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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 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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My Skiing Accident was Caused by Defective Equipment. Can I Sue the Manufacturer?

Bloch & Chapleau Oct 12th, 2020 Personal Injury

Generally, you can sue the manufacturer so long as you can prove that the equipment did indeed have a defect. An experienced ski accident attorney will analyze your case and determine whether you have a legitimate legal basis for bringing a claim. Types of Defects To hold a manufacturer legally liable, you need to show […]

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Why are Semi Accidents Such a Risk on Colorado Roads?

Bloch & Chapleau Oct 7th, 2020 Personal Injury

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyer We share our roadways with large vehicles, including semi-trucks. In most cases, driving in areas traveled by tractor-trailers is safe, but accidents do occur. Unfortunately, when they do, the effects are often devastating. A semi-truck accident lawyer can help you and your family after a serious collision. Colorado drivers, no matter their […]

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Gearing Up for Summer Riding, How to Stay Safe on the Road

Bloch & Chapleau May 12th, 2020 Personal Injury

With warm weather fast approaching, many motorcyclists are dusting off their helmets and checking their bikes to make sure they are ready for the road. Unfortunately, there is no reason to assume 2018 will be any safer on the road than summer 2017, so bikers must commit to biker safety early so that they do […]

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