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The Dram Shop Law in Colorado

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Third Party Liability in Drunk Driving Accidents Sadly, drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in Colorado. Impaired driving was responsible for approximately one third of all traffic fatalities in 2021, and that number continues to increase. It is fairly common knowledge that a person driving under the influence will be held responsible for a crash. He or she will not only be liable for property damage, but also any injuries or death resulting from the accident. Legal repercussions include license suspension, fines, community service, and even jail time.  What is less common knowledge is that a third...

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Truck Accidents and Wrongful Death

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Truck accidents are often more severe than other motor vehicle accidents. The sheer size of an average semi-truck means that a collision involving a smaller vehicle can have devastating, even fatal consequences. Accidents involving trucks and fatalities frequently result in wrongful death claims by surviving family members. These types of lawsuits can offer a sense of closure and justice on behalf of the deceased.  Who Is Responsible for a Wrongful Death After a Truck Accident? While it may seem like the driver is the obvious culprit in a trucking accident, there may actually be several individuals or entities who should be held...

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Do You Need An Attorney After a Truck Accident?

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There are about 3 million semi trucks in operation across the United States. The average truck is about 72 feet long, 9 feet wide, and 14 feet tall. Even with nothing in the cargo bay, an unladen semi truck can weigh as much as 35,000 lbs. When towing cargo, the US allows for a total weight of up to 80,000 pounds. For reference, that is about the weight of ten Asian elephants.  Suffice to say, semi trucks are big. As a result, accidents involving these trucks can have devastating consequences. About 500,000 truck accidents occur each year in the US, about...

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