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Richard J. Dehncke

Richard J. Dehncke
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Richard Dehncke has the distinct honor of being recognized as one of Colorado’s Super Lawyers. Injury Attorney Richard Dehncke has proudly represented seriously injured persons and their families confidently, competently, and compassionately for 30 years. His legal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death. A graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Dehncke has attended the prestigious Harvard Law School Center for Legal Negotiation. He is an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Memberships include the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and Colorado Bar Association. He has been awarded the highest national AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

 


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  Colorado Childhood Injury Attorney

Injuries to children can range from minor cuts and sprains to more serious head injuries and broken bones. In addition, children are more susceptible to emotional trauma as a result of being involved in a serious accident. Childhood injuries are the #1 cause of death in children under the age of 14. Unfortunately because of their high level of activity and immature judgment, there are many ways children can be injured.

Causes of Injuries to Children:

. Falls
. Automobile accidents
. Choking
. Defective Toys or Products
. Drowning
. Suffocation
. Abuse and Negligence
. Accidental Poisoning
. Sexual Assault or Abuse

Falls and Injuries to Children:

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), falls account for the majority of the injuries to children ranging from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries. In 2001, over 100 children were killed and over 2 million injuries to children occurred as a result of a tragic fall. Falls from playground equipment, second story windows, trees and furniture bring children of all ages into emergency rooms year round. In addition, falls from bicycles can result in serious head injuries in children not wearing helmets.

Automobile Accidents and Injuries to Children:

Car accidents injure almost 200,000 children every year but are the #1 cause of fatalities and claimed the lives of over 1,335 children in 2005. Experts estimate that almost 425 lives were saved in 2006 by using car seats and booster seats properly. In some situations, a car seat or booster seat may have been manufactured improperly leading to additional injuries.

Toy Injuries, Defective Products and Injuries to Children:

Every year thousands of toys are recalled for dangerous defects. Many of these defects can be choking hazards and lead to serious injuries and even death. In 2003 alone, almost 160,000 children went to the emergency rooms for a toy related injury. In 2003, 64% of all toy related deaths were a direct result of choking and the #1 toy choking hazard was small toy balls. Toy manufacturers have a responsibility to parents and children everywhere to create and manufacture a product that is safe for children to play with. When defective products are introduced to children, severe and life threatening injuries can occur in the matter of minutes.

If your child was injured as a result of another person's negligence or carelessness, contact a personal injury attorney immediately. Medical bills can quickly become an unnecessary burden for families trying to care for an injured child. Serious injuries may require multiple hospitalizations, surgeries, and years of therapy. In addition, children may miss out on years of schooling, socialization and may suffer emotional stress from the traumatic event, leading to further complications.

A personal injury attorney will be able to get you the compensation you need to help your child get their life back. In addition to covering medical expenses both now and in the future, your attorney may be able to obtain money for your lost wages, physical therapies and any pain and suffering you and your child have had to endure during this difficult time.

Web Resources:
http://childrensnyp.org/mschony/P03000.html
http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/factsheets/childpas.htm

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The Colorado Personal Injury Law Offices of Richard J. Dehncke serves all of Colorado including the residents of cities such as Denver, Aurora, Brighton, Parker, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Westminster, Northglenn, Commerce City, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Thornton, Arvada, Lakewood, Englewood and Centennial, as well as Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Denver County, Larimer County, Weld County, and Colorado's Western Slope.
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