Colorado Traffic Fatalities Spike in 2015

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2016 at 12:44 am    

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For years, the number of traffic fatalities in the State of Colorado has been on the decline. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. 2015 saw the first increase in traffic fatalities in years. Preliminary data shows that across the state of Colorado, 10% more people died in car accidents compared to 2014 – that is a 30% increase over the last 5 years. Sadly, many of these deaths were completely preventable.

In the state of Colorado about 15% of all drivers, routinely do not wear their seatbelts. About half of the 2015 fatalities involved drivers and passengers who weren’t wearing their seatbelts. This means that at least 60 lives could’ve been saved if everyone were seatbelts. (more…)

8 Insurance Company Secrets You Should Know About

Posted on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 11:04 pm    

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Everyone who drives in the State of Colorado is expected to carry a minimum amount of car insurance to protect themselves and others on the road in case of an accident. Yet, when an accident occurs, is your car insurance company really looking out for you? Are they really upfront and honest with you? Or are there things your insurance company does NOT want you to know? Here are 8 insurance company secrets you should know about: (more…)

What Are The 5 Worst American Highways?

Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2015 at 9:33 pm    

The 5 Worst American Highways

red car in ditch next to road | worst American highwaysWhat makes a road dangerous? Is it riddled with potholes; does it have poorly marked signs and dangerous blind curves; or is it always under construction?

Unfortunately, bridges, city streets, and highways all over the country are in a state of disrepair. And with Congress struggling to allocate money to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent, it is American drivers who ultimately pay the price. In fact, it is estimated that poorly maintained roads cost motorists hundreds of dollars annually in additional vehicle maintenance costs, not to mention increased risk of getting into a car accident. (more…)

Preventing Car Accidents during the Snowy Holidays

Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 at 12:45 am    

Preventing Car Accidents during the Snowy Holidays

Motion Blur of Car Driving Down Snow Covered Road | Preventing Car Accidents during the Snowy Holidays

Those in the state of Colorado are probably well-used to driving in snowy and icy weather. During the holiday season, however, there are likely to be many drivers coming to the state or traveling through the state who are not as practiced in driving in inclement winter weather. Even those who are used to driving on snow-packed roadways might want to consider a few “refreshers” on avoiding and preventing car accidents when wintry weather appears and holiday travelers increase the number of vehicles on the roadways. Following are some helpful hints to make your holiday travel safer for yourself as well as other drivers. (more…)

Are you Experiencing Colorado’s Worst Commute?

Posted on Monday, November 30th, 2015 at 11:57 pm    

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Every day, thousands of Colorado drivers commute to and from work and school. While some drivers only spend 15 minutes en route to their destination, others spend over an hour commuting in traffic. Where you live – and where you work – determines how horrific your daily commute is. Unfortunately, Colorado has some of the worst cities for commuting in the nation. In a recent study, NerdWallet has determined the worst Colorado cities for commuting. The personal finance information service compiled information about average commuting time, average insurance premiums, fuel prices, accessibility of public transportation, and whether drivers carpool. (more…)

Which Cars Make People Happiest?

Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2015 at 11:57 pm    

Pretty girl in a car | Which Cars Make People Happiest?There is nothing quite like buying a new car and driving it off the lot. Even the purchase of a car that is not “new” but simply “new to you” can be thrilling. But what is it about that new car that makes drivers so happy? Is it the color of the car? Is it the horsepower? Or is it the entertainment package? Well, according to J.D. Power, it could be the modern safety technologies available in vehicles today. (more…)

When Should YOU Retire from Driving?

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 7:40 pm    

When Should YOU Retire from Driving?

Happy senior couple driving | When should you retire from drivingSome of us begin planning for retirement in our twenties. As the age gets closer, we prepare even more –shifting funds, meeting with financial experts, and even downsizing our homes. As more and more baby boomers hit retirement age, safety experts say they should also be thinking about a different retirement: retirement from driving. (more…)

Whiplash is NO Joke

Posted on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 7:29 pm    

Whiplash is NO Joke

Driver Suffering From Whiplash After Traffic Collision | Whiplash is no jokeIn many ways, whiplash has been trivialized into a joke or an exaggeration to attempt to collect compensation from a minor car accident. We’ve all seen whiplash injuries portrayed as dishonest on sitcoms, TV dramas, and in the movies. The truth is, however, that whiplash is no joke.  It can be a very serious injury caused by a seemingly minor car accident. In fact, whiplash is the most common injury sustained in a car accident. (more…)

Why Don’t School Buses Have Seat Belts?

Posted on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015 at 11:24 pm    

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Every year in the United States 25 million children are transported 4.3 billion miles on approximately 450,000 public school buses. However, only about one-fifth of the children traveling on those buses wear seat belts while on board. (more…)

The Top 10 Biggest Mistakes Made in Personal Injury Claims

Posted on Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 10:33 pm    

The Top 10 Biggest Mistakes Made in Personal Injury Claims

Crutches Against a Bench |The Top 10 Biggest Mistakes Made in Personal Injury ClaimsIf you have suffered losses due to the negligence of another person, making your life whole again is your primary concern. While an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can help you do this, injury and property damage victims can sometimes sabotage their own claims through seemingly innocent acts. Sadly, these innocent acts can turn out to be costly mistakes. (more…)