Recent Posts in Car Accident Category

  • How to Check if Your Vehicle Has Been Recalled

    || 28-Sep-2017

    Each year, millions of vehicles are affected by manufacturer and design defects, presenting safety concerns for drivers and resulting in subsequent recalls across the country. Unfortunately, not all car owners know if their vehicles need to be recalled and repaired, which can pose a great hazard for them and their family. While manufacturers usually do a good job of sending letters to owners ...
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  • Hands-Free Talking - Is It Safe?

    || 22-Aug-2017

    Most of us know that fiddling around with a cell phone while driving is dangerous. However, many more believe that using a hands-free device is a safe method to continue to go about your business while driving. According to several studies conducted by many universities and organizations, this is actually far from the truth. While a hands-free device will make it easier to operate a vehicle, we ...
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  • Employer Liability in Distracted Driving Accidents

    || 19-Jun-2017

    Distracted driving is a major problem amongst drivers across the country, accounting for approximately 28% of all crashes every year, or 1.6 million crashes. Smartphone usage is a major part of these numbers. In the past, these devices were considered a luxury, but now almost every adult and teenager has one, giving them the irresistible ability to access the world through their fingertips. For ...
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  • Why Teen Drivers Crash

    || 12-Jun-2017

    The crash rates for teenagers is much higher than it is for adults, and ranks as the leading cause of death among those between the ages of 12 and 19. There is a multitude of reasons why teens are more susceptible to accidents on the road than any other age group and understanding these reasons is the first step to addressing this major problem. Here are some of the most common reasons behind ...
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  • Uber/Lyft Accident - Can I Sue?

    || 6-Jun-2017

    Rideshare companies are becoming increasingly common these days and many are opting for services like Uber or Lyft instead of calling a taxi when in need of a ride. However, accidents happen and, when they do, it is important to know and understand what steps you must take next. In accidents involving rideshare companies more than one party might be held liable. The driver, the car owner, even the ...
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  • Car Accidents & Colorado's Marijuana Laws

    || 15-Feb-2017

    Colorado was one of the leading states in marijuana legalization when recreational use of the substance was legalized in 2012. Now, four years after the law came into effect in January 2014, many are wondering about the effects of marijuana use on car accidents. Opponents of legalization cited concerns about an increase in accidents due to marijuana-impaired drivers. To combat these fears, ...
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  • Car Accidents Increase Each Year During the Holidays - Here's Why

    || 16-Dec-2016

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that December 23 rd and 24 th are two of the top five deadliest days for drivers in the country. Beyond those two days, the entire holiday season seems to pose a threat to motorists, as there are more car accidents during that brief time of the year than any other. What is going on to cause the roads to become such hazards and ...
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  • PTSD Caused by Car Accidents

    || 8-Nov-2016

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition brought about by a significantly troubling or violent event and that flares up as psychotic episodes when the sufferer encounters a certain trigger. Most people associate PTSD with soldiers who return home from the warfront and are subsequently traumatized by the sound of firecrackers, engines backfiring, and other noises similar ...
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  • Things You Should Never Say After a Car Accident

    || 14-Oct-2016

    Being involved in any car accident is sure to be an unpleasant and shocking experience, even if you are not injured. While you may feel frustrated or angry following the shock of impact, it is imperative you stay in control of your situation and watch what you say during this time. Making a successful car accident claim can be difficult, especially if the involved insurance companies are in ...
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  • Colorado Springs Residents Concerned Over Lack of Traffic Cameras

    || 21-Jul-2016

    There is an old rule in politics that states that for every letter of complaint you receive, there’s at least another 100 you should have received but were never written. This is important to remember when considering a recent letter of sent to the Gazette of Colorado Springs, in which a local resident expressed serious concern over intersection safety in the city. In particular, they stated ...
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  • Proving Right of Way in Car Accident Claims

    || 28-Jan-2016

    What happens during the moment of a car accident is hard to recall, even for the drivers involved. Insurance adjusters are going to need to know the truth of the incident, however, before they start assigning liability and handing out settlement offers. If you are worried that it could be hard for you to prove that you had the right of way when your car accident, check out these three hints for ...
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  • When a Child Is Injured in a Car Accident

    || 21-Dec-2015

    Car seats, and youth booster seats, have prevented many serious injuries to children in car accidents. Sometimes, however, the crash is so severe that the child may still be injured in a car seat. When a child is injured by the negligence of another, special rules govern those claims and lawsuits. What to Do After Your Child Is Hurt in a Car Accident The first question often on the minds of most ...
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  • You May Be Liable When You Give Your Car to a Bad Driver

