Bloch & Chapleau News

The National Trial Lawyers Announces Trent Ongert as One of Its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Colorado

Bloch & Chapleau Jan 5th, 2022 Press Releases

For Immediate Release The National Trial Lawyers is pleased to announce that Trent Ongert of Bloch & Chapleau Cates Ongert Attorneys at Law has been selected for inclusion into its Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Colorado, an honor given to only a select group of lawyers for their superior skills and qualifications in […]

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Eldora Ski Collision Death On November 30, 2021

Bloch & Chapleau Dec 2nd, 2021 Press Releases

Tragically, on November 30, 2021, a 72-year old male skier was killed in a collision with a snowboarder at Eldora mountain.  While deaths caused by other snow riders are not common, Colorado’s ski areas can do much more to make skiing and snowboarding safer for their guests. Bloch & Chapleau has been at the forefront […]

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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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What Do You Need to Know About Protection Orders in Colorado?

Bloch & Chapleau Nov 30th, 2020 Family Law

Protection Orders in Colorado Civil protection orders in Colorado are intended to protect someone threatened by another person. Many civil protection orders are linked to former domestic relationships. Colorado issues several different types of restraining orders, including: Domestic Violence: Protection orders that apply to couples and former couples. Civil Harassment: Protection orders that apply to […]

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