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Archive | 2013

Driving on Icy Roads: What to Do When Your Vehicle Starts Skidding (Part 1)

Winter is here, and with it, comes the ice and snow that can cover the roads and make driving far more difficult and dangerous. While it’s important to slow your speed and leave plenty of headway between your vehicle and other cars while driving on icy roads, in some cases, there is nothing you can […]

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Quick Tips on How to Check Tire Tread to Prevent Tire Blowouts (Part 2)

Continuing from Quick Tips on How to Check Tire Tread to Prevent Tire Blowouts (Part 1)¸ the following provides step-by-step directions on how drivers can use a penny and a quarter to check the tread on their tires. By regularly performing these tests to check tire tread, drivers can ensure that they are not driving […]

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Quick Tips on How to Check Tire Tread to Prevent Tire Blowouts (Part 1)

Although proper tire maintenance is an important component of the overall maintenance of your vehicle, all too often, people forget about their tires, driving on them until they are completely bald and, as a result, likely to experience a blowout. To reduce the chances of tire blowouts and the traffic accidents they may cause, it’s […]

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Former Kansas City Chief Players File Brain Injury Lawsuit against NFL Team

Five former football players with the Kansas City Chiefs have recently filed a brain injury lawsuit against the NFL team, claiming that they have sustained permanent, serious injuries as a result of brain injuries they sustained while playing football. This lawsuit also alleges that the NFL team was aware of the serious brain damage that […]

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Distracted Driving Car Accidents Caused by Eating While Driving

While a great deal of concern has been focused on the use of cellphones while driving and its role in causing distracted driving car accidents, eating while driving is another form of distracted driving that: Is not necessarily illegal and, as such, is quite prevalent among various types of motorists, including truck drivers, drivers of […]

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Kills Celebrity Contractor Bill Beckwith

Bill Beckwith, the general contractor who co-hosted HGTV’s popular show “Curb Appeal,” was killed last week when he was hit by a vehicle while riding his motorcycle. According to law enforcement officials and the police report, Beckwith was riding his motorcycle at around 8:30 pm in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury district when, at the intersection […]

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Actor Paul Walker Dies in Car Crash, Speed Was a Factor

Actor Paul Walker, who is known for starring in the The Fast and The Furious movies, was killed in a fiery car crash on November 30, and investigators strongly suspect that speed was a factor in this fatal car accident. Authorities overseeing this case have reported that Walker was leaving a fundraiser that was being […]

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AAA Study Shows Drivers’ Lax Views Towards Reckless Driving

American drivers’ attitudes towards certain reckless driving behaviors have become more relaxed over the past four years, according to a recently released report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This study, which involved surveying nationwide drivers over a period of four years, specifically found the following: Individuals who considered driving while intoxicated to be […]

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NHTSA “5 to Drive” Campaign Focuses on Reducing Teen Driver Deaths

Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers, and every day in the U.S., about 7 teenagers between 16 and 19 years old are killed in these accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In fact, the CDC reports that, per mile driven, teenage drivers who are 19 […]

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Most Common Mistakes People Make after Car Accidents (Part 2)

As a continuation of Most Common Mistakes People Make after Car Accidents (Part 1), the following explains some additional commonly made mistakes that people often commit after getting into motor vehicle accidents. Being aware of these mistakes should help you to avoid making them and, as a result, help protect your rights to future compensation […]

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Most Common Mistakes People Make after Car Accidents (Part 1)

While you may think that you know what to do if you are in a car accident or other type of motor vehicle accident, the reality is that: Thankfully, most people are not involved in traffic accidents often enough to know everything that they should – and should not – do when they are involved […]

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Motor Vehicle Fatality Statistics in Colorado

While motor vehicle accidents are a common part of commuters’ daily lives, tragically, these accidents claim the lives of thousands of Americans each year. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for individuals who are younger than 19 years old. Although taking […]

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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) for Americans, as they cause more than 17 percent of all TBIs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Despite the fact that car accidents are the second leading cause for TBI in the U.S., they are the number […]

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Winter Driving Safety Tips to Reduce Risk of Car Accidents

While many people love the winter time because it ushers in the holiday season, for those who regularly drive, the winter can be a dangerous time because it can generate road hazards like ice and snow that can increase the risk of serious car accidents. If you plan on doing a lot of driving this […]

