Calf Canyon Fires and Floods, on behalf of a deceased individual. Even if they were not killed as a result of the fire, surviving family members may be eligible to make a claim after they follow the New Mexico Probate process. This process is known as “probate.”

What is Probate?

Probate is when the ...

Firefighting is an inherently dangerous profession. As first responders, firefighters routinely risk their lives to protect and save others. In recent decades, advances in the technology used to fight fires and protect firefighters have ironically created a new risk for firefighters: cancer and other serious health issues. Most — and probably all — firefighters have been unknowingly exposed to dangerous cancer-causing chemicals.

Two technological advances are responsible for firefighters’ increased risk for cancer, other diseases, and health problems. The first is ...

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