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June 2015 Archives

Pedestrian accidents lead to serious injuries and deaths in Colorado

Car accidents involving pedestrians can be devastating. Those crossing the road are much more vulnerable than people traveling within vehicles. As a result, the injuries associated with pedestrian accidents can be catastrophic. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association estimates that 5,000 pedestrians are killed in car crashes every year, while over 75,000 are injured.

Colorado Senate Considers Drugged Driving Bill

It is illegal to drive while under the influence of drugs in Colorado. To determine whether a driver is too high to drive, law enforcement currently does not use a test similar to the one used to determine if a driver has had too much to drink, but rather uses a "we know it when we see it" approach by looking for indications of impairment.

NHTSA Postpones Final Rule on Rearview Cameras

For the second time, the release of a final rule that would mandate the installation of rearview cameras in all new vehicles has been delayed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The final safety rule, which was to be announced in late February 2012, is now expected to be released by December 31, 2012.

One Toke Too Many: Marijuana Use and Denver Car Accidents

"One toke over the line," went the refrain of an enduring rock song from the early 1970s. Interestingly, however, the puff of marijuana smoke referred to in the song occurred in a railroad station - not behind the wheel of a car.Today, in 2012, research evidence is increasingly quantifying the problem of car accidents caused by drivers impaired by marijuana.If you were injured in one of these accidents, or a family member was injured or killed, a Denver car accident attorney can help you pursue just compensation.

Colorado State Patrol and DOT Offer Tips for Winter Driving and Accident Reporting

Winter driving in Colorado, as in other mountain states, can be treacherous, especially for those unfamiliar with the challenges of cold-weather driving. By failing to recognize and account for dangerous storm conditions and snow and ice on the roadways, drivers place themselves and others in jeopardy of serious injury or death.

Uninsured Drivers and Colorado Car Accidents

It is the law in Colorado: every motorist must carry liability coverage that kicks in when he or she causes injury in an auto accident. Even so, according to the Insurance Research Council, 15 percent of Colorado motorists are uninsured, and a great many more drive with woefully inadequate liability coverage limits.

Tragic motorcycle crashes in Colorado bring attention to liability issues

More people are enjoying the benefits of riding a motorcycle than ever before. Not only are motorcycles often less expensive to own and operate than cars and trucks, they are also more environmentally friendly than many cars, allow the rider to use the carpool lane and, according to some riders, provide an opportunity to connect with the environment that is not possible while riding in a car.

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act

With an increasingly global food supply chain comes a greater need for regulation and control over the quality of food imported into, and produced in, the United States. Recent E. coli and salmonella outbreaks in household staples such as peanut butter, eggs and spinach have caused nationwide scares and highlighted how easily a tainted food product can cause personal injury.

Rule to Require Back-up Cameras in New Vehicles Would Save Lives

Accidents in which a driver backs up and runs over someone are devastating and far too common. Over 200 people a year are killed in this type of car accident and 17,000 people are injured. Nearly half of the victims who die in these accidents are children, most of them under the age of five.

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