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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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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What is Personal Injury Law?

Posted Mon 6th Jul, 2015 | by | on Personal Injury

Personal injury law encompasses many different areas, but essentially is designed to help those persons who have been injured in an accident, as well as those who are being denied their rightful benefits, or have suffered the loss of a family member because of the wrongdoing of another.  The Denver injury lawyers at Kidneigh & Kaufman are knowledgeable in all aspects of personal injury law, including: automobile, truck, and motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, …

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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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Slip and Fall Claims

Posted Sun 17th May, 2015 | by | on Personal Injury, Premises Liability

The Denver personal injury lawyers at Kidneigh & Kaufman have been successfully handling slip and fall injury claims for over 30 years.  Unfortunately, due to the time consuming nature and liability concerns associated with slip and fall cases many Denver attorneys are unwilling to take these cases.  However, our Colorado injury attorneys understand the difficulties that come with slip and fall injury cases and are here to help you.  Not only do we handle basic …

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Documenting your Accident and Recovery

Posted Sun 10th May, 2015 | by | on Insurance Claims, Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured in an accident and are seeking compensation for your losses, it’s important that you document your recovery and what specifically those losses are.  One of the first things you should do is take pictures to document the actual occurrence.  For instance, if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, take pictures of not only your vehicle but any other vehicles involved as well.  This is because it is not uncommon …

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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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Getting the Information you Need

Posted Thu 22nd Jan, 2015 | by | on Insurance Claims, Medical Providers, Personal Injury

It’s always surprising to me when I meet with clients who have no idea what type of auto coverage they have, what the doctor diagnosed them with, or what type of medical treatment they are receiving.  This is just to name a few because when it comes to understanding these types of issues, most people tend to bury their head in the sand and assume (hope?) they’re being provided with the correct information.  I will …

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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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Who are the Denver Personal Injury Lawyers at Kidneigh & Kaufman?

Posted Sun 28th Dec, 2014 | by | on Attorney, Personal Injury

For over 30 years, Steve Kaufman has been working as a Denver personal injury lawyer.  After graduating from Rutgers Law School he started his first job with Jon Kidneigh working as a Denver accident lawyer.  After only two years on the job, Steve and Jon tried the first toxic shock syndrome (TSS) case to go to trial in the country against Procter & Gamble. From that point on he’s successfully handled almost every kind of …

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