Claims Against Government in Colorado NOW

Claims Against Governments in Colorado NOW have higher limits of possible recovery when someone is injured by a person who works for or is connected to the Colorado Government   Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (CGIA) Limits Raised January 1, 2022 to $424,000 per person for four (4) years.  However, there are specific notice requirements that must…

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Uber & Lyft (Rideshare) Accidents

UBER AND LYFT CAR CRASHES ARE  DIFFERENT THAN ROUTINE CAR CRASH CASES FOR US AS LAWYERS.   THERE IS DIFFERENT LIABILITY INSURANCE AND DIFFERENT MEDICAL PAYMENT COVERAGE INVOLVED. LET ME TELL YOU AS I HAVE WON SEVERAL OF THESE CRASH CASES. WE HAVE REPRESENTED A LOT OF UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS. I call them…

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Winter Bike Commuting in Colorado

Do you commute to work by bicycle, but feel intimidated in the winter months? Here are a few simple ways to make life easier while commuting via bicycle in the winter months in Colorado. Lower your tire’s air pressure. Typically, you want to lower the pressure in your tires by about drop the air pressure…

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BIKE LANE LAW, EFFECTIVE ON JULY 1, 2020

Road Markings

Colorado law finally and legally defines a bicycle lane and gives bike riders (and other authorized bike lane users) the right of way in all circumstances. Colorado’s new “Bike Lane Law” also prohibits blocking and parking in the bicycle lane. In fact, the drivers who are caught blocking the bicycle lane can be fined $70 and…

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Beware on Bike Paths

Bicycle tires

On a cloudy October day, Bruce Hagen of Bike Law Georgia and Brian Weiss of Bike Law Colorado met in Boulder, Colorado for a bike ride. While riding bikes on the Boulder Creek Bike Path, they exchanged war stories of crashes on bike paths in their respective states. Looking back on the conversation, we thought that there…

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How to legally roll through a stop sign safely in Colorado

Bicyclist Stopped at Signal

Disclaimer: This is not legal advice and bicyclists should become familiar with local laws where they ride as laws regarding the “Safety Stop” and other bike laws vary throughout Colorado. The Colorado legislature passed a “Safety Stop” law in 2018 where bicyclists are no longer required to come to a complete stop at stop signs.…

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Bicycle Lanes and the Debate Over Why We Should Have Them

Bicycle Lanes on Road

Most road users in Colorado have likely noticed clearly marked bicycle lanes on the sides of streets and the shared bicycle lanes. Both are marked with a bicycle symbol, green box, arrow, or signage as shown in the attached pictures. Studies have shown that marked bicycle lanes not only make cyclists feel safer, they actually are safer. However,…

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Helmet or No Helmet?

Bicycle Helmet

When riding bicycles and motorcycles in Colorado, there is not a law that requires helmets for those age 18 and over. However, we do recommend helmets be worn at all times because you are never expecting that a crash will happen. This morning I saw a young boy riding his bicycle. He was wearing a helmet but did not…

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