Posts Categorized: Personal Injury

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 »

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 »

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MINORS

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 »

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 »

CAPS ARE GOING UP, MEANS MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET

  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 »

Preventing Pedestrian Accidents

In 2009, 16 percent of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. were among people age 65 and older, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The elderly are more susceptible to injury and death as pedestrians because many of them tend to have more limited eyesight, hearing and mobility. Many seniors on foot also… Read more »

5 Things You Should Know About Wrongful Death

1. Wrongful Death Cases: What Are They? Usually speaking, a wrongful death is a death incurred by someone’s  negligence, such as: carelessness, incompetence, or failure to act. A person  crossing the street, killed by an intoxicated driver, an old woman killed by a  mugger for $20.00 in her purse, a pregnant mother struck down and… Read more »

Traffic diverted off Colfax as police investigate auto-ped accident

Denver Police diverted traffic from Colfax Avenue at Broadway as they  investigated an accident involving a pedestrian. Colfax reopened about 5:15  p.m. Raquel Lopez, a spokeswoman for the department, said the accident happened  just before 4 p.m. The victim was transported to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle remained on scene…. Read more »

One Third of Pedestrians Found Texting While Walking

A new study of pedestrians in Seattle found that approximately 1/3rd of pedestrians are distracted while walking. Most of them are distracted by texting, talking on their cell phone or listening to music. The researchers found that nearly one in 3 people were distracted while walking. Persons who were texting while walking were approximately 4… Read more »

Leafy Greens Number One Source of Food Poisoning

Your greens may be good for you, but they’re also the number-one source of food poisoning in the country.  According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis of the top food poisoning sources for Americans, leafy greens are at the top of the list. These leafy greens include lettuce and spinach, and according to the… Read more »

Traumatic brain injury and other such diseases can waste the brain’s 1.5 kilogram mass by a third

The National Football League and the Canadian Football League have faced many suicides of players stricken with traumatic brain injury. Cumulative head trauma is the culprit. Another well known sports personality has died: Ted Toogood, a former Toronto Argonaut. Over the years he played the sport he loved, he was battered about the field in… Read more »

Types of Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Have you recently been injured in an automobile accident? Many people who are involved in Colorado motor vehicle accidents do not always know if they may be able to recover from the responsible party’s insurance carrier. The Denver car accident attorneys at the Mintz Law Firm have provided a short overview for those who have… Read more »

Colorado Wrongful Death

David Mintz at the Mintz Law Firm is very experienced with helping families get what they need when wrongful death has occurred. When a loved one dies unexpectedly at work or at the hospital, family members are always left in shock and stressed out. Naturally, one of the most difficult things to imagine is whether the person died… Read more »

Dog Bite Accident Prevention

For many Americans their canine companion is practically a member of the family. Dogs are “man’s best friend,” after all. Even so, a wide variety of circumstances lead to dog bites in Colorado and across the US and the consequent need for a dog bite lawyer. Here is a little information everyone should take note of –… Read more »

Aurora Firefighter Dies in Bike Accident

The following article is an example of how even when you do everything right, someone you have no control over may not be paying attention. Many people are injured in accidents everyday which they did not cause, had no control over, and are left with life changing injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can be… Read more »