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Cell Phones are the Leading Cause of Distracted Driving Collisions Involving Serious Injuries and Deaths in Colorado

Bloch & Chapleau Jul 19th, 2022 Personal Injury
distracted driving

While everyone knows that texting and driving can lead to tragedy, so many drivers still choose to do it. In fact, distracted driving and the use of a phone while operating a vehicle lead to the most serious injuries in crashes, according to new data from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). According to the […]

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13-Year-Old Searches for Skier Who Injured Him at Beaver Creek

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 4th, 2022 Personal Injury, Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Moses Marquez (13), suffered a broken clavicle and several other ski injures after he was injured by a hit-and-run skier at Beaver Creek ski resort. Marquez shared his story with Channel 7 news in hopes of finding the person responsible for the hit-and-run incident. Says Marquez, “I was just skiing, like your regular day, and […]

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Statutes of Limitations for Ski, Auto, and Other Injury Cases

Bloch & Chapleau Oct 26th, 2021 Personal Injury

A statute of limitations is a law establishing a deadline within which an injured party must file a lawsuit. In Colorado, the general statute of limitations for an injury case, including a ski or snowboarding injury, is two years from the date the injury occurred. However, the statute of limitations for an auto injury case […]

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A Concussion Can Be a Serious, and Often Overlooked, Injury

Bloch & Chapleau Oct 25th, 2021 Personal Injury

A concussion after a ski or auto accident is a common, sometimes serious injury, that is often overlooked. However, this injury should be evaluated and documented by a medical professional as soon as possible after the accident. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can occur in an auto or ski collision. During the […]

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Florida Jury Awards $1 Billion in Damages for Semi-Truck Collision

Bloch & Chapleau Sep 10th, 2021 Personal Injury

On August 20, 2021, a Florida jury returned a $1 billion verdict in a commercial truck collision lawsuit that resulted in the death of a teenager. A distracted semi-truck driver traveling 70 miles per hour slammed into the rear of the teenager’s vehicle, who was at a complete stop in traffic because another distracted semi-truck […]

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Colorado Supreme Court Rules on Ski Avalanche Death

Bloch & Chapleau Sep 3rd, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

The Colorado Supreme Court recently rejected Taft Conlin’s family’s appeal of its lawsuit against Vail Resorts. Taft Conlin was killed while skiing by an inbounds avalanche at Vail ski area in 2012 when he was just 13 years old. Passionate about protecting others from Taft’s fate, his mother Louise Ingalls remains a firm advocate for […]

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New Ski Area Safety Legislation Proposed in Colorado

Bloch & Chapleau May 24th, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Bloch & Chapleau has been at the forefront of the effort to enact laws in Colorado to require ski areas to increase safety and transparency on the slopes. As previously indicated on this blog, Bloch & Chapleau proposed legislation to the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) for the adoption of common-sense safety measures that would […]

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Proposed Ski Legislation: The End of the Fox Guarding the Hen House – Part 2

Bloch & Chapleau Jan 18th, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Proposed Legislative Changes and Preventative Measures to Improve Skier Safety and Lift Operation Awareness Effective preventative measures could be implemented immediately and with very little cost. It is clear that Vail Resorts has failed to ensure its employees’ compliance with its policies and procedures to protect the safety of its guests. The Resort has also […]

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Proposed Ski Legislation: The End of the Fox Guarding the Hen House – Part 1

Bloch & Chapleau Jan 15th, 2021 Ski and Snowboard Accidents

Introduction Skiing in Colorado is becoming more dangerous than ever with less and less oversight by ski resorts as a result of a number of factors, including overcrowding of the ski slopes due to Epic and Ikon passes. Technological advancements to ski equipment have also made skiers ski faster than ever. As a result, the […]

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Was Your Loved One a Victim of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Colorado?

Bloch & Chapleau Nov 30th, 2020 Personal Injury
Nursing Home Abuse And Neglect Attorneys Denver Colorado.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Learning a loved one suffered abuse or neglect in a nursing home is devastating. It triggers a variety of emotions, none of them pleasant, and leaves you feeling helpless about your circumstances. The good news is you aren’t helpless. If a senior relative has been abused or neglected at the […]

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