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Woman Receives $4 Million After Sustaining Injuries From Fall

July 15, 2018
Some people in Colorado do not take the possibility of a premises liability suit seriously, and this is particularly evident during and after snowstorms. A recent ruling for this type of suit may change the minds of these people though. According to reports, a woman living in a condo complex was involved in a slip and fall incident that resulted in her sustaining some very serious back injuries, so serious in fact that she is now disabled. Interestingly, the woman slipped on her own steps, so how was she able to file a lawsuit in this case? The answer is simple: the condominium’s bylaws indicated that the homeowners’ association and the managing agent were responsible for clearing ice and… Read Full Post

How Can I Make Sure My Dog Won’t Bite?

July 13, 2018
Dogs are animals and will act accordingly. They are naturally social, usually furry and sometimes cuddly, but they are animals nonetheless. If someone pulled on your ears or face or got right in your face, could you say you would react calmly? And we’re humans. There are a few factors that lead to dog bites. Bites can often be traced back to a lack of training and socialization While this post focuses on training and socialization, a second post will address owner error. My dog is not well trained Are you a DIY type? Are you patient? Great! Google “You tube videos on puppy training” and take some notes. With consistency and repetition, your dog can be well trained to heed your commands… Read Full Post

8 Tips for Dealing with Terrible Colorado Drivers

July 12, 2018
Back in 1998 the Colorado State Patrol began a campaign to target aggressive drivers. Rather than calling 911, drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians can dial *CSP to report an aggressive driver. Remember to provide the dispatcher the exact location (road and direction), a description of the vehicle, and the manner in which the vehicle is being driven. Do not attempt to follow or pursue the vehicle. It is not your job, it’s not safe and it is rarely going to turn out well. If you’ve ever complained that Colorado drivers are terrible, there are statistics to support your claim. In a study by Allstate, Denver drivers fared worse than the national average. Denver drivers had an average of 8.2… Read Full Post

5 Tips for Motorists Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

July 11, 2018
If you are the loved one of a motorcyclist, you have reason to be worried. Eighty percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That makes it all the more important for all motorists, on a bike or in a car, to be as cautious as possible. While there are more motorcycles on Colorado roads, there are many more car drivers who need to pay attention to their blind spots and NOTICE motorcyclists. There were 194,129 motorcycles registered in Colorado in 2016, up from 184,174 in 2012, the Department of Revenue reported. Compare this with the number of new vehicles registered 193,653 new vehicles… Read Full Post

Meeting a Dog for the First Time – Do’s and Don’ts

July 10, 2018
It’s no secret that Coloradans love their dogs. Doggie daycares, pet walking services and even boutiques catering to dogs are evidence that they are cherished members of our family. Even outside the home, we like to accommodate our furry friends with doggie friendly bars like The Watering Bowl and Biscuits and Brews. Whether you’re at a dog friendly brewery, dog park, or just walking down a street in the Denver area, remember the following tips when meeting a dog for the first time, or even the hundredth time since animals are unpredictable. You can change your behavior to avoid a dog bite. Given the risk vs. reward, we would advise you to fight the urge to pet every cute pup you see. But… Read Full Post

Common Questions about Workers’ Comp in Colorado

July 09, 2018
We’ve been helping injured workers with their workers’ comp claims for many decades and developed a list of common questions about workers’ comp in Colorado. Q: When Can I File For Workers’ Compensation? A: As quickly as possible and within four days. If you’ve been injured or become ill at work, you may need to file for workers’ comp in Colorado. Workers’ compensation pays for medical care, rehabilitation, and some wage replacement if you have to miss work. To get these benefits, you must file a claim. Your employer is required to file a report through the Division of Workers’ Compensation within three days of the injury. See the workers’ comp in Colorado timelines here. Q: After I… Read Full Post

Brain Injury in Colorado: Common Types and Causes

July 08, 2018
According to Brain Injury Alliance Colorado, more than 500,000 Colorado residents live with a brain injury. Unlike some injuries that heal overtime, damaged brain cells typically don’t recover. This can lead to a variety of problems including memory loss, physical disability or impairment, and poor general health. Nearly 2 million new brain injuries are suffered by Americans each year. In this post, we take a closer look at brain injuries in Colorado and where victims can get help to pay for medical expenses, rehabilitation programs, and community support services. Brain injuries don’t discriminate by age, gender or race, and more than 500,000 Coloradans live with the effects of brain… Read Full Post
Category: Brain Injury

Dangerous Jobs in Colorado: A Look Beyond Statistics

July 07, 2018
Picking a career path doesn’t usually involve reviewing workplace injury and fatality statistics; however, many Colorado workers have legitimate reason to worry about a workplace injury or illness. Knowing about dangerous jobs in Colorado can lead to a more informed job selection process. Plus, knowing how to manage a workplace accident can help victims recover the compensation they deserve, as outlined by the Colorado’s Workers’ Compensation Act. The following information about dangerous jobs in Colorado may not help you find your dream job, but understanding the state’s workplace injury landscape may help you better navigate Workers’ Compensation laws should you need to pursue an injury… Read Full Post

School Rules to Protect Student Athletes

July 05, 2018
Concussion, a type of brain injury, can occur in any sport, but football, hockey, soccer, and basketball have the highest rates of incident. School rules to protect student athletes are key to avoiding these type of injuries. However, Colorado parents and students are unprotected. In August 2017, a controversial study conducted by the Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) ranked Colorado last among all states and the District of Columbia for state high school sports safety policies. These policies cover the four leading causes of death among high school athletes: sudden cardiac arrest, traumatic head injuries, exertional heat stroke, and exertional sickling. The Colorado High School Athletics… Read Full Post

Prevent Dog Bites in Colorado

July 04, 2018
Colorado isn’t known for an overwhelming number of dog-bite injuries, which may seem surprising considering how many Coloradans have dogs. There are steps to prevent dog bites in Colorado, no matter how often they occur. Usually it is owner error that leads to bites. Therefore, it is critical for Denver dog owners to understand local and state ordinances, as well as practical guidelines for owning a dog. Every year there are 4.5 million dog bites in the U.S. Many of these dog bites could have been avoided had the dog owner simply followed the law. Dog owners can help prevent dog bites in Colorado by following some basic rules. Click to enlarge or save your Guide to Responsible Dog… Read Full Post