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Vehicle accidents can cause catastrophic injuries

A vehicle accident can affect a Denver driver in any number of ways. It may be a simple "fender bender" that causes the victim to lose some time and expend some energy in order to repair their vehicle and deal with their insurance claims. It may be a more serious collision that leaves the victim feeling sore and requires a visit to the doctor and a treatment plan in order to recuperate. However, as many of our readers know, some accidents are significantly worse and can cause victims to suffer serious injuries that can threaten their mobility, their ability to communicate and, in some cases, their very lives.

Two die in wrong-way accident on Colorado highway

When driving down a Colorado highway or interstate, a driver may see a variety of different signs. There are signs that mark exits off of the roadways, and there are speed limit signs that tell drivers just how fast they may go according to the applicable laws. They may pass signs that tell them how far they must travel in order to reach cities and towns along the way, and they could see signs for restaurants, gas stations and other points of interest.

What are examples of distracted driving?

It is not uncommon for Colorado residents to find themselves distracted multiple times per day. They may find themselves pulled off of a work task to complete another responsibility, or they may lose their train of thought when an unexpected encounter takes their minds on a different path. Distractions are often harmless and only lead to lost time and attention. However, when they occur to a person who is driving a car the results can be deadly.

Why is whiplash such a common car accident injury?

Vehicle accidents can run the gamut of minor fender benders, to serious collisions that can claim Denver residents' lives. Even in the most minor collisions, victims may walk away from their incidents feeling sore and tense due in part to the unexpected jolt they receive when their vehicles are hit. One common car accident injury that many people experience is whiplash, and this post will explore why whiplash happens and what symptoms it may present.

Street sweeper collides with SUV in deadly accident

Readers may expect that individuals who drive for a living are more careful and less prone to accidents than everyone else. While this might be true in some cases, all drivers can make life-threatening mistakes and misjudgments when they are behind the wheels of their cars, trucks, or work vehicles. Recently, a tragic accident occurred in Colorado that claimed one life when the driver of a municipal vehicle made a fatal error.

Serious hit-and-run accident kills one in Denver

Most Denver area drivers understand that safe driving is incredibly important. But, occasionally, a family is rocked by an unexpected accident. In these cases, it is important to determine who is at fault for an accident and make sure that victims receive the help they deserve.

Five students injured in school bus crash

Thousands of Denver parents send their children on a school bus every morning trusting that they will arrive at school safely. Most of the time this is the case, but occasionally a motor vehicle accident occurs that involves a bus. These situations can be extremely tragic for parents and the community.

Are you or a loved one suffering from a brain injury?

Many Denver area residents will be the victim of a car accident at least once in their lives. Car accidents happen every day in the Denver area. Fortunately, most of these accidents are minor, but occasionally a serious auto accident occurs. These accidents can lead to a person suffering a serious injury, including a traumatic brain injury.

Motorcyclist killed when pickup truck driver runs stop light

Motorcyclists have a reputation as risk-takers, or even as outlaws. When motorcyclists are injured in traffic accidents, many people may assume they were somehow at fault. In fact, huge numbers of accidents in which motorcycle riders are injured are caused by the driver of another vehicle.

What should you do immediately following an accident?

As we all know, accidents can happen to any person at any time, anywhere. So what are the things to do immediately following an accident? First and foremost is the safety and well-being of everyone involved in the accident. Make certain everyone in your party is accounted for and safe, and check on others involved in the accident. If you believe a spine or neck injury may have occurred to one of the victims, do not move them unless they are in immediate peril.

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