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Sun, November 30, 2014

Banned Guardrails | Denver Accident AttorneysIn 2005, Trinity Industries received approval from the government for their guardrail design. However, without notice, Trinity altered the design of the rail head which is flattened steel at the front of the guardrails. Upon impact, this piece is supposed to glide across the rail so the metal pushes safely out of the way. With the changes Trinity made, the guardrails may not function properly and unsafely.

Recently, a jury found Trinity Industries guilty of fraud for keeping this change from the government . The Federal Highway Administration has now ordered Trinity to host crash tests to determine how dangerous the guardrails are...

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Thu, November 20, 2014

Contact our Denver Lawyers for Defective Drug CasesA recent study that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association show there have been multiple supplements recalled by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) that are still being sold. In this study, at least 27 supplements were found available online when they have been completely discontinued.

The majority of supplements that have been banned or recalled by the FDA were for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, muscle building, or weight loss. Many of these products were banned because they contained chemicals that could cause heart attacks, strokes, or death.

This study is claiming that the FDA...

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Mon, November 10, 2014

As the cooler months roll in, it is even more important that you keep your family safe from in-home heater accidents. All too frequently, there are accidents from in-home space heaters that cause serious injury or death.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that heating equipment fires were responsible for 14% of all of the reported home fires in 2011. In addition to this, in-home heating equipment caused over 1,500 injuries in the same year. On top of this, the NFPA reported that space heaters caused 81% of all in-home heating deaths between 2007 and 2011.

Considering these statistics, here are some simple, but important tips from the NFPA that can help keep your family safe when using in-home space heaters:

  • Keep your heaters clean and free of creosote
  • Do not place an item on a...
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Thu, November 06, 2014

Justice for GM Recall | Denver LawyersFollowing the enormous amount of recalls that General Motors (GM) has issued, there may now be a $10 billion class-action lawsuit as well. Over the last several months, GM has recalled nearly 27 million vehicles due to faulty ignition switches, problems with airbags, and countless other reasons. Now, GM will face a gigantic class-action suit due to the fact that the recalls have lowered the value of GM vehicles.

This upcoming class-action lawsuit is looking to get compensation for people that either own or lease a GM vehicle that was made between July 2009 and July 2014. The suit includes those that still own their vehicle or those that...

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Tue, November 04, 2014

A group of unsuspecting movie-goers in Hong Kong were surprised by a demonstration of distracted driving from Volx Wagon. Using a location-based broadcaster, Volx Wagon was able to tap into all of the cell phones in the movie theater at the same time.

After starting a video that showed a person driving a vehicle from the driver's perspective, each person in the theater received a text at the same time. Right when every one of them went to check their phone, the vehicle on the screen swerved into the trees on the side of the road.

This video was meant to show the movie-goers the dangers of distracted driving by illustrating it from first-hand perspective.

Distracted driving was responsible for over 400,000 injuries in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With it becoming...

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Sun, November 02, 2014

Drowsy Driving Truck Accidents | Denver LawyerIn order to spread awareness about the tragedies that can occur when you drive drowsy, the National Sleep Foundation has named November 2-9 National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. During this week, they wish to spread awareness about this issue and help to provide education about how dangerous drowsy driving can be.

According to drowsydriving.org, if you're driving while drowsy, you can experience similar symptoms to those that are driving while drunk, including:

  • Slower reaction time
  • Poor judgment and vision
  • Bad short-term memory
  • Slow information...
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Fri, October 31, 2014

Brain Injury Attorneys | Denver LawyersAt The Tenge Law Firm, our team of Denver, Boulder, and Ft. Collins attorneys have decades of experience handling brain injury lawsuits. There are multiple types of brain injuries, but one of the most common types is a Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI).

A DAI is a very common form of brain injury, but it can occur without the head even taking an impact. A DAI occurs when the brain shakes or rotates within the skull causing the brain's connective fibers to tear. This can happen when the body experiences a violent movement like what occurs during a car accident...

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Sat, October 25, 2014

Denver Truck Accident Attorneys | Tenge Law FirmAn accident with a semi-truck will almost always result in an injury because of the sheer size and weight of the truck. Following an accident, you may find yourself inundated with questions, fears, and the pain of your injuries and not know what steps to take to get your life back in order.

From a trucking accident, you may find that you're not sure if you've been injured or not. Sometimes injuries manifest themselves right away, but others can take time to show symptoms. For this reason, it is always recommended to see a physician after a truck accident for a thorough examination.

