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Reckless Driving Examples in Colorado 2022

Many of us drive our cars every day. Despite the normalcy of this practice, driving remains one of the most dangerous activities that most of us partake in on a regular basis. It’s entirely possible to get into a serious or lethal car accident in…

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Commercial Truck Axle Weight Limits Colorado 2022

Commercial trucks are an essential part of our economy. These vehicles make sure that the products that keep our country going get from one place to the next. Without these, ordering items offline would be a very different experience. Though commercial trucks are common, many…

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What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Crash in Colorado?

Most people go to great lengths to make sure that they are safe and protected and that they stay away from dangerous situations. Unfortunately, we are not always in control of our own safety. Other people’s behaviors can easily endanger our safety and even cause…

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Colorado Driver Handbook 2022

As a driver, it’s important that you keep yourself up to date on current guidelines and laws surrounding Colorado roads. This knowledge not only helps to keep you safe but can also ensure you don’t get pulled over for violating any road rules. Though many…

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Colorado Motorcycle Helmet Laws 2022

Motorcycling can be a fun way to get around. Many people opt for this mode of transportation over cars for the thrill, the easy maneuvering, and the community. Though there are many valid reasons to ride a motorcycle, it’s important to remember the dangers as…

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Colorado Car Insurance Laws 2022 – All You Need to Know

Whether you are a long-time resident of Colorado, just moving to the state, or just acquiring a vehicle, it’s important to understand the state laws surrounding car insurance. If you don’t properly insure your car, you can find yourself in significant financial and legal trouble.…

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What to Do After a Car Accident in Colorado

Car accidents can be damaging and traumatic experiences. These incidents often occur unpredictably, and the drivers involved may be shaken and unsure of what to do in the immediate aftermath. Therefore, every driver in Colorado needs to know the first steps to take after a…

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Colorado Car Crash Statistics 2022

Car accidents happen every day in Colorado and throughout the United States. These incidents often cause devastating injuries and expensive economic losses for vehicle repairs and lost income while victims stay home and recover. The Colorado Department of Transportation (DOT) collects crash accident statistics and…

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Does Insurance Follow the Car or the Driver in Colorado?

Every driver in Colorado must have auto insurance that meets the state’s minimum coverage requirements. Colorado is a fault state, meaning an at-fault driver is responsible for any damages they cause to others. An injured driver has the right to file an insurance claim against…

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How Much Can Someone Sue for a Car Accident in Colorado?

Car accidents can be damaging and traumatic experiences, and it’s not always easy to determine the best legal steps to take after these incidents. Colorado uses a fault-based system to resolve car accident cases, and determining fault will be crucial for an injured driver struggling…

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Colorado Car Accident Laws 2022 — Everything You Need to Know

Car accidents happen every day throughout Colorado, and it’s vital for a driver who experiences an accident to know the laws and statutes that are likely to come into play in the subsequent legal proceedings. Every car accident is unique, and almost every accident will…

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What Is the Three-Second Rule in Driving in Colorado?

Every driver should do their best to minimize their risk of causing an accident in Colorado. Auto accidents occur for many reasons, and some of the most common include distraction, speeding, and aggressive maneuvers. When drivers cause accidents, they become liable for any damages they…

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How To Find The Best Personal Injury Lawyer In Denver, CO

Personal injuries occur in various ways every day in Colorado. These incidents are not only traumatic but also expensive, and the victim of a personal injury is likely to face significant losses they may not know how to recover. If you or a loved one…

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What Happens If Someone Else Is Driving My Car And Gets In An Accident In Denver, CO?

