Monthly Archives: March 2018

How Will You Stop Distracted Driving This Month?

Thursday evening on March 15th, a 31-year-old man was driving along I-76 when an SUV veered out of the opposing lane and slammed into his Ford pickup. Luckily, the man survived the crash and was transported to Platte Valley Medical Center. However, the 31-year-old woman driving the SUV and her 4-year-old daughter did not survive the crash. What’s worse is that law enforcement believes distracted driving may have been involved. Did You Know April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month? Authorities have not shared what form of distracted driving caused the crash on I-76, but it is unfortunately a common type of crash for officials to handle. Here in Colorado, 67 people died in crashes related to distracted driving in 2016. Considering the increase in motor vehicle fatalities in Colorado for 2017, that number may have gone up. The organization Drive SMART Weld County conducted a study in 2016 and found…
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Why Was Suzuki Sued for $12.5 Million?

On August 12, 2013, a man riding a 2006 Suzuki GSX-R1000 suddenly hit the pavement as he was taking a corner. When police arrived, he told officers that he thought he hit a patch of gravel, but a different cause may have been lurking in the shadows. Worse yet, Suzuki may have known about this problem, but did nothing about it until the end of the riding season. Now, the motorcycle manufacturer must defend itself in court. Suzuki Sued for Defective Brakes In October of 2013, Suzuki recalled over 210,000 motorcycles from the 2004 through 2013 model years. These models included their famous GSX-R600, GSX-R750 and the GSX-R1000 superbike. The issue was front brakes that wouldn’t always function properly. At the time, Suzuki claimed that no one had suffered injuries due to the issue, but that claim may have been premature. The rider mentioned above suffered a shattered spine due…
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Who Is Responsible When Skiers Collide?

To say that Colorado is the skiing capital of the United States is no exaggeration. People come from all across the nation—and from around the world—to experience the slopes of our mountains. However, with so many people coming to Colorado to participate in a physically demanding sport, incidents are bound to happen. So, when skiers collide, it is often up to our state’s laws to sort out the ensuing mess. When Skiers Collide, Who Is Responsible for Subsequent Injuries? It was March of the 2016 skiing season when a doctor from Cincinnati, Ohio was enjoying the slopes of Keystone Resort. The doctor was on the Frenchman run when he was suddenly struck from behind by another skier moving at a high rate of speed. The crash caused some serious damage, forcing the doctor to undergo two surgeries. He also sustained a torn ACL, torn medial and lateral meniscuses, and micro…
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