Mintz Law Firm Blog

VICTIM OF A HIT-AND-RUN, CAN YOU STILL RECOVER FOR YOUR DAMAGES?

By Mintz Law Firm | August 6, 2014

Many motorists are at risk when they get behind the wheel and set out on the road with thousands of other drivers who are operating multi-ton, steel vehicles. Few pedestrians, however, ever consider the possibility of being hit by a car when they set foot on the pavement.  As of recently, there has been a…

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DOG BITES: Are Your Children Safe?

By Mintz Law Firm | June 17, 2014

According to the American Humane Association (AHA) (2013), there is an estimated 4.5 million dog bites per year. Approximately 885,000 of those dog bites require medical attention. Similar to any injury, children and the elderly are more vulnerable to dog bites and attacks. In comparison to other age groups, fifty percent of dog attacks occur…

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Life Saving Legislation for Kids

By Mintz Law Firm | May 16, 2014

Within the past few years across the nation there have been an increasing number of stories in the news about children being run over and killed by cars in their own driveways.  A recent example occurred in Denver, Colorado, on May 8,2014.  A three year old boy was pronounced dead at the scene after a…

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STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR MINORS

By Mintz Law Firm | January 15, 2014

The State of Colorado places what is called a Statute of Limitations on most legal claims. The Statute of Limitations for minors and adults 18+ 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…

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Is Distracted Driving really a problem?

By Mintz Law Firm | October 5, 2013

Distractions occur whenever you take your eyes off of the road. There are many driver distractions such as visual, cognitive, and manual distractions which lead to auto accidents every day. Eyes off the road (visual) Mind off the road (cognitive) Hands off the steering wheel (manual) Driver distractions are the leading cause of most automobile…

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Tips for Driving Safely this Summer

By Mintz Law Firm | July 12, 2013

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…

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Prevent Parking Lot Auto Accidents

By Mintz Law Firm | June 14, 2013

Prevent Parking Lot Auto Accidents with these helpful tips: Buy Time To React Parking lots are filled with obstacles and hazards, but often the biggest danger is other drivers. They may cut across empty rows, drive too fast, or ignore signs and pavement markings, endangering everyone in the lot. The best way to deal with…

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CAPS ARE GOING UP, MEANS MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET

By Mintz Law Firm | June 11, 2013

  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…

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5 Things You Should Know About Wrongful Death

By Mintz Law Firm | February 28, 2013

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…

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Traffic diverted off Colfax as police investigate auto-ped accident

By Mintz Law Firm | February 28, 2013

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.…

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