Monthly Archives: July 2014

Does It Matter Where I Receive Treatment for My Spinal Cord Injury?

Damage to the spinal cord or surrounding nerve endings can permanently affect strength and sensation throughout your entire body. Severe injuries can cause crippling pain and permanently affect your mobility. Recovering from a spinal cord injury (SCI) can require extended treatment in an intensive care unit, followed by physical rehabilitation. Physical and occupational therapists work… read more

Vintage Motorcycle Show Unites Motorcycle Enthusiasts

Some motorcycle enthusiasts set their bikes apart by having the latest model and the most innovative technology. Vintage motorcycle lovers, however, would forego all those modern conveniences for the beauty and complexity of older bikes. The Fourth Annual Vintage Motorcycle Show was held in Golden, CO on July 2. The annual event is usually hosted… read more

Why Are So Many American Service Members Killed in Motorcycle Accidents?

Veterans make up a large percentage of the motorcycle community nationwide, and Colorado is no exception. Values like independence, freedom and adventure create common ground between service members and motorcyclists. Most people returning from deployment are 19 to 25 years old, armed with combat pay for whatever their heart desires. After years of excitement and… read more

Am I Liable for My Accident If a Stoplight Malfunctioned?

Pedestrians walking alongside busy roads are more vulnerable to injury and death than all motorists combined. Studies show that pedestrians fare better on sidewalks and clearly designated crosswalks, but drivers have to be able to read warning signals. Pedestrians can be seriously injured or even killed if drivers have trouble deciphering traffic cues. Pedestrian crossings… read more

Do I Need Training to Ride a Motorcycle?

Motorcycles are fun, fast and powerful, but they are very different from driving a car. Some motorcyclists believe that experience is enough to make them a safe rider, but studies have shown that even basic training can help save lives. Last year, more than 90 percent of riders killed in Colorado motorcycle accidents were men… read more

How Do TBI Victims Find Long-Term Care?

When victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustain severe injury, they can require months of therapy to fully recover. Even after their wounds heal, they may never regain certain functions. Permanent cognitive and physical disabilities could mean they will always need assistance with day-to-day life. In addition to physical and cognitive impairment, some TBI victims… read more

Reckless Motorcycle Thief Causes Hit-and-Run

In most personal injury cases, the central question in the lawsuit is negligence. If the defendant had an obligation to provide a safe environment and did not, they can be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result. Sometimes, the offender goes beyond negligence and deliberately creates a dangerous situation. When… read more

Distracted Drivers Cause Motorcycle Accidents Across Colorado

The growing popularity of cell phones and other handheld devices have made distracted driving accidents a nationwide epidemic. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable to injury, because they are smaller and less visible than cars. It is important to note that motorcycles also come with fewer safety features than cars. Even when a motorcyclist does everything right,… read more

Vail Resorts Facing Wrongful Death Lawsuit over Teen Skier’s Death

A district court judge has refused to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit against Vail Resorts, which alleges that the ski company is responsible for the death of a 13-year-old avalanche victim. In January 2012, the upper section of a ski run called Prima Cornice was closed for “safety reasons” due to poor snow conditions. The… read more