We all use this term—car accident. In fact, we probably don’t even think twice about what that term really means; what using the term “accident” says about what actually happened. “Accident” is defined as “an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.” It also means “an event that happens by chance or that is without apparent or deliberate cause.” Whenever anyone is in a “car accident” it’s common to think it’s an unfortunate incident. No want wants to be in a car crash. But what does using the word “accident” really say about what happened?
Back in 2014 Governor Hickenlooper signed into law the Medina Alert-Hit and Run Act. This Act put into place the Medina Alert Program in Colorado, which is a partnership between law enforcement agencies, the media, and Taxis on Patrol (among others) to effectively use electronic media to provide an urgent bulletin in the most serious hit and run cases.
There is an article in the Wall Street Journal covering a recent bill that just passed in the House of Representatives regarding medical research, and specifically the monitoring of medical devices. The bill is referred to as the 21st Century Cures Act. The intention of the Act is to “bring our health care innovative infrastructure into the 21st Century, delivering hope for patients and loved ones and providing necessary resources to researchers to continue their efforts to uncover the next generation of cures and treatments,” according to the House’s Energy & Commerce Committee. The House passed the Act back on July 10th.
Ever thought about suing the United States? Sounds like a big deal, right? However, there are times when a limited waiver of sovereign immunity exists that allows for a cause of action for a death or injury caused by the negligence of an employee of the United States government while that employee is acting within the scope of his or her employment. Sovereign immunity is a doctrine that prevents government from being sued. It is the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) that grants a limited waiver.
As part of our campaign to inform consumers about the dangers of the popular herbicide Roundup we set on the road to conduct some informational Town Hall Meetings across the Midwest. Four of our Team Members, including Mike McDivitt, set out on the open road to visit seven towns in seven days! It was quite the road trip, but the Team was glad to get the word out to many communities and get feedback from them as well.
In this week’s “David’s Take”, David explains why time is of the essence for your case. If you’ve been involved in a car wreck or accident, the sooner you hire an attorney to help with your case the better. There are a lot of steps that need to take place and things an attorney can do to help make sure you get fairly compensated.
You are injured on the job and are unable to work. While struggling to take care of your medical needs you’re probably also trying to figure how to financially deal with everything and care for yourself, and possibly your family. You may even be frustrated with your employer if your employer’s negligent actions caused your injuries.
We all know that airbags can save lives; however, they can also, on occasion, cause injuries, especially if the airbag is defective due to its design. Did you know that airbags can deploy at speeds as high as 200 mph? With that kind of speed, airbag injuries can happen, but there are ways to prevent serious injuries. Remember, frontal airbags are important safety devices and reduce death by 29% for drivers and driver-side airbags reduce death by 37% according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
There was an article back at the beginning of the year in The Denver Post which highlighted some horrible things that have been happening due to Colorado’s low inspection rates for licensed child care providers. In the article the author notes that from 2006 through March 2014 there were at least 43 child-care operators in the state who had five or more licensing violations each. However, only six facilities were closed, according to The Post. Tragically, between 2006 and 2012, 24 children died from injuries at licensed facilities in Colorado, and at least 10 of those deaths occurred at providers with previous complaints or licensing violations, according to The Post.