Who’s to say what’s “inherently dangerous” as opposed to “ultra-hazardous?” Is it a question of law, or a question of fact best left for a jury to decide? Those are just a couple of the questions Burg Simpson’s Ronald M. Sandgrund raises in a feature in the latest issue of Colorado Lawyer magazine.
Sandgrund offers a detailed examination of how Colorado’s appellate courts have interpreted duty of care and vicarious liability in cases involving inherently dangerous activities. Sandgrund also takes a look at possible expected changes to Colorado’s civil jury instructions that someday may help clarify what can be a confusing area of the law.
Ron Sandgrund is a well-known trial lawyer and Colorado’s most prolific author of articles and books on Colorado construction and materials defect law and related insurance coverage issues. Sandgrund has extensive experience litigating construction defect, construction materials, product liability, multi-family community, class action, and insurance lawsuits, and he has argued many cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals, Colorado Supreme Court, and U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.