This prohibition pertains to all students, teachers, staff and visitors.
The board of education of each school district must adopt policies and rules that prohibit the use of tobacco products on the property and in the vehicles of public nursery schools, day care centers, childcare facilities, and Head Start programs.
The State of Colorado places what is called a Statute of Limitations on most legal claims.
The Statute of Limitations varies depending on the type of case at issue.
Smoking is also prohibited in almost all indoor areas, specifically including all child day care facilities, and within 15 feet or other distance specified by local authority of entryways to child day care facilities.
Smoking is also prohibited within 15 feet or other distance specified by local authority of entryways to health care facilities.
What this means, in a short description, is that in most situations a minor plaintiff would have however many years until they reach eighteen (18) years of age, plus the applicable amount of years entitled to them under the Statute of Limitations to bring a lawsuit against the at-fault party who caused the injuries to the minor plaintiff.
No local authority may adopt any local regulation of smoking that is less stringent than the above state law, except a local authority may specify a radius of less than 15 feet for the area included within an entryway.
Our firm successfully obtained a settlement more than a decade after the accident took place.
Please contact the Mintz Law Firm if you, or anyone you know, has been injured by the carelessness of another person or entity – even if you think it’s too late to pursue a case.
The minor should have eight (8) years until the age of majority, then an additional two (2) years under the Statute of Limitations.
The Mintz Law Firm has successfully represented minor plaintiffs, before and after the age of majority, in multiple cases.