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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Winter X Games in Aspen…  

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.

Mail carrier sues dog owner over dog bite…  

A mail carrier from East Hartford, Connecticut has filed a lawsuit against the owner of a German Shepard that bit her on the leg.According to the lawsuit, the letter carrier was delivering mail at a home in East Hartford when the dog broke through the home's screen door, ran after her down the street, and bit her twice on her left thigh.  The attack occurred in August 2010.Court documents filed at the Hartford Superior Court state that the mail carrier suffered from "severe fright, terror and emotional distress" after the dog attack.  Additionally, after the incident, the plaintiff resigned from her job.The woman is seeking compensation for medical expenses and lost earnings. The plaintiff also claims that her injuries have affected her ability to work and future earnings.If you or someone you love has been injured in a dog attack, contact the Denver dog bite lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at 866-385-3505 to speak with one of our injury attorneys today.

Kobe Bryant’s ex-wife gets $75 million and 3…  

Last week, the property division details of Kobe Bryant and Vanessa Bryant's divorce were released to the public.  The fact that the two did not sign a prenuptial agreement greatly affected how their assets were divided.Without a prenup, both parties were entitled to half of their marital assets.  As a result, Kobe and Vanessa will each receive about $75 million.  In addition, Vanessa Bryant will obtain ownership of 3 of their properties in Newport Beach, California.  The real estate is valued at a total of $18.8 million.Vanessa filed for divorce in December.  The filing cited irreconcilable differences, but several sources have reported that the NBA star was unfaithful throughout their 10-year marriage.To speak with an experienced attorney about settling matters of property division in a divorce, contact the Denver property division lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. by calling (303) 423-1770 today.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Jensen Farms…  

This month, a man from Kansas City, Missouri  filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Jensen Farms.  According to the lawsuit, the man's 92-year old father died as a result of eating cantaloupe that was contaminated at the farm in Holly, Colorado.The 92-year old initially filed the lawsuit when he became sick with listeriosis from the fruit.  However, after his death, the injury case was changed to a wrongful death suit.  The lawsuit was filed in federal court, and includes the fruit's distributor, Frontera Produce, as a defendant.146 people across the country contracted listeriosis after consuming cantaloupe from Jensen Farms last year.  At least 31 people died from the illness.  The 92-year old was in the hospital for 5-weeks with listeriosis linked to cantaloupe from Jensen Farms before his passing.

2 injured in pedestrian accident in Colorado Sprin…  

Early this morning, 2 people were injured in a pedestrian accident in Colorado Springs, according to the city's police department.  The accident occurred at the 1800 block of Dominion Way, shortly before 1:30 a.m.3 people were walking westbound on the sidewalk along Dominion Way, when a 23-year old driver, also traveling westbound, ran off the road.  The vehicle veered off of the right side of the road and onto the sidewalk, hitting 2 of the pedestrians.The driver continued driving, striking a light post, until he realized his car had caught fire.  Police arrived at the scene of the accident and arrested the 23-year old.  Officers reported that alcohol played a role in the accident.One of the pedestrians, a 45-year old man, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, including a head injury.  The other person who was hit in the accident suffered minor injuries to their arm.If you or someone you love has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact the Denver pedestrian accident attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. at (303) 423-1770 to learn more about how we can help you.

MLK events continue in Denver…  

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.

Cruise ship with 4,200 aboard crashes into Italian…  

A cruise ship with 4,200 passengers crashed this past Friday evening, leaving 6 dead and at least 16 missing.  Several Americans were on the Costa Cruises ship, Costa Concordia.The boat accident occurred along the shore of the Italian island, Giglio, when the vessel struck rocks underneath the water.  The ship's captain claims that his map did not show rocks in the area where the ship crashed.  The boat flipped almost all the way onto its left side.Authorities say the cruise began shortly before the accident.  As a result, passengers had not received any training on what to do in an emergency.Costa Cruises has blamed the accident on the ship's captain, stating that he left the company's approved route by driving so close to the coastline.Our utmost sympathies go out to the victims' friends and families after this tragic accident.

Paint company pays $1.65 million to fire victims&#…  

Last month, a paint company out of California  accepted guilt in the death of 5 people working at a power plant in Colorado.  In a plea agreement, the company admitted to violating U.S. workplace safety regulations, and agreed to pay the fire victims' families $1.65 million.The tragic incident occurred in October 2007, when workers were cleaning a paint sprayer with a flammable solution inside a pipeline in Georgetown, Colorado.  The paint sprayer caught fire, and the workers were trapped inside the tunnel.OSHA issued a statement after the plea deal was announced, stating, "Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the families affected by this needless tragedy.  It never should have happened."

Honda stops sales of vehicles for possible airbag …  

Recently, Honda stopped the sale of some models of their vehicles at franchised used car dealerships due to the potential of an airbag defect.The car manufacturer has received complaints about metal breaking off and flying out towards drivers and passengers when airbags in some of their vehicles deploy.  At least 12 people have been injured and at least 1 person has died because of the airbag defect.Officials believe that airbag deployment systems in some Honda models use too much pressure to inflate the airbags, causing metal and plastic around the airbag to break off and shoot out.Honda issued a recall of about 603,000 vehicles last year.  Last month, the recall was expanded to include 273,000 additional vehicles.  Models involved in the recall include the 2003 Acura CL, 2002-2003 Acura TL, 2001-2003 Civic, 2001-2003 Odyssey, 2001-2002 Accord, 2003 Pilot, and 2002-2003 CRV.

17th annual ice climbing competition held in Ouray…  

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.
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