Monthly Archives: August 2012

Lawsuit Targets Doctors for Dark Knight Shooting

A recent lawsuit filed by one of the survivors of the devastating Dark Knight Rises shooting blames three parties for negligence: the studio that released the film, the theater that showed the film and the doctors that allegedly overprescribed medication. The lawsuit – filed by shooting survivor Torrence Brown Jr., who did not sustain injuries… read more

Avoiding Rider Distractions

Most of the coverage given to distracted driving (including blog posts by certain Denver injury attorneys) focuses on preventing car accidents. Inside the confines of a car or van, drivers have more space to handle food, papers, electronic devices, radio controls and temperature settings. They also might have other passengers to distract them. Motorcycles might… read more

Does the Movie Industry Bear Responsibility in Aurora Shooting?

The Aurora, Colo. shooting has inspired heated debate in various political circles about gun laws, Second Amendment rights and the role of violence in the media, among other issues. As the nation seeks to find meaning behind the act described by The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan as “senseless” and “unbearably savage,” one Coloradoan… read more

For Motorcyclists: Avoid Distracted Drivers

On Monday we wrote about the fatal motorcycle accident that killed Phil Sorenson, 33, of Sioux Falls, SD. The driver who crashed into his motorcycle was texting while driving 30 MPH over the speed limit. Distracted drivers pose an immense threat to everyone on the road: the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that… read more

Shooting Suspect Charged with Murder

Major news outlets are still buzzing about the Aurora movie theater shooting. This week, we will discuss new developments as victims and citizens sort out blame and responsibility for the tragic event. Primary suspect James Holmes has charged with 24 counts of murder for the 12 killed in the shooting and 116 counts of attempted… read more

Motorcycle Accident Could Inspire Distracted Driving Laws

On Wednesday, July 25, Phil Sorenson rode his motorcycle for the last time. Brent O’Neal, a 21-year-old driver, was driving 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, according to Sioux Falls police. In addition to driving 30 mph over the speed limit, he was texting. O’Neal hit three cars before crashing into Sorenson’s motorcycle, and… read more

Law Enforcement Fatalities Involving Motorcycles

According to a report compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 1,441 law enforcement officials died in the line of duty in motor vehicle crashes. Over time, these fatalities became a leading cause of death for police officers. In the 1980s, motor vehicle crashes accounted for 28 percent of police officer deaths. That… read more

Gunshot Wounds and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Guns and gun laws have dominated political discussions in the wake of the tragic The Dark Knight Rises shooting in Aurora, Colorado. An armored shooter opened fire on a crowd gathered to watch the first midnight showing of the new Batman movie, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 more. Gun sales have reportedly… read more

Aurora Survivors At Risk of Psychological Trauma

The disconnect between the festive atmosphere at The Dark Knight Rises midnight premiere and the horrific tragedy that occurred roughly thirty minutes into the film creates potential for severe psychological trauma, some experts say. “On an emotional Richter scale, it was very high,” said Dr. Jeffrey A. Lieberman, referring to the shooter who opened fire… read more