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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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Denver police seek gray car in hit-and-run

By Mintz Law Firm | February 28, 2013

Denver police Lt. Robert Rock said the mother of a 16-year-old girl critically injured in a hit-and-run collision Wednesday morning wanted him to urge the driver who was responsible to turn herself in. “This is a heavy weight to carry on your conscience,” he said to the woman driver through the media at an afternoon…

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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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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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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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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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