Car accidents happen every day in Colorado. These incidents are often unpredictable and damaging, and it can be difficult to determine the best steps to take after any accident. Confusion is also likely to arise in the event you let someone else borrow your car…

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What To Do After A Car Accident That Was Not Your Fault In Denver, CO

Car accidents happen every day in Colorado, usually without much warning to those involved. Experiencing any car accident can be traumatic, but knowing your recent accident happened because of someone else’s negligence can add frustration to the strong mix of emotions you’re experiencing in the…

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Colorado Car Seat Law 2022 – All You Need to Know

Parents of young children must always use caution when it comes to driving with their kids in their cars. Car seats are invaluable tools for any parent when it comes to keeping children safe on the road, and car seats are also a legal requirement…

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Colorado Window Tint Laws 2022 – All You Need to Know

Many car owners in Colorado have tinted windows. Some prefer to have more shade inside of their vehicles while others tint their vehicles’ windows for aesthetic purposes. Whatever your reasons may be for tinting your vehicle’s windows, it’s important to know Colorado’s window tint laws…

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When to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in Denver, CO

Any personal injury has the potential to be a life-changing experience. No one expects to suffer a personal injury, and when one occurs due to the negligence of another party, the victim is likely to feel a mix of shock, frustration, and uncertainty. Whether your…

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A car crash, three common injuries and prompt medical attention

No one expects to be the victim of a vehicle crash, but in Colorado alone, there are some 100,000 traffic accidents every year. Many collisions are minor, but they can still cause significant injury. In fact, car crashes result in three common injuries. Not all…

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What makes these the 5 most dangerous intersections in Denver?

When reflecting on the traffic issues you deal with daily in Denver, there are several basic factors to consider. For instance, over the past eight years, the metro population added 350,000 people, putting additional pressure on the highway infrastructure. Traffic accidents have increased dramatically across the…

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What happens if I am injured in a rideshare accident?

From the beginning of their existence, as you know, riding-sharing services have been controversial. Thankfully, the use of these privately owned vehicles to deliver you to your intended destination is most often safe and uneventful. Uber drivers alone provide about 40 million rides a month.…

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What is the most dangerous road in Colorado?

US Route 550 from central New Mexico through western Colorado has some of the most stunning scenery you will find anywhere in the United States. Only, that’s not the reason people know it as “the $1,000,000 Road.” This familiar name arises because locals saying you…

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Colorado’s traffic woes

Traffic jams and overall challenges in navigating roads throughout the United States cost drivers time and sanity. The longer they last, the more stress drivers feel. Road congestion also has negative financial consequences. According to WalletHub, U.S. drivers “paid” $88 billion in 2019 and lost…

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2021 Annual Ballot Measure Guide

While it is an off year for major elections, there are some important measures on the ballot in Denver and Colorado this year. Which means it is time for CGH’s Annual Ballot Measure Guide! At CGH, we intend to spend our careers fighting for justice.…

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4 common questions about driving and decriminalized mushrooms

In 2019, the city of Denver decriminalized the possession of psilocybin, commonly known as magic mushrooms. While mushrooms are still illegal under federal law, city officials decided to make enforcing that law a low priority. As a result, users rarely have to worry about getting…

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Marijuana and mushroom possession are not crimes in Denver. Driving while high is.

No doubt, you already know that Colorado was one of the first states to fully legalize marijuana for recreational as well as medicinal purposes. Then, in 2019, the city of Denver decriminalized psilocybin, commonly known as magic mushrooms or “shrooms.” These changes have greatly reduced…

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Pedestrian accidents in parking lots

Drivers often let their guard down when they are entering or leaving a parking lot. When they are not operating their vehicles at any considerable speed, they may see an opportunity to take their eyes off of what is in front of them. However, it…

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Avoid these mistakes in your personal injury case

When someone’s negligence leads to an injury, you may need compensation to help you cover medical expenses and lost income. However, you could make a mistake that jeopardizes the outcome of your case. If you are pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, avoid these common missteps. Ignoring…

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Factors that may impact breath test accuracy

A Colorado charge of driving under the influence may lead to serious, potentially life-changing penalties and repercussions. You may have to serve time behind bars and surrender your driver’s license. Your bank account may also take a serious hit if that charge leads to a…

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Why do insurers request blanket medical authorizations?