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Construction Zone Accidents and Lone Tree Car Accident Lawsuits

No matter how careful you drive or how much you pride yourself on being a safe driver, there are inevitably factors associated with driving that you cannot control and that can increase the risk of getting into car accidents. While some of these factors include the possible negligent or reckless behavior of other drivers on […]

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Car Insurance Accident Claims and Insurance Bad Faith Practices

While many Colorado drivers carry car insurance because they are legally required to do so by Colorado law (and because they need proof of insurance in order to register their vehicle in the state), many drivers also have car insurance policies to protect them, their loved ones and their property in the event they are […]

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Colorado Pedestrian Rights-of-Way Laws (Part 2)

As a continuation of Colorado Pedestrian Rights-of-Way Laws (Part 1), the following provides some more in-depth information regarding when pedestrians do and do not have the right-of-way over vehicles on Colorado roadways. While Part 1 of this blog concentrated on discussing when drivers are legally obligated to stop for pedestrians, here in Part 2, we […]

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Colorado Pedestrian Rights-of-Way Laws (Part 1)

Colorado rights-of-way laws for pedestrians dictate when vehicles have to stop for and yield to pedestrians who may be in or ready to cross U.S. roadways. Although drivers are required to know some of these laws in order to obtain a driver’s license in Colorado, it can be easy for them to forget within months […]

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Do You Know What You Should Do after a Car Accident? (Part 3)

Concluding the three-part blog Do You Know What You Should Do after a Car Accident?, the following provides some more tips on what you should do if you are involved in a car accident. After you have called police and taken down the personal information of those involved in the car accident: Photograph the damage […]

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Do You Know What You Should Do after a Car Accident? (Part 2)

Continuing from Do You Know What You Should Do after a Car Accident? (Part 1), here are some additional important tips for what drivers should do if they are involved in car accident. By following these tips after any type of motor vehicle accidents, drivers can be sure to protect their rights and interests in […]

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Do You Know What You Should Do after a Car Accident? (Part 1)

Every 10 seconds, a driver in the U.S. gets into a car accident, according to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA). While you may be a careful driver and think that, as a result, you likely won’t get into a car accident, the NHTSA has also found that, on average, drivers get into a […]

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Most Hit-and-Run Convictions Do Not Result in Prison Time, New Study Finds

More than 60 percent of hit-and-run cases in Denver that end in convictions do not ultimately result in prison time for the convicted individual despite the fact that hit-and-run felony charges can be punishable by up to six years in prison. This shocking finding, which was the result of an in-depth analysis conducted by reporters […]

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Federal Hours-of-Service Trucking Regulations (Part 2)

Continuing from Federal Hours-of-Service Trucking Regulations (Part 1), the following is some additional information regarding the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) federal hours-of-service regulations that are intended to reduce truck driver fatigue and, in turn, truck accidents. While Part 1 of this blog focused on federal hours-of-service regulations for passenger-carrying drivers, here in […]

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Federal Hours-of-Service Trucking Regulations (Part 1)

While driver fatigue can be a danger for any driver on the roadways, it’s a particular problem for truckers, who are under tight deadlines and who often are paid incentives to haul their loads ahead of an already strict schedule. Given that many studies have found that driver fatigue can be as dangerous as driving […]

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Colorado Motorcycle Laws: A Basic Overview (Part 2)

Continuing from Colorado Motorcycle Laws: A Basic Overview (Part 1), the following is some additional information regarding motorcycle laws in Colorado. Having a thorough understanding of Colorado motorcycle laws is crucial to ensuring that riders are legally and safely operating their motorcycles when riding on Colorado roadways. In addition to stipulating mandatory protective gear (as […]

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Colorado Motorcycle Laws: A Basic Overview (Part 1)

While any vehicle on the roadways in Colorado must comply with general traffic laws, there are also some specific laws when it comes to motorcycles. These Colorado motorcycle laws have been enacted in an effort to minimize potential motorcycle accidents and keep Colorado roadways as safe as possible. Although failing to comply with Colorado motorcycle […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Statistics (Part 2)

