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Dog bite victims are often young children

National Dog Bite Prevention Weeks occurs in April. As such, this month is a good time to remind dog owners in Colorado to make sure that all people, particularly children, are safe around the family pet.

Particularly in a state full of animal lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, dogs are pretty common. Across the country, over 78 million domesticated dogs live with families, a total of 38 percent of all American households.

Motorcyclist seriously injured at intersection

A motorcyclist traveling in another city in Colorado that is south and west of Denver suffered what police described as serious injuries after being involved in a collision at an intersection.

While certainly additional investigation will be needed, police cited the driver of the pickup truck which collided with the motorcycle. The citation was for failing to yield while attempting a left turn.

How can you keep you kids safe while on a ski vacation?

If you enjoy winter activities such as downhill skiing and snowboarding, there may be nothing quite like waking up to fresh powder. Once you book your flight, reserve your condo and request time off work, you might think you are all set to have a good time.

In many cases, that is true. However, as you prepare your family for a vacation of a lifetime, you might be wise to consider the potential dangers involved.

Overview of exemplary damages in Colorado

Like other states, Colorado law allows victims of accidents to recover exemplary damages, which are sometimes referred to as punitive damages, in certain circumstances.

Exemplary damages can be recovered following all sorts of accidents, from premises liability claims to automobile and other motor vehicle accidents to accidents that happen on the ski slopes in and around Dillon, Colorado.

Young man dies while snowboarding on Colorado slope

A young man, who was only 20, died on the slope of a Colorado ski resort while he was snowboarding.

According to a report issued by the company that runs the resort, the man tried to do a jump on his snowboard and apparently landed on his head, causing a severe and ultimately fatal injury.

Statistics on distracted driving in Colorado

Distracted driving continues to be a major problem both in the Dillon area and throughout the rest of Colorado.

According to recent statistics from the state's Department of Transportation, distracted driving is to blame for 40 motor vehicle accidents a day in the state on average.

Motorcycle accidents usually end in injury, death

There are many things that are certain about a motorcycle accident. They happen for a variety of reasons that are related to the human operators of those vehicles involved, the design of the motorcycle itself and issues with the environment.

The one thing that the vast majority of motorcycle accidents do have in common is that the motorcyclist either gets significantly hurt or dies. In fact, in four out of five motorcycle accidents that get reported, the motorcyclist has suffered a severe or fatal injury.

Tips for safely starting your kids out on the ski slopes

Perhaps you look forward to winter all year-round in anticipation of ski season and are excited to finally share that feeling with your child. Or perhaps you are a tourist heading to Colorado for the first time and you want your child to have a great experience. Either way, skiing and snowboarding are great ways to enjoy the cold weather, stay fit and get you and your family outside. As you plan for your child’s first foray onto the slopes, keep these safety tips in mind:

Negligence is key to most personal injury cases

This blog has discussed how the law behind personal injury plays out in a variety of contexts. As one may be able to tell just by reading prior posts, there are relatively few injuries where the party responsible for an accident set out to hurt someone. In most cases, whether on the ski slopes, on the roads, in a store or business, or somewhere else, it was the careless or thoughtless behavior of another person that caused a severe injury.

It bears repeating, though, that a Colorado resident need not be a bad person or out to hurt anybody in order to be held legally responsible to pay compensation to his or her victim.

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