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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How to Make your House Safe for Guests and Safe from Lawsuits

Posted Sun 21st Dec, 2014 | by | on Premises Liability

Owning a home comes with a variety of responsibilities, one of which is keeping those who come to your home safe from harm.  Throughout the year, but particularly in the winter months, it is important to ensure your home is free of hazards.  During the winter months, these hazards often include snow, ice, and falling branches.  Since most homeowners likely have several visitors (mailman, delivery drivers, friends, etc.) access their sidewalks and walkways throughout the …

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10 ways Denver Accident Lawyers at Kidneigh & Kaufman can help you

Posted Fri 12th Dec, 2014 | by | on Accident Law Firm, Articles

If you’ve been injured in an accident recently, you likely know by now the insurance company is not on your side.  You’ve probably experienced difficulty getting the adjuster to call you back, have property damage that still hasn’t been dealt with, and mounting medical bills you don’t know how you’re going to pay.  You shouldn’t have to deal with these issues on top of treating your physical pain and trying to get well.  Denver accident …

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Bounce House Dangers

Posted Fri 5th Dec, 2014 | by | on Personal Injury

A few months back, I wrote a blog discussing the dangers of trampolines and providing cautionary use tips. In this same vein, a recent national study has associated a lot of these same dangers with bounce house use among children.  According to Dr. Gary Smith of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, “Each day in this country, more than 30 children are rushed to a hospital emergency department for an injury associated with an inflatable bouncer.  That’s a …

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Kidneigh & Kaufman is your Denver Accident Lawyer

Posted Sun 30th Nov, 2014 | by | on Articles

For over 30 years, the lawyers at Kidneigh & Kaufman, PC have helped injured people obtain settlement for their personal injury cases.  As Denver accident lawyers we can assist you in the following areas: Personal InjuryWe handle all types of personal injury cases.  This includes any auto, motorcycle, truck, or other motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, bicycle and pedestrian accident, animal bites and attacks, sexual assaults, product caused illnesses and injuries, medical malpractice, …

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Why Medical Malpractice Must be Reported

Posted Wed 19th Nov, 2014 | by | on Medical Malpractice

When people are involved in an auto accident, the automatic response is to call the police, file a report, and for all parties involved to report the accident to their insurance company to determine liability and damages.  Similarly, when an extreme event such as a plane crash occurs, it is headline news and intense investigations follow the incident to determine exactly what happened and how to prevent such a tragedy in the future.  Yet, when …

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What to do in case of an accident

Posted Wed 12th Nov, 2014 | by | on Auto Accident Lawyer

1.  Do not move your vehicle (unless it presents a danger to other traffic). 2.  Be certain the other party does not move their vehicle. 3.  Always notify the police.  If for some reason they will not come out (i.e. private property, weather conditions, etc.) be sure to file a report in person or online within 24 hours. 4.  Collect the following information: -name, address, and telephone number of the other driver -name and policy …

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Creating Your Emergency Car Kit

Posted Sat 8th Nov, 2014 | by | on Auto Accident Lawyer

With fall quickly becoming winter in Colorado, it’s important that you make sure your car is ready for the inclement weather.  Not only should you have your car serviced to ensure it’s running properly, but it’s also a good idea to keep an emergency kit in your trunk in the unfortunate event you do find yourself stuck in the snow and stranded.   While there’s certainly many items that different individuals will find helpful if …

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Jury Duty

Posted Thu 6th Nov, 2014 | by | on Legal Insights

While very few people actually want to get picked for jury duty, it’s truly an experience that those who do get chosen come to appreciate.  Because nearly every person who had served on a jury will tell you how beneficial the experience was, it’s too bad that the majority of people will do just about any thing to get out of jury duty.  So next time, you get a summons in the mail to appear …

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