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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Jonathan Vilma Suing the NFL

Posted Fri 18th May, 2012 | by | on Attorney, Cases, Injury, Lawyer

Like most football fans, I have been following the coverage of the Saints bounty program very closely.  For those who don’t follow the NFL as closely as I do, the New Orleans Saints allegedly had a bounty program in which defensive players were to be paid for big hits that knocked opposing players out of the game.  Jonathan Vilma is alleged to have participated in the bounty program and have also contributed $10,000 of his …

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