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2017 Saw a Troubling Increase in Trucking Accident…  

semi truck driving at sunset | Increase in Trucking Accident FatalitiesAccording to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2017 saw the largest increase in trucking accident fatalities in 29 years. According to many in the trucking industry, this increase in trucking accident fatalities may be tied directly to drivers’ resistance to federal trucking rules mandated in recent years.  Many truck drivers are breaking the federal rule that requires a rest break after eight straight hours of driving. Why are these drivers breaking “rest break” rules? Pressure to deliver their loads quickly may be partly to blame. (more…)

Winter Driving Essentials Everyone Should Have in …  

white car driving down snowy forest road | Winter Driving Essentials Unpredictable weather can add a significant challenge to operating a vehicle safely, and the winter months can bring more than their fair share of unpredictability. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 17 percent of all vehicle crashes happen during winter driving conditions. Road conditions and visibility can change quickly, without much warning, and require drivers to take extra care when on the road. Reducing speed, allowing for extra time to reach your destination, and choosing not to drive in poor weather conditions unless absolutely necessary are just some of the ways of reducing the risk of winter driving accidents. (more…)

Do You Need a Lawyer After a Trucking Accident?…  

semi truck speeding down the highway | Do You Need a Lawyer After a Trucking Accident?Trucking accidents are almost always catastrophic. Due to the size of large commercial trucks, semi trucks, and big rigs, they can cause massive amounts of damage and life threatening injuries to anyone involved in the accident. Unfortunately, the majority of the injuries sustained are to the occupants of passenger vehicles. Yet, even when trucking accidents are clearly the fault of the truck driver or the trucking company, trucking accident victims don’t always get the money they need to recover. That's why it's extremely important to reach out to a lawyer after a trucking accident for help. (more…)

Cell Phone Car Accident Cases Are a Preventable Pr…  

man holding cell phone behind wheel of car with communication icons | Cell Phone Car Accident CasesCell phones have changed the way we interact with our friends and family, how we work, and how we manage our day. They’ve made us excellent multi-taskers by giving us the world at our fingertips. Yet, sadly, they’ve also made us worse drivers. Throughout the last decade, drivers have been increasingly more distracted behind the wheel and cell phones are largely to blame. Even though the majority of states have enacted some form of distracted driving laws, cell phone car accident cases continue to be a common legal problem. (more…)

Safe Driving Tips For Teenage Drivers…  

Fatal car accidents involving teenagers are now on the rise. In 2015 alone, there was a 9% increase in fatal driving among teenagers. This is particularly upsetting because for years, the number of teenage fatal car accidents was on the decline and heading in the right direction. Now, new research reveals that teenagers drivers are actually more likely to be involved in a serious or deadly crash than any other age group. This is a sobering fact for parents everywhere and one that has safety experts wondering, “how can we keep our teens safe behind the wheel?" Here are some helpful safe driving tips for teenage drivers that all parents should know: (more…)

Tragic Hit and Run at Denver Intersection Caused b…  

Elliott Hayden Bond (credit: Westminster Police)A tragic hit and run accident occurred at a Denver intersection in September, when a teenage boy was struck and killed by a drunk driver while crossing the street. The fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Wadsworth Boulevard and West 100th Avenue just after 11pm. The driver immediately fled the scene of the accident but was apprehended and arrested a short distance away. He was immediately charged with Failure to Report an Accident, Hit and Run Involving a Death, and Driving Under the Influence. (more…)

In an Accident with an Uninsured Driver – No…  

Despite the fact that the law in Colorado requires the owner of every car, truck, and motorcycle to have insurance for their vehicle, there are a concerning number of uninsured motorists on the roads in Colorado. According to a study conducted by the Insurance Information Institute in 2015, 13.3% of motorists are uninsured. Even more concerning, this statistic is up from 12.6% as of 2012. As the number of uninsured motorists, or underinsured motorists rises, so do the chances that you may be involved in an accident with an uninsured driver. (more…)

Driving While Drowsy Can Result in Serious Acciden…  

yawning man with a beard holding coffee and Driving While Drowsy Sleep is a necessary and critical component of a healthy lifestyle. Yet, Americans routinely do not get enough sleep every night, often turning to herbal supplements, coffee, and energy drinks just to make it through the work week. From doctors to construction workers, no one is immune to the effects of sleep deprivation and everyone at some point drives fatigued. Sadly, driving while drowsy can result in serious and often fatal car accidents. (more…)

How Happy are Coloradans?…  

Handmade flag of Colorado state from wood and painted | How Happy are Coloradans?There’s no doubt that Colorado is one of the most beautiful states to live in. Majestic Rocky Mountain views, wide open plains, and year round activities to enjoy make it a popular tourist destination for travelers around the world. But what about residents? What is it like to live in Colorado? How happy are Coloradans? (more…)

TBI Victims May be at an Increased Risk for Suicid…  

brain illustration with nerves | TBI Victims May be at an Increased Risk for SuicideUnfortunately, traumatic brain injuries are very common. According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, brain injuries account for 2.2 million emergency room visits each and every year in the United States. Sadly, this results in more than 50,000 fatalities. (more…)

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