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Top 5 Bicycle Laws in Colorado You Should Know

In 2017, 16 bicyclists in Colorado died in traffic collisions. This tied with 2016 as the highest number of bicyclist deaths in the state in a 15-year period. As a bicyclist, staying safe on Colorado’s roadways means being predictable. One of the top reasons bicycle accidents occur is because someone breaks the rules. If a motorist can’t predict your next move because you’re not obeying the rules, you increase your risk of a collision. Obeying the state’s bike laws can
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What Are the Causes of Single-Vehicle Crashes?

Not all car accidents involve more than one vehicle. Single-vehicle accidents are frequent occurrences on Colorado’s roadways, for reasons ranging from unsafe roadways to animals crossing the road. Understanding how and why most single-vehicle auto accidents happen can help you stay safe on the roads. The following are some of the most common causes of motor vehicle crashes involving only one vehicle: Drug and Alcohol Use According to the Department of Transportation, drivers who have been drinking alcohol are almost
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Proving Your Doctor Is Responsible for Your Child’s Birth Defect

Discovering that your baby was born with a birth defect that could affect his or her health and well-being can be devastating. It can be even more disheartening to know that a person you trusted – your health care provider – could have played a role in your baby’s medical condition. Birth injuries are very serious matters that may arise from medical malpractice. These errors not only take an emotional toll on your family, they also lead to a rash
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How to Prevent Winter Sports Injuries for Your Teens

Winter is here and that means winter sports activities are in full gear. As a parent, you want to support your teenagers as they take to the slopes or the ice. That doesn’t mean you stop worrying. Keeping them safe and healthy is paramount as their parent. At Jordan Law, we understand how an injury can change a life and how a little preparation can go a long way toward ensuring safety. Here are some of the top tips for
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What Is an Examination Under Oath?

If you’ve been involved in an incident that required an insurance claim (e.g., an injury in a car accident, work-place injury, etc.), you know that the insurer has the right to interview witnesses or parties involved in the case. A primary method for determining what, if any, adjustments are needed for a claim is the examination under oath (EUO). If you are facing such an examination, we here at Jordan Law believe you deserve to know what to expect from
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Driving On Ice and Snow Safety Tips

Denver, Colorado sees an average of 64 inches of snowfall each year. Snowstorms can make rural roads and city streets difficult or impossible to drive upon. Even the most experienced wintertime driver can fall prey to an accident if the conditions are especially unfavorable. Cold-weather risks such as black ice, blizzards, and losing traction cause thousands of accidents every year. When you take to Colorado’s streets this winter, follow these safe-driving tips to arrive alive. Give Yourself Extra Time to
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Laws Protecting You Against Negligent Employers in Colorado

The Colorado government has laws in place that protect the state’s hard-working employees. As a worker in The Centennial State, you have a plethora of rights and protections under several different systems. The workers’ compensation program provides automatic benefits if you sustain injuries on the job. The civil justice system allows you to sue your employer and/or other parties if negligence caused your injuries. There are many state, federal, and local parties looking out for your best interests as an
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Laws in Colorado Aim at Preventing Head Injuries in Teens

Sports incidents are some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) around the world. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, sports and recreational activities cause about 21% of all TBIs among American youth. Although sports-related injuries typically aren’t fatal, TBIs are the leading cause of death from sports. In hopes to protect Colorado’s youth from sports-related brain injuries, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill that requires coaches to receive training on concussion management. Senate Bill
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The Most Dangerous Road in Denver

Denver, Colorado – home of the Rockies, world-class skiing, and one of the most dangerous roads in the state. Interstate 25 in Denver poses serious threats to commuters, with overcrowded lanes and frustrated drivers. A local news station studied Denver police records and found that the section of I-25 in Denver between Santa Fe and I-70 was the deadliest for drivers, with the highest number of crashes on any interstate in the entire state. If you often take the I-25
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Marijuana Legalization & Auto Accident Rates

The effect of marijuana legalization on auto accident rates has been a concern for many in states like Colorado, where recreational use is permitted. Marijuana has been found to impair drivers similar to the impairment caused by alcohol. Many worried that the rates of auto accidents would rise as drivers under the influence took to the roads. Several years after the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, studies are beginning to examine the effects of legalization on car accident rates. In
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