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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.

What is so dangerous about tailgating?

Tailgating is a particularly common type of risky driving. This behavior entails following too closely behind another vehicle and often results in rear-end collisions. While some drivers tailgate purposely in order to intimidate other motorists, others may do so because they are not paying attention to the road.

Insurance claim or lawsuit; which is better after a car accident?

A car accident, no matter how small, will likely have an impact on your life. And a serious accident could profoundly affect your entire future. As such, once an accident occurs, you will have to decide the manner in which you want to pursue compensation.

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