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Denver Attorneys Serving Cherry Creek, Aurora and Communities Throughout Colorado

January 10, 2020

In a “one bite” state, owners are not held liable for damages following a dog bite as long as their animal has not attacked anyone before. One bite laws protect dog owners from lawsuits and litigation following the animal’s first bite, but only in cases where there was no prior knowledge of a dog’s aggressive tendencies.

This was the law of the land for decades. It is fairly uncommon in the 21st Century. In fact, there are only 14 states that still follow the one bite law....

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December 04, 2019

When a passenger sustains an injury during a car accident, they are entitled to compensation for medical expenses and related damages. In some cases, a claim can be filed with the responsible driver’s insurance company. In others, a personal injury attorney may be needed to determine who is liable and pursue compensation through legal action as well.

The best way to find out if, as a passenger, you have a right to file suit following a car accident, is through a private, one-on-one consultation with Jonathan Sar or Sean Leventhal. During this free consultation, we will listen closely to your experience, provide honest information about your rights, and help you understand all of your options....

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November 05, 2019

November 3 – 11 is Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. During this time, it’s a good idea to consider your own driving habits to make sure you are doing everything possible to keep yourself – and everyone you share the road with – safe.

Research conducted by the National Sleep Foundation found 20% of participants willing to admit to falling asleep behind the wheel within the past 12 months. An alarming 40% admitted to having fallen asleep behind the wheel at least once during their driving career.

Each time a person falls asleep behind the wheel, they place everyone on the road at risk. AAA research has found an average of...

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October 23, 2019

Black Man in Neck Brace Thinking About His OptionsIf you have been injured in an accident, you may want to talk to a personal injury lawyer before you accept an insurance settlement. Once an insurance settlement has been accepted, you no longer have the option of taking legal action. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer can help you determine if you are making the best decision for your needs now and into the future.

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September 09, 2019

There are approximately 5.7 million people living in Colorado. 60% of the state’s residents live along the Front Range and account for a bulk of the approximately 4.2 million licensed drivers. It makes sense, then, that the number one most dangerous road in Colorado, according to the State Patrol (CSP), is C-470 – with the area between Alameda, Santa Fe, and Jewell seeing the highest number of serious and fatal car accidents.

C-470 is only 27.41 miles long, but it runs through a heavily trafficked portion of the Denver Metro area. Over half of Colorado’s...

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August 27, 2019

Light Rail Speeding ByThere are nearly 60 miles of light rail track in Denver. It runs through several counties in the Metro area and, in 2018, saw a total ridership of 25,476,009. Looking at total ridership, the number of light rail accidents is exceptionally low – lower still when a serious or fatal injury is involved.

A...

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July 25, 2019

On April 25th, 2019, a semi-truck being driven by 23-year-old Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos came barreling down I-70 at speeds that investigators have since determined exceeded 85-MPH. Just past the Colfax exit on the eastbound side of the highway – in a zone marked 45-MPH – Aguilera-Mederos’s semi-truck slammed into stopped traffic, resulting in a pile-up involving 24 cars and four semis. Several were injured. Four lives were lost.

According to his arrest affidavit, Mr. Aguilera-Mederos reported that his brakes failed just before the crash. Sadly, a mechanical inspection to confirm this will not be available. The cab was destroyed by fire after impact. However,...

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May 09, 2019

Hail Pelting Roof in StormSo far, spring has been relatively mellow in the Denver metro area. We’ve had a few storms, some big, but nothing like some of the major storms of Denver’s past. However, with the hail season just beginning, there is still plenty more damage that could be done.

Hail tends to hit Colorado with some regularity between April and September, with June historically seeing the most destructive and dangerous hail storms. In May of 2017, one such hail storm occurred,...

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March 07, 2019

Woman Driving Distracted While Looking at Her DogWe’ve all seen it – maybe some of us are even guilty of it – a dog’s head pops out of the driver-side window. “Can this person see?” We may think. “What happens if that animal loses its balance?” We may begin to ponder. “This is irresponsible!” We may even indignantly proclaim.

And indeed it is irresponsible. But so too is having any unrestrained pet in the car, regardless of its current location in the vehicle.

Pets that can move about the cabin of a vehicle pose a risk to everyone...

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February 08, 2019

For the second time in as many years, Colorado legislators are attempting to ban all handheld cellphone use while driving. Currently, it is not illegal to use a cellphone while driving in Colorado unless a person is “driving recklessly,” a rather arbitrary distinction that may apply to anything from erratic lane changes to unusual stopping and starting patterns, but enforcement relies on drivers endangering others.

Of course, the argument that using a cellphone while driving in and of itself endangers everyone else on the road, but Colorado has chosen...

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