Three People Hospitalized After Crash in Lakewood, Colorado

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Posted on May 17, 2022

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Three people were hospitalized after a after a three-vehicle crash on 6th Avenue near Wadsworth Boulevard. The local fire and rescue department responded to the crash just after midnight, and two trucks and a car were severely damaged. The three vehicles involved in the crash were carrying five people total, and two of the people hospitalized were in critical condition.

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A ZINDA LAW GROUP Lakewood CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IS HERE TO HELP

If you were injured in a car accident in Lakewood, it can be hard to know what to do next. You need someone who will investigate your case, gather evidence quickly, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, especially since the idea of self-driving cars is relatively new. You need an experienced Lakewood car accident lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and keep you up to date about your case.

At Zinda Law Group, we are ready to defend your legal rights. If you or a loved one were injured in a Lakewood car accident, call Zinda Law Group at (888) 653-1650 for a 100% free case evaluation with an accident attorney. Our clients pay nothing unless we win their case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.

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Six-Vehicle Crash on I-40 at Rio Grande in Albuquerque

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Posted on May 16, 2022

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Police responded to a six-vehicle crash on Sunday on westbound I-40 at Rio Grande in Albuquerque due to a major crash. The crash involved six vehicles, including a semi-truck. This story is still developing, but the road has since been reopened. Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident .

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If you were injured in a truck accident in Albuquerque, it can be hard to know what to do next, especially when it comes to determining who is at fault. You need someone who will investigate your case, gather evidence quickly, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, especially since the idea of self-driving cars is relatively new. You need an experienced New Mexico truck accident lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and keep you up to date about your case.

At Zinda Law Group, we are ready to defend your legal rights. If you or a loved one were injured in an Albuquerque truck accident, call Zinda Law Group at (888) 653-1650 for a 100% free case evaluation with an accident attorney. Our clients pay nothing unless we win their case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.

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Police Are Using Self-Driving Cars for Surveillance

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Posted on May 11, 2022

Over the last several years, autonomous car companies have been testing driverless cars on public roads. In San Francisco, police officers are now using self-driving vehicles as surveillance cameras for police departments. Apparently, the investigations departments “have done this several times.” Currently, officers are working with a guide document that details how to best work with autonomous cars for this purpose.

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If you were injured in a self-driving car accident, it can be hard to know what to do next, especially when it comes to determining who is at fault. You need someone who will investigate your case, gather evidence quickly, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, especially since the idea of self-driving cars is relatively new. You need an experienced car accident lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and keep you up to date about your case.

At Zinda Law Group, we are ready to defend your legal rights. If you or a loved one was injured in a self-driving car accident, call Zinda Law Group at (888) 653-1650 for a 100% free case evaluation with an accident attorney. Our clients pay nothing unless we win their case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.

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Motorcyclist Dies After Crash in Fort Collins

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Posted on May 10, 2022

On May 10, a motorcyclist died after crashing with an SUV on South College Avenue in Fort Collins, Colorado. The 34-year-old driver of the motorcycle sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The 44-year-old male driver of the Yukon SUV was unharmed. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the crash, but they believe the speed of the motorcycle to be a factor in the collision.

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If you were injured in a Colorado motorcycle accident, it can be hard to know what to do next. You need someone who will investigate your case, gather evidence quickly, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. You need an experienced Fort Collins accident lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and keep you up to date about your case.

At Zinda Law Group, we are ready to defend your legal rights. If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, call Zinda Law Group at (888) 653-1650 for a 100% free case evaluation with an accident attorney. Our clients pay nothing unless we win their case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.

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30-Year-Old Man Killed in North Austin Vehicle Crash

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Posted on May 10, 2022

Date of Accident: April 26, 2022

Two weeks ago, a multi-vehicle crash in North Austin left at least one person dead, according to the the Austin Transportation Department. The collision occurred at 12030 Dessau Road, which is just south of Parmer Lane, according to Austin-Travis County EMS. The 30-year-old man was identified as Michael Arellano. The city continues to grapple with a high number of fatal car accidents, with this one being the 31st of 2022.

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If you were injured in an Austin car accident, it can be hard to know what to do next. You need someone who will investigate your case, gather evidence quickly, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. You need an experienced Austin car accident lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and keep you up to date about your case.

