Grippin v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage-Resident Relative. Plaintiff, Grippin, was struck by a truck while driving his motorcycle, causing serious bodily injury to Grippin. At the time of the accident, Grippin and his wife owned a home in Colorado Springs, where they lived with their children. However, Grippin (and his wife and children) also regularly lived… Read more »

Injured While Participating in a Recreational Sport?

  Have you ever wondered if you can recover for injuries caused by a co-participant while participating in a recreational sport? Well, in the case of Laughman v. Girtakovskis the Colorado Court of Appeals shed some light on that question. In that case the Plaintiff, Laughman, suffered serious facial and visual damages during a martial… Read more »


Colorado has well-known reputation for its love of partying and having a good time. Long before the days of recreational marijuana sales in the state, the Denver Metro area has been home to many breweries, micro-breweries, and several bars and night clubs. Along with alcohol, another of Denver’s big callings is no doubt football. Super… Read more »


Colorado has already experienced a number of devastating winter storms and heavy snow during the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015. On January 3, 2015, blizzard like conditions impacted the entire state of Colorado. Roads were shut down across the cross state, from US HWY 287 near the Oklahoma border, all the way… Read more »


The New Year is off to a rough start for us here along the Front Range in Colorado. According to the State of Colorado’s official website, eighteen fatal accidents have already taken place in Colorado in 2015. These eighteen accidents have caused twenty people to lose their lives. This is a scary figure as we… Read more »


The ski resorts located near the Denver Metro Area in cities such as Frisco, CO, and Breckenridge, CO, are only about sixty miles from the city limits down Interstate 70. Normally, this drive would take less than an hour.   However, during ski season this stretch of highway often takes hours to traverse, particularly on Fridays… Read more »

Johnson v. State Farm: Underinsured Motorist Coverage

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently decided the case of Johnson v. State Farm. That case involved State Farm’s denial of Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage to a named insured, Johnson. The Court of Appeals determined that State Farm had to provide UIM Coverage to Johnson. The facts of the case involved another State Farm insured,… Read more »

Auto Accident Tips

Winter is coming! Temperatures will start to drop and the chance of snow is going to increase. Are you prepared for the changes? Here are some tips in case you should be unfortunate enough to get into an auto accident. What you can do BEFORE: Carry a set of cones, warning triangles, or emergency flares… Read more »

Distracted Driving

According to, the act of distracted driving includes texting, using a cell phone or smart phone, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading; including maps, using navigation system, watching a video, adjusting the radio, CD player or MP3 player. Since the wide use of smart phones, distracted driving has been at the forefront… Read more »

Trampolines: Jumping into Danger

Trampolines provide endless hours of entertainment, exercise, and childhood memories for kids who get to enjoy them. Many parents purchase trampolines with the idea in mind that they want their kids to be outside playing instead of inside watching TV and to them it appears a trampoline is a great activity to release energy. However,… Read more »

DOG BITES: Are Your Children Safe?

According to the American Humane Association (AHA) (2013), there is an estimated 4.5 million dog bites per year. Approximately 885,000 of those dog bites require medical attention. Similar to any injury, children and the elderly are more vulnerable to dog bites and attacks. In comparison to other age groups, fifty percent of dog attacks occur… Read more »

Life Saving Legislation for Kids

Within the past few years across the nation there have been an increasing number of stories in the news about children being run over and killed by cars in their own driveways.  A recent example occurred in Denver, Colorado, on May 8,2014.  A three year old boy was pronounced dead at the scene after a… Read more »


The Mintz Law Firm does not shy away from litigation, and will represent our clients all the way through trial and beyond. Our office recently went through a trial involving a case where a large and aggressive dog attacked our client while he was walking his much smaller house dog. The large dog bit our… Read more »


The State of Colorado places what is called a Statute of Limitations on most legal claims. The Statute of Limitations varies depending on the type of case at issue. In most types of personal injury cases the Statute of Limitations is relatively short, and only allows a few years after the date of the injury… Read more »

Is Distracted Driving really a problem?

  Distractions occur whenever you take your eyes off of the road. There are many driver distractions such as visual, cognitive, and manual distractions which lead to auto accidents every day. Eyes off the road (visual) Mind off the road (cognitive) Hands off the steering wheel (manual) Driver distractions are the leading cause of most… Read more »

Tips for Driving Safely this Summer

During the summer, more people drive on Colorado highways, roads and streets and as a result, more people are seriously injured and even killed in car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents.  Being prepared, and practicing safe driving techniques may help to prevent you or a loved one from suffering serious injuries or death. Here are a few Tips for Driving Safely… Read more »

Prevent Parking Lot Auto Accidents

Prevent Parking Lot Auto Accidents with these helpful tips: Buy Time To React Parking lots are filled with obstacles and hazards, but often the biggest danger is other drivers. They may cut across empty rows, drive too fast, or ignore signs and pavement markings, endangering everyone in the lot. The best way to deal with… Read more »


  Colorado’s Governmental Immunity Act (GIA) is a law put in place so that governmental bodies cannot be sued unless that body- first grants its permission or under certain exceptions provided in the act. This protection of the government has caused many injured individuals to go without any compensation for harm to them caused by… Read more »