Continuing from Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Statistics (Part 1), the following provides some additional information regarding the nature of traumatic brain injury. While Part 1 of this blog discussed the causes and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, here in Part 2, we will focus on providing some traumatic brain injury statistics that can […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury: Causes, Symptoms & Statistics (Part 1)

Perhaps one of the most serious types of personal injuries a person can sustain is a traumatic brain injury, as it can severely impair a person’s ability talk, think and/or coordinate his movements. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when some force impacts the head and damages the brain. While TBIs can range from being mild […]

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Consulting with a Car Accident Lawyer – How to Prepare (Part 2)

As a continuation of Consulting with a Car Accident Lawyer – How to Prepare (Part 1), here is some additional information regarding what you can do to get ready for an initial meeting with a car accident lawyer. By taking some time to prepare for this meeting, you can be sure that you are getting […]

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Consulting with a Car Accident Lawyer – How to Prepare (Part 1)

After a car accident (or any type of traffic accident), meeting with a car accident lawyer is a good idea because it can: Help inform you of your legal rights. Give you insight as to whether or not you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and losses from another negligent driver (or some other […]

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Colorado Cellphone Laws for Drivers

Although safety advocates and many researchers have linked cellphone use to distracted driving-related car accidents, the laws regarding cellphone use while driving vary from state to state, with some states having a complete ban on the use of hand-held cellphones when driving while other states have a partial or no ban in place. Because many […]

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Car versus Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrian Injuries

Although any type of traffic accident can result in severe, life-threatening injuries (depending on the point of impact, the vehicle speeds at the time of the collision, etc.), car versus pedestrian accidents tend to be the most serious type of traffic accidents, as: Pedestrians have little to no protection from the impact of vehicles. Vehicles […]

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What NOT to Do When Dealing with Insurance Companies after an Accident (Part 2)

Continuing from What NOT to Do When Dealing with Insurance Companies after an Accident (Part 1), the following is some additional information regarding what policyholders should absolutely avoid doing when submitting car accident claims to their insurance provider. By following these tips, policyholders can protect their claims and minimize the chances that their claims will […]

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What NOT to Do When Dealing with Insurance Companies after an Accident (Part 1)

Regardless of how careful you are when driving, you cannot control the actions of other drivers, road conditions and other factors that may cause you to get into a car accident. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), most drivers in the U.S. get into some type of traffic accident once […]

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How to Deal with Insurance Companies after a Car Accident (Part 2)

Picking up from How to Deal with Insurance Companies after a Car Accident (Part 1), here are some additional tips regarding what policyholders should do when dealing with insurance companies when making a car accident claim. Record as many details associated with the car accident as possible and report them to the insurance company. While […]

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How to Deal with Insurance Companies after a Car Accident (Part 1)

After getting into a car accident or any type of traffic accident, one of the most important things to do soon after the accident will be to contact your insurance company to report the accident and file a claim. While insurance company agents may be very helpful in guiding you through this process and getting […]

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Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident May Face Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A 21-year-old man suspected of being the driver in a fatal hit-and-run car accident that took place on July 20 has recently been arrested and will likely face a wrongful death lawsuit, in addition to the criminal case that is currently pending. According to the police report and court documents associated with this case, the […]

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Suspect in Bus Stop Hit-and-Run Accident Has Been Arrested

Yesterday, a 53-year-old man who is suspected of being the driver in a recent hit-and-run car accident was arrested by Denver police. According to the police report, the hit-and-run accident took place at a city bus stop located at Josephine Street and East Colfax Avenue. Witnesses reported that the vehicle involved in the accident had […]

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Pedestrian Accident Injuries

According to the Center for Disease Control and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a pedestrian is killed in a car accident in the U.S. every two hours, and a pedestrian is injured in a traffic accident every 8 minutes. In fact, pedestrians are nearly twice as likely as occupants of passenger vehicles to be […]

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Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage

While Colorado laws dictate that all drivers are required to have insurance coverage, many drivers fail to comply with these requirements, either choosing to not have insurance at all or opting to get insufficient coverage that won’t realistically cover the costs of a car accident (should one occur). Given these facts, it’s crucial that Colorado […]

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Delivery Truck Accidents

While many people think of semis or tractor trailers when they think about truck accidents, oftentimes, traffic accidents are caused by delivery trucks – particularly on residential streets and roadways. Some of the reasons that delivery trucks are commonly involved in truck accidents include (but are not limited to) the facts that delivery trucks are […]

