Miscellaneous

The United States of Amusing-Laws-Ica

The United States of America was founded on some core principles that embodied the idyllic spirit of freedom, prosperity, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Of course, as we all know, for better or worse, a few things have changed since then.

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Car Accident Scams

How to identify the scoundrels and how to protect yourself Car accidents are expensive, but if you happen to be a victim of a car accident scam-you may end up with a costly insurance claim that costs you a bundle. Here are some ways folks who deal in car accident insurance scams not only rip…

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Proposed “Driving While Stoned”

Colorado is in the middle of a drug war. This past November, the continued legal operation of medical marijuana was on ballots across the state. In the minds of many Coloradoans, complete legalization isn’t too far behind, and some proponents are preparing a campaign to pursue that in 2012. As a result of continued debate…

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What To Do If You Encounter a Mountain Lion

It’s rare, but it does happen. People in Colorado sometimes encounter mountain lions, also known as cougars, pumas, and panthers. Most escape unharmed, some end up injured, and unfortunately, a few people have been killed. Humans are not preferred prey for mountain lions. They usually hunt deer. But when conditions are right, mountain lions will…

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Emergency Preparedness

Since September 6, 2010, more than 6,100 acres in Fourmile Canyon, outside Boulder, have been charred in a wildfire. At least 166 homes have been destroyed, and several other non-residential structures have burned to the ground. A second wildfire started near Loveland on September 12, and approximately 710 acres have already been lost in that…

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Back to School Safety Tips for High School Kids

Once kids make it to high school, parents may relax a bit about sending them off to school by themselves. They’re older, bigger, and learning more responsibility for themselves. This doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from a few reminders about safety, though. They’re still kids, and teenagers, even though they’re more mature than middle schoolers,…

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Shari Willis Uses Personal Experience to Help Clients

The best attorney is one who can empathize with a client, and make that person feel as though they’re truly understood and supported. Shari Willis is one such attorney, and we’re proud to have her on board at Bachus & Schanker. In addition to her outstanding legal work, Shari is a tireless supporter of charities…

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Summer Camp Safety

One of the most nerve-wracking things a parent can do is send their children away to summer camp. It’s relinquishing a certain amount of control which can be difficult for any parent, but especially for parents of younger children. To put your mind at ease, look for certain features of the camp that will help…

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Distracted Driving Can Kill

On Thanksgiving Day in 2008, nine-year-old Erica Forney of Fort Collins, Colorado, died. She didn’t have a terminal illness. She wasn’t playing with matches or an unattended gun. Two days before Thanksgiving, she was riding her bike home from school, the way she did every day. Just two houses away from her own, she was…

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Children Involved in More Accidents During Summer

Every year, thousands of children are injured during the summer months. The warmer the weather gets, the more time kids spend outside, engaging in activities that expose them to potentially dangerous situations, increasing the likelihood of accidents and injury. Many of these accidents and injuries can be avoided if parents take a few precautions.

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