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Archive | 2014

6 Distracted Driving Myths Debunked (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up 6 Distracted Driving Myths Debunked, here is the conclusion to our discussion regarding the truth behind some of the most commonly held distracted driving myths. Myth 5: Only fender benders and minor accidents are caused by distracted driving. False! Distracted driving is a form of negligent and reckless driving that can be as […]

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6 Distracted Driving Myths Debunked (Pt. 2)

Picking up from 6 Distracted Driving Myths Debunked (Pt. 1), below is a continued discussion of the truth behind some of the most common distracted driving myths. Myth 3: Distracted driving is really only a problem among teen drivers.  False! While drivers who are 20 years old and younger are the most likely to be […]

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6 Distracted Driving Myths Debunked (Pt. 1)

In light of the National Safety Council (NSC) making this month Distracted Driving Awareness Month, we thought it would be appropriate to take a closer look at some commonly held myths about distracted driving and the truth behind them. While you can do your part to support Distracted Driving Awareness Month by committing to focusing […]

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Uninsured Motorist Statistics and Accidents

Colorado, like most other U.S. states, requires that every motorist carry a minimum amount of insurance in order to legally get behind the wheel of their vehicle (and to register that vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles each year). Nevertheless, a large number of drivers intentionally forego this coverage, making the conscious decision to […]

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7 Ways Trucking Company Negligence Causes Accidents (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up our three-part blog 7 Ways Trucking Company Negligence Causes Accidents, here is some final information about common forms of trucking company negligence that often contributes to traffic accidents. Failure to maintain trucks – Keeping trucks well maintained is one of the fundamental responsibilities that trucking companies have. As part of this responsibility, trucking […]

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7 Ways Trucking Company Negligence Causes Accidents (Pt. 2)

Continuing from 7 Ways Trucking Company Negligence Causes Accidents (Pt. 1), here, we will continue to spotlight some of the most common forms of trucking company negligence. If you have been in a truck accident, let the Aurora truck accident lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC put their experience and resources to […]

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7 Ways Trucking Company Negligence Causes Accidents (Pt. 1)

Trucking companies have a number of responsibilities when it comes to sending out truck drivers, their tractor trailers and cargo onto the roads. While some of these responsibilities are officially regulated by federal and state trucking regulations, in other cases, they are less official but no less important.   Despite the legal and ethical obligations […]

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Car Accident Lawsuit FAQs (Part 3)

Concluding the three-part blog Car Accident Lawsuit FAQs, the following presents some more commonly asked questions that injured people have after they have been involved in car accidents. If you have additional questions or would like more specific information regarding your rights and case, don’t hesitate to contact the Littleton car accident attorneys at the […]

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Car Accident Lawsuit FAQs (Part 2)

Continuing from Car Accident Lawsuit FAQs (Part 1), here are some more commonly asked questions when it comes to compensation and people’s rights after car accidents. If you would like additional information that is more specific to your case, you are encouraged to contact the Greenwood Village car accident attorneys at the Law Office of […]

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Car Accident Lawsuit FAQs (Part 1)

After motor vehicle accidents, injured people will likely have many questions about what they should do next, what their rights are and what they may need to do in order to get the full amount of compensation to which they are entitled. Here and in a few upcoming parts of this blog, we will discuss […]

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Teen Driving Accident Statistics (Part 2)

Picking up from Teen Driving Accident Statistics (Part 1), the following points out some additional relevant teen driving accident statistics that newly licensed teen motorists should be aware of. These statistics can underscore how crucial it is that teen drivers only get behind the wheel when they are sober and ready to focus on the […]

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Teen Driving Accident Statistics (Part 1)

Getting a driver’s license is a pivotal moment for many teenagers. While driver’s licenses give them one more of the freedoms associated with adulthood, however, few teenagers are fully aware of the important responsibilities they assume when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle. Below and in an second installment of this blog, we […]

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5 Things to Know about Crash Avoidance Technologies (Part 2)

Picking up from 5 Things to Know about Crash Avoidance Technologies (Part 1), the following discusses three more essential pieces of information that motorists should know when it comes to these systems.  Not all crash avoidance systems are created equal – There is a twofold implication with this fact. First off, this points out the […]

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5 Things to Know about Crash Avoidance Technologies (Part 1)

One of the latest innovations in motor vehicle technologies is crash avoidance systems or, as they are also commonly known, crash avoidance technologies. These systems, which are intended to reduce motorists’ risk of car accidents, come in various forms, can significantly increase the cost of vehicles and may be foreign concepts to some drivers (particularly […]

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Railroad Crossing Motor Vehicle Accidents (Part 2)

