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Persons Filing Colorado Shooting Lawsuits Face Uphill Task

By Mintz Law Firm | February 1, 2013

Several lawsuits have been filed in the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado last month, which killed a total of 12 people and injured dozens of others. The very first Colorado shooting lawsuit was filed by a man, whose best friend was shot and killed. The first lawsuit filed the shooting incident has named the…

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Settlement Reached in Fatal Roller Coaster Accident

By Mintz Law Firm | February 1, 2013

A settlement has been reached by the family of a double average Iraqi vet, who died in a roller coaster accident, and the amusement park where the accident occurred. The vet, James Hackemer was killed in July 2011, when he fell off the roller coaster. Hackemer was a double amputee and had lost both of…

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One Third of Pedestrians Found Texting While Walking

By Mintz Law Firm | February 1, 2013

A new study of pedestrians in Seattle found that approximately 1/3rd of pedestrians are distracted while walking. Most of them are distracted by texting, talking on their cell phone or listening to music. The researchers found that nearly one in 3 people were distracted while walking. Persons who were texting while walking were approximately 4…

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Seatbelt Reminder Systems Help Prevent Accident Injuries

By Mintz Law Firm | February 1, 2013

Approximately 50% of people who die in traffic accidents every year are not wearing seat belts at the time of the accident. This is in spite of the fact that national seat belt usage rates are currently at a record 86%. Car accident lawyers believe that more people could be encouraged to wear seat belts…

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Leafy Greens Number One Source of Food Poisoning

By Mintz Law Firm | February 1, 2013

Your greens may be good for you, but they’re also the number-one source of food poisoning in the country.  According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis of the top food poisoning sources for Americans, leafy greens are at the top of the list. These leafy greens include lettuce and spinach, and according to the…

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Traumatic brain injury can waste the brain’s mass by a third

By Mintz Law Firm | February 1, 2013

The National Football League and the Canadian Football League have faced many suicides of players stricken with traumatic brain injury. Cumulative head trauma is the culprit. Another well known sports personality has died: Ted Toogood, a former Toronto Argonaut. Over the years he played the sport he loved, he was battered about the field in…

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Troubling Increase in Drunk Driving Among Females

By Mintz Law Firm | February 1, 2013

Even as the number of people being killed in drunk driving accidents across the country decreases, there is a troubling increase in another trend-the number of women being arrested for drunk driving. Recently, a conference in Washington DC focused on the reasons for this increase in drunk driving among females. The Transportation Research Board’s annual…

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Car Crash Driver Survives, Good Samaritans Don’t.

By Mintz Law Firm | February 1, 2013

Witnesses described the scene following a single car crash that occurred early on the evening of August, 23, 2012, as “horrific”. The vehicle, an SUV, hit a fire hydrant and a light pole which knocked down a power line and sent pools of high voltage water onto the street. Two Good Samaritans were fatally injured…

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5 of the Most Unbelievable Truck Accidents

By Mintz Law Firm | November 16, 2012

Plunging Mini Bus Caught by Truck Luckily a Chinese bus driver safely escaped from his mini bus when it fell from a steep drop off of a mountainside road, and then was “caught” by a passing truck in a motor vehicle accident. The driver was on his way to pick up his five year old…

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Text Messaging While Driving Can Result in a Colorado Car Accident

By Mintz Law Firm | November 8, 2012

Text messaging has become one of the most common forms of multi-tasking. It is performed while doing many different activities. However, this becomes a problem for most people when they try to perform the activity of texting while driving their vehicle. Driving and texting at the same time is extremely dangerous and can result in…

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