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The Validity of Nursing Home Arbitration Agreements

The Federal government may change the way the states handle arbitration in nursing homes for good. There are two potential changes coming down the federal pipeline that could drastically alter the way nursing home disputes are handled. First, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has attempted to propose a new rule that would prohibit federal funds to nursing homes that use binding arbitration… Read more

How to Report Reckless Driving or Suspected Intoxicated Drivers

Reporting Colorado Drivers According to the Denver Post, more than 600 people died in Colorado driving collisions last year. The number of deaths caused by auto collisions is up by eleven percent (11%) from 2015’s numbers –making it the highest number of deaths caused by car crashes in a decade. Of the more than 600 deaths, 380 were in cars, sports utility vehicles, or trucks, 125 were motorcyclists,… Read more

Dangerous Conditions on Private Property

The presence of inclement weather means that property owners must be more diligent in maintaining their properties. The lack of care in property upkeep can create dangerous conditions and result in slip and falls, collisions, and other issues due to negligence. Most companies do well with maintaining safe property conditions. Icy sidewalks and slick walkways are risks that private property owners… Read more

Creating a Safe Driving Agreement With Your Teen Driver

Thanks to education and policy efforts, the number of teenagers dying in automobile accidents has declined significantly over the past 40 years.  Despite this decrease, car crashes remain the number one cause of death and serious injury in the teenage population.  While nothing can fully guarantee your child’s safety, there are many ways you can help encourage your teenager to drive responsibly. … Read more

How Do Insurance Companies Determine the Value of a Totaled Vehicle?

After being involved in a crash, many people find out that the insurance company has deemed their vehicle a total loss.  This can be a very stressful situation.  If you are driving a newer car that is still financed, you worry that the insurance company’s offer won’t fully cover the amount remaining on your loan.  For people whose cars are paid off, they worry that the amount they receive won’t be… Read more

Driving While Drowsy

Most drivers have been made aware of the dangers of texting and driving, talking and driving, and drinking and driving; however, fewer drivers are aware of how dangerous drowsy driving can be. Exhausted drivers can be just as dangerous as drunk drivers due to their lack of concentration and their inability to focus. According to a 2016 report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, sleeping between… Read more

Technology May be the Answer to the Distracted Driving Problem

With the influx of technology available to drivers, it is much easier for drivers to become distracted while operating a motor vehicle. In recent years, distracted driving due to phone use has become one of the leading causes of automobile collisions; however, the solution may be in sight. Ironically, numerous developers have begun creating cell phone apps aimed at reducing distractions while a vehicle… Read more

What You Need to Know About the Pit Bull Ban in the City & County of Denver

Any dog can become dangerous given the right circumstances; however, certain breeds have a reputation for becoming vicious and attacking. According to Denver Ordinance Sections 8-55, Pit bull type dogs are banned from the City & County of Denver. Pit bull type dogs include Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, and American Staffordshire terriers.   Under 8-55, a dog showing a significant… Read more

Aggressive Driving

Traffic congestion has increased dramatically in recent years, resulting in commuters spending more of their time getting to and from work each day.  People who are running late or who leave work stressed from the day’s events can already be angry before they even step into their vehicles.  Frustration with slow moving traffic can cause many of these drivers to overreact and drive in an aggressive… Read more

How Can A Defendant Pay For A Ski Collision Claim?

Many people who have been injured in a collision with a skier or snowboarder are reluctant to pursue a claim against the other party, even when it’s clear that the collision was the other party’s fault.  They worry that any monetary compensation they receive for their injuries will have to be paid personally by the skier or snowboarder who collided with them.  Typically this is not the case.  Most… Read more
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