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Motorcycle Helmet Facts and Statistics (Part 2)

As a continuation of Motorcycle Helmet Facts and Statistics (Part 1), here is some additional information regarding the importance of wearing motorcycle accidents when it comes to reducing traffic accident fatalities. While Part 1 focused on Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations regarding helmets, here in Part 2, we will focus on statistics associated with motorcycle […]

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Motorcycle Helmet Facts and Statistics (Part 1)

Although motorcyclists only make up about 3 percent of motor vehicle operators on U.S. roadways, motorcycles are involved in approximately 11 percent of all traffic accidents that occur in the U.S. each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Additionally, motorcycle riders are more than 30 times more likely to die in […]

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2012 Motor Vehicle Death Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has released statistics regarding the motor vehicle accident deaths that occurred on U.S. roadways in 2012. According to these statistics: Motor vehicle accident deaths totaled 34,080 in 2012, which represented a more than 5 percent increase from the reported 32,367 […]

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Hot Weather Increases Risk of Tire Failure, NHTSA Warns (Part 2)

As a continuation of Hot Weather Increases Risk of Tire Failure, NHTSA Warns (Part 1), here is some additional important information the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) included in its recent announcement. While Part 1 focused on the specific causes of tire failure, here in Part 2, we will highlight some important tips the […]

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Hot Weather Increases Risk of Tire Failure, NHTSA Warns (Part 1)

With summer upon us, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a public warning, alerting drivers throughout the U.S. that hot weather can increase the risk of tire failure, which can potentially lead to serious car accidents. The reason for this increased risk is that hot weather causes the roadways’ temperatures to […]

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Recent Study Uncovers New Distracted Driving Facts (Part 2)

Continuing from a Recent Study Uncovers New Distracted Driving Facts (Part 1), here is some additional interesting information regarding researchers’ conclusions and recommendations about distracted driving. While Part 1 focused on the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s findings regarding what typically distracts drivers the most, here in Part 2, we will concentrate on the expert […]

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Recent Study Uncovers New Distracted Driving Facts (Part 1)

The top cause of death for individuals between about 5 and 35 years old is traffic accidents, and the leading cause of car accidents in the U.S., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), is driver error. While driver intoxication and driver exhaustion can contribute to driver error-related car accidents and injuries, driver […]

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Fatal Car Accident Blocks Lanes on Southbound Highway 85

Multiple lanes of Weld County’s southbound Highway 85 are currently blocked due to a fatal car accident that involved two cars early this morning. While emergency responders are doing their best to clear the highway and get traffic moving again as soon as possible, law enforcement officials are currently looking into the exact causes of […]

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Car Accident in Thornton Kills 5, Injures 5 Others

A serious three-car accident that occurred on the I-25 in Thornton has left five individuals dead and five other severely injured. According to the police report in this case, the driver of a sports utility vehicle (SUV) had been witnessed driving erratically when the car crossed over a median into oncoming traffic and got into […]

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Doctors Should Talk to Elderly about Driving Impairments Earlier, Study Reports (Part 2)

As a continuation of Doctors Should Talk to Elderly about Driving Impairments Earlier, Study Reports (Part 1), here are some additional, groundbreaking findings associated with a Colorado University study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. This study, which focused on when health care professionals do and should talk to their elderly patients […]

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Doctors Should Talk to Elderly about Driving Impairments Earlier, Study Reports (Part 1)

A recent study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine reported that doctors, nurses and other health care professionals may be waiting too long to speak with their elderly patients about potential driving impairments and alternatives to driving. The study, which was conducted by the Colorado University (CU) School of Medicine and the CU […]

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Rollover Car Accident Seriously Injures Five Individuals

A rollover accident that occurred on the Colorado 93 south at about 3:30pm on Thursday and ended with a head-on collision has left five people seriously injured. According to law enforcement officials, the accident involved two passenger vehicles – a sports utility vehicle driven by a 71-year-old man and a minivan driven by a 37-year-old […]

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Popular Jazz Musician Killed in Fatal Car Accident

Ben Tucker, a popular jazz musician and bassist, was killed in a fatal car accident in Georgia late last night. According to the police report, Tucker had been driving a golf car when a 52-year-old driver in a sedan crashed into him at high speeds, causing him to be ejected from the golf cart and […]

