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Texting and Driving

In 2017, 3,166 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving drivers who were texting while driving. That total rose to 4,637 people in 2018. Statistics involving texting and driving are alarming. 1 out of 3 people text while driving and each day 11 teens die in crashes caused by texting and driving. Most would argue that texting and driving is an issue primarily amongst teenage/younger drivers, but according to a poll by teensafe.com, 77% of adults believe they can easily manage texting while driving, while 55% of teens feel the same....


Vehicle Theft in Colorado

July is National Auto Theft Prevention Month and in 2018 car thefts across the state rose for the sixth consecutive year in a row. Colorado had 21,324 stolen vehicles in 2018, a 9.4 percent increase from the previous year. According to the Colorado Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center, Colorado had a 7.4 percent per capita increase in 2018. The city with the most thefts was Denver and Colorado Springs placed second on the list. 


Deadliest Months for DUI's |

Fourth of July is consistently ranked as one of the deadliest days of the year for DUI crashes. More than half of all motor vehicle crashes that occur during the Fourth of July holiday are alcohol related. August ranks as the deadliest month of the year, with more DUI crashes than any other month. Saturday’s are the riskiest day of the week, with more alcohol-impaired drivers than any other day. Although DUI’s can happen anytime of the year, there are days that are riskier than others. Statistically DUI crashes and deaths spike in the Summer...


For The Public Good

When my great-grandparents, and maybe yours, landed at Ellis Island and were given a new “American” name, they started out at the bottom of society. With the help of their community – people to teach them English, to help them get jobs, and to integrate into society, they took the first incremental steps toward success. Four generations later, I am (and maybe you are) lucky enough to be possessed of the benefit of that long-ago hand up. Lawyers hold themselves out as trusted advisors, passionate advocates, and public citizens with a special...


Dangers of Running Red Lights While Driving

Red lights are designed to properly manage traffic and keep drivers and pedestrians safe. Most drivers learn about red lights and stop signs before they ever step behind the wheel and typically adhere to the rules of red lights while driving. Those who don’t follow the rules, typically cause serious accidents with severe injuries. By disregarding red traffic lights while driving, the driver is putting their life and the lives of others at risk.


$2.3 Million Dollar Wrongful Death Judgment Against Drunk Driver

After a hearing on May 1, 2019, an Adams County, Colorado District Court Judge entered a $2,282,005.00 wrongful death judgment against Shaelina Fragale. The court found Ms. Fragale responsible for the death of Marcus Burke, who was driving his employer’s HVAC van southbound on Hwy 85 in Commerce City on the evening of October 6, 2017. Ms. Fragale, under the influence of alcohol and marijuana, was driving northbound on Hwy 85 when she lost control of her vehicle, continued into the median and then became airborne, slamming into the driver’s...


After an appeal, a second jury orders Ford to pay.

On September 20, 2009 Forrest Walker was driving his 1998 Ford Explorer.  He was stopped at the intersection of Arapahoe Avenue and Cherryvale Road in Boulder. Walker’s Explorer was rear-ended. His driver’s seat malfunctioned, and he was thrown backwards sustaining head and neck injuries.


E-Scooters: Spontaneous Fun or Serious Danger?

Riding an electric scooter in Denver can be convenient, but it can also be dangerous. A visiting Minnesota executive landed in intensive care at Denver Health Medical Center after he crashed on the scooter he was riding March 10. He suffered a skull fracture and a traumatic brain injury.


Elderly Parent Care: Advice and Information

In January 2014 my Mom and Dad gave me their “Durable Power of Attorney.” This allowed me to work on their finances.  They also signed Advanced Medical Directives which gave my sister and me authority to make medical decisions for our parents if they could not.   


Tips on Sharing the Road with Bicyclists

Tips on Sharing the Road with Bicyclists