Heightened Alcohol Restrictions for all Help Prevent Underage DUI Accidents and Fatalities

Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2016 at 10:23 pm    

Alcohol Restrictions Help Prevent Underage DUI Accidents

cop holding a breathalyzer | Alcohol Restrictions for all Help Prevent Underage DUI AccidentsTeen drivers are at an increased risk for getting into a car accident, simply because they are novice drivers. When you add alcohol into the mix – the results can be deadly. Approximately 2000 underage drinkers die each year behind the wheel and drunk driving is responsible for a third of all teenage auto fatalities. These statistics are surprising and a bit sobering for parents of young drivers.

Yet, there may be a bit of hope. A new study has determined that fewer teen deaths result when a state’s overall alcohol restrictions are tighter. This is encouraging news when you consider that motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for U.S. teenagers, and that alcohol is a contributing factor in one-quarter of those crashes. (more…)

The Top 10 Deadliest Driving Habits

Posted on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 9:57 pm    

The Top 10 Deadliest Driving Habits

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Driving is dangerous- even for the most conscientious of drivers. Then, there are those drivers who raise the stakes for everyone by engaging in risky driving behaviors. Sometimes drivers may take chances without realizing just how dangerous their actions are. Below, is a list of some of the deadliest mistakes people make behind the wheel.

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New Study Links Concussions With An Alarming Health Risk

Posted on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at 7:15 pm    

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Being involved in an accident can be a traumatic and terrifying ordeal. If you are injured, your life may suddenly be turned upside down. While you are recovering from your injuries, it is natural to wonder how you will pay for medical bills, cover your mortgage, and take care of debts while you are unable to work. Insurance companies know this – and they prey upon those fears to convince injured accident victims to accept a quick and easy settlement. Unfortunately, this settlement is far below what you may need to fully recover – especially if your injury has a long-term consequence or if you develop complications down the road.

One of those common accident injuries – a concussion – could actually triple your risk of suicide. This should all be considered before reaching any agreement with the insurance company. (more…)

The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer are Approaching

Posted on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 3:56 pm    

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A computer class for a college student in 1980 would have included a computer, which took up an entire room, paired with programming language and punch cards. Today’s younger generation would have trouble imagining a world without personal computers and smart phones. Tell them phones were once connected to the wall (and if no one answered, you called back later) and you will receive a blank stare of disbelief. Consider just the past fifteen or so years, which have brought us, wireless internet, smart phones, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. When you realize just how much these technologies have changed our lives, imagine a decade from now—or even longer.

Today’s teenage drivers have to combat a variety of distractions when they are behind the wheel. They must actively ignore a beeping, ringing cellphone. They must try to block out loud and rowdy friends. And they must do this while attempting to drive a vehicle. (more…)

Safe Spring Driving in Colorado

Posted on Tuesday, March 29th, 2016 at 7:49 pm    

spring-road-hands-on-wheel-sm | Safe Spring Driving in ColoradoWith an early spring gracing most locations across the United States, many drivers will be happy they no longer have to drive in snow and ice. In fact, rising temperatures and melting snow could convince many drivers to get out and go for a drive. Whether you are simply out running errands you have put off, or are taking a well-needed road-trip to relax and have some fun, it is important to realize that there are some tips required for safe spring driving in Colorado, as well as for safe winter driving. There is a good chance there will be some after-effects from winter’s harsh weather, so consider the following tips: (more…)

Car Accidents and Fibromyalgia – What’s the Connection?

Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 9:36 pm    

teenager-with-whiplash-sm | Car Accidents and Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is described by the Mayo Clinic as a disorder marked by pervasive musculoskeletal pain in conjunction with fatigue, memory, mood, and sleep issues. Fibromyalgia affects almost 6 million Americans and is believed by experts to intensify painful sensations by altering the method in which the brain analyzes pain signals.

While symptoms can sometimes build up gradually over time in the absence of a single pivotal incident, they typically begin after a physically traumatic event, such as surgery, infection, or accident. Significant psychological stress can also bring on symptoms of fibromyalgia. (more…)

Top 10 Reasons YOU Need a Northglenn Motorcycle Accident Attorney

Posted on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at 11:00 pm    

 

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Colorado has some of the most beautiful motorcycle routes in the country, from twisting mountainous roads to scenic lake drives. Motorcyclists from all over the world visit Colorado each year to ride through Durango, Aspen, or the Rocky Mountains National Park. In the last decade, motorcycle ownership in Colorado has also increased steadily. Unfortunately, increased motorcycle ownership and increased visitors has also resulted in increased motorcycle accidents. In 2014 alone, 94 motorcyclists were killed in Colorado motorcycling accidents.

If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, your injuries may be severe – even life threatening. During this difficult time, it is important to know what you can do to protect your future and improve your chances of recovery. Even while you are still in the hospital, insurance companies may begin offering you settlements – hoping that you will accept one quickly. Never sign any settlement without first speaking to an experienced Northglenn motorcycle accident attorney. But why do you need a motorcycle accident lawyer? (more…)

Dangerously Sleep Deprived – Insomnia Can Cause Personal Injury and Accidental Death

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 7:41 pm    

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Sleep is essential to living a long and healthy life. Lack of sleep or poor sleep can increase the risk of developing chronic disease and mental disorders. Also, insomnia can cause personal injury, and even increase the likelihood of accidental death – something that is rarely discussed when listing the dangers of poor sleep. (more…)

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…)