To the delight of Plaintiff personal-injury attorneys, at the end of the 2021 legislative session, Colorado Senators passed House Bill 21-1300, an Act that protects Coloradans who have been injured by wrongful or negligent acts of another. In particular, the Act aims to protect those citizens who have high-deductible health insurance plans, limited health insurance, […]
Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19
During the spread of this pandemic, we sit in the midst of a moving landscape for employers affected by state and local stay-at-home orders, business closures, and business kept open for society’s “essential operations.” Across the United States and here in Colorado, many small and large businesses are fully closed to customers, only open for […]
Auto Insurance Covid Rebates: How to Maximize What You Deserve
The nation’s large and small auto insurance companies have received much positive press in April of 2020, as news outlet after news outlet has reported insurers offering “rebates:” to customers. Insurers are quick to explain their reasoning: due to stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic, Americans are driving less (if at all), which has resulted […]
Congratulations to our AV-Rated Attorney
All of us at Sears & Associates, P.C. hope that you will join us in congratulating our experienced attorney, Hollie L Wieland, for her AV Preeminent Rating. This highly prestigious peer rating is awarded for professional excellence in legal ability and ethical standards. With over 20 years of experience in commercial and employment litigation, it […]
Sears and Associates Sponsors Tierra Plan/CP Racing
We are excited to announce that Sears and Associates, P.C. is a 2017 sponsor of the Tierra Plan/CP Racing bike racing team that encourages competitive cycling in the Colorado Springs region. With a team of eight members, the group of elite riders focuses on participating in a combination of local, regional, and national events.
Colorado Springs Bike Master Plan
Colorado Springs held an open house on May 3, 2017, to solicit input from the public on its Bike Master Plan. The event took place in the Downtown Penrose Library on North Cascade Avenue. A couple hundred people reportedly showed up to the event, where they could walk around to different poster boards to learn […]
Types of Bicycle Accidents
Colorado bicycle riders face a significant risk of sustaining serious injuries on the road. Motorists often do not see riders, due to distracted driving, failure to observe the distance between the vehicle and the bicycle closely, or impairment. Colorado is more protective of its bike riders than many other states and adopted the Colorado Bicycle […]
5 Things Truck Drivers Do That Lead to Serious Injury
Because truck drivers are professional drivers who receive special training and must carry a special license, one would reasonably expect them to drive cautiously and follow all traffic laws to prevent accidents. After all, even at relatively slow speeds, collisions with semi-trucks can be fatal for passenger car drivers. Unfortunately, not all truck drivers drive […]
Distracted Walking : Higher Traffic Deaths
According to the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA), almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed in 2016 in traffic accidents. Pedestrian deaths shot up 10 percent between 2014 and 2015, more than any other category of traffic-related fatalities, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Safest Snowboarding & Ski Helmets — Concussion Safety
The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) estimates approximately 80 percent of skiers and snowboarders on United States ski slopes used helmets during the 2015-2016 ski season. Although ski helmets do not provide complete protection from head injuries, they do help reduce the severity of the injury.