Colorado Law Blog

Distracted Driving Can Kill

June 3, 2010

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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The Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving

April 14, 2010

Last December, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter signed into law a ban on texting while driving, joining 20 other states, the District of Columbia, and Guam in an attempt to prevent the increasing number of accidents caused by cell phone distraction. Six other states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands prohibit all forms of cell phone…

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If You’ve Been Injured at Work

February 1, 2010

If you’ve been injured at work, no matter how minor the injury may seem at first, it is important to contact a law office that specializes in workers’ compensation claims immediately. The moments and days after an injury occurs are crucial and vital to an injured worker’s situation. There are many dangers involved in waiting…

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Can You Be Fired For Being Injured on the Job?

July 6, 2009

For employees who get hurt on the job, workers’ compensation can provide welcome relief and deserved financial compensation. But what happens if you make a workers’ comp claim and then get fired? Can they do that? Can an employer fire an employee for being hurt on the job? As an employee, you have the right…

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Bicycle Safety Tips

June 21, 2009

Bicycle riding is becoming more popular that ever. Rising gas prices have many leaving their cars at home and riding their bicycles to work and to run errands. Many are turning to bicycles for the health benefits and to reduce pollution. Bicycle riding is easy, relaxing and fun and it’s something everybody can do. As…

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Back Injuries While at Work

March 30, 2009

Whether your job is in an office or your job involves physical labor, a workplace back injury is a risk for anyone. All employees should be aware that back injuries can happen on the job. There are steps that you can take to minimize your chances of having a work-related back injury. There are also…

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Hang Up and Drive! The Dangers of Driving While Talking on a Cell Phone.

January 26, 2009

Drinking and driving…most of us wouldn’t consider driving while drunk. But, most of us have talked on our cell phones while driving. But, do we really appreciate the ramifications of driving and talking on our phones. A recent study by the AAA Foundation, using driving simulators, suggests that drivers talking on their cell phones exhibit…

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If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Has Been Denied

October 20, 2008

There are many ways a workers’ compensation insurance company can deny your claim. These ways may all seem the same to the injured worker. In fact, an insurance company may pay for some of your treatment at first, but don’t be fooled—your claim may still be denied in the long run. Sometimes, it may be…

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Heated Car Seats Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

April 3, 2008

Once considered a luxury item, electric heated cars are commonplace now. Did you know heated cars seats have been known to malfunction and become dangerously hot? What luxury! It’s a freezing cold day, you get in your car, flip on the heated seat switch and before you know it you’re toasty warm. I’ve accidentally turned…

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Checking a Doctor’s Malpractice History

January 2, 2008

Choosing a doctor is a big decision. Each doctor has their own unique training, medical specialties, and personal style. The doctor that you choose has a big impact on the care that you receive, so it makes sense that you want to check out a doctor’s malpractice history before you make a decision about your…

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