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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Keeping Your Kids Safe in Youth Sports

Posted Tue 21st Mar, 2017 | by | on Injury Law Firm, Legal Insights

Every year, nearly 30 million school age children participate in youth sports throughout the United States, and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control this number is only increasing. Whether it is your elementary school child participating in youth soccer or t-ball for the first time or your high school athlete playing tacking football or being a member of the cheerleading team, every parent wants to ensure their child is safe from sports related …

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Holiday Safety Tips

Posted Mon 19th Dec, 2016 | by | on Attorney, Injury Law Firm, Legal Insights

With the holiday season upon us, it’s time for decorating, celebrating, and spending time with loved ones. Whatever holiday you celebrate this season, it’s especially important to be mindful of safety this time of year. For many of us, it’s a holiday tradition to decorate the house, whether it be with a Christmas tree, a Menorah, or outdoor lights strung on trees or the house. When thinking about where to put your tree, be sure …

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Back to School Safety Tips

Posted Fri 19th Aug, 2016 | by | on Injury Law Firm, Legal Insights

With the summer coming to a close and school quickly approaching, it’s important to start thinking about how to keep your kids safe as they head back to school. If you are lucky enough to live within walking distance of your child’s school then you likely spend a lot of time with your child walking, biking, or using a scooter going to and from school multiple times a week. While this is a great opportunity …

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Shifting the Burden of Proof

Posted Sat 21st Feb, 2015 | by | on Legal Insights, Personal Injury

When a Plaintiff files a personal injury lawsuit against a Defendant, the law states the Plaintiff has the burden of proving his case.  This means the Plaintiff has to prove that the Defendant was negligent and said negligence was a cause of his injuries.  However, in certain circumstances, the burden of proof shifts to the Defendant and he is then forced to disprove his negligence.  This is known as res ipsa loquitur, and occurs whenever …

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Colorado Supreme Court Abolishes the Sudden Emergency Doctrine

Posted Sat 31st Jan, 2015 | by | on Legal Insights

In a great decision for Plaintiffs in Colorado, on January 22, 2013 the state’s Supreme Court ruled to abolish the sudden emergency doctrine stating “its minimal utility in Colorado’s comparative negligence scheme is greatly outweighed by the instruction’s danger of misleading the jury.”  Prior to this holding, the sudden emergency doctrine recognized “that a person confronted with sudden or unexpected circumstances calling for immediate attention is not expected to exercise the judgment of one acting …

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Failure to Mitigate Damages

Posted Sun 4th Jan, 2015 | by | on Legal Insights, Personal Injury

In a December 27, 2012 decision, the Colorado Court of Appeals held that it was error for a trial court to give an instruction allowing the jury to find that the Plaintiff failed to mitigate her damages if she “continued to undergo expensive treatment when it was not resolving her pain.”  Under the law, an injured party must take reasonable steps to mitigate his or her damages and as such, may not recover damages for …

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