As the novel coronavirus works its way through nursing homes, disparities in safety protocol, cleanliness, and patient care are all coming to light. COVID-19 is highly contagious and the elderly and immunocompromised are at the highest risk for fatal complications. When a nursing home fails to take proper steps to protect its residents, the rapid spread of the virus is highly likely, and, when this occurs in a nursing home, fatalities are certain to follow.
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Governor Polis has extended the stay at home order for the state of Colorado through April 26th. The city of Denver will remain under stay at home orders until May 8th. Federal, state, and local orders may be extended again, as needed, to help our medical community stay on top of the virus, minimize exposure to vulnerable populations, and reduce the number of new cases.Read More
The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) reports that there were 31 catastrophic incidents at ski resorts in the United States during the 2018/19 season. 21 of these accidents involved skiers. 10 involved snowboarders.
According to NSAA, the leading causes of serious injury on the slopes in 2018/19 were:
- Collision with the snow surface
- Collision with other skiers or snowboarders
- Collision with stationary objects like trees and boundary fencing
The NSAA defines “catastrophic injury” as those which will result in “…significant neurological...Read More
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....Read More
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....Read More
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...Read More
If 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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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...Read More
There 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.
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,...Read More