Colorado car accident proves fatal

Car accidents are all too common in Colorado. No matter how careful you are, it only takes one moment of carelessness, or the irresponsible action of one other driver on the road for disaster to strike. Unfortunately, the repercussions of such events are often severe. The victims may suffer serious

Courts split on NIED claims in Uninsured/Underinsured motorist cases

When a motor vehicle accident occurs, both physical and mental-emotional harm can result to victims. Even those who don’t suffer any physical harm in a car accident may suffer mental-emotional harm. In such cases, it is sometimes possible to be awarded damages under a cause of action for negligent infliction

Car fire raises concerns about car fires among public

While electric vehicles have generally received good scores in government tests for front and side crashes, a recent incident on a Seattle-area freeway has raised concerns about the safety of these vehicles in actual roadway use, concerns which don’t necessarily get caught in laboratory testing. The accident, the results of

Parents sue restaurant over drunk-driving death

Drunk-driving accidents are often tragic. That is especially the case when the victim is killed or seriously harmed by friends or loved ones who acted illegally and put the life of their passengers at risk. A wrongful death suit has reportedly been filed by the parents of a 16-year-old Carbondale

Government shutdown will not affect FMCSA

Readers have likely heard by now of the partial government shutdown due to disagreements over President Obama’s health care law. One aspect of the federal government that will be spared from the shutdown is federal truck safety programs. While other Transportation Department activities will be cut back, Federal Motor Carrier

Texting while driving: a matter of personal responsibility

Texting While Driving - A Matter of Personal ResponsibilityTexting while driving, as our readers know, is an activity that we all know is unsafe, but which too many of us engage in on occasion. According to recent research, the degree of impairment for those who text while driving is roughly

Uninsured motorist coverage: a good idea in Colorado

Last week, the Missouri Hose approve a veto override of legislation that would restrict lawsuits by uninsured motorists. The bill, which is now set to go to the Senate, would prevent drivers lacking insurance from collecting noneconomic damages from at-fault insured drivers. That restriction would not apply, though, in cases where

Automatic vehicles present liability issues

Many of our readers have probably heard about the growing excitement regarding self-driving or automated cars. As of now, many companies are offering technologies that automate certain vehicle functions, but many manufacturers are also working toward the production of fully automated vehicles as well. According to a recent report published

Deion Sanders seeking compensation for brain injury

Deion Sanders Seeking Compensation for Injury of BrainDeion Sanders is reportedly catching flack for comments he made about brain-injured NFL players attempting to make money by filing workers’ compensation claims. Those comments, made back in February during the pregame show in New Orleans, came about two years after Sanders filed his own

Colfax and Broadway: the most dangerous Denver intersection

Pedestrian accidents are a serious problem in Denver, particularly at intersections. A local news station, taking note of the problem, recently decided to compile a list of the worst intersections for auto-pedestrian accidents between 2010 and 2012. At the top of the list was the intersection of Colfax and Broadway,