On October 4, 2013, an early snowstorm took Colorado by surprise. Many were not ready for the winter season just yet. The wet, heavy snowfall brought down power lines, made roads slick, and wreaked havoc with drivers trying to get places. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) statistics show that 24 percent of car crashes caused by adverse weather conditions occur on snowy, slushy, or icy roads; 15 percent of accidents occur while the snow or sleet is falling; and more than 1,300 people die each year in automobile accidents; 116,000 more people suffer serious personal injury.
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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) defines fatigue as “mental or physical exertion that impairs performance.” This terse description fails to capture the life-altering consequences of driver fatigue when a car or truck crash causes catastrophic injuries or claims lives – consequences that experienced Denver truck accident attorneys know all too well.
If we have children who plan to trick or treat, or we intend to invite trick or treaters onto our property, or even if we are simply sharing the roads with trick or treaters on the big night, we are all participants in Halloween in some way. So how do we minimize liability and maximize fun? Your Denver personal injury lawyer Jordan Levine has some great ideas.
October 28th, 2013 | Posted by Levine Law, on Personal Injury
Choosing the right football helmet for young players doesn’t have to cost a fortune. New research shows that more expensive helmets do not protect players from concussions and other brain and neck injuries any more effectively than standard helmets do.
October 20th, 2013 | Posted by Levine Law, on Personal Injury
Emergencies can happen at any time. While you cannot always prevent or avoid an emergency situation, you can help your family make a plan, and know what to do to protect themselves in an emergency situation. September was National Emergency Preparedness Month, but families can prepare and practice year-round to take care of themselves and those they love during an emergency situation.
October 9th, 2013 | Posted by Levine Law, on Personal Injury
Three reports of fires inside the passenger compartments of 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs have prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to investigate the need for a recall, according to a recent Chicago Tribune article. If a recall is issued, it will affect up to 146,000 vehicles warns Denver injury attorneys.
October 4th, 2013 | Posted by Levine Law, on Personal Injury
Every Denver accident attorney has seen a situation in which, despite a person’s best intentions, their actions cause injury to others. Nowhere are these cases more tragic than when a person who loves and cares for children accidentally causes them harm. One of the easiest ways to injure a child is in an accidental “backover” accident – but these are also some of the easiest accidents to prevent.
Indoor “trampoline gyms” have popped up across Colorado and the United States in recent years in response to a new popularity for the bouncy activity. However, many localities are discovering that trampoline gyms pose serious health and safety risks – and the Denver personal injury law firm of Levine Law is tracking any potential dangers.
September 17th, 2013 | Posted by Levine Law, on Personal Injury
Toddlers and pre-school children learn by exploring their worlds. Everything is an opportunity for them to discover something new. In particular, young children learn by playing. They spend a great deal of their time around toys and playthings, making it crucial for their safety to provide safer toys.
September 11th, 2013 | Posted by Levine Law, on Personal Injury
As of July 1, 2013, several changes to the federal Hours of Service (HOS) rules for truck drivers have become final. The HOS rules limit the number of hours a truck driver can be on the road in any day or week. Intended to prevent driver fatigue and reduce the number of resulting accidents, the HOS rules are updated regularly as new research on human sleep and wakefulness becomes available.