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December 2014 Archives

Colorado careless driving causes car accident

Weather conditions in Colorado, as well as in the rest of the United States, are expected to get a lot worse as the winter season drags on. Motorists are advised to be extra careful as roads can be very slippery and visibility compromised. Reckless driving or practicing negligent behavior behind the wheel is the last thing motorists should do. Unfortunately, for a state trooper and a deputy, a Colorado driver does not seem to have taken this advice.

Asserting the rights of Colorado pedestrian accident victims

Many automobile accidents occur every day in Colorado without resulting in injuries. When it comes to pedestrian accidentsinvolving motor vehicles, however, people are for more likely to be injured. If a pedestrian is hit by a negligent driver and suffers injuries as a result, then he or she may we wise to seek legal help to secure compensation. Our Lakewood firm can help do just that.

How can drivers avoid Colorado motorcycle accidents?

Whether or not another Colorado vehicle is involved, a motorcycle crash has a much greater chance of injuring or killing its rider than crashes that only involve other types of vehicles. Unfortunately, even if motorcyclists survive their motorcycle accidents, they often require long-term care to recover from their injuries. According to 2012 data, the last year for which complete national data exist, motorcycle-related fatalities made up 15 percent of all total traffic fatalities in the United States. Nearly 5,000 people died, and more than 90,000 were injured. In Colorado alone, 97 people died.

What is being done to prevent car accidents in Colorado?

Auto accidents are one of the most common reasons why people are injured and killed in Colorado. Most car accidents are preventable, yet every year more than 300 drivers and passengers lose their lives and almost 2,500 are injured around the state. While state law enforcement agencies do their part to help curb accidents, Colorado's drivers need to step up and do what they can to avoid being in accidents.

Colorado laws questioned as man gets yet another DUI charge

Intoxicated driving has been a perennial problem in the United States. While most states have developed strict laws to curb drunk driving, Colorado's laws seem to lack a bite. Colorado is among five other states, and Washington, D.C., to not have laws that charge repeat offenders with a felony. The other states are Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The laws' lack of teeth was placed under the spotlight recently as a drunk driver was charged with yet another DUI charge.

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