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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.


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.


High Speed Tractor Trailer Crash Results in Traumatic Brain Injury

A tractor trailer traveling at about 75 mph rear ended our client’s vehicle on I-76 at about 11:30 p.m. Client was driving a 24-foot rental truck with an auto transport rig in tow. The top recommended speed for client’s rig and tow was 45 MPH. The tractor trailer driver alleged that he did not see the tail lights of the truck or of the auto tow. The force of the collision pushed the client’s truck and trailer off of the highway, across the median, across oncoming traffic and into a field. The tractor of the semi came to rest occupying our client’s...


$300,000 Award Covering Continuing Care for Young Boy

Kyle Buchan was five years old when his grandfather’s vehicle was struck by a truck that had run a stop sign, sending their vehicle into a 270 degree spin. Kyle was properly restrained in a car seat, however, a plow was attached to the defendant’s truck and hit the door closest to Kyle, crashing into his head.


Denver Post: $10M Verdict for Medical Malpractice Victim

 


Ski Collision at Snowbird Results in $1.5 Million Settlement

Johnny Kotun, age 28, was an expert recreational skier. On March 25, 2007 at 4:00 PM, Kotun was traversing along a lower cat walk across the "Wilbere cutoff" and was headed toward one of the lower parking lots at Snowbird Ski Resort. Defendant, a 16-year-old off-duty junior ski instructor, was descending the cutoff, directly under the Wilbere chair lift. Defendant took a jump off of a transition, and performed a 360. He landed, carved two wide arc turns and collided at high speed into Kotun. Kotun was seen and heard waving his arms and shouting at...


Minor Snowboarding Recklessly Collides With Stationary Skier

C.D. and others in her family were standing in open sight on the Sugar N' Spice trail, at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort. Along that trail, uphill from the site of this accident, there were numerous "slow" signs and "slow ski/slide zone" signs advising skiers and riders to proceed slowly along that run. Defendant, P.K., chose to ride his snowboard at a very high rate of speed down Sugar and Spice. He executed a jump and collided with C.D. at a very high rate of speed, knocking her to the ground, rendering her unconscious, and inflicting a traumatic...


$8.3 Million Verdict for Minor Suffering Traumatic Brain Injury

A 17 year-old skier was night skiing down Eagle's Swoop, an open intermediate slope at Wintergreen ski resort in Nelson County, Virginia. On the night of the accident, a snow groomer emerged from the tree line on skier's left of Eagle's Swoop, pivoted uphill, and then began driving about 300' straight uphill close to the tree line and against the direction of skier traffic, while the ski run was open to the skiing public. Client came over the crest of the pitch, up which the snow groomer was ascending. She avoided the escorting snowmobile, lost...


$6.1 Million for Fireman After Plunge Over Open Edge of Ski Run

Client suffered disabling brain damage in a skiing accident on a ski trail maintained at a ski area near Harrisonburg, Virginia by Massanutten Ski Resort.