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Man threatens to sue reality television star after bar fight

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 7:25 pm    

Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, cast member of MTV’s popular reality program Jersey Shore, is facing threats of a lawsuit after beating up a man in a Seaside Heights, NJ, bar.

Justin Viterito, the man planning to file the lawsuit, claims that he and Ortiz-Magro were drinking together at Bamboo Bar. He states that one of his friends was pushed from behind by someone affiliated with the show as he approached. Viterito went to see what was wrong, at which point he was punched in the face by Ortiz-Magro.

The altercation erupted into a brawl. During the disruption, Viterito claims one of the bar’s bouncers grabbed him, putting him in a headlock while Ortiz-Magro continued punching him.

Viterito might have good reason to file an intentional tort. If you have been hurt through the irresponsible or malicious actions of others, contact the personal injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770.

Man suing Arby’s restaurant after urinal burns his genitals

Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 at 7:05 pm    

A man is suing a Monument-area Arby’s, claiming that a urinal burned his genitals.

The lawsuit claims that the urinal emitted a burst of steam while he was using it, causing the burns. It alleges that when he complained to an employee, the response he received indicated that this was a common problem that occurred with the urinal while the kitchen sink was in use.

The man is seeking damages for financial losses from his injuries and hopes to settle the suit outside of court.

The incident occurred two years ago, barely making the statute of limitations for personal injury cases. If you’ve been hurt through the negligence of someone else, you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Contact the personal injury lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770 to learn more about your legal options.

Denver police officers investigated by FBI for civil rights violations

Posted on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 at 9:18 pm    

A pair of Denver police officers who physically assaulted a 19-year-old are now being investigated for civil rights violations.

The two police stopped Alex Landau for a traffic violation just after midnight on January 15, 2009, and attempted to search his trunk. When the man objected, the police began beating and mocking him. The traffic violation charges against Landau were dropped after he filed a lawsuit alleging the beating left him with brain damage. It was settled out of court for nearly $800,000.

Neither officer faced state charges in the case, but both were later separately fired in different excessive force cases. One of them has since been reinstated to a desk job. If the FBI finds that they violated the young man’s civil rights, they may face further punishment.

If you have been hurt due to the dangerous behavior of someone else, contact the personal injury lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770.

Man accused of child cruelty

Posted on Friday, May 4th, 2012 at 7:37 pm    

A man from Pueblo is being accused of child cruelty after a baby under his care was hospitalized with skull fractures. At the hospital, doctors found cocaine in the baby’s system.

The baby’s mother was taking a nap at the man’s house with her child. The man claims that the baby started crying. After trying to wake up the mother, who was non-responsive, he says he changed the baby’s diaper and fed it a bottle.

When the mother awoke, she says her eight month old child’s color looked off and his eyes had rolled to the back of his head. The mother wanted to take her child to the hospital, while the man insisted that the child was fine. While being investigated, he told officers he wanted to speak to his lawyer before he would turn himself in.

Such gross mistreatment of children should not be taken lightly. If your child has been abused, contact the Denver child injury lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770.

Winter X Games in Aspen

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2012 at 4:52 pm    

This weekend, the Winter X Games were held in Aspen, and snowboarder Shaun White became the first person ever to be given a perfect 100 score in the Men’s Snowboard Superpipe finals.  White won the competition’s Superpipe gold medal.

In addition, White became the first Winter X Games competitor to land a frontside double cork 1260.  This year was the fifth consecutive year White took the gold medal in the Winter X Games Superpipe.

Kelly Clark won the Women’s Snowboard Superpipe competition with a score of 93.66.  The Winter X Games also includes skiing and snowmobile events.

The Denver personal injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. are happy to announce the results of this year’s Winter X Games in Aspen.  Full results of the competition can be seen at ESPN.com.

