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October 2018 Archives

Study: auto accident stats higher in states with legal marijuana

When there is an auto accident in Colorado, there could be a multitude of reasons for it to have occurred. People who are violating the law when texting and driving, drinking and driving, behaving negligently or recklessly are all ways in which a wreck can happen. Studies are often conducted to assess the causes of a collision. One that is increasingly problematic -- despite the legality of its use -- is when drivers are behind the wheel after having used marijuana. Although it is legal to use, driving under the influence of marijuana is against the law and is dangerous. This should be factored in after a crash.

When a car crash injures your brain

If you become the victim of a Colorado car accident, a traumatic brain injury is one of the most catastrophic injuries you could suffer. Major car crashes involve high impacts, and if that forceful impact causes your head and/or neck to violently jerk forward and backward, your brain will likewise move violently inside your skull. The result can be a brain malfunction or dysfunction called a traumatic brain injury.

Woman suffers catastrophic injuries and dies in motorcycle crash

The roads in Denver and throughout Colorado are dangerous for anyone who is using them in a vehicle or as a pedestrian. For motorcyclists, the risks are magnified. Not only is the weather a concern in the state, but there are constant dangers to navigate with other drivers who might be operating their vehicles recklessly, speeding, driving while distracted or do not follow the law in yielding to motorcyclists. When there is an accident, the rider can suffer catastrophic injuries and death when involved in a wreck with a conventional automobile. In the aftermath, those affected must remember the importance of legal assistance to consider a lawsuit.

Workers' compensation and the choice of doctors in Colorado

After being injured on the job, part of the workers' compensation process is the medical examination and the doctors who perform it. The injured worker will often have questions about this part of the process, such as who will select the doctor and if it is possible to change from one doctor to another. These issues and anything else related to workers' compensation require that the employee be fully protected and follow all the rules as necessary to ensure a fair decision is made on the workers' compensation claim. Legal assistance is critical toward the goal of being approved.

5 ways you can get hurt working at a grocery store

Working in a grocery store may seem like a relatively simple and harmless job. However, there are plenty of ways you can get hurt working in a supermarket, the job is more physically demanding and risky than you may realize. You may suffer an injury or illness if you work in an unsafe environment. 

Alleged intoxicated, speeding driver causes crash with fatality

Drivers in Denver are functioning under the belief that other drivers will adhere to the rules of the road and make every effort to maintain safety for themselves and everyone around them. That includes driving sober, paying attention to the road in front of them and obeying traffic signals and speed limits. Unfortunately, people suffer serious injuries and death on a regular basis because drivers decide to break the law. When there is a car accident, those who have been injured or lost a loved one must be cognizant of their right to seek compensation in a legal filing to hold a negligent or reckless party responsible.

Mitigating the risks of nighttime driving: Part 1

Shorter days, longer nights and fatigue are a few of the many factors that can compromise your safety on the roads at night. Recklessness and inexperience are not the only causes of every crash that occurs in the dark; many motorists dread driving at night because of reduced visibility. Though there may be less traffic at times, car accidents are more likely to occur at night. 

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