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Was This Injury at the Boulder County Jail Preventable?

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It was late last year when an inmate at Boulder County Jail undressed, sat down and put his fingers in his eyes. The resulting injuries left the man blind, and his parents furious at the sheriff’s departments. They have since filed a lawsuit accusing Boulder County Sheriff’s Office of neglect. But why do they believe … Continue reading

Are Colorado’s Concussion Laws Working?

Concussion rules for youth sports should ALWAYS be followed

Back in 2011, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law the Jake Snakenberg Youth Sports Concussion Act. This law requires that student athletes be removed from the field of play if they show signs or having a concussion. Any athlete removed from play for a concussion must get clearance from a healthcare professional before they can return … Continue reading

Just How Much Distracted Driving Damage Does Pokémon Go Cause?

Distracted driving is a major cause of crashes in Colorado

In July of 2016, a video game was released that would change the way people played with their smartphones. Pokémon Go was an instant sensation, allowing players to catch pocket monsters in augmented reality (AR). This combination of virtual characters and real surroundings delighted millions as they set out on adventures to “collect them all,” … Continue reading

Should the Chrysler Pacifica Be Recalled?

Do some car accident injuries have a delayed onset?

Should the Chrysler Pacifica minivan be recalled? The Center for Auto Safety seems to think so. The auto safety group recently petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue a recall for the 2017 Pacifica due to problems leading to stalling. Over 50 people have complained about the issue. According to Fiat Chrysler, … Continue reading

Practice Makes Perfect, But How Do You Practice Being a Trial Attorney?

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How long does it take to become a truly competent trial attorney? According to Tom Metier, it takes around 10,000 hours of experience, or five years of intense trial work. If you’re new to the practice of law, this can be a hard quota to manage. However, there is a solution available to professionals dedicated … Continue reading

Did Defective Fire Extinguishers Cause a Car Fire Death?

Work accidents occur without warning

Have you ever bought a fire extinguisher online or at Walmart, Home Depot, Sears or other brick and mortar retailers? Well you may need to check to make sure you didn’t purchase a defective fire extinguisher. A new recall has stirred safety advocates all over the country and if you aren’t careful, the consequences of … Continue reading

Why Are Three Sturgis Icons Being Sued for Personal Injury?

performing in front of a live audience

Have you ever been to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally? Once a year, riders from all across the country gather at the largest and most well-known motorcycle gatherings in the entire world. Burn out contests, food, drinks, activities and concerts take over the little town of Sturgis for nearly two weeks, but last year a few … Continue reading