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Slip and Fall Lawsuit

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In the US, slip and fall accidents result in over 1 million visits to the emergency room annually. Injuries caused by these accidents can be severe, and they account for 85% of all fractures sustained by individuals over age 65. While many slip and fall accidents occur within our own homes, there are plenty of instances when they happen on someone else’s property as a result of negligence. In these cases, you have the right to pursue legal action in the form of a slip and fall lawsuit against the person(s) responsible.  What is Premises Liability? Slip and fall cases typically fall...

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Dog Bite Injuries in Colorado

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In most cases, we don’t deserve dogs. Their loyalty, friendship, and service are something mankind has cherished for centuries. In the US, we love dogs so much that 48 million households have at least one canine companion. Unfortunately, with that many dogs, the incidence of dog bites is also on the rise. The CDC reports about 4.5 million dog bites every year, with over 800,000 bites needing medical care. It is important to know your rights and what steps to take should you or a loved one experience a dog bite.  Colorado Dog Bite Law In Colorado, Revised Statutes §13-21-124 state that...

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Who Is Responsible For a Bad Drug Reaction?

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Medications often come with a laundry list of potential side effects, ranging from mild to severe. You have likely experienced a reaction to a drug at least once in your lifetime. Over 4 million Americans visit the emergency room every year with complaints related to a new medication.  While side effects are often a necessary evil when taking a new drug, there are certain steps that both the pharmaceutical company and prescribing healthcare professional must take to ensure no one is unexpectedly harmed by a medication.  When is a Pharmaceutical Company Liable for Side Effects? It is the duty of the drug manufacturer...

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Pedestrian Accidents in Colorado

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Pedestrian accidents account for about 70,000 injuries nationally and 5,000 deaths. 92 of these deaths occured in Colorado in 2021. Sadly, the majority of such accidents affect our most vulnerable population: senior citizens and children. Laws in Colorado exist to protect pedestrians from moving vehicles. Knowing these laws can help you and your loved ones stay safe when crossing the street.  When Do Pedestrian Accidents Occur? There may be no justifiable reason for hitting someone when they are crossing the street, but there are a few scenarios when it is more likely to happen: Turning right on a red light Many pedestrians are struck...

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Understanding Personal Liability Insurance

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Most individuals understand that their homeowners insurance covers damages related to the home, personal property, and certain surrounding structures. They may be less aware that they are also covered, to an extent, in cases of personal liability.  What is Personal Liability Insurance? Personal liability insurance protects an individual in the event that someone is injured on his or her property. It also provides coverage when someone living within the home damages another person’s property. Generally speaking, most personal liability claims happen as a result of negligence. If someone slipped on your sidewalk as a result of an un-shoveled snow, for example, you may...

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Bicycle Laws to Know in Colorado

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Colorado is ranked as one of the top states for cyclists due to its beautiful scenery and abundance of trails. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents and even deaths do occur. Thoroughly understanding Colorado's cycling laws can keep you safe and reduce your liability in the event of an accident. The following are some of the most important bicycle laws to know in Colorado. Where Are You Allowed to Ride a Bike in Colorado? Official Colorado Bicycle Laws state that a cyclist may ride on all public streets and roads, but not the highway. Trails are generally acceptable for all cyclists, provided there is not a...

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