Are you the victim of a slip and fall accident in Colorado? Are you wondering if a trial date is in your future? In reality, most slip and fall cases do not go to trial. If you’re a victim, understanding how often cases go to trial can help you prepare for what’s ahead. Our Colorado slip and fall attorneys explain.
Frequently, the terms “bodily injury” and “personal injury” are used interchangeably within Denver Colorado. Although they seem similar since, they are both used in legal contexts and relate to harm done to a person, there are significant differences between them.
Athletes, both professional and amateur players, can get hurt in Denver Colorado. Normally, no one is to blame if you jam your finger catching a football or fall and break a wrist while ice skating. Accidents happen.
Survivors of Sandy Hook school shooting victims recently announced a $73 million settlement with insurers for the now-bankrupt Remington Arms, maker of the rifle used in the killings in 2012. The case centered on allegations Remington marketed the weapon in a way that encouraged illegal violence. Jacob D. Charles, executive director at Duke University Center for Firearms Law, discusses the settlement’s significance for future lawsuits against gun makers.
A Utah jury this month awarded a Park City bowling alley employee nearly $2.4 million after a Vail Resorts employee smashed her hand with a bowling ball during a company outing three years ago. Amy Herzog alleged in a February 2020 lawsuit that she was attempting to fix a clogged gutter in one of the Jupiter Bowl lanes when a Vail Resorts employee “engaged in a dangerous 360-degree helicopter spin, while cradling the bowling ball in the palm of his hand and let the ball fly as he completed his 360-degree turn.”
The Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA) grants immunity to government entities and their employees in many types of personal injury cases. In order to have a successful claim under CGIA, a notice must be filed within 182 days of the loss and the facts must fall within one of the “waived” areas of sovereign immunity and there must be legal liability involving negligence.