At Zinda Law Group, we are ready to defend your legal rights. If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, call Zinda Law Group at (888) 653-1650 for a 100% free case evaluation with a car accident attorney. Our clients pay nothing unless we win their case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.

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Massive Crashed Caused by Semi-Truck Collision on Texas Highway

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May 4, 2022

Last week, the sorely-needed rain caused something that’s become all-too-common on Texas highways: truck crashes. Two semi trucks were traveling westbound on I-10 in San Antonio when one of the truck drivers lost control of the vehicle, collided with a road barrier, and jackknifed. The other truck was left hanging over the guardrail onto the ramp below with its front end completely destroyed.

Both directions of an entire section of the highway were completely closed down for a few hours. There were no injuries as a result of the accident.

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If you were injured in a truck accident, it can be hard to know what to do next. You need someone who will investigate your case, gather evidence quickly, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. You need an experienced truck accident lawyer who can guide you through the legal process and keep you up to date about your case.

At Zinda Law Group, we are ready to defend your legal rights. If you or a loved one was injured in a truck accident, call Zinda Law Group at (888) 653-1650 for a 100% free case evaluation with one of truck accident lawyers. Our clients pay nothing unless we win their case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.

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Did a Woman Die of Dog Bites in Mission, TX?

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Two weeks ago, a woman in Mission, TX was found unresponsive by her 10-year-old daughter when she came home from school. The woman was laying on the ground, and blood was found. There was evidence of dog bites on the woman’s body, including her left side, left upper body, and left arm. While the exact cause of death is unknown, a dog attack has not been ruled out. Read the full story here.

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If you or a loved one were injured due to a dog or animal attack, an experienced Zinda Law Group dog bite attorney is here to help. While most people love dogs, it’s the duty of the dog owner to protect others from any dog-related hazards. Contact us at (888) 972-7560 to discuss your potential personal injury case. Your initial consultation is 100% free and you do not pay us anything unless we are successful in winning your case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.

How to Master Law School and a Legal Career Later in Life

Have you ever gone to work, sat in your desk, and had a nagging feeling that everyone was living their dreams except you?

That was me over a decade ago.

I was working as a pit boss in Las Vegas when one of my colleagues at the casino decided to apply for law school. Before I knew it, he was graduating and talking about taking the bar exam. I thought, “Well, if I would have done what he did, I’d be in his shoes.”

During a time when most people are having mid-life crises, I decided to drop everything and return to the classroom. Little did I know, I wouldn’t just find a job; I would find my vocation. Plus, I’d learn a lot of valuable lessons along the way.

Deciding to attend law school later in life means deliberately choosing a difficult but rewarding path. If you’re wondering whether you should attend law school in your 30s, 40s, or 50s, consider it carefully. Working as a lawyer can be incredibly rewarding, but it doesn’t come without a few challenges.

Jason Aldridge

The Path Toward Law School

The decision to attend law school in my late 30’s stemmed from several moments in my life. I was born in Arizona in a trailer park in a little army town. We didn’t have much, and I remember asking myself, “What can I do to avoid being poor when I grow up?”

My first choice was to join the army, so I became an army medic. While I was in the army, I saw a golf pro giving lessons to a beautiful young girl, and I wondered how I could do the same. So, I became an assistant golf pro for a few years. After that I sold cars, waited tables, served as a bartender, and more.

As rewarding as my experiences were, I always wondered whether I should attend law school. Time was my biggest concern. I had a family, and I initially thought that I couldn’t possibly drag them through a process that would take years. In making my decision, I consulted my wife, and she encouraged me to go for it.

Before I knew it, I was gearing up for a challenging three years in hallowed halls. Plus, I worked during school and raised my kids. When I passed the bar, I turned down several offers that were not the right fit. In fact, it wasn’t until I found my current job at a nationwide personal injury firm that I knew I was in the right place.

Admittedly, it takes a specific type of person to be a successful trial lawyer. Life experiences matter in this field because you meet people from all walks of life. Contrary to the negative stereotypes attributed to personal injury lawyers, our work depends on our ability to genuinely connect with people. My clients call me when they are at a low point in their lives, and it’s my job to position them in a better place.  My job is also incredibly fast-paced and accuracy is key.

How to Succeed as a Law Student and Lawyer Later in Life

If you’re still on the fence about attending law school, or you’ve already received your acceptance letter, here are a few important things I wish I knew before I stepped foot inside a law classroom:

  1. 1. Make the most of free time in law school.

