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Grippin v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

By Mintz Law Firm | December 8, 2016

Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage-Resident Relative. Plaintiff, Grippin, was struck by a truck while driving his motorcycle, causing serious bodily injury to Grippin. At the time of the accident, Grippin and his wife owned a home in Colorado Springs, where they lived with their children. However, Grippin (and his wife and children) also regularly lived…

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Injured While Participating in a Recreational Sport?

By Mintz Law Firm | April 26, 2016

Have you ever wondered if you can recover for injuries caused by a co-participant while participating in a recreational sport? Well, in the case of Laughman v. Girtakovskis the Colorado Court of Appeals shed some light on that question. In that case the Plaintiff, Laughman, suffered serious facial and visual damages during a martial arts…

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Car Dealers Don’t Have to Inquire into a Buyer’s Driving History

By Mintz Law Firm | April 4, 2016

Have you ever wondered if you could recover for your damages and injuries from a car dealer that sold a car to a driver without a valid driver’s license? The Colorado Court of Appeals recently answered that question in the case of Beasley v. Best Car Buys, LTD. In that case the Plaintiff, Beasley, was…

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By Mintz Law Firm | February 2, 2015

Colorado has already experienced a number of devastating winter storms and heavy snow during the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015. On January 3, 2015, blizzard like conditions impacted the entire state of Colorado. Roads were shut down across the cross state, from US HWY 287 near the Oklahoma border, all the way…

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Johnson v. State Farm: Underinsured Motorist Coverage

By Mintz Law Firm | January 13, 2015

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently decided the case of Johnson v. State Farm. That case involved State Farm’s denial of Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage to a named insured, Johnson. The Court of Appeals determined that State Farm had to provide UIM Coverage to Johnson. The facts of the case involved another State Farm insured,…

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Distracted Driving

By Mintz Law Firm | October 29, 2014

According to, the act of distracted driving includes texting, using a cell phone or smart phone, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading; including maps, using navigation system, watching a video, adjusting the radio, CD player or MP3 player. Since the wide use of smart phones, distracted driving has been at the forefront…

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Trampolines: Jumping into Danger

By Mintz Law Firm | September 10, 2014

Trampolines provide endless hours of entertainment, exercise, and childhood memories for kids who get to enjoy them. Many parents purchase trampolines with the idea in mind that they want their kids to be outside playing instead of inside watching TV and to them it appears a trampoline is a great activity to release energy. However,…

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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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