Month: March 2014

Scott Reisch Nominated Super Lawyer in Colorado!

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Because of the Reisch Law Firm’s meticulous style and dedication to their clients relating all criminal defense and personal injury legal claims, Scott Reisch has been named a Super Lawyer in the Colorado 2014 Edition of Super Lawyers. His compassionate style and exceptional legal skills has earned him this top honor, but not for the first time. Reisch has nominated as Super Lawyer in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013.

Super Lawyers is a rating service who picks the leading attorneys in over 70 practice areas, from all over the country. In addition, Super Lawyers prints and distributes the Super Lawyers Magazine in all 50 states including Colorado.

If you are facing criminal charges or suffering a personal injury in Colorado – contact the the experienced attorneys at Reisch Law Firm today for a free case evaluation at: (303) 291-0555.

Side Impact Accidents

Side impact accidents

There are numerous reasons side impact accidents occur, but the most common reasons include:

  • Driving recklessly
  • Driving distracted
  • Speeding
  • Improper road conditions
  • Traffic lights not working
  • Hazardous weather conditions
  • Vehicle product defect
  • Aggressive driving

When a side impact accident occurs, one vehicle strikes into the side of another vehicle—often going at a high rate of speed. The side of a vehicle is not able to withstand high impacts, like the front and rear of automobiles. There are no crumple zones, and not all cars come equipped with side airbags to cushion the blow. The results are devastating and passengers are often left with little protection.

Types of Injuries Sustained in Side Impact Accidents
Side impact accidents often cause traumatic injuries that are usually life threatening. Some of these injuries include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Fractures
  • Internal bleeding and organ damage
  • Abrasions and burns
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Amputation
  • And more

Side Impact Accidents Require Immediate Legal Help
Immediately after a side impact crash, insurance companies will look to reduce their liabilities by offering a quick settlement to accident victims. Even while you are still hospitalized and the extent of your injuries is not even realized, you may find insurance agents eager to make a deal. Sadly, these initial settlements are nothing more than low-ball offers that are designed to reduce the insurance company’s liability. They do not take into consideration the future disabilities you may be left with and the pain and suffering you and your family will now endure.

Before you reach any agreement with an insurance company, be sure you discuss your case with an experienced Denver car accident attorney immediately. Your attorney will be able to get you maximum compensation and ensure that you have enough money to recover from your serious accident.

Colorado Car Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been injured after an accident in Westminster, Northglenn, Denver, or anywhere in the State of Colorado, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. From the moment you are injured, the lawyers at Reisch Law Firm go to work for you.

Call the Westminster personal injury attorneys at Reisch Law Firm today at 303-291-0555 for a FREE initial consultation.

The personal injury attorneys at Reisch Law Firm have successfully represented injured individuals and their families in Westminster, Arvada, Boulder, Commerce City, Northglenn, Broomfield, Berkley, Wheat Ridge, Brighton, Thornton, Denver, Lakewood, and throughout the State of Colorado.

Mini Cars Fail Testing for Frontal Crash Protection

Mini Cars failChevrolet Spark received the only acceptable rating and good rating in the Institute’s five crash worthiness evaluations, including the small overlap front crash test. No other mini car passed, so by default, the Spark earned the 2014 Top Safety Pick Award.

What is the small overlap front crash test? According to the Institute, “the small overlap front crash test replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle collides with another vehicle or object.” When the test is performed, 25% of the minicar’s front end must strike a rigid barrier going approximately 40mph. Why do they do this test? This test bypasses the front-end crush zone and is a telling indicator of how safe the car truly is.

While vehicle manufacturers have found ways to strengthen this area on larger vehicles, minicars do not have the room or size to add structure. This puts them at a major disadvantage—and ultimately, makes them less safe. When a car doesn’t perform well on the overlap front crash test, it means that safety components, such as airbags, can be dislodged in serious accident, causing serious and often fatal injuries.

How bad did mini cars fail this test? Well when the Fiat 500 went through the test, the driver’s side door was torn off at the hinges and the crash test dummy hit is head on the instrument panel, causing serious injuries. To make matters worse, the steering components were pushed so far back into the dummy, that the model sustained serious leg injuries.

Safety is Too Important to Risk
If you were considering a minicar as your next vehicle, you might want to rethink this decision. Safety is too important to risk and serious injuries can occur in the blink of an eye. Larger vehicles may guzzle more gasoline or cost a bit more, but many of them offer safety features and structures that minicars simply can’t compete with. If you are looking to buy that new minicar, consider the Spark—at least it passed the test.

Colorado Car Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been injured after a mini car accident anywhere in the State of Colorado, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. From the moment you are injured, the lawyers at Reisch Law Firm go to work for you.

Call the Westminster personal injury attorneys at Reisch Law Firm today at 303-291-0555 for a FREE initial consultation. The personal injury attorneys at Reisch Law Firm have successfully represented injured individuals and their families in Westminster, Arvada, Boulder, Commerce City, Northglenn, Broomfield, Wheat Ridge, Brighton, Thornton, Denver, Lakewood, and throughout the State of Colorado.