If you are considering law school, you might be surprised to learn that you do have free time; however, you will (mostly) spend it studying. Be intentional with your free moments and make them count. For example, if you have a long commute to class, listen to case discussions or oral arguments in the car. Some law professors even provide audio lessons that help students navigate key concepts.

Between law school, work, and my family, every moment I had was pretty much spoken for. One of the best aspects of law school is that most people in your class are high performers. They want to do well. If you gravitate toward a certain group of people and develop the same study habits, these people can help you understand ideas much more quickly and perform better on exams.

Just as you wouldn’t show up to work late or unprepared, always prepare for class and exams. Treat law school like a job because it is one. I found that older students who worked or had families outside of school were able to treat law school more easily like a workday. I didn’t do a lot of the extracurriculars or other activities most students did because I really had to focus on everything else.

  1. 2. Set yourself apart from job applicants.

Before I landed at my current firm, I remember searching for jobs one morning and came across an ad for a firm that promised $150,000 per year, no experience required. I took a shower, put on my suit, and waited for the firm’s doors to open that day. I did this for about five days in a row, and no one would meet with me. The attorneys would not even come out and say, “We’re not hiring.” I began to think, “Wow, I really don’t want to work here.”

I knew that my first job out of law school had to be the right one because I simply didn’t have the time to work somewhere for three years and realize I was in the wrong place. When I found the personal injury firm I currently work for, I applied for an attorney position in person and dropped off my resume. Our CEO has a policy that if you do that, you automatically get an interview.

I also knew that if I stayed in the mix with the college kids and didn’t set myself apart, I wouldn’t get the job I wanted. It’s very hard to stand out in this field, so you’ve got to meet people and make connections to get noticed. You have to show that you are more dynamic than your resume, especially in personal injury law. I also found that it was better to apply to my top three places and really nail my cover letter, resume, and interview, rather than putting minimal effort into several applications at once.

  1. 3. Accuracy is crucial in practice.

When I was a pit boss, my job was to make the casino happy and handle large bets. I mean, huge bets. We’re talking millions of dollars. It was a high-pressure environment that forced me to work quickly and accurately, and mistakes were not part of the equation.

As a trial lawyer, you must be quick on your feet and avoid misstating the law, as that can have a detrimental impact on your case. People who have already learned that in previous careers tend to have a leg up over other lawyers and law students. Everything I do has an impact on a client’s life and their legal rights, so I must be quick but thorough.

If you have a keen attention to detail but can plow through a day’s work quickly, working as a lawyer could be for you. If you prefer a more relaxed career, reconsider law school. As lawyers, we constantly work to hone our skills and become better at our craft. There is no such thing as perfection, but excellence is a must.

  1. 4. Remember connection and empathy.

When I was a car salesman (yes, that was a thing), I immediately noticed the difference between a good car salesman and a bad car salesman. Great car salesmen listened more than they spoke. They learned what customers wanted and used that information to figure out how to get it for them. The bad salesmen talked more than they listened and lost customers as a result.

Similar to car sales, practicing law also requires incredible listening skills because attorneys must make genuine connections with their clients for clients to feel comfortable and for cases to succeed. When a client comes into your office with a problem and is looking to you to fix it, they are also searching for ways to relate with you. Some lawyers don’t realize this, but you have more in common with your clients than you think. When they visit with you, remember to find common ground to build a meaningful relationship.

Now you’re probably asking, “Can clients tell if your connection isn’t genuine?” Yes. I have yet to meet someone who couldn’t tell if their lawyer was faking it. For example, I’ve seen lawyers say “howdy” or “ya’ll,” even though it was not natural for them. You can’t force or fake connection, so the best thing you can do for your clients is bring your whole self to work. This includes your past experiences because a lot of people may relate with them.

  1. 5. Don’t wait for lessons (and opportunities) to find you.

When you’re a new attorney, you should actively try to learn as much as possible. One of the first lessons I learned in practice was humility. In law school, you are expected to know more than your peers. When you are practicing under senior attorneys, however, it’s important to admit when you don’t understand a legal theory. By doing so, you learn valuable lessons instead of missing a learning opportunity. Truthfully, a lot of people struggle in practice for a while because they fail to admit when they don’t know what they are doing.

