Unlicensed Teen Driver Kills Motorcyclist

A 52-year-old motorcyclist was killed when an unlicensed teen driver lost control of her car and swerved into oncoming traffic. The young teen was allegedly intoxicated and driving at a high speed when she and four friends collided head on with a motorcyclist on Highway 2. The motorcyclist died on impact, and three passengers in the car were also seriously injured.

The teen only had a learner’s permit when the accident occurred, and was violating multiple laws meant to protect younger drivers. Even with a full license, teens need an adult in the car to drive with another person under 21 for the first six months. Even after that period, only one other teen is allowed to ride along, and the driver still needs an adult present.

While laws limiting the number of passengers may seem extreme, they are actually meant to protect the driver of the car, as well as other drivers on the road. Inexperienced drivers are dangerous enough, but when you add in alcohol and the distraction of multiple other passengers, the consequences can be tragic.

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A Week of Sports for Disabled Veterans in Colorado

“I came into this experience with an open mind to better myself,” said Rasmussen, a disabled veteran. The experience he is talking about is the 28th National Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic outside of Aspen, Colorado. For a full week, disabled veterans get to enjoy cross-country skiing, sled hockey and rock climbing. The chance to enjoy physical activity is very therapeutic for many veterans.

In addition, the chance to meet with other disabled veterans and share experiences keeps spirits high and reminds veterans that they are not alone. The Metier Law Firm, LLC has a long history of supporting veteran organizations, such as the McCandless State Veterans Nursing Home and the Mountain States Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America.

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Denver Apartment Complex Failed to Perform Required Asbestos Testing

A picture of a chest x-rayAccording to 9News, Denver Environmental Health discovered that no asbestos testing had been completed for an apartment complex that had to be evacuated in February after asbestos was found during renovations.

“Through the course of phone conversations, it became evident that they did not have an asbestos survey or couldn’t produce that information, so at that time we ordered them to get the material sampled and provide us a report,” said Environmental Protection Investigator Ben Siller. “The bottom line: regulation states that prior to any renovation or demolition an asbestos survey must be completed.”

Even though they should, many rental property owners do not take the time to make sure their properties are asbestos free. Therefore, anyone who is a resident of or considering moving in to a rental property, especially an older one, should make sure that it has been checked for asbestos, even if that means asking management, in writing, to have the place professionally inspected.

For more information about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma or to schedule a free case review, call our office today at (504) 522-7885.

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Why Do Legislators Oppose Motorcycle Safety?

A concerned citizen of Suffolk County wrote to his local representative about the possibility of adding safety signs near low visibility areas to promote pedestrian and bicycle safety. The citizen felt that the signs could “save lives and keep thousands of people from being injured in accidents such as the one my mother was involved in.” However, the legislator simply replied that “no one who lives in our hamlet or, for that matter, in Suffolk County should ever ride a…motorcycle,” because “Suffolk County is a suburban automobile community.”

The legislator’s response represents the common attitude that if a motorcyclist is injured, it is their fault because they were riding a motorcycle in the first place. Our attorneys are seasoned motorcyclists in addition to experienced trial lawyers, so you can rest assured that we understand your rights as a motorcyclist. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident caused by a careless motorist, our national motorcycle accident attorneys can help. For more information, contact us. To schedule a free consultation with one of our national motorcycle accident attorneys, call us today at (866) 377-3800.

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