If you have driven on I-70 just north of Downtown Denver recently, you have undoubtedly encountered shifting traffic patterns. These are likely to become even more confusing over the next couple of years as roadcrews begin construction on eastbound lanes. In 2019, there were 842 fatal…

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3 common injuries after a slip-and-fall accident

Millions of emergency room visits are due to slip-and-fall accidents. Recovery from a slip or fall may lead to disability or death depending on the severity of the accident. Slip-and-fall accidents are especially harmful to older adults.   Preventing slip-and-fall accidents should be a priority both at…

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3 tips for running during bad weather

Whether you are a lifelong runner or have just started, you can reap many benefits from a consistent routine. Risks such as slipping and falling or getting hit by a vehicle may deter you from running in bad weather. However, there are ways to increase…

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Who is responsible for an accident in a condo or apartment building?

Traditionally, property owners are one of the most common defendants in premises liability cases. If a property owner’s negligence caused an accident, he or she may be legally at fault for the accident victim’s injuries. In a condo or apartment building, however, other parties may…

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5 safety tips for pedestrians in Colorado

The natural beauty of Colorado gives people a good reason to get outside and exercise. The summer weather means more people are out walking, jogging, biking an otherwise enjoying the outdoors. If you are one of these people, your safety is vital to keeping you…

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How a pre-existing injury may impact your personal injury claim

Colorado law entitles anyone injured because of the negligence of another party to receive compensation for their injuries and other damages. However, if you have a pre-existing injury, you may have more difficulty proving that your damages resulted from the actions of the at-fault party. …

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Preventing motorcycle accidents: What you need to know

The freedom of the open road and the thrill of the wind in your hair are two of the most common reasons why people ride motorcycles. Although it is a great pastime, it is essential to be safe while you are riding. The motorcycle accident…

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MLB All-Star Game poses car accident risks

Accidents can strike at any time, as many who have been injured during recreational events can attest. For those attending the upcoming MLB All-Star Game at Coors Field, the risk of suffering injuries due to distracted drivers and other dangers is worth considering. Two major reasons…

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Tourists may find heightened DUI enforcement during big MLB game

If you are planning a trip to the Mile High City for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game on July 13, you are in for a real treat. After all, not only is Coors Field one of the more beautiful ballparks in the country, but Denver…

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What to do after a bicycle accident

Bicycles are a great alternative to motor vehicles. Just like any type of transportation, there are issues that can impact rider safety and lead to crashes. Not all bicycle crashes are accidents, nor do they always lead to serious injuries. Yet, it is extremely important…

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Insurance questions for ride-hailing drivers: Who is responsible?

Being a ride-hailing driver may seem simple. You pick up people and drop them off at their destination. Things become more complex when you suffer an injury while driving for a ride-hailing company. Insurance should cover the damages, but which insurance is responsible? There are…

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3 cycling injuries you can prevent and one you must try to avoid

With its scenic vistas and miles of paved paths, Colorado is a paradise for bicycle enthusiasts. However, cycling comes with certain aches and pains as well as the potential for serious injury. Here are three ways to prevent common complaints and one caution concerning a…

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3 tips for helping your teenager stay safe driving

After your teenage driver gets a driver’s license, they may want to drive independently as much as possible. This new licensure gives them freedom, but you may have concerns about the risk of a car accident. Car accidents are the leading cause of fatalities for teenagers…

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3 leading causes of pedestrian strikes

Walking should not result in an injury, yet pedestrians get struck by vehicles every day. Why do these accidents occur so frequently? Pedestrians need to stay on guard when crossing any Denver street. Even though drivers must look out for walkers, it does not always…

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3 actions to remember during a DUI stop

There are many reasons why police pull people over every day. While you may actively avoid any driving actions that may lead to a traffic stop, it is not always easy or possible to avoid it. The main concern going through your mind is likely…

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What is inattentional blindness?

