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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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  Recreational Vehicle Accident Attorney

Every year thousands of sporting enthusiasts will hop on their motorcycles, ATVs, dirt bikes and boats looking for some adventure. Unfortunately, this adventure can bring about unfortunate injuries and accidents. Traumatic brain injuries, broken limbs, spinal cord injuries and contusions can all lead to a lifetime of chronic pain and disabilities. If you or someone you love was injured in a recreational vehicle accident, be sure to contact a qualified personal injury attorney today to determine if you have a reason to file a claim. If your injuries were the result of another person's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering caused by the accident.

Recreational Vehicles can be a fun way to enjoy the warm summer months, if you exercise a little caution and a lot of common sense. Always wear safety equipment including helmets and protective pads whenever operating an off road vehicle. If you are boating, always bring enough life vests for everyone in the group and wear them whenever you are on the water. No matter how much fun it can seem, children and recreational vehicles are a bad mix. Exercise extreme caution whenever bringing your children along on an excursion and always make sure you obey the speed limits.

Recreational Vehicle Injury Statistics:

Motorcycle Injury Statistics:

  • For the past 10 years, motorcycle crash fatalities have increased every single year.
  • In 2007, over 123,000 motorcycles were involved in crashes
  • In 2007, 5,154 people died in motorcycle accidents (according to the NHTSA)
  • Motorcycle accidents represented 13% of all traffic fatalities in 2007.

Web Resource
http://www.iii.org/media/hottopics/insurance/motorcycle/

Off Road Vehicle Injury Statistics:

  • In 2006, 45 people were killed on off-road motorcycles (dirt bikes)
  • In 2006, 49 people were killed on mopeds
  • Almost 5000 people were killed on off road vehicles in 2006
  • Almost 24,000 children under the age of 19 are treated in Emergency Rooms for off-road motorcycle injuries each year.
  • Dirt bikes injure 16,699 children every year according to statistics from the CDC
  • Mopeds/ Scooters injure almost 1200 children every year

Web Resource
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5522a1.htm

ATV Injury Statistics:

  • In 2006 there were 882 estimated deaths from ATV accidents
  • Over 146,600 injuries were sustained riding ATVs in 2006

Web Resource
http://www.atvsafety.gov/stats.html

Boating Injury Statistics:

  • In 2005, there were 3,582 drownings in the U.S.
  • Boating injuries can cause brain damage leading to memory loss, learning disabilities and paralysis
  • Drowning is the second leading cause of injury related death in children 1-14 years old
  • In 2006, there were 4,967 boating accidents leading to almost 3500 boating injuries and over 700 deaths, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • Motor Boats were responsible for 45% of the incidents, while other personal watercraft were involve in 24%
  • Alcohol use is involved in over half of all adult and teen deaths occurring on the water and it is responsible for one in five of the boating related fatalities.
Web Resource
http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Water-Safety/waterinjuries-factsheet.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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