Motor Vehicle Accidents

Marijuana and Car Accidents

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When marijuana was first legalized in Colorado, an increase in fatal traffic accidents followed and, while several factors played a role in this increase, including population growth, traffic conditions along I-25, and increasing levels of distraction, marijuana use certainly contributed. In fact, in a study conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, around 13 …

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Can I File a Claim for Being a Passenger in a Car Accident?

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When a passenger sustains an injury during a car accident, they are entitled to compensation for medical expenses and related damages. In some cases, a claim can be filed with the responsible driver’s insurance company. In others, a personal injury attorney may be needed to determine who is liable and pursue compensation through legal action …

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Faulty or Inadequate Maintenance and Truck Accidents

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On April 25th, 2019, a semi-truck being driven by 23-year-old Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos came barreling down I-70 at speeds that investigators have since determined exceeded 85-MPH. Just past the Colfax exit on the eastbound side of the highway – in a zone marked 45-MPH – Aguilera-Mederos’s semi-truck slammed into stopped traffic, resulting in a pile-up …

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New Plan to Ban Handheld Cellphones While Driving in Colorado

For the second time in as many years, Colorado legislators are attempting to ban all handheld cellphone use while driving. Currently, it is not illegal to use a cellphone while driving in Colorado unless a person is “driving recklessly,” a rather arbitrary distinction that may apply to anything from erratic lane changes to unusual stopping …

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Car Accidents and Marijuana Use: Have You Been Injured?

Marijuana use has been cited as one factor in the increase in fatal car accidents across Colorado. Since its legalization, traffic accidents have increased across the state, though marijuana is only one factor in a handful. In 2017, there were 139 fatal car accidents involving marijuana in our state. 35 of those, accounting for just over …

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Tips for Driving Around Tucks on Colorado Highways in the Winter

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Winter driving in Colorado poses a number of challenges. Driving cautiously and paying attention is the best way to prevent causing an accident or being the victim of someone else’s, but driving carefully around trucks looks a little different than driving carefully around passenger vehicles, making it very important that you understand how to minimize …

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National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a month dedicated to educating drivers about the dangers of all forms of distraction while driving. A national epidemic, 89% of Colorado drivers admit to operating a vehicle while distracted. This is an incredibly worrisome statistic. CDOT reports that distraction is a major factor in 40 car accidents …

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What is Distracted Driving?

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests that distraction plays a role in approximately 10% of all fatal car accidents and 17% of all car accidents involving injury.  But what, exactly, is distracted driving and what can you do to help prevent more of these accidents from occurring? Let’s start with the basics: distracted …

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