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Case in Point- Injured parties have the right to be "made whole"

After being severely injured when an SUV turned in front of our client while on his bicycle he found himself in another terrifying position: he was severely injured, fracturing his wrist, collar bone and rib. He also had unpaid bills, even though the driver was found to be at fault. He was at a loss because he would have seen little or no compensation for future medical damages, pain and suffering, economic loss and other damages. We were able to obtain a substantial settlement for his bodily injuries as well as a great recovery for his damaged bicycle. If you need help with serious injury matter, do not hesitate to contact our office at (970) 495-9741.

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Case in Point- Document the Scene

Our client was riding his bike in Loveland, CO when he was severely injured while directed to cross a raised concrete sidewalk near a large pit in the public roadway. The concrete had high edges that were not reasonable for someone to safely cross. Whether your injury takes place on public roadway or at someone’s home it is important to document the condition that caused the injury. Cell phone pictures at the time, or closely following, help document the owner, lease holder or public entity’s negligence before they cover up or repair the area. It is important to get witness information and pictures as soon as possible. After a long battle with the city, we were able to obtain a settlement that allowed our client to pay all of his medical bills and get his life back on track. If you need help with a serious injury matter, do not hesitate to contact our office at (970) 495-9741.

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Case in Point- A Cyclist Collides with a Vehicle Making a Right Turn

Even the most experienced cyclist can find themselves in jeopardy when faced with an inattentive driver. My client had been riding bicycles in Fort Collins for decades when a driver made a right turn, directly in front of him, into a shopping center. Unable to stop in time, my client flew over the hood, suffering severe, long-term injuries. Many bicycle accidents are caused by a car turning right into the path of a cyclist. A cyclist is entitled to continue straight through an intersection without yielding to a vehicle turning right. Whether it is caused by the driver simply slowing down to turn and leaving the cyclist nowhere to go or a failure to pay attention, the driver is liable for the collision.

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Case in Point- Future Medical Expenses

It is not always known what future medical expenses may be incurred after an auto accident. Our client was offered a small settlement after a car crash in which he injured his neck, upper back and right shoulder. He believed he was just shaken up and would feel better after a few physical therapy sessions and chiropractic care. What he did not know is that the type of injuries he sustained could ultimately require surgical intervention and ongoing physical therapy. Fortunately, we were able to work with his medical providers to obtain supporting evidence regarding his future care needs and related expenses. As a result we were able to increase the insurance company’s initial offer by $20,199.00.

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Case in Point- Finding the Right Attorney

When you’ve been in a serious personal injury case you need an attorney that specializes in your type of case. For example, our client was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident when a vehicle approaching from the other direction made an illegal passing maneuver. It is always important to interview and choose the right attorney with the confidence, experience and willingness to take all the steps necessary to get the best outcome. Our firm has a lengthy and well-regarded reputation for specializing in motor vehicle cases. VanMeveren Law Group P.C. was able to obtain a settlement of over $500,000.00 on her behalf.

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Case in Point- Driver Blames Cyclist for Accident

Our client was riding her bike when a driver turning left failed to yield to oncoming traffic and she slammed into the side of their passenger van while crossing an intersection. The crash injured her left shoulder and resulted in surgery and extensive physical therapy. Our client was fearful to get the medical help she required because she had no health insurance and the owner of the van was trying to shift the blame to her, saying she hit him! When she came to see us, we explained that a driver making a left turn must yield to oncoming traffic and has a duty to watch the roadway. Witnesses to the accident agreed that the driver made the turn directly into her path and she had no alternative but to impact the vehicle. VanMeveren Law Group obtained a settlement of over $200,000.00 for her.

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Case in Point- High Speed Car Accident

In the Fall of 2015, our client regularly exercised and spent time outdoors. When he was driving through an intersection on the highway at 65 mph, another driver did not stop at their stop light and pulled into our client’s lane. Our client attempted to swerve out of the way, but hit the other car, sustaining a fractured sternum and fractured ribs. He had decreased mobility, fatigue, and high levels of pain after the crash, precluding him from work and his previously active lifestyle. Fortunately, VanMeveren Law Group was able to obtain payment from the responsible driver’s insurance company, allowing him to receive treatment for his injuries and cover all of his medical bills.

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Case in Point- Low Ball Settlement

Our client was seriously injured and psychologically traumatized when she was hit by car while walking home from dinner. The insurance company told her there was no other way for her to collect enough money for her damages and offered to give her a small settlement. When she came to us, we told her that figure was low. We were able to find additional coverage that increased the final settlement offer by over $50,000.00.

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Case in Point- Enjoyment of Life

In the Fall of 2015, our client was having the time of his life. He was in his senior year at Colorado State University and looking forward to being team captain for his club lacrosse team. In addition to keeping up on his studies, he was working part time to help pay for school. All those things were taken away from him when the driver of a large shuttle van struck the moped he was driving, seriously injuring him. He spent vast amounts of time in physical therapy and his moped was a total loss. As a result of the shuttle driver’s inattentiveness, it was unknown at the time he was injured whether our client would ever regain full use of his arm. In addition to recovering his medical expenses and lost wages, VanMeveren Law Group obtained compensation for his loss of enjoyment of life, past and future pain and suffering and the impact on his quality of life.

