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Should Denver Police Pay for a Three Year Old Traffic Collision?

On February 20, 2015, a woman driving her Toyota Camry through the intersection of East Colfax Avenue and Washington Street in Denver was struck. The vehicle that collided with her car was a 2014 Ford Explorer police cruiser. The crash left the woman’s vehicle totaled, and video shows the officer running a red light without lights or sirens activated. Yet, the City of Denver has yet to pay for the almost three-year-old traffic collision. Why Has Denver Police Not Paid for a Three-Year-Old Traffic Collision? The man who was driving the police Explorer is a decorated officer. In 2014, he was honored alongside several of his fellow officers for risking his life in a hostage crisis. However, since 2006, the officer has been reprimanded for three other preventable accidents. When first confronted by the woman his police vehicle collided with, the officer allegedly told her that he thought the light…
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Why Are Child Eye Injuries Going Up?

Have you ever watched A Christmas Story? In this classic holiday movie, a young boy wants a BB gun for Christmas, but his parents tell him no because he’ll shoot his eye out. When the boy does get a BB gun, he does almost shoot his eye out, and though this scene was played for laughs, it actually hits on a major issue for the safety of our children. A recent study has made some shocking discoveries about child eye injuries, and every parent needs to know these findings. What Parents Need to Know About Rising Rates of Child Eye Injuries As the 1983 movie A Christmas Story pointed out, non-gunpowder driven guns have a reputation for injuring eyes. Yet sales of air soft pellet guns, BB guns, and paintball guns are on the rise, and so are the rates of child eye injuries. A study published in the journal…
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Will 2018 See More Recalls for Auto Defects?

Did 2017 seem to have a lot of auto recalls going on? Well, it wasn’t your imagination. Automakers all across the industry were asking consumers to bring their vehicles in to fix some problem or another. Whether it was a faulty seatbelt switch or a malfunctioning airbag sensor, cars all over the U.S. (including Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska) were called in to get repairs. That leaves us all with just one question, how many auto defects could cause recalls in 2018? Will Auto Defects Rule 2018? If you are hoping that auto recalls will slow down in 2018, then you probably aren’t going to like what we are about to say. It looks like 2018 is on track to be just as busy when it comes to recalls as 2017 was. This is due to increasing standards at automakers and a need to avoid liability for any big defects. Some…
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