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Trucking Company Forced to Cease Operations Due to Serious Safety Violations

GD Cars, Inc., an interstate trucking company, has been forced by federal regulators to stop transporting cars and trucks due to findings that the company has committed a number of serious safety violations. Specifically, regulators with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have found that the safety violations committed by GD Cars have increased […]

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Driver Who Hit and Injured Police Officer Cited for Careless Driving

A driver who clipped a Denver police officer and caused him a serious leg injury has been officially cited with careless driving and may face a civil car accident lawsuit in addition to the criminal charges associated with his traffic offense. According to the police report, the officer had been on the shoulder of the […]

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Man Attempting to Help Another Driver Causes Serious Car Accident

A man who had been attempting to help another driver jump start his car caused a serious car accident on the I-225 in Aurora that led to multiple people sustaining severe injuries. According to the preliminary police report, the man had been driving a gold van and had attempted to help another driver who had […]

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Investigation into Causes of Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Aurora is Ongoing

Aurora law enforcement officials are still investigating the exact causes of a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred this past weekend at the intersection of East 6th Avenue and Del Mar Circle. According to the preliminary police report, the motorcycle, which was driven by a male and had a female passenger, collided with a passenger vehicle. […]

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Toyota to Sponsor Distracted Driving Course in Stapleton May 18 & 19

On Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19, Toyota will be sponsoring the Driving Expectations Distracted Driving Course at the Stapleton Bass Pro Shop. The event, which is part of a national campaign that Toyota is sponsoring, is free and is aimed at teaching teen drivers about the dangers of driving under distracted conditions. As […]

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Reducing Car and Pedestrian Accidents is Focus of New Denver Campaign

Last week, the City of Denver rolled out a new campaign that is aimed at decreasing the number of car and pedestrian accidents that take place in the city. Dubbed the “Heads Up” campaign, this new effort is a combination of a safety awareness and a marketing campaign will be publicized on billboards throughout the […]

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Bicyclist Killed in Collision with Alleged Drunk Driver in Boulder

A 46-year-old man who had been bicycling on Main Street in Boulder was killed this past Saturday when the driver of an SUV going the wrong way on the street attempted to make a turn and hit the victim. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and the driver of the […]

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Traffic Accident Deaths Increase More than 5 Percent in 2012, According to NHTSA

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently released preliminary findings for motor vehicle accident statistics in 2012, and these findings suggest that traffic accident deaths occurring on U.S. roadways in 2012 increased by approximately 5.3 percent over those in 2011. While this jump in traffic accident fatalities is, in and of itself, a […]

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Driving and Daydreaming More Dangerous Than Texting and Driving?

While the issues of texting and driving (and general cellphone use when driving) has been a hot-button issue recently when it comes to car accidents, a new study conducted by the Erie Insurance Group has found that driving and daydreaming may, in fact, be far more dangerous than texting and driving. According to the study’s […]

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Deciding Whether to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit? These Tips Can Help (Part 2)

As a continuation of Deciding Whether to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit? These Tips Can Help (Part 1), here is some additional information that can be extremely helpful as you make the decision whether to file a personal injury lawsuit. While Part 1 focused on helping potential plaintiffs determine whether they have a strong case […]

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Deciding Whether to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit? These Tips Can Help (Part 1)

After a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident or any event that results in a personal injury, you will likely be focused on recovering. Once your health is stable, however, your next concern may be deciding whether or not you should file a personal injury lawsuit. In this decision stage, there will be a number of […]

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CDC Study Finds that Distracted Driving is Greater Issue in U.S. than in Europe

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has released a 2013 study finding that U.S. drivers are far more likely to be driving while distracted than European drivers (specifically, drivers in France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom). The results of the study were compiled after surveying drivers between 18 and 64 […]

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Deaths of Teen Drivers Have Decreased Nearly 50 Percent over Past 6 Years

A recently published report has found that teen driver fatalities have decreased by about 47 percent since 2007. The report, which was a joint effort between State Farm Insurance and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, disclosed a number of key and hopeful findings including that, between 2008 and 2011: More than 54 percent of teenage […]