Car accidents, unfortunately, cause many deaths each year, including an increasing number of pedestrian deaths. According to the Governors Highway Safety Association’s recent data, in 2019, motor vehicle accidents killed more than 6,500 pedestrians. This data represents the highest number of pedestrian deaths in over 30 years.  No…

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Monitor these injuries after a car accident

After a car accident, you might not notice the full extent of your injuries until a few days or weeks later. As your first step after you sustain injuries in a collision, you should seek medical attention.  With the help of your physician who will treat…

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3 quick tips for teaching kids safe bicycling practices

From those earliest attempts to master balance to taking that first solo trip to a friend’s house, learning to ride a bike is more than just a fun way to get exercise; it is a step toward gaining new independence and new responsibility. While every…

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5 jogging safety tips

Jogging offers many potential health benefits. Some you may expect, such as improved flexibility and weight loss. Others may surprise you, such as improved mental health and an immune system boost.  Despite the potential benefits, however, there are also risks involved with jogging. You could get…

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Steps to take in the aftermath of a bike accident

When you go for a bike ride, there is always the chance that you will get into an injurious crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that in the U.S. in 2018, 857 bicyclists died in traffic accidents. Knowing what to do if you get into…

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Our Endorsements of the 2020 City and County of Denver Ballot Measures!

A little while ago we released our Annual Ballot Measure Guide for Colorado Ballot Measures. If you have not seen it, you can find it here: https://www.cghlawfirm.com/blog/2020/09/our-endorsements-for-the-2020-colorado-constitutional-amendments-and-ballot-measures/  But we also know that many of our readers live in the City and County of Denver, so we…

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Our Endorsements for the 2020 Colorado Constitutional Amendments and Ballot Measures!

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last year, you know that we are right in the middle of election season. And you know what that means—it’s time for CGH’S Annual Ballot Measure Guide! At CGH, we intend to spend our careers…

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3 safety innovations and increased protection for cyclists

You may ride your bicycle purely for fun and relaxation. On the other hand, like many people in Colorado, you might use your bike as a major form of transportation.  The more often you ride, the more risk you take. Here are three unique innovations…

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Who has responsibility in a rideshare accident?

As rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft offer a transportation alternative, passengers may be unsure where to turn after an accident in a rideshare vehicle. If you experienced injuries, do you file a claim with the driver’s insurance company, the rideshare app or your own…

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Methods police use to detect drivers under the influence

Before law enforcement arrests a driver for driving under the influence, the officer must have a reason to pull the driver over as well as reason to suspect that the person is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police use three main identifiers in…

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Ride-hailing services and safety recalls

When you climb into any vehicle, you have a reasonable expectation of safety. You are trusting that the owner is responsible about keeping the vehicle in good shape.  That may not be the case with many ride-hailing vehicles. A Consumer Reports study found one in…

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4 tips for staying safe on your bike

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that 857 bicyclists died in traffic crashes in 2018, and when you ride your bike, you are the one most likely to sustain serious injuries in a crash involving you and a vehicle. Although bike crashes with a car can…

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What you should expect during a DUI traffic stop

When pulled over by a law enforcement official, it is helpful to know what can happen next. When an officer conducts a traffic stop, for example, he or she cannot request a field sobriety test unless you display signs of intoxication.  An officer has the…

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Will a car accident make your insurance costs increase?