Here are some of the typical injuries...

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Tue, October 21, 2014

Denver Defective Product Lawyers | Tenge Law FirmA fourth victim has lost their life due to faulty airbags manufactured by the Takata Corporation of Japan. Hien Tran died from what police believed were stab wounds to the neck, but, in reality, her faulty airbag was what killed her. When Tran was involved in a car accident, rather than protecting her, her airbag exploded and launched shrapnel into her neck.

Tran's family received a recall notice for the airbag shortly after Tran's death. This marks the fourth documented death from these faulty airbags, along with countless injured. In total, there have been over 14 million vehicles recalled from 11 different auto makers. While...

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Sun, October 19, 2014

Safe Driving | Denver, CO Accident AttorneysDuring this week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is promoting National Teen Driver Safety Week. The NHTSA encourages everyone to take some time to discuss safe driving habits with their teenager. According to the NHTSA, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 14-18 year-olds in the United States.

With that in mind, the NHTSA uses this week to promote an idea for parents and teenagers alike - "5-To-Drive." The 5-To-Drive concept incorporates the following reminders for safe teenage driving:

  • No cell phones while driving
  • No speeding
  • No alcohol
  • No extra...
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Sat, October 04, 2014

Denver, Colorado Car Accident LawyersAfter driving south on the northbound lanes of I-225, a vehicle was pulled over by the Aurora police. Before the police could issue a ticket and determine what caused the driver to go against traffic, the driver pulled out and began driving again. His vehicle struck a Nissan Maxima in a head-on collision, rolled, then slid on its side. During this slide, it collided with five total vehicles.

The driver that caused this accident was intoxicated and not wearing his seatbelt. He was partially ejected from his truck and was only removed from underneath it when bystanders and police worked together to lift the truck and slide him out. He was...

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Sat, October 04, 2014

Denver Car Accident Attorneys | Tenge Law FirmDuring this week, our Denver attorneys wish to join in the effort to promote Drive Safely to Work Week (DSWW). DSWW is put on by the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) and is designed to help encourage awareness about safety while driving.

NETS also uses this week to help remind the country to implement the proper safety regulations on their vehicles, whether they're for work or otherwise. Additionally, NETS offers suggestions about how to keep yourselves safe while driving, including:

  • Wear your seatbelt
  • Utilize car seats or booster seats
  • Stay focused while driving
  • Don't text and...
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Tue, September 30, 2014

Car Accident Attorneys | Denver Accident LawyersDistracted driving is becoming one of the largest causes of car accidents and car accident injuries in the nation. When you're looking at your phone, adjusting the radio, or even eating, you're distracting yourself from the road which can lead to severe consequences.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a campaign that it has been running for the last few years to try to get harsher punishments and sentences for distracted driving in an effort to put an end to it completely. Below are some facts about distracted driving that the NHTSA has compiled:

  • 78% of teenage and young adult drivers admit to...
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Mon, September 29, 2014

Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers | Denver, ColoradoA group advocating for safety joined with the Teamsters to file a lawsuit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) claiming that the administration needs to change the rules for commercial trucking training. The FMCSA has been ordered two times to create better training requirements and has failed to do so both times. Because of this, the lawsuit has been filed to force them to act.

Currently the federal requirement for commercial truck driver training is only 10 hours. The safety advocates and Teamsters claim that  this is not nearly enough and that Congress needs to enforce their mandates for changes...

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Fri, September 26, 2014

Denver Accident Attorneys | Colorado car accident lawyers​A tragic head-one collision left one dead and injured two on Friday night in Arvada. A senior from Standley Lake High School, Lyneah Dike, was tragically killed and pronounced dead at the scene. She was in a vehicle with another teenager that was  taken to the hospital with severe injuries to her lower body. The driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The crash was caused by David Bunn who had a blood alcohol level of twice the legal limit. He was driving above the speed limit and swerved across several lanes into oncoming traffic which is when he struck Dike's vehicle head-on. Bunn will be...

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Sun, September 14, 2014

Car Seat Safety - Denver, CO accident lawyersBetween September 14th and September 20th of this year, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is raising awareness about the safety of child passengers in vehicles. During this time they hope to educate the nation on the correct car seat for each child.

According to the NHTSA, car crashes are the number one cause of child fatalities between the ages of 1-13. With more awareness about the proper car seat, the NHTSA hopes that this statistic will decline.

The Denver car accident attorneys at the Tenge Law Firm have  of experience representing families that have had a...