Concluding the two-part blog Railroad Crossing Motor Vehicle Accidents, below, we continue our discussion by taking a look at some of the recent railroad crossing accident statistics that have been put together by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). According to the FRA: When a train collides with a passenger vehicle, the force of the impact […]

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Railroad Crossing Motor Vehicle Accidents (Part 1)

Like intersections, railroad crossings can be particularly dangerous areas for motorists, as the convergence of trains with motor vehicles can have devastating results if: Motorists aren’t paying attention or aren’t familiar with how to respond when railroads are approaching. Any part of the indicators associated with alerting motorists of oncoming trains aren’t working properly and/or […]

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Intersection Car Accidents (Part 2)

Wrapping up the two-part blog Intersection Car Accidents¸ below, we will present some interesting intersection car accident statistics. These statistics, which have been put together by various federal agencies and insurance companies, can shed light on the prevalence of these car accidents, as well as what are the more common causes of them. According to […]

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Intersection Car Accidents (Part 1)

Although intersections can help facilitate traffic, particularly at the cross sections of two or more highly traveled roadways, these areas can also be problematic for inexperienced drivers, distracted drivers and other motorists as the convergence of many vehicles in a relatively small area can increase the risk of car accidents. Here and in a second […]

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Horrific DUI Car Accident That Killed 6 Gains National Attention

A fatal car accident that took place in Diamond Bar, California this past Sunday has been capturing national focus, as drunk driving is expected to be the primary cause of a collision that ended with the deaths of six people. According to investigators with the California Highway Patrol, 21-year-old Olivia Culbreath is suspected to have […]

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Red-Light Camera Debate: Do These Cameras Increase Risk of Accidents?

In an effort to increase city revenues and try to deter drivers from running red lights, many major cities across the nation have jumped on the red-light camera bandwagon, installing these cameras at various major intersections. The idea is that, by having red-light cameras ready to take pictures of vehicles and drivers who may be […]

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Fire Risk Causes GM to Recall about 370,000 Chevy & GMC Trucks

Software problems that increase the risk of vehicle fires have caused vehicle manufacturer GM to issue a massive recall of its 2014 Chevy Silverado trucks, as well as the company’s 2014 GMC Sierra full-size trucks. According to the recent recall announcement, approximately 370,000 trucks will be affected by this recall, and the company will be […]

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Apps That Can Prevent Texting While Driving (Part 2)

Continuing from Apps That Can Prevent Texting While Driving (Part 1), the following presents and discusses three more apps that can be effective at preventing texting while driving and, as a result, reduce the chances that your teenage driver will get into a distracted driving-related car accident. TextLimit – This app, which costs $24.99 per […]

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Apps That Can Prevent Texting While Driving (Part 1)

Texting while driving is a serious problem among drivers, especially younger, less experienced drivers. In fact, while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that texting while driving is a factor in approximately 23 percent of all motor vehicle accidents that occur in the U.S. each year, the agency has also found that texting while […]

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Blind Spot Car Accidents (Part 2)

Concluding the two-part blog Blind Spot Car Accidents, the following presents some additional important information about traffic accidents that occur when motorists fail to check their blind spots before changing lanes or making turns. While Part 1 of this blog focused on some tips that could help drivers avoid causing blind spot accidents, here in […]

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Blind Spot Car Accidents (Part 1)

Although you may be a very careful driver, you can’t always trust that other motorists on the roadways will be responsible or careful, and oftentimes, other drivers’ negligence can lead to serious car accidents – including blind spot car accidents. Blind spot car accidents occur when drivers fail to check their vehicles blind spots – […]

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Michelin Recalls About 1.2M LTX M/S Tires Due to Risk of Tread Separation

In December 2013, Michelin issued a national recall on its LTX M/S tires due to concerns that these tires were susceptible to tread separation. According to Michelin officials, starting on Monday January 6, 2014, their representatives will be reaching out to motor vehicle owners (via phone, email and/or letters) who may have these recalled tires […]

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Driving on Icy Roads: What to Do When Your Vehicle Starts Skidding (Part 2)

Continuing from Driving on Icy Roads: What to Do When Your Vehicle Starts Skidding (Part 1)¸ the following provides some additional information regarding how drivers should handle their vehicles in the event they start skidding on icy or snowy roadways. While Part 1 of this blog presented step-by-step instructions on what drivers should do when […]

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Family Can Seek Wrongful Death Settlement in Fatal Christmas Accident

The Esparza family of Denver will likely be entitled to a wrongful death settlement after a fatal Christmas Day accident resulted in the untimely loss of their wife and mother. The police report associated with this case explains that the Esparza family was driving home from a Christmas Eve celebration in the early morning hours […]

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