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Colorado's new "Red Flag Law"

It doesn’t matter which side you take in the gun debate. Everybody wants the killing to stop. Red flag laws were proposed after the February 14, 2018 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. These laws change the focus away from reaction to prevention. Colorado is one of 12 states to enact a red flag law since the Parkland shooting.


Breckenridge Skier Hit by Snowboarder

On February 17, 2017, J.S. was skiing on the Columbine trail at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Summit County, Colorado. J.S. was skiing below Jess Porter on this intermediate run. Mr. Porter was snowboarding at a high rate of speed when crashed into J.S. from behind. J.S. was skiing with a companion who was behind him at the time of the collision. The companion caught the entire accident on his Go-Pro camera, leaving no doubt as to liability for the collision.


New Year’s Day Collision

New Year’s Day 2017 at Park City, Utah V.T. was descending the upper section of Another World, a blue, or intermediate run, when Mr. Filbrun entered Another World from an unmarked, gladed section of the mountain at a high rate of speed and collided into V.T.


Skier Collision Results in Severe Fracture

On January 10, 2016, the Plaintiff, P.T. and the Defendant, Sonia Ceranek, were skiing at Keystone Ski Resort. They were both descending the Flying Dutchman trail at Keystone Ski Resort. P.T. was skiing downhill of Ms. Ceranek, in control of his speed and course and plainly visible to uphill skiers. Ms. Ceranek was descending Flying Dutchman from uphill of him.


Family and Friend Rammed by Negligent Driver

The accident occurred around 6:30 pm on a clear evening in April, 2016. Our client, R.J., was a passenger in a car headed to dinner on Plum Creek Drive. The Defendant turned onto Plum Creek without checking for oncoming traffic and, pulled out in front of the plaintiffs. Although our client was traveling at a slow speed (30 mph; posted speed limit it 35 mph), she was unable to avoid a collision with the negligent driver.


Skiing on a Familiar Trail Ended Unexpectedly with a Collision & 8 Broken Ribs

P.T. has skied the Flying Dutchman at Keystone many times. During her run on February 10, 2016, P.T. was making short, controlled turns and was clearly visible to uphill skiers also skiing this more difficult “blue square” run. P.T.was struck from behind and on the right by the Defendant, John Joseph. As a direct result of the collision, she sustained a fractured clavicle, eight broken ribs and 10 fractures, a collapsed right lung, blood and fluids in the chest cavity, pneumothorax, and blunt chest trauma.


Fatal RTD Lightrail Accident

On the morning of October 10, 2015 E.N. was involved in a light rail/ pedestrian accident at the Lincoln RTD Station. E.N. was using the designated pedestrian crossing to get to the northbound track when she was hit by a light rail train traveling at 34.9 mph. Although she had checked for oncoming traffic before crossing, the train entered the station traveling at a speed well over the posted station speed limit of 10 mph. As a result, the train was unable to stop in time. E.N. was critically injured in the accident and passed away five days later...


Who had the Right of Way in the Bike Accident? The Plaintiff.

Our client R.D. was only 26 when she was hit by a car while riding her bike in Denver. She was headed eastbound on Montview Boulevard around Dallas Street. Once she had the right of way, she began to cross the street…that’s when it happened. She was hit by a pickup truck that had incorrectly taken the right of way and tried to complete a left turn from Montview to Dallas. R.D. was hit on the left side of her body causing injury to her entire spinal column. She suffered from upper and lower back pain, swollen ribs, left leg pain, weakness in the...


Fatal Head-On Car Crash: Family Grieves the Loss of a Grandfather

On September 6, 2015, Benjamin Andrade lost his life in a head-on motor vehicle accident. Mr. Andrade was traveling north on Wadsworth Boulevard in the front passenger seat of a Tahoe at the time of the accident. The car was fully occupied: his daughter Valerie was driving and his wife and three grandchildren were in the back seat. Their Tahoe was struck by the Defendant, Amy Classen, who was traveling south on Wadsworth Boulevard near 6th Avenue. She was driving at a high speed crossing into northbound lanes until the collision. In the accident...


Minor Boy Suffers from In-Uniform Instructor's Negligent Skiing at Breckenridge Ski Resort

9-year-old Kane Johnson was skiing on an “easiest” trail at Breckenridge Ski Resort when defendant, an uphill skier and ski instructor at the resort, who was skiing unreasonably fast, collided with the boy. As a result of the defendant’s negligence, Kane suffered damages, including a right, mid-shift femur fracture requiring an open reduction with plating and screws.