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Colorado Springs Traffic Accidents Report – Alerts & Live Traffic Flow Data

**Bookmark this page and check it each morning to avoid traffic on your commute** Map Of Live Traffic Flow Data Throughout Colorado Springs Click the camera icons for live traffic camera footage. Dots on the map indicate that road construction work is in progress. Get Notified Of Recent Traffic Accidents In Colorado Springs Tweets by…

The Dangers Of Driving A Semi-Truck In Strong Winds

Colorado’s Strong Winds Pose A Threat To Truckers Any resident of Colorado can vouch for the fact that the winds we experience here can be extremely strong at times and even more so in the plains or wide-open spaces. These open areas with major highways running through have proven to be problematic for truck drivers…

How Motorcycle Riders Can Stay Safe On Colorado Roads

Safety First Should Always Be A Rider’s Motto You may have noticed while driving around Colorado Springs that a lot of motorcycle riders aren’t wearing helmets. While this is perfectly legal in the state of Colorado, it is not recommended as wearing a helmet is one of the most important factors to ensure you can…

How to Know If You Have A Valid Wrongful Death Case

Wrongful death lawsuits have an incredible amount of work that needs to be done before even deciding to move forward and pursue compensation from the at fault party. The lawyers involved with the case need to gather all kinds of evidence, speak to any witnesses and evaluate these findings along with many others. Only after…

What To Do When You’re Arrested In Colorado Springs

Being arrested by the police is a scary situation no matter what the circumstances are. They handcuff you, put you in the back of the car and take you to the police station to process you, all of which gives the officers plenty of time to get some incriminating information out of you. The best…

Statute Of Limitations For Personal Injury Law In Colorado

The statute of limitations has been around for a long time and it’s main purpose is to eliminate the indefinite threat of a lawsuit hanging over someone’s head, as well as ensure that any testimony given or physical evidence is still legitimate at the time of presentation in court. As we all know, our memory…

Statute Of Limitations For Criminal Law In Colorado

The Colorado statute of limitations for criminal law is a set of rules that puts an exact date on how much time is allowed to pass before a criminal case is deemed unfit for a fair judgement. This is due to the fact that evidence degrades over time and testimony from witnesses may be skewed…

How Does A Misdemeanor Conviction Affect Your Life In The Long Term?

Misdemeanors are low level crimes thought to be more dangerous than a typical citation, but they are still crimes and the court system will treat them as such. Many misdemeanor crimes will come with penalties like probation, rehabilitation classes, fines and usually some community service.   The maximum punishment for misdemeanor crimes is 12 months…

Stay At Home Order Causes A Rise In Domestic Violence Numbers And Severity

2020 Has Not Been Good For Domestic Violence Victims   With stay at home orders being implemented for the past few months, people have been forced to remain in the same home as their abusers and it has caused terrible things for our community. Stay at home orders have made it much more difficult for…

Is Prostitution A Problem In Colorado Springs?

Prostitution has been around for centuries, but it has evolved to be able to hide in plain sight in the modern world. There used to be sex workers on street corners and in certain well known areas for prostitution which is still common however, these days the “massage parlors” are one of the most widely…

New Colorado Law Reduces Penalties For Personal Drug Possession

Colorado has been a front runner in the legal debate regarding drug use and possession for many years now. As a very forward thinking state, Colorado recently passed House Bill 19-1263 into law with the goal of reducing incarceration rates for offenders charged with drug possession in small or personal amounts.  An added benefit of…

Colorado Springs July 4th DUI Patrol Is Out In Force

The fourth of July is known to see an elevated amount of DUI arrests due to the large number of people out partying with friends, watching fireworks and deciding to drive home afterwards. The cops are well aware of the fact that many people are willing to risk driving after drinking and they have decided…

Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Stuzynski Given Top 40 Under 40 Award

In 2020, our incredible criminal defense and trial lawyer Michael Stuzynski was named one of the top 40 under 40 criminal defense lawyers in Colorado by the National Trial Lawyers. This recognition is only given to attorneys who consistently achieve exceptional trial results and display superior skills & qualifications. At Rector Law Firm, we are…

House Bill 19-1275 Increased Eligibility for Criminal Records Sealing

This new house bill repeals and reenacts the statutes related to sealing criminal justice records.  There is now a simplified process to seal criminal records in circumstances where: 1. A case against a defendant is dismissed because the defendant is acquitted of all counts; 2. A diversion agreement is completed by the Defendant when a…

What Questions To Ask A Lawyer When Facing Criminal Charges?

If you find yourself charged with a crime, you will likely be sitting in a lawyer’s office at some point trying to determine whether he or she will be a good fit to represent you.  Being charged with a criminal offense is overwhelming, but there are certain things you should ask a prospective Colorado Springs…

What To Look For In A Criminal Defense Lawyer?