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Guilty Plea in Fatal Car Accident Case Paves Way for Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The 59-year-old man who ran into and killed a 32-year-old bicyclist while driving in July 2012 has accepted a plea deal in his careless driving criminal case in exchange for entering a guilty plea. The charges in this case, a Class 1 traffic offense, could have landed the man in jail for up to one […]

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Workplace Deaths – The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities to Work In

Throughout the U.S., smaller cities that are focused around a single specific industry tend to have a higher incidence of workplace fatalities than larger cities with a number of different industry bases, according to EHS Today (a leading source of safety, health and industrial information for professionals across the U.S.). This is important because workplace […]

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

About 25 percent of all traffic accidents are caused by distracted driving, with the majority of these involving drivers somehow using their cellphones, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). In an effort to reduce the number of distracted driving-related car accidents, the NSC has made the month of April National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. […]

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Recent Car Accident Statistics for Denver and Aurora, Colorado (Part 2)

As a follow up to Recent Car Accident Statistics for Denver and Aurora, Colorado (Part 1), here are some additional facts about motor vehicle accidents in these two counties in recent years. While Part 1 focused on the total number of car accidents that involved pedestrians, including juveniles, below are statistics regarding the number of […]

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Recent Car Accident Statistics for Denver and Aurora, Colorado (Part 1)

A recently report issued by the Denver Police Department has highlighted the fact that car accidents involving pedestrians, as well as fatal hit-and-run accidents, have significantly increased in the first few months of 2013. Here is a look at car accident statistics for Denver and Aurora, Colorado for the past few years: Denver car accident […]

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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

  Wrongful death lawsuits are a particular type of personal injury case in which one party (the plaintiff) seeks damages from another party whose negligence resulted in the death of the plaintiff’s loved one. It’s important to note that wrongful death lawsuits are civil – not criminal – cases and that, should the prosecutor determine […]

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Colorado Dram Shop Laws and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Dram shop laws, which refer to the body of statutes governing the legalities around serving alcohol to the public, can play a role in personal injury lawsuits that involve car or truck accidents allegedly caused by the drunk driving of one party. While dram shop laws differ from state to state, in general, they can […]

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Proving Negligence in Personal Injury Lawsuits

The linchpin of any personal injury lawsuit lies in the plaintiff being able to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused the plaintiff’s injuries. Although this may seem simple enough, proving negligence in court can be tricky, as it involves the plaintiff proving that the following: The defendant had a duty of care with respect to […]

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How to Prepare for a Personal Injury Lawsuit (Part 2)

As a follow up to How to Prepare for a Personal Injury Lawsuit (Part 1), here are some additional tips on what you should do to give yourself the best chances of moving your case closer towards a settlement: Figure out if there are any witnesses: People who saw the incident in question can provide […]

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How to Prepare for a Personal Injury Lawsuit (Part 1)

Personal injury lawsuits are an incredibly powerful way for victims of any type of accident caused by negligence to hold the negligent party accountable and to secure compensation for the injuries and losses sustained from that accident. However, as with many matters overseen by the courts, personal injury lawsuits can be complicated, drawn-out matters, and […]

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Trial Begins in Case of Truck Accident That Killed a Cyclist

A 47-year-old Boulder resident is facing criminal charges of careless driving associated with a fatal truck accident that occurred nearly two years ago. While the outcome of this criminal case could result in the defendant being sentenced to up to one year in jail if he is convicted, a guilty verdict would pave the way […]

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What You Need to Know to Be Prepared for a Deposition (Part 2)

Depositions are a crucial part of the pre-trial discovery process, as they involve all parties involved in the lawsuit (i.e., all witnesses, the plaintiff and the defendant) making statements under oath regarding the case. Because the things you say and your behaviors during a deposition can hurt you as much (if not more) than they […]

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What You Need to Know to Be Prepared for a Deposition (Part 1)

When an injured person is seeking compensation from a negligent party in a personal injury lawsuit, for example a lawsuit involving a motorcycle accident or a head injury, one of the initial phases of the process will involve the pre-trial process during which both sides (the plaintiff and defendant) gather evidence. A key part of […]

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Who to Hold Responsible After a Truck Accident

Should you be involved in a truck accident, the damage to your car and the injuries you may sustain will likely be far more extensive and serious than those associated with a car accident involving two passenger vehicles. The reason for this is that the significant weight of trucks means that they can impart greater […]

