Waiver of Liability - Colorado Activities Rock Chalk Jayhawk! As a graduate of the University of Kansas, I am once again excited to see the Jayhawks making a run at the NCAA basketball championship. Because of the need for one last weekend of Rocky Mountain skiing before the season ends, I will be cheering for the Jayhawks from the mountains of Colorado rather than in the great city of New Orleans. This is the time of year when many Coloradoans store away their winter gear in order to take advantage of all spring and summer have to offer. Many of these activities can be dangerous and...
Insurance Claims - Protecting Your Home
When you apply for Social Security Disability benefits, you will have to state the date you became disabled. This is called the alleged onset date, or AOD.
When an airplane crash occurs, like the one that took place at 11:45am on March 23rd 2012 over Longmont, only time can help give the families of the victims solace. But time...
Rarely Anything But An Attempt To Under-Pay Workers
I have litigated in the employment law area for over 30 years, and rarely have I seen a good faith example of a company properly using a "fluctuating work week" program that would stand up to scrutiny under controlling Federal Labor Standards Act (FLSA) law, and meet the requirements of 29 C.F.R. 778.114 (fixed salary for fluctuating hours).
Everybody is just one hit away. Whether you are driving in a car or playing in the NFL, one hit can seriously alter the way you live the rest of your life. The Denver Broncos are taking a big risk by signing Peyton Manning, and we are all hoping that his neck injuries will not prevent him from playing his best.
The Sawaya Law Firm sponsored Boxing Night and a dedication to Rudolfo Corky Gonzales at the Denver Athletic Club on March 16, 2012 . On that same day Corky was inducted...
The Sawaya Law Firm sponsored Todd Clark, one of own staff members for an incredible MMA fight last weekend at the Grizzly Rose in Denver. Todd has been training in the martial arts for many years. He is in top shape. He won a unanimous decision over an able opponent. Most impressive was how Todd commanded the ring with his confidence and his abilities. He was clearly the better fighter. He measured his actions to the abilities of his opponent and did not do anything to cause his opponent any lasting harm. It was an elegant fight and was a great example of the best of MMA fighting. Stay tuned for information on the time and location of his next fight. Hurray for Todd!!
Our Law Firm would like to Congratulate our associate, Erika Alverson, for being honored with "Claimant's Attorney of the 2011 Year" award by the Professionals in Workers Compensation. This was determined and voted by peers in the Workers Compensation community that consisted of Respondent's, Claimant's attorneys as well as adjusters, doctors and other members of the organization. Ms. Alverson has become a distinguished workers compensation attorney and is well respected by her colleagues in the community. We are honored to have her as an associate at our law firm.
Litigation Race in Denver, Colorado One of my favorite pass times is being involved in endurance races. Whether it is running a marathon or completing a triathlon, I love extending myself to the point of exhaustion. Competing in these races is very much like being involved in the litigation process. Just as you cannot go from months of being sedentary to a 26.2 mile race, similarly you cannot just jump into a trial and expect success. Athletes spend months training for the big race. So, too, must your lawyers spend months building your case for the day of trial.
Colorado Insurance claims are not fun, especially if you don't have the right coverage. Nearly all of us, Denver drivers, drive to get from place to place. Most of us (the responsible ones) who drive have car insurance just in case we are in an accident. Many of us who have insurance don't understand what types of car insurance we are paying for, how much coverage we have, or what the different types coverage are for. A good example of this is medical payments coverage, otherwise known as Medpay Coverage. Here's why you should buy it.
One thing that many Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries dread is getting the letter notifying them that their case is about to be reviewed. These reviews are called Continuing Disability Reviews or CDRs. Most Social Security beneficiaries
HIPAA stands for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. When you get in an accident one of the first things the insurance companies try to get you to sign is a HIPAA form. This form gives them complete and total access to your complete medical health file. The insurance companies will try to tell you that they need this HIPAA release because they need to "properly" evaluate your claim. However, this is not true.
Workers' compensation may be payable to workers from the recent Suncor refinery spill in Commerce City, CO. Groundwater in Sand Creek near the South Platte River was found to be toxic with high levels of Benzene.
When you apply for Social Security Disability the Social Security Administration (SSA) actually needs information from the last 15 years that...
After you apply for disability benefits, and are found disabled by Social Security, you are then eligible for either SSI (Supplemental Security Income), SSDI (Social Security Disability Income), or both. So, what is that all about?