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Is Texting and Driving Illegal in Colorado?

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Per The Denver Post, earlier this year, the laws making texting and driving illegal in Colorado were changed. According to the report in the Post, the law changes will increase the fine for texting while driving from $50 to $300 and also increase the points that a violation will add to a driver’s record from one to four. Does This Law Change Actually Makes It Easier to Text and Drive in Colorado? However, while those increases seem to make it look like the state is cracking down harder on drivers who text while behind the wheel, the exact opposite is actually true. Under the new law, instead of texting and… Read More

Understanding the Basics of Skiing & Snowboarding Accident Lawsuits

Colorado is one of the most popular states for skiing and snowboarding. The Rockies is an ideal location for these winter recreational activities. However, accidents are unfortunately common, leading to serious injury or even death. If you or a loved one has been involved in a skiing or snowboarding accident, it is important to understand the potential legal ramifications. Ski and snowboard accidents can causes a wide range of injuries, from broken bones to head and spinal injuries. The most common causes of these injuries include: Collisions with other skiers or snowboarders Collisions with trees, fences, signs, etc. Chair lift accidents Inadequate directions from an instructor Equipment failure If you… Read More

When is a Bartender Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?

Driving under the influence (DUI) is an issue in Colorado and throughout the country. In 2013, there were 142 deaths in the Colorado related to drunk driving. Of all the driving fatalities that year, 29.5 percent involved DUI. There were 22 alcohol-impaired driving deaths of people under the age of 21, which amounts to 30.1 percent of all traffic fatalities of people in that age group. Driving while intoxicated is a major problem among all age groups, but particularly in those who are underage. Under Colorado dram shop liability law, bartenders and others who serve alcohol have a certain amount of responsibility to protect their customers. If that duty is… Read More

Denver Motorcycle Riders are Subject to Common Injuries

Because motorcycle riders don’t have the same protection as drivers and passengers of other vehicles, they frequently suffer a wide array of serious injuries. Even with the best helmet and riding gear, bikers are still commonly injured. Drivers of cars and trucks often fail to notice bikers until it is too late. Because bikers are frequently involved in similar types of crashes, they tend to suffer the same types of injuries when they wreck. Some of the most common injuries to motorcyclists include: Head injuries. Any impact involving the head can be extremely dangerous and should always be taken seriously. Injuries to the brain caused by an impact are known… Read More

Protecting Yourself Before an Accident

As personal injury attorneys, we deal with a lot of individuals involved in motor vehicle accidents. When most people start “shopping” for motor vehicle coverage, they often are trying to save 15% in 15 minutes or trying to find the cheapest deal. Saving money is a good thing, but not when it comes to your own protection. When reviewing your own insurance coverage make sure you have two things: med-pay coverage and a high UM/UIM policy. The Colorado Legislature recently passed a law that requires all insurance companies to provide a minimum of $5,000.00 in medical payments (or med-pay) unless it is specifically waived by the insured. This provides anyone… Read More