| Read Time: 4 minutes | Medical Malpractice

The Dangers of Medication Errors

If you visit the doctor for an illness or injury, you’re likely to be unimpressed by the harried medical professionals and crowded office environment. Good luck if you don’t have an appointment! Unfortunately, this familiar scenario is the perfect environment for medication errors to prosper. Overworked and stressed medical staffers are often unable to devote the necessary time and...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | Personal Injury

6 Tips for Teen Drivers

On average, 6 U.S. teens die each day as a result of car accidents. At Gerash Steiner & Blanton, P.C., we want you to feel comfortable, confident, and, most of all, safe on the road. Read up on these 6 driving tips for teens. 1. Don’t Drive Distracted. According to DMV.org, the average person loses focus for more than 4 seconds while...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Criminal Defense

How Does Colorado Punish Sex Crime Offenders?

How does Colorado categorize sex crimes, and what are the associated punishments? Read on to find out. Types of Sex Crimes Colorado organizes sex crimes into 2 specific categories: sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact. The state then has assigned punishments for each category. Sexual AssaultUnder Colorado law, sexual assault is forced, physical insertion, penetration or intrusion of an item into...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Criminal Defense

Why You Still Need a Lawyer in a Misdemeanor Case

Being charged with a misdemeanor crime in Colorado can be a frightening, stressful, and confusing experience, especially if it is your first offense. However, since felonies are more serious than misdemeanors, you may overlook hiring a skilled criminal defense lawyer for your case. But remember, a crime is a crime. The complexities of the criminal justice system can leave you vulnerable...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Criminal Defense

Are Felons Allowed to Vote in Colorado?

Voting is one of the most important rights and responsibilities we as American citizens have in order to voice your opinion on what the government should do. If you believe you are paying too many taxes or you want more services, you can vote for a politician who promises to fulfill your wishes. With the midterms approaching and the...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Personal Injury

Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor Following a Car Accident Injury

If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, it is imperative to either obtain immediate medical attention or schedule a visit with your doctor if you sustained minor injuries. Not only will your doctor determine the full extent of your injuries and prescribe the necessary treatment to recover, but also important to the success of your car accident...

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| Read Time: 3 minutes | DUI

Are DUI Checkpoints Legal in Colorado?

Police are generally not able to stop a motorist unless there is probable cause for it. In the event that a motorist is stopped without probable cause, any evidence obtained from it would be thrown out and any charges would likely be dismissed. DUI checkpoints in Colorado are a common sight, especially during holidays and weekends when people tend...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Medical Malpractice

Prescription Errors and Medical Malpractice: Who is Liable?

While many of us think of mistakes made on the operating table when we think of medical malpractice, it actually encompasses far more than that, including prescription errors. These types of errors are often so severe that they can sometimes lead to irreparable harm or even death. Like any other medical malpractice case, prescription errors revolve around medical negligence....

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Appeals

What Is Hearsay, and Is It Admissible in Court?

Hearsay is a statement that was made out of court that proves the truth of the issue at hand. Often, this type of evidence is not admissible in court because it is considered unreliable secondhand information. However, exceptions do exist, and such statements can sometimes be admitted. Referring to Statements Made Out of Court An oral or written statement...

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| Read Time: 2 minutes | Violent Crimes

What’s the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

In Colorado, crimes are divided into different levels – two of them being felonies and misdemeanors. The state’s laws treat offenses committed in these categories differently, which is most notably evident in the penalties assessed for a conviction. Felonies in Colorado Felonies are the most serious type of offense. These crimes can include false imprisonment, sexual assault, aggravated robbery,...

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