Tenge Law Firm Blog
Structurally, our skeletons define us in a way that is both good and bad. Childbirth is harder with narrow, upright hips, but being able to use our arms has essentially allowed us to develop civilization. Bones are the body’s framework, joints and connective tissue hold them in place, and muscles allow the parts to move.
Orthopedic injuries are trauma or systemic damage, whether through disease or genetics, that affect this frame: bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscle. A broken bone may not seem that bad, but it can be terrible for you in the wrong situation. Untreated fractures and open wounds can lead to infection, compartment syndrome, and worse.
In short, these are serious injuries, and they need to be taken seriously. Especially by the people whose negligent actions caused them.
Responsibility is a heady thing. You’re given the freedom to make choices, but if you choose wrong, you must accept the consequences. We wish that every person who has been slapped with a DUI immediately realized what they were doing was dangerous and made a change. But many don’t, and for some people, the very first time they choose to drive while “buzzed” is the last time for someone else.
Colorado’s Eastern Plains experienced the first frost of the season on October 3rd, though the Front Range avoided the freezing drop (thanks to a stratus cloud cover). CBS Denver tells us that the average “first freeze” in Denver occurs on October 7th, thought the earliest freeze on record came September 8, 1962; the latest freeze came November 15, 1944.
We celebrate this local history by encouraging Coloradans to bundle up, enjoy the turning of the seasons, take a deep breath for the holidays, and drive extra-cautiously on snowy or slick roads. We see too many car accidents at our firm come winter, and we’d like to share some guidance for readers.
A car accident can occur when another driver suffers a medical emergency behind the wheel. In these cases, do you have the right to pursue damages by filing a lawsuit? Even when it is clear that the other driver was at fault, does the fact that they suffered a medical emergency make them immune to liability?
A car accident is a terrible experience, and even worse if you were injured. With the uncertain weather in Colorado, drivers face conditions that can be very dangerous, whether rain, snow, or icy road surfaces. If a driver hits you and claims the weather was to blame, what are your chances of achieving a settlement or a jury award in a lawsuit? The answer always lies in the facts.
If you have been injured and believe someone else is to blame, you may wonder whether you have a personal injury case.
Your civil claim, to be successful, must have several elements. Colorado law makes it possible to seek compensation for accident-related expenses, but if you are partially responsible for what occurred, resolving your case can be more complicated – which is why you need a strong attorney on your side.
We were all taught to drive defensively, when we earned our licenses. But for most of us, that was before “smart technology” took over. Now that the iPhone, the Android, the Galaxy, and automated vehicle consoles are here to stay, drivers young and old are having a harder time keeping their eyes, their hands, and their focus on the road.
As stated in a Science Daily article, approximately 4.7 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs every year, and 20% of the victims require medical attention for their resulting injuries. Children ages five to nine years old account for most of the victims who receive medical attention. Children have a much higher risk of injury from dog bites than adults.
Serious car accidents that result in bodily injuries or death are mainstay items in the local news cycle. When it comes to receiving information, news stories are a key resource, and the particular language used in a story can impact public opinion on almost any event.
Across Boulder, Fort Collins, and Denver, there are more than 1 million people who cross many intersections each day. Even though the city governments make great efforts to review traffic statistics and find possible solutions to reduce accident rates at the most dangerous intersections, they still occur with alarming frequency.
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