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Commercial Trucking Accidents – Causes of Fatalities in Denver

More than 330,000 commercial trucking accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), occur every year in the U.S. and these crashes result in thousands of death and injuries on a yearly basis. Crashes involving commercial trucks like tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, box trucks, delivery vans or 18-wheelers, and small passenger vehicles usually see...
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CDOT Launches New Campaign to Combat “Buzzed Driving”

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), more than 26,000 people are arrested for drunk driving incidents in Colorado every year. Unfortunately, the drunk drivers police officers don’t catch are responsible for more than 150 fatal traffic crashes where alcohol played a key factor. By those numbers, drunk driving accounts for more than...
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What are your St. Patrick’s Day Plans? Don’t be a DUI statistic this weekend!

Celebrating St. Patricks’ Day in Denver, Colorado is a big deal! Do they include shamrocks, leprechauns and green beer? If your weekend plans include green beer and any other alcoholic beverages, you need to be aware that law enforcement will be out in full force this weekend to keep an eye out for those...
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Beware Repeat DUI Offenders – Felony Charges Are Coming Your Way!

As a personal injury law firm, we have seen firsthand the devastation caused by drunk drivers. It’s hard to believe that Colorado along with Maryland, Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. are the only states that do not charge repeat DUI offenders with a felony. But, a new bill to charge repeat DUI...
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10 Things You Should Know BEFORE You Get in a Car Accident

It can happen in the blink of an eye. Do you know what to do when the worst happens and you are involved in a car accident?  It’s not something that most people think about―because most people don’t think it will ever happen to them. But the statistics say otherwise. In 2012, the National...
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The Bendinelli Law Firm Scores Another Trial Victory Against an Insurance Company

Recently Marco Bendinelli and the Bendinelli Law Firm, PC attained of trial verdict awarding our client a total of $227,000 (not including costs and interest fees). This case is the perfect example of why it is so important that you hire an experienced trial lawyer. While you may think your case is small and...
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Hit-and-Run Crashes and Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage

As another hit-and-run crash in Denver sends another victim with serious injuries to the hospital early this morning, we can only speculate on the reasons the driver fled the scene. Had he/she been drinking? Is he/she uninsured? No driver’s license? Texting while driving? Driving too fast? All of the above? Sadly, the number of...
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USA Pro Challenge Finishes up on Sunday and Will Impact Traffic in the Denver Metro Area

After a grueling week of bicycling throughout Colorado’s beautiful, but challenging mountain roadways, the USA Pro Challenge wraps up in Denver this weekend. On Sunday, August 24th, Stage 7 of the USA Pro Challenge, featuring some of the elite professional cyclists from across the globe will cross the finish line at Civic Center Park...
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Beware Colorado Drivers―The Heat is On―Colorado Law Enforcement Will Be Cracking Down on DUIs!

The kiddos are headed back to school and summer in Colorado is winding down. With Labor Day rapidly approaching, we’re all trying to cram in the last bar-b-ques, back-yard parties, bar hopping, concerts and all the other outdoor activities that the beautiful Colorado weather allows. Sometimes, the one thing all of these activities have...
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296 Drunk Drivers Spent Independence Day Locked Up

The Fourth of July weekend is one of Americans’ favorite celebrations, but if you chose to drink and drive while celebrating then you could have found yourself behind bars with 296 of your drunk driving friends. Despite warnings from law enforcement that The Heat is On, many drunk drivers enjoyed their Independence Day in...
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