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Mon, September 08, 2014

Denver Car Accident Attorneys | Tenge Law FirmGetting in a car accident can be a traumatizing and difficult time. Not only because of the speed at which it happened, but also the physical and emotional trauma that can be experienced. If you're involved in a car accident, there are several steps that you can follow to both ensure that your health is preserved and ensure that you're protected legally.

If you're involved in a car accident, our Denver accident lawyers recommend the following:

  1. Contact the authorities - having the police on-scene ensures your safety and the safety of the other drivers involved...
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Mon, September 01, 2014

Denver Car Accident Attorneys - Baby Safety MonthDuring the month of September the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) supports Baby Safety Month. During this month, they hope to spread awareness about specific ways to keep one's child safe, especially with the products that babies are exposed to on a daily basis.

This year's theme is "Green is the New Pink and Blue" and is focused upon advising parents to buy safe baby products that are also eco-friendly. The theme last year was about making sure that second-hand baby products were safe.

Whether a baby product is new or used, there is always the possibility of that product malfunctioning and causing injury to...

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Sun, January 05, 2014

accident-car-ambulance-300x199A six car crash on the Boulder Turnpike resulted in the closure of the road for over an hour, according to the Boulder Daily Camera. Five of the six cars involved had to be towed from the scene, under the McCaslin Blvd pedestrian bridge, and several people were transported to the hospital, although there did not appear to be any serious injuries. The cause of the accident has not been released.

Have you been seriously injured in a car crash? Contact a dedicated Boulder car crash lawyer immediately to discuss your options.

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Fri, December 20, 2013

accident-motorcycle-and-carThe Daily Camera reported a motorcycle accident in Boulder Canyon. The Police reports indicate that the motorcyclist was trying to pass 4 cars illegally when he ran into the side of one of the cars. This caused him to crash his 2012 Harley Davidson. After he was on the ground he was ran over by another car on the opposite side of Boulder Canyon highway. The 29-year-old was pronounced dead on the scene, he was not wearing a helmet.

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident? Contacting a Boulder motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover financial compensation for an accident you didn’t cause...

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Wed, October 23, 2013

The Boulder Daily Camera reports on a tragic motorcycle accident just north of Longmont. Two riders on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle were thrown from the bike in a single-vehicle accident that had no apparent witnesses. Neither rider was wearing a helmet, and both died at the scene. According to investigators, there was no other vehicle involved in the accident, and no cause has been released as to what caused the accident, although investigators believe that speed may have played a role. The accident is still under investigation.

Have you been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident? Contact a Boulder motorcycle accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options.

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Sun, September 15, 2013

Ambulance-emt-stretcherAn elderly Boulder woman who apparently caused a serious drunk driving accident has pleaded not guilty to multiple criminal charges, according to theBoulder Daily Camera. The woman, who was on her way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, hit a food truck, and then drove into the area where some tables were set up for people eating there, hitting a CU student. She then hit the entryway of the church where the meeting she was on her way to was held. The student suffered multiple broken ribs and a punctured lung. The woman was not injured. She was arrested, and will stand trial for charges of DUI and vehicular assault, however...

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Fri, August 30, 2013

iStock_000012965061Medium-300x199The Boulder Daily Camerareports that a 41-year-old woman was killed in a car accident that also injured three other occupants of the same vehicle on I-70 near Eagle. The accident was a single-vehicle crash involving a rollover. The car apparently drove off the left side on the highway, rolling onto its roof in the center median. The vehicle occupants included a couple, their eight-year-old son, and another friend. The husband, who was driving the car, was treated at Vail Valley Medical Center, and was also cited by the Colorado State Patrol for careless driving. His wife died of her injuries at Vail Valley...

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Tue, April 30, 2013

A Boulder man won a jury verdict nearly $3 million in connection with a car accident in 2009, according to the Boulder Daily Camera. The sued Ford Motor Company because of a defective driver’s seat in his Ford Explorer which led to serious, life-altering spinal cord injuries. Cognitive deficiencies, as well as visual and speech impairments forced the man to give up his work as a physical therapist, even though there was not the kind of major damage to the vehicle that would suggest such an injury. When his Explorer was rear-ended, the recliner mechanism on the driver’s seat slipped, the seat fully reclined, and the man was thrown head-first into the back seat.

Have you been seriously injured in a car accident? Contact an experienced Boulder car accident attorney today to help.

With the safety systems in place in modern...

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