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Is This the Most Dangerous Intersection in Denver?

October 14, 2020 by Michael Sawaya

Dangerous intersection in Colorado.

As Colorado re-opens after the pandemic-related closures, those of us who regularly drive in the Denver metro are reminded of the traffic congestion and risk of accidents at certain intersections. Denver has a lot of dangerous intersections. We asked users…

Guide to Colorado Biking Laws

September 16, 2020 by Michael Sawaya

Denver, CO biking laws

Colorado consistently ranks among the best states in the U.S. for cyclists, and it’s easy to see why. Stellar views, well-maintained trails, and hundreds of annual cycling events make the state especially biker-friendly.  If you’re planning to ride your bike…

What Are the Minimum Pay Standards that Apply to Colorado Employees?

September 1, 2020 by Adam Harrison

Minimum pay standards that apply to Colorado employees.

Most people who work in Colorado are protected by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), as well as Colorado’s wage and hour laws, including Article Eighteen, Section Fifteen of the Colorado Constitution, the Colorado Wage Act, the Colorado Minimum…

Top 5 Roads for Motorcyclists in Colorado

August 25, 2020 by Michael Sawaya

Motorcycle ride on Mt. Evans Byway in Colorado

With all the natural beauty Colorado has to offer, it’s no wonder many people like to ride their motorcycles to take in the scenery. A motorcycle ride in Colorado lets you feel the wind in your face and put you…

What Are the Top Five Causes of Motorcycle Accidents in Colorado?

July 27, 2020 by Michael Sawaya

Drunk driver causing motorcycle accident.

Colorado is a great state to explore on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, not every motorcycle journey is a pleasant one. About 5,000 motorcyclists die in motor vehicle crashes each year. Tens of thousands more are injured, according to the National Highway Traffic…

Proving Fault in Colorado Motorcycle Accidents

June 17, 2020 by Michael Sawaya

Motorcycle accident due to a drunk driver.

People who are hurt in a Colorado motorcycle traffic collision often face financial hardships. The cost of medical care, coupled with lost wages due to time off work, can create significant strain for recovering cyclists.  During this stressful time, there’s some…

Case Outcome: Uhaul

June 15, 2020 by Michael Sawaya

Zach Elsner, Sandra Hagen, and Brian Caplan received an arbitration award for our client of $1,960,226.00 against U-Haul for renting a trailer that far exceeded the towing capacity for the client’s vehicle. It was U-Haul’s general practice to ignore any…


June 9, 2020 by Michael Sawaya

Este es mi comentario sobre las protestas actuales que están sucediendo en todo el país. Cualquiera que me haya conocido durante las últimas décadas puede decirle que he estado profundamente involucrado en los derechos civiles y la justicia para las…

Black Lives Matter – A Message from Michael Sawaya

June 8, 2020 by Michael Sawaya

This is my personal commentary on the current protests sweeping the country. Anyone who has known me for the past several decades can tell you that I have been deeply involved in civil rights and justice for minorities. I was…

Can I Collect Both Colorado Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Social Security Disability Benefits?

May 20, 2020 by Katie McClure

Injured worker filing for workers compensation benefits claim.

While the law does allow you to receive Social Security Disability benefits after being awarded workers’ compensation benefits in Colorado, your Social Security Disability payments will be reduced, such that the total of your workers’ compensation benefits and Social Security…

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