After a car accident, you may worry about the impact on your car insurance. Even if the accident was not your fault, your insurance company may feel differently. It will assign fault and determine the degree to which you were responsible for the incident. This…

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Why seeing a doctor is so important after a car crash

Perhaps you are the victim of a minor vehicle crash. Your nerves take a beating, but you appear to have no physical injuries other than a bruised elbow. Nevertheless, you should see a doctor promptly because you could have underlying injuries. Furthermore, a medical report…

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Get to know Denver bike laws

If you regularly ride a bicycle to work, for exercise or just for fun, you need to know the laws that apply to Denver cyclists. Although bikers should generally follow the same traffic laws that apply to cars, some unique regulations do exist.  Refresh your…

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3 facts about drowsy driving and drunk driving

Life can get so busy that you barely have time to get a good night’s sleep. However, sleep is essential for your health and well-being. This is especially true if you need to drive the morning after a night of poor sleep. If you do…

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3 top causes of motorcycle accidents

In spite of taking training courses and wearing safety gear, motorcyclists still face a higher risk of injury than other vehicle occupants do when they take to the road. Many passenger vehicle drivers simply do not understand the dangers or do not take the care…

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What you need to know about Colorado’s motorcycle laws

With its extensive highways and majestic mountain vistas, Colorado offers some spectacular motorcycling opportunities. However, when you ride a motorcycle, there is always the potential for a collision with an automobile. If that occurs, your chances for serious injury or death are generally greater than for…

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DUI Penalties in Colorado

Colorado is one of the few states that penalizes drivers with a blood alcohol content below 0.08%. The threshold for a driving while ability impaired charge is just 0.05% and carries most of the same penalties as a charge of driving under the influence (0.08%…

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3 most common causes of pedestrian accidents

Being a pedestrian, especially around busy roads and cities, can be dangerous if you are not aware of your surroundings. It is imperative that you understand and follow all traffic laws and safety suggestions set forth in Colorado for pedestrians to avoid potential accidents, or at least…

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Tips to keep kids safe while walking or biking to school

If you are a parent, allowing your children to ride a bike or walk to school has significant advantages, not the least of which is the opportunity to get some much-needed exercise. However, there are also hazards involved in walking or biking to school. A collision…

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Our Endorsements for 2019 Colorado and Denver Ballot Measures

It is that time of the year again. ELECTION SEASON! And you know what that means? It is time for our annual ballot measure guide. At CGH, we intend to spend our careers fighting for justice. We understand that the fight for justice must take…

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5 things to know about bicyclists’ rights

Traffic zipping past you as you ride your bicycle on the road in Colorado can be scary. You are very vulnerable in this situation. Any little mistake or misunderstanding of the road laws could lead to a serious injury and possibly death. Accidents involving bicyclists do not…

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Share My Ride: Liability and Coverage Issues for Lyft and Uber

The car with the pink mustache pulls up outside your house, and the app on your phone alerts you that the driver has arrived. You go outside and hop in the car with your friends to go out for some drinks. You’ve made a safe,…

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Do I need UIM Coverage?

Many clients who come to our office unfortunately do not have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (“UIM”) insurance coverage. Most of those times, the client simply does not know what UIM is, or it was never fully explained to him or her. “Do I need UIM coverage?” is…

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What will the DMV do after a DUI?

The Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) can take your license if you are convicted of DUI. But even before you are convicted, the DMV can take your license. That’s because, in DUI cases, the penalties you face from the DMV are different than the penalties…

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Our Endorsements for 2018 Denver Ballot Measures

Last week, we shared our endorsements for the 2018 statewide Colorado Ballot Measures. But for most Colorado voters, those won’t be the only measures they decide. While we don’t have the time to write a ballot measure guide for every city or county, we did…

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Our Endorsements for 2018 Colorado Ballot Measures

As we stated back in 2016, we intend to spend our careers fighting for justice. We understand that the fight for justice must take place beyond just the courtroom. When we formed our law firm, we agreed we would never shy away from political issues…

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When are your First Amendment rights at stake?

People restrict speech all the time. Organizations often punish others for the things they say. The NFL recently tried to institute a policy regarding players’ protests during the National Anthem. Twitter permanently banned the account of too-eager-to-take-his-shirt-off Alex Jones, the Infowars conspiracy theorist. Whenever something happens that…

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What is perjury?

What is perjury? Great question. We see the term perjury being thrown around in the media. We see it in relation to criminal defendants. We also see it used in relation to people who are testifying before Congress. Often, it seems like the people using…

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Will I lose my license for a DUI?