The process of being charged with a crime can be daunting.  Among many of the challenges an individual will face is the search for the right criminal defense lawyer.  When researching which lawyer will best suit your needs, you should pay attention to that lawyer’s reputation in his or her respective legal field.  While many…

How Much Does A Criminal Lawyer Cost?

Nobody wants to spend money on something that they take for granted every day, but when it comes to defending your freedom, it can be money well spent.  A seasoned criminal defense lawyer will often charge an hourly rate anywhere between $250 to $500, though many will agree to take cases on a “flat rate”…

Felony Assault Charges Have Serious Consequences

A felony assault is a serious allegation that can have extreme consequences.  Under Colorado Law, assaults are classified by degree, with First Degree Assault being the most serious, followed by Second Degree Assault, and finally the misdemeanor charge of Third Degree Assault.  First Degree Assault is a class three felony crime of violence, carrying a…

Top 3 Mechanical Failures that Cause Car Accidents

According to a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) the critical reason for a majority of motor vehicle accidents is attributed to decisions made by one or more drivers. In same report though, mechanical failure in a vehicle is attributed as the critical reason for a crash in 2% (or 44,000)…

Why You Should Hire a Trial Attorney for Personal Injury and Accident Claims

The Rector Law Firm believes that the only way to properly represent a client is by preparing a case to the fullest extent possible, as if it could go to trial in order to get the compensation you deserve. This approach helps us and our clients achieve unparalleled results. When you are facing a legal…

How Long Does it Take to Get a Personal Injury Settlement Check?

After a settlement for the accident is agreed upon, how long will it take to get my settlement check? Usually, it takes between four to six weeks to complete the settlement process (this varies on a case-by-case basis). First, the insurance company will require you to sign a release that settles your claim. In this…

Professional Advice To Help You Find The Best Injury And Accident Attorney

If you are a recent auto or motorcycle accident victim, you probably have a lot more on your mind than simply finding a decent attorney. Yet, getting the best representation as soon as possible it very important to your health and financial well being. Fortunately, getting the right lawyer and law firm to represent your…

Why you should not wait to be medically checked after an accident.

Why you should not wait to be medically checked after an accident. There are a variety of reasons why people do not get checked by a medical professional after an accident.  Some of those are: no health insurance, fear of the cost of the ambulance ride and hospital visit or maybe their primary care doctor…

Hit and Runs: What You Need to Know

If you’re involved in a hit-and-run accident, it’s essential to understand what actions you need to take. Auto accidents are bad enough, but involvement in a hit-and-run is even more consequential. You may be left with severe injuries or financial troubles—and it’s not even your fault. Below, we’ll take a look at the steps you…

Collision at a Stop Light: Who’s in the Wrong?

Side-impact collisions can be very frightening, and lead to extensive damage, injury, or even fatalities. They can occur in numerous varied traffic situations, which can make determining who is at fault extremely complicated. Either driver, or in rarer cases, both drivers, can be found at fault for the accident, unlike certain other types of accidents…

Former CU Student Sentenced to Prison After Car Crash That Killed One

A tragic accident left one University of Colorado student, 21, dead in 2015, and two of her companions seriously injured. Law enforcement that responded to the scene of the accident believed that sleep deprivation, substance abuse, and high speed contributed to the deadly crash. The driver has now been found guilty and sentenced. Recounting the…

Phantom Vehicle Accident: Now What?

While many car accidents occur when an at-fault driver comes into physical contact with another vehicle, a person, or property, there are also accidents incited by a vehicle without physical contact. In these cases, we refer to that vehicle as a “phantom vehicle.” For example, if another driver’s actions cause you to respond in a…

Preparing Your Car for a Colorado Winter

As we transition to winter here in the Colorado Rockies, the roads will continue to become more dangerous for inexperienced drivers. Every year, thousands of individuals get in avoidable wrecks on our roadways, but the good news is that a bit of preparation can do wonders for your safety and the safety of others this…

Fall Community Involvement at the Rector Law Firm

It’s been a busy few months here at Rector Law Firm, between some exciting company growth and our numerous community involvement events in and around the Colorado Springs area. From golf tournaments to concerts and more, we’ve been all over the area in support of several charitable causes that we hold dear to our hearts.…

Actual Cost Value (ACV)

To maximize your recovery, it is vital to understand Actual Cash Value and the rights you have regarding Actual Cash Value.  Actual Cash Value coverage is a property valuation method that says your policy will pay to replace your home, business and property belongings with items of “like kind and quality” at current prices, MINUS…