Introducing our New Social Media Videos

There’s no doubt that video is the future. With the rise of social media and the increasing speed of information, video has become an increasingly efficient manner of spreading ideas and entertainment. With this in mind, our social media team has begun creating informative videos on our fields of expertise. Some of these include facts revolving around dog bite injuries, back-related issues, and personal injury settlements. Make sure to take a look at our videos below and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn!

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Follow Us on Social Media!

Are you interested in keeping up to date with Law One news and content? Make sure to follow us on our various social media channels! Our general posts include everything from news surrounding Law One events and updates to law statistics and facts. For example, some of our recent posts have included our collaboration with the Colorado Chiropractic Association Convention and a short video detailing personal injury settlement facts. 

Make sure to keep an eye out for our content on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. The law community is extremely active on social media, so we make sure to keep up with all the most relevant hashtags, such as #denverlaw, #personalinjurylawyers, and #lawyersofInstagram. We’ve made a lot of great connections through these hashtags, with local law firms and national professionals alike, so make sure to check them out!

Is there any other types of content you’d be interested in seeing? Reach out to our social channels and let us know! 

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The Importance of a Will

The primary importance of a will is that you can designate what assets are going to go to which person. You can designate a certain asset to go to a certain person, that a group of assets will go to a group of people, or that your entire estate goes to a certain group of people in certain percentages. You can also designate a personal representative. A personal representative is what’s also known as an executor. That person is going to garner all your assets, pay all your debts, and then distribute the property that’s left in accordance with your wishes. You can also designate a guardian in your will. Although not binding on the court, normally the court will follow your wishes and designate the guardian you select. Finally, you can designate a minor as one of your beneficiaries. If you do so, we can create a trust such that that minor will be paid in time as you direct.

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Dog bites and recovery

To recover in Colorado for a dog attack, there is no longer a requirement that the victim prove that the owner of the dog knew of the dog’s vicious tendencies, if serious bodily injury results. A person who suffers serious bodily injury from being bitten by a dog while lawfully on public or private property is entitled to bring a civil action to recover economic damages against the dog owner regardless of the viciousness or dangerous propensities of the dog or the dog owner’s knowledge or lack of knowledge of the dog’s viciousness or dangerous propensities. C.R.S. 13-21-124.

Serious bodily injury means substantial risk of serious permanent disfigurement, a substantial risk of protracted loss or impairment of the function of any organ of the body, or any break or fracture. C.R.S. 18-1-901.

If the  owner knew of the dangerous propensities of the dog, the victim may then recover noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and permanent impairment. If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, call us for more information.


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Auto Claims


On occasion, the at fault driver that causes injury in an auto accident cannot be found, whether they leave the  country or get “lost” in this country. If that driver is insured at the time if the accident, such insurer can  become the agent for service of process if it can be demonstrated that reasonable effort was utilized to locate the absent at fault driver. In that event, a civil action can still be pursued against the absent at fault driver, up to the limit of the insurance coverage. This applies even if the at fault driver terminated coverage after the accident but before the lawsuit is filed.  C.R.S. 42-7-414(3).


Experienced. Ethical. Intelligent. Personable. Law One.

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Maintenance Calculations

Guidelines for Maintenance (formerly alimony) in Colorado: The Colorado Legislature revised the maintenance statute effective January 1, 2014. There are now guidelines for maintenance, similar to those of child support. Under the relatively new law, the amount of presumed maintenance is calculated by taking forty percent of the higher income party’s monthly adjusted gross income less fifty percent of the lower income party’s monthly adjusted gross income. C.R.S. 14-10-114. There are certain exceptions and conditions. To strategize regarding maintenance in your case, you need an experienced, intelligent attorney.


Experienced. Ethical. Intelligent. Personable. Law One.


Joseph Elio

Law One

1444 Blake Street

Denver, CO 80202



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Punitive Damages May Be Awarded To Injured Persons

In the event a person is injured and the injury complained of is attended by circumstances of fraud, malice, or willful and wanton conduct, the injured person may be awarded punitive, also known as “exemplary”, damages. The award, in addition to the actual damages sustained by such party, may not exceed an amount which is equal to the amount of the actual damages awarded to the injured party. C.R.S. § 13-21-102 (1)(a).


The phrase “willful and wanton conduct” means conduct purposefully committed, which the actor must have realized as dangerous, done heedlessly and recklessly, without regard to consequences, or of the rights and safety of others, particularly the plaintiff. C.R.S. § 13-21-102 (1)(b).


A very common example of an award of punitive damages occurs when a person is injured in an accident by a drunk driver and the person injured in the accident requests that punitive damages be awarded. Under limited circumstances, punitive damages may be tripled. C.R.S. § 13-21-102 (3).


Experienced. Ethical. Intelligent. Personable. Law One.


Joseph Elio

Law One

1444 Blake Street

Denver, CO 80202



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Cap On Damages For Injuries In Accidents

Cap on damages awards for pain and suffering from injuries in accidents in Colorado


The Colorado legislature has set a maximum amount that Colorado citizens can be awarded for noneconomic damages in Colorado. C.R.S. 13-21-105. The Legislature defined noneconomic damages as “pain and suffering, inconvenience, emotional stress, and impairment of the quality of life” as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. C.R.S. 13-21-105.


The cap as the date of this blog is $468,010.00. If the Court finds justification by clear and convincing to increase the amount, there is an absolute maximum of $936,030.00 for noneconomic (pain and suffering) type damages. The maximum for pain such damages in medical malpractice cases is less. C.R.S. 13-64-302.


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