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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Man’s family blames biking app for his death…  

An Oakland, California, man's family is suing running and bicycling app Strava after he was killed while making an attempt at breaking a speed record.The app records a user's speed and time for stretches of roads. Users can compete with one another by publicly sharing their times for the same areas. After discovering that someone bested his time for a particular route, the man departed to reclaim his title. He ran into a car while traveling at least 10 mph above the posted speed limit of 30 mph.The lawsuit alleges that the design of the app encourages people to speed, putting them in dangerous, potentially deadly situations. Strava is denying responsibility, citing the fact that it is not involved in the creation of running or biking routes. Strava claims that it removes the ones that are reported to be hazardous.Bicycle accidents are particularly dangerous because bicycles do not offer the same level of protection that cars do. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a bicycle accident, contact the bicycle accident attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770.

Massive Colorado wildfire displaces 32,000 people…  

An enormous wildfire has engulfed the area near Colorado Springs, destroying numerous homes and forcing 32,000 people to evacuate.The recent record heat and dry weather created the "perfect storm" for the fire. Now, the windy weather is making the fire difficult to contain, as embers can escape the main fire and ignite dry plant matter nearby. Strong winds blew this fire out of its original containment zone, sparking the current evacuation.CNN reports that officials say the fire doubled in size overnight, ravaging 15,324 acres.Fortunately, losing your home to a fire is covered by many homeowners' insurance policies. However, in times of crisis, many insurance companies act in bad faith and wrongfully deny or underpay on claims. If your insurance company is not adhering to your policy, contact the insurance bad faith attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., at (303) 423-1770.

Firefighter files lawsuit against city after facin…  

A Denver judge has approved a Trinidad firefighter's discrimination lawsuit.The firefighter, David Guara, alleges that he was frequently verbally abused during his eight years working for the city. Other firefighters referred to him with ethnic slurs and vandalized his locker on two separate occasions.Guara believes that this pattern of behavior is a violation of federal anti-discrimination laws. The judge's ruling to allow the case to proceed read that Guara provided sufficient evidence showing he was discriminated against on a more-than-weekly basis, being called "just a Mexican," a "Spaniard," and other discriminatory terms.If you have been discriminated against at work, it can be difficult to gather the evidence to file a suit against your employer. Contact the Denver workplace discrimination lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., (303) 423-1770 to discuss your case with a legal professional.

Man threatens to sue reality television star after…  

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 bur…  

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 civ…  

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.

Sudden cardiac arrest less deadly if victim receiv…  

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in this country, killing more 325,000 people every year. It is most commonly caused by a ventricular fibrillation, an error in the body's electrical signaling system that causes the heart to stop beating properly.When a person falls into sudden cardiac arrest, his or her brain stops receiving oxygenated blood, putting the individual at serious risk of losing brain function should he or she survive the heart attack.The American Heart Association advises citizens to learn how to perform hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to increase a sudden cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival.Performing CPR can help you keep a person alive long enough for medical help to arrive while reducing the risk of brain damage. It is important that everyone knows how to recognize the signs of sudden cardiac arrest and how to properly respond to this event.
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