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Colorado Wrongful Death: The Basics

Who May Bring a Wrongful Death Claim The parties entitled to bring a wrongful death lawsuit are limited to the decedent’s spouse, “heir or heirs,” or a “designated beneficiary.” C.R.S. § 13-21-201(1)(a) and (b). In addition, potential claimants may include the surviving parents of an unmarried and childless decedent. C.R.S. § 13-21-201(1)(c). The term “heir […]

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Juries can make the workplace safer by holding unsafe employers accoutable

A jury found that an employer had violated various workplace safety rules and laws, and that a worker was injured because of these violations. Please “drill down” for details. http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/immigration/b/insidenews/archive/2012/08/25/1m-federal-jury-verdict-for-injured-undocumented-worker-romero-v-reiman-corp-d-wyo.aspx

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Watch: Animation created to for trial and settlement of a catastrophic ski slope injury in Aspen, for $3,225,000. Holding unsafe skiers accountable makes skiing safer for everyone

A significant settlement encourages safer skiing. A 19 year old Aspen skier looked before he leapt launching a 360 degree turn before making sure the area below was clear. The skier, who was moving at least 35 miles per hour, ran into medical professional, who suffered a closed head injury, a severely injured shoulder, and […]

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Insured beyond the grave

Here’s another aspect of insurance I heard from this Gospel song on the Bluegrass Junction channel. I HOW YOU CAN BUY INSURANCE FRIEND TO PAY YOU WHEN YOU’RE ILL. AND IF YOUR EARTHLY HOME SHOULD BURN, A NEW ONE YOU CAN BUILD. INSURANCE ON YOUR EARTHLY WEALTH, YOUR SILVER AND YOUR GOLD BUT READ GOD’S BOOK, […]

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Getting Document Evidence from Third Parties

Suppose you or your family were injured because of the carelessness of a “third person” as lawyers say, i.e., because someone else messed up. Suppose further that you are forced to file a lawsuit against that person and you need documents from his employer or from a corporate affiliate that is not a party to […]

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Medical bills in personal injury trials: Ask the jury to award them? The “low anchoring” effect of medical expenses.

Imagine you’ve been injured in a construction accident. Or an auto collision. The medical bills arrive, and accumulate. You have high-deductible health plan and you’ve paid thousands of dollars out of pocket. Or you don’t have insurance at all and are facing tens of thousands of medical bills. And you’re left with permanent impairment and […]

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Enjoying being a Colorado and Wyoming lawyer.

There are no two better contiguous states in the country. Sure, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, or Oklahoma and Arkansas, may claim to be the best abutting states, but no informed person would accept that claim.

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