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$1 Million Settlement in Camp Hale Dog Attack Widely Reported

james Feb 22nd, 2016 Personal Injury

$1,000,000 Settlement obtained by in Camp Hale Dog attack is widely reported Bloch & Chapleau in the following sources: Vail Daily: http://www.vaildaily.com/news/20613227-113/mountain-bike-dog-attack-case-ends-with-1 Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29517124/woman-attacked-by-ranchers-dogs-receives-1-million The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/10/colorado-mountain-bike-dog-attack-suit-settled-for/ CBS Local: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/02/10/colorado-mountain-bike-dog-attack-suit-settled-for-1-million/ The Denver Channel (ABC): http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/mountain-biker-gets-1m-to-settle-lawsuit-after-camp-hale-bike-race-dog-attack

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$1 Million Settlement to Camp Hale Dog Attack Victim

james Feb 18th, 2016 Personal Injury

Bloch & Chapleau recently obtained a settlement of $1,000,000 on behalf of its clients Renee and Stephen Legro in a lawsuit filed against Samuel and Cheri Robinson. On July 9, 2008, Renee Legro was participating in a mountain bike race in the Camp Hale area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District when she was viciously […]

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Colorado Courts Issue Conflicting Opinions On Whether an Inbounds Avalanche Constitutes an Inherent Risk of Skiing

james Mar 28th, 2013 Personal Injury

Recent litigation surrounding the deaths of two young skiers as a result of inbounds avalanches last year at Vail and Winter Park has prompted two separate Colorado District Courts to issue conflicting opinions as to whether an inbounds avalanche is an “inherent risk” of skiing pursuant to the Colorado Skier Safety Act.  On January 22, […]

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Colorado Supreme Court Overturns Black Hawk’s Bicycle Ban

james Feb 25th, 2013 Personal Injury

On February 4, 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down the city of Black Hawk’s controversial bicycle ban within the city’s limits. Black Hawk had enacted the ban in 2010 due to the rising number of commercial buses and increase in traffic in the gambling town, which has numerous narrow, shoulderless roads. The ban did […]

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Sudden Emergency Defense Abolished in Colorado

james Feb 22nd, 2013 Personal Injury

Defendants in negligence lawsuits in Colorado used to be able to ask the jury to excuse their conduct when the defendant was confronted with a “sudden emergency,” such as a patch of ice in the road.  Not anymore.  In a victory for personal injury plaintiffs, the Colorado Supreme Court abolished the sudden emergency defense in […]

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Dog Bite Claims are On The Rise

james Feb 22nd, 2013 Personal Injury

Dog attack law suits are on the rise. Insurance companies paid out about $479 million for dog bite and dog attack claims in 2011, according to a recent study by the Insurance Information Institute. These claims are typically paid under homeowner’s liability policies. In addition, the average amount paid per claim has risen 54% since […]

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Commercial Trucks Can Pose A Danger to Other Drivers

james Feb 22nd, 2013 Personal Injury

The United States economy relies on commercial trucks to deliver 70% of all freight transported annually. There are 15.5 million commercial trucks on the roads in the United States and the transportation industry logs well over 4 billion miles every year. With the legal weight of an 18-wheel truck at 80,000 pounds and an average […]

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