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Blog Posts in 2015

  • Worst Days for Driving Are Straight Ahead

    The holidays are right around the corner. While that brings good times with family and holiday cheer, it also brings some of the most dangerous driving days of the year. Remember to take extra care when you are driving on these days. Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a driving holiday. AAA estimates that more than 45 million Americans take to the road and travel at least 50 miles to get to their ...
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  • Winter Weather Driving Safety

    It is time for winter weather driving again in Denver. Those slushy, snow-packed roads make getting to and from work and school more hazardous than normal. Be prepared this winter and have a safer cold weather driving season. Check and replace windshield wipers. Blowing snow and splashing slush from other vehicles can have you driving blind without good windshield wipers. Check that yours are in ...
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  • Halloween Safety Tips for Your Trick-or-Treaters

    Halloween is fast approaching. Time for all the little ghouls and super heroes and princesses to take to the streets. As you get ready to take your little ones out for this annual candy-achieving adventure, keep these safety tips in mind to make sure your family has a safe and happy Halloween night. Use reflective tape or glow necklaces to keep children visible in the dark. Always trick-or-treat ...
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  • Carmakers Ignoring Deadly Seatback Failure Danger

    In some car crashes, seatbacks can collapse and cause severe injury , including paralysis and death. Sadly, car manufacturers have known about this danger for decades and have not corrected the problem. Even cars with 5-star safety ratings may not be safe for you or the children sitting behind you. Watch CBS This Morning’s investigative report on this hidden danger, which explains the danger to ...
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  • Don't Let Halloween Turn into a Nightmare

    Nothing is scarier than a drunk driver on Halloween. A night that is dedicated to fun with costumes and candy can quickly turn into the worst night of your life when you drink and choose to get behind the wheel. During Halloween weekend: 44% of fatal crashes involved a driver or motorcyclist with a BAC of 0.08 or higher 23% of pedestrian fatalities involved a drunk driver Drunk drivers kill more ...
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  • Compensatory and Punitive Damages Explained by Denver Personal Injury Attorney

    There are two kinds of damages available in personal injury cases. Watch Colorado Lawyer James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group explain the difference between them and how you may recover them. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, please call the experienced injury lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group at (303) 431-1111 for your free consultation. Based in Denver, Colorado, we ...
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  • How to Keep Your Child Safe from Power Window Accidents

    Vehicles today come with a lot of bells and whistles. Some features keep you and your children safer – backup cameras, side airbags, collision detectors. However, one feature that still poses a risk to your children is the power window. Although convenient, most power windows do not include a safety feature that automatically reverses the window if an obstruction, such as a child’s hand or head is ...
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  • Tips and Resources for Baby Safety

    September is National Baby Safety Month. At The Gilbert Law Group, we want to share these tips for creating a safer environment for your baby. Learn proper baby wearing. Many carriers are designed to keep your baby close and free your hands for other tasks. However, it is very important to ensure that you are carrying your baby in a position that will not harm him or her. Check your carrier’s ...
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  • Busting Car Seat Myths for National Child Passenger Safety Week

    This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week, and we want to bust a few myths about car seats to help you ensure you are giving your child a safe ride. Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children aged 5 to 15. To keep your child safer, make sure you know the truth from the fiction about car seats. Myth 1: Used car seats are always okay. Fact: Car seats have expirations dates ...
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  • Protecting Your Children in Cars: Know the Facts

    At The Gilbert Law Group, we are concerned with child passenger safety and feature it often here in our blog. This month we are taking our child passenger safety campaign to several area schools here in Colorado to educate the public about seatbelt and child seat safety. The more you know, the more carefully you can protect your children. As parents ourselves, we noticed that many children are not ...
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  • James Gilbert Discusses Record Setting Spinal Cord Injury Case Involving a Paralyzed Driver

    What looked like a routine rear-end injury car accident case, turned into one of our most memorable spinal cord injury cases when we discovered a hidden flaw in the vehicle during our inspection of it. Watch Colorado Lawyer James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group talk about his recollections of this catastrophic injury case and the record setting verdict he recovered for his client. If you or ...
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  • The Gilbert Law Group's Experience In Fire Investigations & Burn Injuries

    Our experience with burn injury litigation began with Pinto cases. That litigation led to safer car designs today. Watch James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group talk about our experience with burn cases over the years. If you or your loved one has been injured in an accident, please call the experienced burn injury lawyers at The Gilbert Law Group at (303) 431-1111 for your free consultation. ...
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  • James Gilbert on What to Do If You Are Injured in a Car Accident

    There are a number of things you need to do if you or someone you care about has been injured in a car accident. Watch James L. Gilbert of The Gilbert Law Group explain what steps you should take after being injured in an accident. Our attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group seek justice for the victims of car accidents. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured, call us today at (303) ...
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  • Back to School Pedestrian Safety

    Does your child walk to school? This time of year many parents are figuring out school transportation schedules for their children. Regardless of if your child is walking to school from home, or walking to and from the school bus, teaching them pedestrian safety can be a life-saving skill. Nearly 60 children are hit by cars every day in the U.S. Close to 500 pedestrians ages 19 and younger die ...
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  • Backpack Safety

    Does your child like to cram all of their toys in their backpacks because they have Show-and-Tell at school, only to be perpendicularly challenged with the excess weight? Or your teenager carries all 8 of their class textbooks in their bag because walking an extra 50 steps to their locker takes too much effort? If this describes your child, beware that the extra weight, sometimes as much as one ...
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