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What’s Actually Dangerous? 20 Surprising Safety Statistics [Infographic]

There’s a certain measure of safety and security in the mundane, everyday actions that we as people engage in. The mundane seems so… innocuous? Benign? On the surface, perhaps. In fact, the mundane is quite deadly. Your everyday, run-of-the-mill activities can kill you faster than a broken ramp could kill a Knievel. It’s what’s NOT […]

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Two Are Seriously Injured after an SUV Collides with a Utility Truck

Two people are currently undergoing treatment for serious injuries they sustained after their SUV collided into the back of a utility truck on the I-70 in the early morning hours of Monday February 11. The car accident victims include a 27-year-old man, who was driving the SUV and a 24-year-old woman, who had to be cut […]

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Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Colorado

For all civil law cases, including personal injury cases, there is a set time frame within which a person can legally file a claim against another party in order to seek compensations for damages or injuries that person sustained due to the other party’s negligence or recklessness. This time frame is legally referred to as […]

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Personal Injury Settlement Requires Seizure Training for Aurora Police

As part of a $100,000 personal injury settlement recently issued, all Aurora police officers will be required to undergo training on how to recognize and respond to people having seizures. The lawsuit that brought about this settlement involved an incident that occurred in December 2010, during which the family of a 54-year-old man called emergency […]

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Personal Injury Lawsuits: An Overview of the Trial Process (Part 2)

During a personal injury trial, the first phases of the trial process will typically involve jury selection, both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s lawyers making opening statements and then both sides carefully presenting all of the evidence they have to prove their case. Following these initial stages of the trial, the proceedings will them shift […]

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Personal Injury Lawsuits: An Overview of the Trial Process (Part 1)

Although most personal injury lawsuits are settled before trial (through mediation or arbitration), in cases when the representative for a negligent party refuses to settle or is offering a substantially low settlement, your attorney may see your case to trial in order to try to secure you the maximum possible compensation for your injuries, mental […]

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How a Police Report Can Help Your Personal Injury Lawsuit

When police respond to the scene of any crime or accident, including car accidents, truck accidents or motorcycle accidents, they write up a detailed report regarding when and likely how the incident occurred, as well as whether anyone was injured or killed as a result of the accident. In personal injury lawsuits, although police reports […]

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After an Accident… First Steps in Filing a Personal Injury Claim

In the moment after any type of accident, you may be focused on your injuries and seeking medical attention to try to prevent serious health complications from arising. Once you have attended to you injuries and have regained some peace of mind, you may want to start considering whether you have the grounds to file […]

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Collecting Money After a Personal Injury Settlement Is Awarded

Winning your personal injury lawsuit – whether it be a wrongful death lawsuit, a car accident lawsuit, a nursing home abuse lawsuit, etc. – is oftentimes the first step towards securing the compensation you deserve. In many cases, the party who is ordered to pay you a judgment may simply fail to do so, which […]

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Three Cars Hit Pedestrian, Cops Still Searching for One Who Fled The Scene

A pedestrian crossing the street in Denver was hit by three cars a little after 9pm on Thursday January 10th. While two of the cars stopped at the scene to await the arrival of police, one car fled the scene of the crime, and officers are currently treating the case as a hit-and-run accident. The […]

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Facts About Car Accidents and Personal Injury Lawsuits in Colorado

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 6 million car accidents occur each year in the U.S. While a person dies in a car accident approximately 12 minutes, someone is injured in a car crash every 12 seconds in the U.S. Given the frequency with which car accidents occur, as well […]

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Two Pedestrians Killed in Car Accident

Two pedestrians were killed after a vehicle lost control and crashed in the parking lot of a popular Grand Junction cross-country ski area. The vehicle that hit the pedestrians was an SUV, the driver of which had suddenly swerved in order to avoid hitting another on-coming vehicle that had made a left turn from the […]

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Reckless Driver Cited for Hitting Woman, Infant in Crosswalk

On Saturday December 30, 2012, a man driving in Denver hit a woman and a 60-month-old infant who were crossing the street in a crosswalk. Denver police cited the man who had been heading east on Colfax Avenue when he ran into the two unsuspecting pedestrians at 3 P.M. After mowing down the woman and […]

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