Category Archives: Victim Resources

Great Article About Overcoming Tragedy

I ran across this article about overcoming tragedy. It reminds me of the countless clients who have done their best to overcome injuries that sideline them from the physical activities that we all love in Colorado. I think Laura has a brilliant future. Maybe as a writer. David S. Hoover

Before it happened, I jokingly said that some days were the worst days of my life. I said it often when I woke up late and missed the bus or got a bad grade. But when you really experience the worst day of your life, your entire world is rocked and a stupid bad grade just doesn’t seem to matter anymore.

I remember September 14, 2011 just like it was yesterday, even though now it has been almost a year. Almost. That day I had a cross country meet after a visit to the doctor’s office. I was awake at five thirty...

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Fort Collins Bodybuilder Going Strong Without Legs

After a very publicized automobile accident in Ft. Collins in January 2007, Tyler Carron lost both his legs. At the time of the accident, Carron was a senior in high-school. He was an accomplished athlete, and a three-time state wrestling qualifier. He and his friend were pulled over, removing a spare tire from the tailgate of their car, when a car hit them and pinned them up against their car, ultimately causing him to loose both legs.

This local Colorado hero has not let his loss of legs stop him from his goals and dreams, however. In 2010, Tyler was named to USA Hockey's national sled hockey team (along with Nikko Landeros, his friend who also lost his legs in the same car accident).

In addition, after three months of incredibly intense training, Tyler took part in the Warrior Classic bodybuilding competition. Among a slew of bodybuilders with two legs, Carron stood...

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What to do after a personal injury?

If you are hurt in an incident involving a personal injury case, here are some of the things you should do:

  • Immediately seek medical attention
  • Call the police if necessary
  • Cooperate with police and other emergency or medical crews on the scene
  • Record license plate numbers of other vehicles involved in the accident, as well as drivers' names and contact information
  • If it's an animal attack, get the contact and license information of the pet owner, as well as their insurance information
  • Get the contact information of all potential witness's to the accident
  • Contact your appropriate insurance companies (homeowners, health, auto, etc.)
  • Take photos of the accident scene
    • Get photos from every angle
    • Get photos of the surrounding area
    • Get photos of the "thing" that cause the accident - car, animal, etc.
    • Get photos of your injuries
    • Get photos of all property damage
  • Contact your attorney
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Buying Life Insurance Top Ten Tips

  1. Stop Procrastinating - Do it now, and stop putting it off. You never know when trouble can arise, and this is an important decision that will affect your family.
  2. Consider Quality - Life insurance is not something to scrimp on. Shop for quality when shopping life insurance. Find a company that has top ratings for financial strength, and that claims paying ability from the four major rating agencies (these four major rating agencies are Fitch, A.M. Best, Moody's, and Standard & Poor's)
  3. Understand the Products - Become knowledgeable on what you're buying. Make sure you understand the products inside and out, and ask to see how random assumptions can impact your premiums, coverage, and cash values. Remember, they will always show you the "best case scenario"
  4. Tell the Truth - When filling out your life insurance forms, be 100% honest with your medical history. If you omit items, there is the chance the...
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Local Grief Support Groups

A great way to help cope with a significant loss in your life, is to go to a grief support group.  This is a great way to speak with others who are grieving, find out how they are coping, and have the opportunity to vent your frustrations as well.  Sometimes talking to others who are going through or who have gone through something similar can help a lot. Here are a list of local grief support groups in the Denver area: Angel Eyes - Provides information, education and family support for those who have suffered the death of a child by SIDS. 303-320-7771 Assistance with Grief (Swedish Hospital) - Support groups for parents grieving the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. 303-788-5677 - www.swedishhospital.com Agape Hospice Services - Grief support. 720-482-1988 - www.agape-hospice.com Centura Health at Home - Grief support groups. 303-561-5000 - www.centurahealthathome.org Compassionate Friends - Self-help...
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