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When Drivers Run Red Lights

By Heidi Culbertson

When Drivers Run Red Lights As a personal injury trial lawyer with Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, shareholder David P. Hersh is all too familiar with the consequences that follow when a driver runs a red light. Driving is a responsibility, and those who do not follow traffic laws put themselves and others at… Read more »

Join Burg Simpson for the Annual Pedal 4 Possible Fundraiser for Craig Hospital!

By Heidi Culbertson

Please Join Burg Simpson for the Annual Pedal 4 Possible Fundraiser for Craig Hospital on Saturday, September 14th! Craig’s Therapeutic Recreation department started Pedal 4 Possible in 2015 to raise money for Craig Hospital. As a private, non-profit facility, Craig Hospital relies on donations to maintain its excellence in helping patients to achieve the best… Read more »

Determining Negligence in a Multi-Car Crash

By Heidi Culbertson

Determining Negligence in a Chain Reaction Multi-Car Crash. Chain reaction car crashes are those where three or more vehicles are involved in a series of collisions. They generally occur on high-speed roadways, and they are one of the deadliest kinds of traffic collisions. The most disastrous pile-ups have involved more than a hundred vehicles. While most… Read more »

Insurance Disputes – Appraisals – Unbiased and Disinterested Appraisers Required

By Burg Simpson

Legal Ruling

By Nelson P. Boyle: INSURANCE DISPUTES – APPRAISALS – UNBIASED AND DISINTERESTED APPRAISERS REQUIRED A very important insurance case came out this morning from the Colorado Supreme Court.  Virtually all insurance policies include a built-in dispute resolution mechanism called “appraisal.” When the insured and insurance company disagree as to the amount of loss to be… Read more »

PERSONAL INJURY: DISTRACTED DRIVERS ARE A COMMON CAUSE OF COLLISIONS

By Heidi Culbertson

PERSONAL INJURY: DISTRACTED DRIVERS ARE A COMMON CAUSE OF COLLISIONS  While car crashes can be the result of inclement weather and/or difficult road conditions, recent studies indicate that human error accounts for approximately 90% of the auto accidents that occur in the U.S. Excessive speed, and intoxicated drivers are among the most common reasons for… Read more »

Have You Been Injured in Crash Caused by a Drunk Driver?

By Heidi Culbertson

Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Have You Been Injured in Crash Caused by a Drunk Driver? NTHSA Statistics Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of car crashes in the U.S. According to a 2017 study by the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 30 people in the United States die every day in alcohol-related… Read more »

Keep Your Child Passenger Safe by Choosing the Right Car Seat

By Heidi Culbertson

KEEPING YOUR CHILD SAFE Keep your child passenger safe by choosing the right car seat. Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, and yet according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), automobile crashes are a leading cause of death for children from ages 1 to 13. To… Read more »

Colorado Bicycle Collisions: Personal Injury Cases

By David Hersh

Colorado Bicycle Collisions: Personal Injury Cases According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 783 bicyclists killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2017. A large percentage of these bike crashes could have been avoided if motorists and cyclists followed the rules of the road and watched out for one… Read more »

Colorado “Stop-as-Yield” law

By Burg Simpson

By David P. Hersh, Burg Simpson Shareholder Colorado “Stop-as-Yield” law In May 2018 Colorado adopted a new statewide standard regulating bicycles when they are approaching intersections.  C.R.S. § 42-4-1412.5 establishes as the standard what is known as “stop as yield” throughout Colorado.  However, individual local governments can choose whether or not to adopt this standard… Read more »

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