I-70 was closed in both directions for several hours on the morning of March 4th, 2018. A collision between a semi-truck and a pickup near the I-25 exit on eastbound I-70 resulted in the semi catching fire. The driver of the semi did not survive the accident. The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene but was apprehended by authorities later in the day. According to DPS, the driver of the pickup is being charged with vehicular manslaughter. The...Read More
According to traffic safety statistics released by the Colorado State Patrol, there were 302 fatal auto accidents on Colorado roadways in 2017, a 12.3% increase over 2016. When fatalities from accidents involving motorcyclists, pedestrians, and cyclists are added in, that number skyrockets to 631, combining for an 11% increase over 2016.
It’s not all bad news. Auto accidents, in general, are down...Read More
Denver city ordinance holds property owners responsible for building and maintaining sidewalks adjacent to their properties. This means, if you suffer injury after slipping and falling on an icy or snowy section of sidewalk, you may be entitled to compensation from the owner of the adjacent property. This ordinance is very seldom enforced by the city in the absence of an accident, but property owners are still responsible for injuries that result from their negligence, even if they...Read More
Living in Colorado has an abundance of perks, not the least of which are those days that push into the 60s and 70s during what would traditionally be considered the coldest time of the year.
Denver enjoys an average of 300 sunny days every year. Many of those, even during January and February, come with temperatures in the high 50s and above. Providing streets are clear of ice and snow, these are ideal motorcycle riding conditions, but what are some good options for winter...Read More
This winter has, so far, been fairly underwhelming when it comes to snow totals. Due to a lack of natural powder, the few runs that have been opened at some of Colorado’s most popular ski resorts are crowded, increasing risks for collision. These risks are exacerbated by the slick and sloppy conditions being created by unseasonably warm days, days that are making resort towns like Breckenridge and Aspen look less like Christmas and more like a never-ending extension of the shoulder season.
No matter if this ski season continues as is or if unexpectedly large amounts of snow begin to fall in the High Country, if you choose to hit the slopes it is vital that you practice increased caution this year. Your actions while snowboarding...Read More
Ski season has just begun in Colorado and the weekend rush to mountain towns will soon be in full swing. According to CDOT, Eisenhower Tunnel sees between 27,000 and 37,000 vehicles per day from November to March, with the heaviest of traffic occurring Friday through Sunday. If you are heading to the slopes and plan on driving yourself, it is important that you adjust your behaviors to help ensure everyone makes it safely to their destination.
When driving on...Read More
According to the CDC, 1 in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Many of these are genetic. Others are caused by maternal behaviors such as drug, tobacco, and alcohol use. Others still may be related to environmental factors. Nearly all occur within a baby’s first three months in the womb.
Birth injury occurs during labor or delivery. There may be some indications of potential delivery complications during pregnancy, but the injuries themselves occur during the process of birth. Unlike birth defects, birth injuries are not the result of maternal behaviors, environmental factors, or genetics. They are, often,...Read More
Coloradoans love their dogs. As a state with outdoor recreation built-in, dogs have become a constant companion to thousands, joining their people on hiking trails, bike paths, and city streets. In Denver alone, there are nearly 30 dog parks where pooches can play off-leash and neighboring cities to the North and South have been listed on various “Most Pet-Friendly Cities in America” lists.
While we love living with and around dogs, that arrangement can spell disaster when an uncontrolled animal attacks. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious dog bite in Denver or surrounding areas, the personal injury attorneys at Leventhal Sar LLC can help. Give us a call at 303-515-7355...Read More
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests that distraction plays a role in approximately 10% of all fatal car accidents and 17% of all car accidents involving injury. But what, exactly, is distracted driving and what can you do to help prevent more of these accidents from occurring?
Let’s start with the basics: distracted driving can easily be defined as doing anything while driving that takes your eyes and/or attention off of the road. At its most...Read More
Car accidents are among the leading causes of injury and death in Colorado, but how much do you know about these accidents, their primary causes, and your risks of being involved in one?
The short quiz below will test your knowledge of car accidents and related laws in Colorado, helping you better gauge how your behaviors might be increasing your risk of causing or being injured in a car accident.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a car accident in Denver or surrounding Northern Colorado...Read More