Will I lose my license for a DUI? Losing your license can be one of the most serious consequences of a DUI. It affects your ability to drive to work, make it to appointments, or otherwise get around during the day. When you’re charged with DUI,…

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Should I Purchase MedPay?

In the State of Colorado, one of our consumer-friendly insurance laws requires car insurance companies to offer medical payments coverage to their customers. The insurance companies must offer medical payments coverage of at least $5,000. “Medical payments coverage” is commonly referred to as MedPay. Unfortunately,…

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Can cops lie to you?

Can cops lie to you? The short answer is yes[i]. Law enforcement is generally allowed to lie to you in most situations. This includes police officers who are working undercover—sorry, that old myth that “if you ask someone if he is a police officer, he…

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Insurance Claims After a Crash

When you’re in a car crash, there can be a lot of consequences. You may have to miss work, seek regular medical care, figure out how to get your car repaired (or purchase a new one), figure out different temporary transportation, and so on. And,…

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Cheney Galluzzi & Howard, LLC’s Endorsements for Colorado Ballot Measures in 2016

At Cheney Galluzzi & Howard, we intend to spend our careers fighting for justice. We understand, however, that the fight for justice has to take place beyond just the courtroom. When we formed our law firm, we agreed we would never shy away from political issues…

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Sealing your record in Colorado just got a whole lot easier!

As of August 2016, a new law in Colorado makes sealing your record of criminal cases and arrests a whole lot easier. The law applies to cases that end in dismissal or acquittal. Cases that “end in dismissal,” include cases where the prosecutor dismisses the…

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“Yea but he started it”—A Guide to Self-Defense

Even before we become adults, we know about self-defense as an excuse for behavior. One brother gets in trouble with his parents for hitting his brother, and “he started it” are the first words out of his mouth. There’s something intuitive about the right to…

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Underage DUI Laws in Colorado

In Colorado, the penalties for Driving Under the Influence (“DUI”) are severe. The specific penalties for alcohol-related driving charges, however, are different depending on a number of factors. Those factors include the driver’s blood-alcohol content (“BAC”) and age. In this article, we look at the…

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Just treat me fair: insurance bad faith in Colorado

When we make a deal, purchase a product, or sign a contract, we expect the other side to be acting in “good faith.”  Simply put, this means we expect the other side to be acting honestly and with good intent.  Many times the other side…

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Affluenza: Diagnosing the System

In June 2013, Ethan Couch got drunk, drove a vehicle, and slammed that vehicle into two cars. He killed 4 people and injured more. Ethan was 16 years old. He pleaded guilty to four counts of intoxication manslaughter. Prosecutors asked for 20 years in prison.…

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What should you do after being injured in a car accident? Part 1: Seeking medical treatment

Have you been injured in a car accident?  While that phrase may seem like a joke because of television commercials, in all seriousness, the steps you take after being injured in a car accident are incredibly important.  If you’ve been injured in a car accident,…

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Hot Coffee and the Myth of the Frivolous Lawsuit

When we tell our friends and family that we focus predominantly on personal injury work, we naturally hear about “frivolous” lawsuits. Or we hear how “greedy” trial lawyers are responsible for the rising cost of medical care or basically any other thing people purchase. Often,…

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What Happens When You’re Injured in a Bike Accident Caused by an Unsafe Road or Sidewalk

oloradoans ride bicycles to work, to run errands, or just for fun. Many Colorado towns and cities try to make their roads and/or sidewalks safe for bicycles, pedestrians, and vehicles alike. But sometimes roads and sidewalks create dangerous conditions for cyclists. Other times, maintenance work…

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How much auto insurance coverage do I need?

As lawyers who represent victims of car crashes, we often are looking into our clients’ auto insurance coverage. While the insurance company from whom you choose to purchase insurance is not as important, the amount of coverage you purchase is absolutely important. We will address…

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