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I’m thinking about getting a dog, but I’m concerned – what if it bites someone?

When it comes to dog bite laws, there are three primary types of liability: Strict, One-Bite, and Negligence. I’ll briefly explain each one. Your state of residency would dictate which form of liability applies. In Strict Liability cases, the dog’s owner is liable for just about every injury their dog causes, whether the owner knew of the dog’s propensity toward biting or not. It also doesn’t matter whether the owner put up fencing or restrained the dog to keep it from biting people. In Colorado, owners of a dog are liable for economic losses (medical bills) caused by their dog… Read More…


Shouldn’t I just wait and see if the insurance company treats me fairly before hiring an attorney?

At the Schreiber Law Firm in Colorado Springs, we frequently hear this question from potential clients. Or we’ll hear that the insurance adjuster has advised the client to wait and see what happens before hiring an attorney. Yet, while you are waiting, the insurance adjuster is doing a complete and thorough investigation. They are taking recorded statements, having your vehicle inspected, contacting witnesses, and they want you to sign blanket medical releases so that they can obtain all medical records. Ask yourself why? Is it because the adjuster and the insurance company are motivated to do the right thing? Do… Read More…


What should I expect from an attorney at an initial meeting?

This is one of our favorite questions here at The Schreiber Law Firm in Colorado Springs. When considering a free consultation, first make sure you know whether the initial meeting is at no expense and no obligation. When you call to set the appointment, don’t be timid about clarifying costs right up front. Don’t assume that all personal injury attorneys offer free consultations. Many don’t, and getting an unexpected bill during a time of already high stress can really set you back. In other words – ask! Second, the attorney should introduce him- or herself and explain his or her… Read More…


Attorney fees – what you should know.

One question we hear a lot at The Schreiber Law Firm in Colorado Springs is, “How much will this cost me?” This is one of our favorite questions, because at our firm we do not charge consultation fees. This helps potential clients feel a little better about talking to a personal injury attorney without adding more stress to an already stressful situation. Basically, there are three types of fee agreements available when you hire an attorney. The fee agreement may be based on an hourly amount, a fixed amount, or a contingent amount. Let’s explore each one separately. In the… Read More…


Auto Accidents: How can you prepare yourself… just in case?

Approximately 6 million auto accidents occur every year. One in eight people will be involved in a crash this year alone. It is important to be prepared so you can react calmly, quickly and intelligently. By taking steps before the collision occurs, you will be better prepared to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property. Colorado Springs personal injury attorney Ronald K. Schreiber has some tips for how you can be prepared… just in case. 1. Create a collision kit that you keep in the car. Include your vehicle registration and insurance information; a memo pad and pencil; disposable… Read More…


Animal Attacks & Personal Injury

Individuals who have suffered an injury or the need for medical care due to an animal attack may be reimbursed for their medical expenses and other costs related to the injuries by filing a personal injury law suit against the animal’s owner or caretaker. Depending on the circumstances of the attack, the owner of the animal in question may be held liable for the actions of the animal and may be responsible for payment of damages and expenses. An experienced personal injury attorney such as Ron Schreiber in Colorado Springs can help provide legal advice and assistance in these cases…. Read More…


Heat, Your Pet & Auto Safety

It’s still summertime! That means outdoor fun. It also means summer heat, and if you have pets, it can also mean danger. So, begin and end summertime with preventive care for your pets, and you’ll get an A in pet safety. Colorado Springs, Colorado, personal injury attorney Ron Schreiber has some advice for pet owners. Let’s begin with what is probably the biggest danger for pets, especially dogs, in the summer heat. Not auto accidents; this time it’s a parked car! Most of us are probably guilty of the “Oh, I forgot to pick up bread” syndrome. So, you dash… Read More…


Driving, Sun Glare & Car Accidents

More specifically, the glare occurs about 15 minutes after sunrise and 45 minutes before sunset. The glare from the sun is usually strong enough to completely blind a driver. Glare can be implicated in driving auto collisions during peak driving times- heading to work in the morning and back home in the evening. In fact, the glare from the sun causes more than 3,000 auto accidents per year. People have died in these auto accidents, and some of the drivers have been held accountable for the incidents because of personal injury. A driver can be held accountable for a glare… Read More…


Maybe I’ll need an attorney, but why not wait and see what is offered and then get an attorney involved if needed?

Ever hear the saying that you can’t put the genie back in the bottle once it’s opened? Or the damage is done once Pandora’s Box is opened? As a personal injury attorney with over 30 years of legal experience, attorney Ron Schreiber is always reluctant to get involve in a bodily injury claim that the client has attempted to handle on their own. The involvement of a competent and ethical attorney should be in every step of your claim. The attorney will guide you through each step, ensuring that your claim is fully maximized so you receive the compensation you… Read More…


The insurance company says an attorney will just take 1/3 or more of my money and I should see what the insurance company will do first. Is this reasonable?

Sure… if this were an ideal world where everyone treats everyone fairly and fully compensates people that have been injured. But do we live in an ideal world? Is the insurance company on your side or on their side? Is their motivation to give you the money you deserve or to hold on to as much money as they can? Insurance companies are “for profit” organizations. Their goal is to make more money than they pay out, which includes paying injured parties as little as possible. To understand the legal process when it comes to personal injury law, it is… Read More…