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October 20, 2020

Car and Motorcycle Accident

The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is other vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 56% of motorcycle accidents occur on urban roadways and a majority of those at intersections.

Most motorcycle accidents that occur at intersections are a result of larger vehicles such as cars, trucks, and SUVs, turning in front of motorcycles. This may occur illegally, but is most often an issue of visibility – at least that is the claim made by many drivers who strike motorcyclists.

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August 27, 2020

There is more than one side to every accident. Sometimes, it turns out that fault lies with someone else. Sometimes, it’s your own behavior that caused problems. Often, it’s some combination of factors, making things a little murky when it comes to liability.

When you are found to be liable for an accident, your insurance will be responsible for paying the damages. When injury is serious or when a lawsuit is filed, your insurance company may appoint an attorney to represent you during settlement negotiations or in the eventuality of a trial.

This attorney works for your insurance company. This attorney does not work for you. He or she will be representing the best interests of the insurance company even if that does not ...

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August 04, 2020

Injured man looking at bills and wondering how to pay for them

When you are injured in an accident, insurance typically pays for related medical expenses and other economic damages. If you have a deductible, you will need to satisfy that agreement before collecting compensation. Your settlement will only be as large as your policy allows.

Does Insurance Pay for Everything?

Insurance settlements typically cover medical expenses, property damage, and anything else listed in the policy. They may not be significant enough to cover all of your damages and they almost...

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July 21, 2020

Car keys and weed

When marijuana was first legalized in Colorado, an increase in fatal traffic accidents followed and, while several factors played a role in this increase, including population growth, traffic conditions along I-25, and increasing levels of distraction, marijuana use certainly contributed. In fact, in a study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, around 13 million Americans...

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June 18, 2020

Golden hand holding a golden balloon in the shape of a five

Since 2015, Sean Leventhal and Jonathan Sar have been fighting for the rights of injured Coloradans. Thoughtful, attentive, and effective, Attorneys Sar and Leventhal have received numerous awards and distinctions in their five years of practice, including:

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • Avvo Client’s Choice

Both of our attorneys are also members of the Colorado Trial...

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May 14, 2020

Elderly woman on respirator 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.

What Steps Are Being Taken to...

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April 07, 2020

Home office with a cat in the window

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.


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February 13, 2020

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...

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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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