Monthly Archives: May 2016

What it Really Means to Assume: Assumption of Risk 101

Aside from comparative negligence, the doctrine of assumption or assuming the risk is one of the most common defenses alleged in personal injury lawsuits. Assuming the risk occurs when a personal injury plaintiff knowingly and voluntarily assumes the risk of harm associated with the negligence or careless conduct of the defendant that led to the plaintiff’s injuries. If it is proven that you, the plaintiff, assumed the risk then you will not be able to recover damages from the defendant.
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Did Marijuana Use Contribute to My Car Accident?

When Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana use in 2012, state and federal legislators began to worry about the potential negative consequences of driving under the influence of marijuana. Though Colorado law has serious penalties for drivers who operate a motor vehicle under the influence of marijuana (5 nanograms or more of THC per millimeter of blood in a driver’s bloodstream), there is still some uncertainty as to the safety of driving high. Across the United States, recent data suggests that
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