Plus, you may get more autonomy in practice when you are honest about not knowing the answer. As a personal injury attorney, it’s so important to know what you don’t know. As you gain experience over time, people begin to trust that you know where to find the answer to a problem. Admitting what you do not know also pushes attorneys outside of their comfort zone. This has been key to my progress at a personal injury firm.

Importantly, no one is going to tell you, “I don’t want you to do work I don’t want to do.” If there is a part of case you think you can handle, volunteer to work on it. At the right firm, people will always encourage you to learn and help. While it’s tempting to say, “I can’t handle this wrongful death case, so I’m out,” offer to handle the investigation or review the deposition transcripts. The best attorneys take up space and volunteer for responsibilities earlier in their careers.

If you are considering law school and a legal career later in life, it’s time to set clearly identifiable goals and work on achieving them, even in the early stages. What type of law do you want to practice after law school? Where do you want to be five years post-graduation? The last thing you want to do is go to law school without a plan. With the right background, skill set, and drive, you can excel as a lawyer if the law is your calling.

Jason Aldridge is a senior trial lawyer at Zinda Law Group, where he handles car accident cases, traumatic brain injuries, product injuries, premises liability cases, and more. He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico. He is also a Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was honored as Texas’s Top 10 Attorneys by Attorney and Practice Magazine. You can learn more about Jason here.

It’s A Robot! It’s A Pedestrian! It’s Both.

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August 13, 2021

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Did you know that in some states robots have legal rights? Under Pennsylvania law, autonomous delivery robots are permitted to travel on sidewalks, paths, and roads and are technically considered “pedestrians.” This is one of the newest developments in the relationship between robots and humans.

In Pennsylvania, these robots can travel up to 12 mph in a pedestrian area, 25 mph on the road, and carry a maximum of 550 pounds. The law took effect in January. Additionally, 11 other states that permit personal delivery robots to share streets with people, including Virginia, Florida, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C.

There are a few benefits in using these robots, including emission reductions through the reduction in large trucks on roadways. Still, as more states make way for autonomous vehicles and robot delivery services, infrastructure will need to follow. In 2017, engineers at MIT created an autonomous robot that used socially aware navigation, which taught the robot to follow the same patterns as humans.

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The pedestrian accident attorneys at Zinda Law Group want to help you through this difficult time. We pride ourselves on taking excellent care of our clients and providing as much assistance as possible during the claims process so you can focus on what is most important – your recovery.

We can answer your pedestrian accident questions and help you find the best way forward. As one of our clients, you will pay us nothing if we are unable to win your case.

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July 4th brought a large number of firework injuries to hospitals

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July 9, 2021

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It  was an incredibly busy holiday weekend for the doctors and nurses at UCHealth Burn Center on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. This year brought even more burn injuries related to firework and grill accidents. 

“The number of burn injuries has gone substantially up compared what I’ve seen in years past,” said Dr. Patrick Duffy, a UCHealth burn surgeon. He said the last two years have been particularly busy.

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“We were certainly involved with responding to a number of people who lost parts of fingers and hands and what not for having fireworks go off while they were holding them,” Duffy said.
Women wounded by illegal fireworks encourage safe celebrations this Fourth of July

One of the more common culprits of these burn injuries? Sparklers. 

“Even those simple little sparklers can wind up leading to severe burns that require surgery,” he said.

Doctors recommend not leaving children alone with fireworks, including sparklers, during the Fourth of July or any other holiday. 

“We also see a lot of people who wind up drinking and celebrating around campfires and falling into the campfires,” he said.

Propane grills were also responsible for quite a few injuries during the holiday weekend. 

“If people go to relight the grill without opening the lid and airing out that propane that’s filled there, essentially you are turning your propane grill into a giant bomb,” Duffy said.

He hopes as the summer continues that residents will take precautions and leave the fireworks to the professionals.

CONTACT A LAWYER WHO HANDLES BURN INJURIES FOR A FREE CONSULTATION

At Zinda Law Group, our burn injury lawyers have helped many victims get the compensation they deserved after suffering from a burn injury. We fight for our clients’ right to compensation for hospital bills, pain and suffering, and much more.

We believe an accident victim should never have to worry about being able to afford legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we win your case. That’s our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.

If you have been injured in a burn accident call Zinda Law Group at (888) 560-4726 to receive your free consultation with one of our burn injury attorneys.

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