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Motorcycle accident proves fatal in Colorado

Having a loved one who rides a motorcycle can be a source of anxiety for any family member. Though the person may love riding and does everything necessary to stay safe, there is always the chance that a motorcycle accident can occur. Unfortunately, these events often prove fatal.

It was recently reported that a collision between a pickup truck and a motorcycle resulted in the death of one individual in Colorado. Apparently, the crash occurred just after 1:30 a.m. A woman was driving a truck and attempted to make a left turn onto a street, but her truck collided with the motorcyclist. It was unclear which direction the motorcyclist may have been heading at the time of the accident.

Incomplete spinal cord injuries can still leave you struggling

Major spinal cord injuries can leave individuals paralyzed or completely unable to move below the site of the injury to their neck or back. These injuries, known as complete spinal cord injuries, result from some kind of trauma severing the spinal cord. However, not all spinal cord injuries are complete injuries.

Incomplete spinal cord injuries also occur, and while they may not sever the spinal cord, they can have a lifelong impact. In an incomplete injury, the spinal cord winds up pinched, cut, nicked or torn without getting completely severed.

Auto accidents linked to marijuana use rising

Colorado set the trend for marijuana legalization. Amid all the viable reasons for doing so, there was an overwhelming concern that the decision would lead to drivers operating their vehicles under the influence of marijuana. Since the drug can have side effects that make it dangerous to be behind the wheel, a rise in auto accidents was a major worry. DUI accidents can cause serious injuries and fatalities and it is important for those who have been involved in a crash to understand what steps to take if marijuana was a factor.

A recent study indicates that there has been a 15% rise in auto accidents with marijuana as a factor since the drug was legalized for recreational use. During that time period, there has been a 31% increase in traffic fatalities. Law enforcement is concerned that it will take a similar amount of time for drivers to understand the dangers of driving after smoking marijuana as it did for drivers to understand the dangers of drinking alcohol and driving.

Hit-and-run leads to fatal injuries in Colorado

Car accidents are frightening events, even when they are relatively minor. Unfortunately, some people may make these incidents more serious by choosing to leave the scene of the accident. When another person involved does not stay at the scene, there is a chance that injured parties may not receive the help they need in time and could suffer fatal injuries.

It was recently reported that one driver failed to stay at the scene of a fatal crash in Colorado. The incident involved a vehicle driven by a 25-year-old man and a vehicle driven by a 29-year-old woman. Apparently, the woman was attempting to make a left turn at an intersection where she had a green light. The man in the other vehicle was speeding, and his vehicle collided with the turning vehicle. He then left the scene on foot.

How are damages calculated in a wrongful death case?

After a person is killed due to the negligence or wrongful acts of another party, the person's surviving immediate family members may file a wrongful death claim to hold the other party liable for their damages.

These damages can include some things that are easy to calculate, such as burial expenses and medical bills incurred before death, and others that are difficult to calculate, such as the loss of the loved one's companionship and projected income.

2 victims lose lives in Colorado DUI crash

Losing control of a vehicle can happen more easily than many people believe. When drivers consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel, it increases the chances of losing control. Unfortunately, when DUI accidents take place, lives are often lost, and it is not unusual for innocent people to be the victims.

It was recently reported that a crash in Colorado claimed the lives of two people. A witness to the incident indicated that a driver was swerving on the roadway before she went onto the shoulder of the road and overcorrected. The overcorrection caused the southbound vehicle to swerve into the northbound lanes where it collided head-on with another vehicle. One of the vehicles overturned multiple times.

Post-concussion syndrome is complex, potentially life-altering

Post-concussion syndrome has the potential to impact you for many months (or longer) after your initial injury.

While most people find that their concussion symptoms all but disappear within a week of the injury, this doesn't always hold true. Post-concussion syndrome is a serious concern as it can impact your life for the foreseeable future.

Safety advocates speak up for bicyclists and pedestrians

In recent decades, technological advancements have made car drivers and passengers safer than ever. The same can't be said for pedestrians and bicyclists.

According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 90 pedestrians and 22 bicyclists were killed in motor vehicle accidents last year. Most of these fatal accidents happened in the Denver metropolitan area, but there were crashes reported all over the state.

Fatal motorcycle accident claims life in Colorado

Though many people enjoy riding motorcycles, these bikes come with more safety risks than operating larger vehicles. Though the activity can be safe when riders take precautions and when other drivers pay attention, the actions of other drivers cannot always be counted on. As a result, a fatal motorcycle accident could result.

It was recently reported that a crash in Colorado claimed the life of one person. Apparently, the collision involved a motorcycle and a car and took place at an intersection. The accident occurred close to 6:30 a.m., but details on how the crash took place were not given in the report. Multiple individuals called emergency services to report the incident, and as officers were responding, the driver of the car left the scene on foot.

Wrongful death lawsuits and dram-shop liability

When a person is killed in a tragic accident caused by someone else's negligence, Colorado law provides that the immediate family members of the victim may pursue compensation for their damages through a wrongful death lawsuit.

This comes up sometimes after fatal drunk driving accidents, when a family files suit against the driver, seeking to recover loss of income, loss of companionship and other damages. In this type of case, there may be other parties that can be held liable as well.

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