    || 14-Oct-2015

    An automobile is a 3,000 pound deadly weapon, if placed in the wrong hands. If you loan your car to a person who causes injuries in an accident, you may be liable for “negligent entrustment.” Under Colorado law, a person who provides an object (e.g. car, weapon, etc.) to another person, knowing or having reason to know that they are likely (because of their youth, inexperience, or ...
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  • When you make an injury claim, such as a claim for injuries from a car accident, you will be required to sign a medical authorization for the insurance company that is responsible to pay the claim to access your medical records. Although you have given the insurance company all the medical bills that relate to the car accident, the insurance company will still insist that you sign a medical ...
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  • Truck-Car Collisions: It's Not a Fair Fight

    || 27-Aug-2015

    A truck-car collision is not a fair fight. A car weighing 3500 pounds does not stand a chance in a collision against a tractor-trailer weighing upwards of 80,000 pounds. Because commercial trucks can be so deadly in a collision, the trucking industry is highly regulated. In order to drive a commercial truck, the driver must first obtain specialized training leading to study and testing for a ...
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  • Compensation for the Death of a Loved One in a Car Accident

    || 20-Aug-2015

    There is shock and horror when a loved one dies in a car accident. No one could ever be prepared for that awful call from the police. The initial days and weeks are filled with the numbing details of funerals, paperwork, government benefits, financial decisions and the like. But it would be dishonest to say that, even in those initial days and weeks, thoughts of seeking justice for the death of ...
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  • Do I Really Need a Lawyer for My Car Accident?

    || 31-Jul-2015

    Not all car accidents need a lawyer’s help to resolve. If you have been in a car accident but were not injured, you will not need a lawyer to resolve the insurance claim for collision damage. Insurance companies are set up to quickly respond to collision claims and to quickly get them resolved, with a rental car if possible while your car is being repaired. But if you have been injured, or ...
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  • Your Duty to Cooperate with Your Insurance Company

    || 30-Apr-2015

    We often hear about an insurance company that acted in “bad faith” to deny, or delay payment of, a claim. But you, too, have a legal duty to “cooperate” with your own insurance company when you present an insurance claim. Note that your duty of cooperation is not required when you are presenting a claim to an insurance company who represents the at-fault party. In that ...
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  • Bills Pile Up When You Are Injured

    || 17-Mar-2015

    It is really bad luck to be injured—but be aware that you will suffer even more as you navigate the insurance systems that are supposed to pay for your medical treatment. If you have been injured in a car accident, you probably have “medical payments” (med pay) coverage on your auto policy. All auto insurance policies written in Colorado are required to provide a minimum of ...
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  • Colorado law says “buckle up.” Most know that failure to wear a seat belt in the front seats of a car will result in a traffic ticket. However, many do not know that if you are injured in a car accident your failure to wear a seat belt will also reduce the value of compensation for your injuries. Colorado statutes (C.R.S. 42-4-237) require that every driver of, and every front seat ...
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  • Car Accidents Caused By Federal Employees

    || 2-Feb-2015

    Think about all the federal government workers driving around in our community: the postal workers (including contract rural mail carriers), civilian employees of the many government agencies with offices here (Department of Defense, FEMA, U.S. Forest Service, etc.), and the many members of the Armed Forces who drive off-base in connection with their duty. If you are injured in a car accident ...
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  • Watch Out for Car Accident Scam

    || 19-Jan-2015

    Some people commit insurance fraud—just as some people commit other crimes that cost all of us billions of dollars each year. Apparently there has been an insurance scam racket in Colorado by one woman who made 25 claims for injuries from fake car accidents in the Denver area. This is one that has been caught—and hopefully stopped—by Denver area prosecutors, but there may be ...
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  • Icy Car Accidents

    || 20-Nov-2014

    When the roads turn to ice, cars will collide into each other. But how does the law determine who, if anyone, is at fault for a crash on icy roads? The rules of the road seem to be simple: an operator of a motor vehicle must operate that motor vehicle as a "reasonably careful person" would under the circumstances presented to the driver. We are all drivers. We are all "reasonably ...
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  • Traffic Tickets and Car Accident Cases

    || 30-Sep-2014

    It is always satisfying to know that the negligent driver who struck, and injured you, got the ticket. On the other hand, when you strongly believe the police should not have given you the ticket in a car accident, don't give up hope of obtaining compensation for your injuries. Under Colorado law, the police determination of "fault" for a car accident is not conclusive in the claim ...
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  • Not many of us older than 30 have avoided a back or neck problem in our lives. Even young people who play sports often experience injuries in the neck or back or joints. Is it possible for a person who had a previous, or an ongoing physical condition, to make a claim for injuries from a car accident ? How is compensation for such an injury claim determined? Fortunately, the law recognizes that not ...
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