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Case in Point- A life changing motorcycle crash

Our client, an active father, dedicated worker in his community and a motorcycle enthusiast, suffered catastrophic injuries after a bus driving ahead of him had engine failure and covered the road in oil. He was riding his motorcycle and rounding a curve on a narrow canyon highway when he unexpectedly encountered the oil patch. Despite being a skilled and experienced cyclist, he was unable to maintain control of his motorcycle and slid off the road, tumbling down a forty-foot embankment. Treatment for his severe injuries was not only painful, but costly as our client had numerous doctor visits, surgery and ongoing rehabilitation. To make matters worse, he was unable to work and provide for his family. The impact of this tragic incident left him with physical impairments and significantly impacted his quality of life. VanMeveren Law Group P.C. successfully proved the bus driver and bus company were responsible and obtained a favorable settlement on his behalf, covering all of his medical expenses and lost earnings.

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Case in Point- Drunk Driver

Prior to this unfortunate collision, our client was an active mother and the sole financial provider for her family. One afternoon, our client was driving to run an errand for her child when a drunk driver blew through a stop sign, T-boning her, and flipping her car over causing it to bounce on its roof. The driver fled the scene and proceeded to hit two more vehicles. Our client was left with multiple fractures in her spine. The crash required our client to live in a back brace and undergo hand surgery. She was in constant pain for many months. She was unable to work and as the financial provider for her home, her family’s financial future was in jeopardy. VanMeveren Law Group P.C. held the defendant liable for her injuries, allowing her to receive medical treatment, recovering funds to pay her medical expenses and ensure her family’s wellbeing.

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Case in Point – Injured Motorcyclist

Our client was seriously injured when his motorcycle violently collided with a mini-van at the intersection of South Bannock Street and Alameda in Denver, Colorado. Unfortunately, the driver of the mini-van was inattentive and ran a red-light moments before the collision. Our client sustained severe injuries and missed time from work. VanMeveren Law Group P.C. was able to obtain a substantial settlement on his behalf, compensating him for his medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering.

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Case in Point- Cyclist Struck by Inattentive Driver

Our client, a competitive cyclist, was finishing a training ride in the foothills, just west of Fort Collins. As he was riding home, on eastbound Harmony Road in the designated bike lane, a distracted driver turned left, directly in front of his bike. As a result of the driver’s inattentive decision, our client’s bike struck the side of the truck and he was thrown over his handlebars and into the side of the vehicle. The driver’s negligence led to multiple fractures, esophageal trauma and numerous health complications, requiring extended hospitalization. Our client was unable to start a new job and incurred major medical bills. Because the driver’s insurer initially denied responsibility and blamed our client, VanMeveren Law Group P.C. undertook an extensive investigation and prepared a comprehensive liability analysis. Following extended negotiations, the insurance company ultimately accepted full responsibility. As a result, VanMeveren Law Group recovered significant compensation for our client, allowing him to purchase a new bike and pay all of his medical bills. Fortunately, our client made a full recovery and returned to competitive cycling the next season.

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Case in Point- high speed rear-end collision

Our client was a dedicated employee with no history of injuries and illness. When a distracted driver drove into her work vehicle at approximately 50 mph, our client was left with severe injuries to her spine, complete disability and need for continued medical care. Her personal coverage did not cover the cost of her medical bills. VanMeveren Law Group P.C. pursued the responsible driver as well as the employer to obtain funds for her medical needs allowing her to pay all her medical bills and begin healing from her devastating crash.

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Case in Point- Reckless Driver

Our client is an active, cheerful dog owner who enjoys taking his dog for walks. One morning, our client and his dog were crossing the street in a marked crosswalk. To their surprise, a driver heading their way did not stop and drove directly into our client and his dog. Our client was propelled over the hood of the car and thrown several feet away onto his side. Miraculously, his dog was uninjured. Our client suffered blunt force trauma resulting in a fractured elbow, abrasions and chest pain. VanMeveren Law Group pursued the negligent driver and his insurance company. Justly, the careless driver was held responsible for our client’s medical bills, pain and suffering.

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Case in Point- Dog Bite

Our client was spending time with a friend at her apartment when unprovoked, the friend’s dog leaped at her and bit her on her face. This bite caused partial amputation of her nose, numerous reconstructive surgeries, and permanent scarring. Despite the dog owner’s knowledge of the dangerous propensities of the dog, she, her family and their insurance company repeatedly denied any liability and tried hard to avoid all responsibility for this tragic and disfiguring attack on our client. Our client incurred substantial medical expenses and was physically and emotionally scarred as a result of this horrific event. VanMeveren Law Group fought hard and obtained a substantial settlement, allowing our client to afford her medical necessities and return to her life as it was before.

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