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James H. Chalat

James Chalat’s Legal Guides

5 total

  • Colorado Bicycle accident law

    In 2007 in the USA, 698 cyclists were killed and an additional 44,000 were injured in traffic crashes In Colorado alone there were 11 bicycle fatalities on the road. Cyclist deaths accounted for 2 percent of all traffic fatalities, and bicyclists made up 2 percent of all the peo...

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  • Truck and Tractor-Trailer road accidents: An overview of trucking accidents

    In 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 68 fatalities occurred in Colorado due to an accident involving a large truck. Nationwide, one out of nine traffic fatalities in 2008 resulted from a collision involving a large truck. In 2008, 380,000 large trucks (gro...

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  • Your Deposition in your Personal Injury Case

    What is a deposition? Under the rules of civil procedure, each side in the lawsuit has the right to take the discovery depositions of the opposing party. When you become a plaintiff or defendant in

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  • Lawyers' Contingent Fees and Contingent Fee Agreements

    What is a Contingent fee? A “Contingent fee” is a method of paying a lawyer a percentage of whatever you collect in a case. A contingent fee agreement may be the only practical means by which an ind

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  • Settlement Conferences And Mediation In Personal Injury Cases

    Chalat Hatten Koupal P.C. Attorneys at Law Settlement Conferences The following is offered to provide you with information about what a settlement conference is, what you can expect at a settlement conference, and what you need to do in order to prepare ...

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