MLK events continue in Denver

Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 at 4:49 pm    

Monday was Martin Luther King Day, and the city of Denver celebrated with marches, dinners, community service, and more.  Tomorrow, Denver residents have another opportunity to honor and celebrate the civil rights leader.

The public is invited to attend a luncheon hosted by The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Special Observance Committee.  The lunch begins at 12 p.m. and is being held at the Falcon Club ballroom.

The event is titled “Celebrating the Dream Coming to Reality,” and features performances by Airmen and a talk by Col. James Stewart.  Tickets to the luncheon are $12 for non-club members and $10 for members.

The Denver personal injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. hope everyone takes advantage of some of the special and unique events that Denver has to offer.  Visit The Denver Post website to read more about this week’s Martin Luther King Day events.

17th annual ice climbing competition held in Ouray

Posted on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 5:48 pm    

This past Thursday through Saturday, the 17th annual Ouray Ice Climbing Festival took place at a gorge near Ouray, Colorado.

At the festival, 16 ice climbers competed to reach the top of a man-made icy, mountain slope.  Only 2 of the 16 competitors were able to make it to the top.

The first place winner was a Canadian climber, winning $2,000.  A Boulder woman came in first out of the female competitors.

In addition to the climbing competition, the festival featured climbing clinics, exhibitions, gear demonstrations, and slide shows.  Money from the event goes toward the Ouray Ice Park.  The park is free to visit and available for anyone to use.

The Denver personal injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. would like to congratulate all of the festival’s participants and encourage all to enjoy the events the area has to offer.  The Denver Post has more information on the Ouray Ice Climbing Festival.

Denver East boy’s basketball team goes to Great Western Shootout

Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2011 at 6:34 pm    

Tonight, the Denver East boy’s basketball team will leave to go to the Great Western Shootout in Orem, Utah.  The boy’s basketball team has a 2-0 record so far this season.  Last year, the team went 21-5.

The out-of-state tournament gives high school teams a chance to play teams they wouldn’t normally, and which are often some of the best in the country.  In addition, tournaments like this one help players get attention from college scouts.

Denver East’s starting 5 players include 2 seniors and 3 sophomores.  The team was recently ranked first in a coaches poll of the best high school basketball teams in the state conducted by the Denver Post.

After this tournament, the team will travel to Henderson, Nevada to compete in the Foothill Holiday Classic beginning on December 19.

The Denver personal injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. wish the Denver East boy’s basketball team the best of luck in their upcoming games.  To read more about the team, click here.

Colorado’s Toys for Tots needs more donations

Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2011 at 2:24 pm    

With the holiday season upon us, Colorado’s Toys for Tots is collecting gift donations.

This year, officials with the charity say that they have received fewer gifts than usual. “We have 100,000 requests and it’s growing every day.  We’ve been short prior years, but not like this,” said one member of the Marine Corps working with Toys for Tots.

Currently, the state’s program still needs 75,000 gifts to meet requests.

Gift donations can be dropped off at several locations, including any Toys ‘R’ Us and Babies ‘R’ Us stores in Colorado.  In addition, from today through December 11, people going to see Disney on Ice can bring a toy to donate at the show and get $5 off admission.  Also, marines will be collecting gifts at upcoming Denver Broncos games on December 11 and December 18.

The Denver personal injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. hope all enjoy their holidays.


Parade of Lights marches through downtown Denver

Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 2:35 pm    

This weekend, the 9News Parade of Lights was held in downtown Denver.  More than 40 organizations participated in the parade on Friday night and again in the parade’s encore on Saturday night.

The parade walked along a 2-mile route and hundreds of spectators and families were in attendance.  8 area high school marching bands performed in the parade.

12 elaborate, lit floats were driven in the parade and 4 large balloons were flown above.  Also, a West African drum line and a group of samba dancers reflected Denver’s cultural diversity.

Temperatures reached as low as 10 degrees and the parade still gathered one of its largest crowds ever.

The Denver personal injury lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. want to wish everyone a happy holiday season.