I-70 Semi Accident in Lakewood

Posted Fri 26th Apr, 2019 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Auto Accident Lawyer, Personal Injury

If you have been following the local and national news lately, you have certainly seen the coverage of the fiery crash on Interstate 70 near the 20th Avenue/Denver West interchange.  Law enforcement is still investigating the accident to determine what happened, but officials estimate that at least 4 people were killed and 10 people were injured in the massive collision involving at least 24 passenger vehicles and 4 semi-trucks.  A 23 year-old Houston driver has …

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Bomb Cyclones (and what to do when there are blizzard conditions)

Posted Thu 28th Mar, 2019 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Legal Insights

Staying Safe in A Blizzard Recently Colorado went through a major winter storm that many described as a bomb cyclone. This storm and other storms like it are very dangerous. The first thing to remember to do during this time of the year is to pay attention to weather warnings. The national weather service issues national weather warnings and if one is active take extra precautions to stay safe. Here in Colorado, March is the …

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RTD Light Rail Accidents

Posted Tue 19th Feb, 2019 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Injury Law Firm, Legal Insights

RTD Light Rail Accidents

The light rail is a safe and convenient way of travel for anyone living in the Denver area. With multiple stops throughout Denver, the light rail provides a way for people to avoid traffic, spend less money, and reduce their carbon footprint. However, that does not mean that the light rail is free from danger. Even though it remains a safe way of transportation, there are many ways that people can be injured in a …

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Winter Driving Conditions

Posted Thu 17th Jan, 2019 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Articles, Legal Insights

Winter is a beautiful season and brings with it many wonderful hobbies, holidays, and memories. However, the winter season also brings poor driving conditions that can cause serious injuries. Freezing temperatures mixed with snow,sleet, or rain causes the roads to be slick and dangerous. So, while driving this winter season, follow some of these tips to keep as safe as possible. When driving in winter conditions it’s important to maintain slower speeds. This helps to …

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Electric Scooters in downtown Denver

Posted Fri 12th Oct, 2018 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Legal Insights, Personal Injury

If you have been around Denver recently, you’ve probably noticed people riding the electric scooters now available for rent in the downtown area. While these scooters are a great way for people to get places faster as well as help the environment, they come with risks. These scooters can go around 15 to 20 mph. That may seem slow at first, but it is fast enough to cause many injuries. These scooters are a great …

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Colorado’s Governmental Immunity Act and Wrongful Death Claims

Posted Mon 25th Apr, 2016 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Articles, Attorney, Auto Accident Lawyer, Injury, Lawyer

While negligence will likely be the principal cause of action for most cases arising out of a motor vehicle collision, it may be necessary to plead other associated causes of action. For example, the Federal Tort Claims Act provides the cause of action based on the negligence of a federal governmental employee. A claim involving the negligence of a state, county, city or political subdivision employee is brought under Colorado’s Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA) to …

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WHO CAN BE A PARTY TO A PERSONAL INJURY ACTION AND WHAT ARE COMMON POTENTIAL CAUSES OF ACTION?

Posted Tue 8th Mar, 2016 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Attorney, Auto Accident Lawyer, Injury, Injury Law Firm, Lawyer

Causes of action for injuries resulting from motor vehicle collisions include claims based on: a tortfeasor’s (the responsible party) individual liability for the tortfeasor’s own acts and omissions; vicarious liability; contract; an injury to another (i.e. derivative claims); based on wanton and wanton conduct; and the right of subrogation. Negligence is the most often pled cause of action based on a tortfeasor’s own acts or omissions that give rise to a personal injury claim arising …

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Cell Phones and Driving

Posted Mon 18th Jan, 2016 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Articles, Auto Accident Lawyer, Injury, Injury Law Firm

As 2016 begins, it is safe to say that the majority of drivers on the road not only have a cell phone, but that cell phone is always in the car with them. With this in mind, I would urge all of those drivers who this applies to, to put your cell phone away each and every time you start your car. In short, STOP using your cell phone while you’re driving! Each year, over …

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5 Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

Posted Thu 3rd Dec, 2015 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Auto Accident Lawyer, Injury, Injury Law Firm, Lawyer

Over six million car accidents occur in the United States each year and, fortunately, most are relatively minor.  As personal injury attorneys, we deal with car accidents every single day.  Inevitably, a client or friend will ask me, “what should I do if I get into an accident?”  Obviously, there are many different things that you can and should do depending on the circumstances, but here are 5 things that everyone should do if they …

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Where do I go to Sue Someone?

Posted Tue 30th Jun, 2015 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Personal Injury

When speaking with or meeting with a potential client for the first time, I often get asked how the client begins the process of suing the at fault party (also known as the tortfeasor).  Almost always, my response is that filing a lawsuit is generally not the first step in the claims process.  In fact, unless there is a statute of limitations issue, the claim has already been denied, or there are other case specific …

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