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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Summer Safety Tips

Posted Thu 6th Jul, 2017 | by | on Injury Law Firm

With summer in full swing, many of us are spending a lot of time outdoors: swimming, hiking, biking, grilling, and just having fun with friends and family. With all the outdoor activity, it’s important to review some tips to keep you safe this summer. One of the most basic tips to keep in mind while you’re out and about enjoying the warm weather is to wear sunscreen, and not just when you’re swimming at the …

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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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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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Stacking Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

Posted Thu 23rd Jun, 2016 | by | on Auto Accident Lawyer, Injury Law Firm

The importance of having uninsured and underinsured (UM/UIM) coverage on your auto policy cannot be stressed enough. Having this type of coverage is the best way to protect yourself in the event you are injured in an accident caused by a driver who either does not have insurance or does not have enough insurance to cover your damages. For example, if an insured driver caused damages to you of $125,000 and he had limits of …

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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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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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Injured by a Drunk Driver?

Posted Tue 29th Sep, 2015 | by | on Auto Accident Lawyer, DUI, DWAI

If you were injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to punitive or exemplary damages.  These damages are in addition to your compensatory damages for things such as medical bills, wage losses, and pain and suffering.  A claim for punitive or exemplary damages may arise where there is evidence such as excessive speed, alcohol or drug abuse, or other evidence of gross negligence, willful and wanton, or reckless conduct. Keep in mind that …

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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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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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