The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has issued a number of new safety regulations in recent years. Addressing everything from truck and bus driver health to hours of service and maintenance schedules, the new regulations represent a significant outreach on the part of the agency in its attempts to reduce the rate of injuries and deaths suffered in commercial truck and bus accidents each year.
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October 16th, 2013 | Posted by Levine Law, on Accident Attorney
After over two years of sitting stalled in review, draft regulations protecting workers from exposure to silica dust were passed recently by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
October 12th, 2013 | Posted by Levine Law, on Worker's Compensation
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.
Denver personal injury lawyers who help victims of nursing home abuse and neglect often find that, while families and friends are quick to spot signs of physical, mental, and emotional abuse, they are not always as well-versed on the signs of financial abuse.
September 25th, 2013 | Posted by Levine Law, on Nursing Home Abuse
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.
After a car accident, you may seek the advice of a Denver auto accident lawyer in order to learn more about your legal options and protect your rights. While an experienced attorney will do everything possible to protect you, a few key mistakes on your part early in the process can limit your ability to obtain the full compensation you deserve.
August 30th, 2013 | Posted by Levine Law, on Personal Injury