Ice Storm Hits Northern Colorado

Have you been injured in an accident caused by icy roads? Call Boulder injury attorney Christopher Jeffress at 303-993-8685 to learn how we can helpAn ice storm swept into Northern Colorado on Wednesday night, bringing with it slippery roads, icy sidewalks, and increased danger of serious personal injury.

Have you been injured in an accident caused by icy roads? Call Boulder injury attorney Christopher Jeffress at 303-993-8685 to learn how we can helpAn ice storm swept into Northern Colorado on Wednesday night, bringing with it slippery roads, icy sidewalks, and increased danger of serious personal injury. Pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers alike now find themselves at risk for ice related accidents – and these accidents are not always easy to collect compensation for, especially if you are dealing directly with insurance.

If you have been injured due to ice or another winter weather related hazard, please call Boulder personal injury attorney Christopher Jeffress at 303-993-8685 to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help.

Do Your Part

How can you help prevent accidents caused by icy weather? Stay home. When that’s not possible, be sure to:

  • Keep your walkways clear of snow and ice to prevent pedestrian accidents
  • Drive slowly and give yourself an extra 20 to 30 minutes to get to your destination
  • Give the driver in front of you room, at least a four car length distance between your front bumper and their back

These steps may prove very useful in preventing an accident, but what can you do when someone else fails to be as careful and you are injured as a result? Contact Boulder accident lawyer Christopher Jeffress to find out.

Remember, proving liability in accidents caused by inclement weather is often a very complex proposition. Attorney Jeffress has the experience and resources necessary to ensure all liable parties are identified – and the tenacity necessary to hold those parties accountable and get maximum compensation for victims of serious injury.

If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident in Boulder, Louisville, Longmont, Broomfield, or surrounding Northern Colorado communities, please call our personal injury lawyer at 303-993-8685 to schedule a free consultation and let us help you get the justice you deserve. 

How much Time do I have to Shovel my Sidewalk in Boulder?

Residents of Boulder have 24 hours after a storm to remove snow from walkways. Failure to do so can result in serious injury to pedestrians. If you have been injured, call 303-993-8685If you live in or around Boulder, Colorado, you’ve been seeing your fair share of snow. But just how long do you have after a snow storm to clear your walkways in the city of Boulder?

Residents of Boulder have 24 hours after a storm to remove snow from walkways. Failure to do so can result in serious injury to pedestrians. If you have been injured, call 303-993-8685If you live in or around Boulder, Colorado, you’ve been seeing your fair share of snow. But just how long do you have after a snow storm to clear your walkways in the city of Boulder? 24 hours after the snow has stopped.

Home owners, property managers, agents, or occupants of a private residence are responsible for their own snow removal. The city asks that those who live on designated snow routes wait until after the plows have come along to shovel walkways. Snow plows may push snow back onto the sidewalk. This does not diminish your responsibility to remove it – even if you already have. Failure to remove snow within 24 hours can result in an initial fine of $100. Repeat offenses may result in up to $1000 in fines and 90 days in jail.

Fines and jail time aside, failure to scoop your sidewalk places anyone else who may use it in danger of serious injury. Slip and fall accidents on unmaintained walkways are a primary cause of brain and spinal cord injuries and, if someone is injured on your walkway, you may be held liable for damages including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation
  • Home modifications and adaptive technologies
  • Personal pain and suffering

Likewise, if you are injured in a pedestrian accident after slipping and falling on someone else’s unmaintained walkway – even if that walkway belongs to a commercial interest or the city itself – you are entitled to hold the responsible party accountable and seek damages well in excess of initial insurance offerings. Boulder personal injury lawyer Christopher Jeffress is here to help that happen. Please contact us online or call 303-993-8685 to schedule a free consultation and learn more.

Halloween and Pedestrian Accidents

Children in Boulder are twice as likely to be injured in a pedestrian accident on Halloween night. Here are some Safety Tips from Boulder personal injury attorney Christopher JeffressAccording to SafeKids.Org, 12% of children five and younger are allowed to trick or treat without adult supervision.

Children in Boulder are twice as likely to be injured in a pedestrian accident on Halloween night. Here are some Safety Tips from Boulder personal injury attorney Christopher JeffressAccording to SafeKids.Org, 12% of children five and younger are allowed to trick or treat without adult supervision. Sadly, this absolutely plays a role in the near doubling of fatal pedestrian traffic accidents that occur on Halloween night. Young children, unsupervised, may not exercise caution in the same manner as older and more experienced kids. If you are planning on letting your little one head out alone this year, please take time to instruct them in safe behaviors to help ensure everyone has a safe and happy Halloween.

As a general rule, children younger than 12 should be accompanied by an adult for trick or treating. However, if you are not accompanying your children, please be sure to:

  • Apply reflective tape to costumes and treat bags
  • Provide glow-sticks, flashlights, or headlamps to be used in between houses
  • Select costumes that use face paint instead of vision-obstructing masks
  • Make sure costumes are the right size to prevent slip and fall accidents

In addition, it is important that you talk to your child about:

  • Staying on sidewalks and in well-lit areas
  • Only crossing the street at crosswalks and on green signals
  • Looking both ways –twice– before crossing a street
  • Staying with their group

These steps can help protect your child from injury, but may not be enough to prevent the dangerous behaviors of others from causing harm. If your child sustains an injury this Halloween due to the reckless or careless behavior of someone else, please contact Jeffress Law to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights. Christopher Jeffress helps families living in Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield, and surrounding areas get fair compensation following injury. Call us at 303-993-8685 to schedule a free consultation and learn more. 

Working to “Catch ‘em All?” Use Caution

http://www.jeffresslaw.com/sites/www.jeffresslaw.com/files/Cellphone%20Use%20while%20Driving.jpgPokemon Go is taking Colorado by storm, with – at times – hundreds of people in the same area looking for “Pokestops” and “Gyms” where various charters can be “captured.” While this can be tremendously fun, it can also be dangerous when proper attention is not paid to surroundings.

http://www.jeffresslaw.com/sites/www.jeffresslaw.com/files/Cellphone%20Use%20while%20Driving.jpgPokemon Go is taking Colorado by storm, with – at times – hundreds of people in the same area looking for “Pokestops” and “Gyms” where various charters can be “captured.” While this can be tremendously fun, it can also be dangerous when proper attention is not paid to surroundings.

News outlets throughout the country are reporting on injuries – including falls, running into things while walking, and car accidents – related to playing Pokemon Go. As with all augmented reality games and devices, if you are participating in this one, it is important to remain aware of your surroundings and practice caution to avoid hurting yourself or others.

Steps you can take to protect yourself from causing an accident include:

  • Do not play Pokemon Go while driving
  • Do not attempt to walk while looking at your phone
  • Play in well-lit areas and never after dark

Taking these steps can help ensure you do not cause a Pokemon-related accident. They may even help protect you from players who are not exercising such caution, though that is far from guaranteed.

If you find yourself injured by an irresponsible Pokemon player, you may be entitled to compensation for medical and related expenses. The best way to learn about your rights and your legal options is through a free one-on-one consultation with Boulder personal injury attorney Christopher Jeffress. Please contact us online or call 303-993-8685 to schedule a free consultation to see how we can help you get the justice you deserve.

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