Every day, countless Colorado residents hit the open road. While the vast majority of these travels go without incident, there are some that unfortunately end in tragedy. Whether serious injury or worse, motor vehicle accidents are a reality for many people. Although these situations can be very difficult to navigate, it's important to remember that you are not alone during these times.
Distracted driving can take many forms – texting and driving, using navigations systems while driving, talking to passengers while driving, fiddling with the radio while driving or even thinking of your plans later in the day.
Many questions can plague the minds of individuals who have recently lost loved ones. In particular, families may wonder who was at fault for a fatal car accident and what action could be potentially taken to seek recompense. Though their loved ones cannot be brought back, family members facing this type of situation could pursue justice and financial compensation through wrongful death claims.
A new study by the Governors Highway Safety Association confirms what many law enforcement officers have long believed: drugged driving is on the rise. Along with that rise comes an increase in motor vehicle crashes that result in injuries and fatalities.
A fatal accident in Cripple Creek left one person dead earlier this month. The accident involved a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle. Unfortunately, in these situations, the passenger vehicle is likely to incur the most damage.
Colorado has a preponderance of wildlife: deer, moose, elk, pronghorn, sheep, bear and others, to say nothing of livestock. If you’re driving in this state, you’ll find yourself sharing the road with these creatures at some point. When you do, it’s important to conduct yourself safely so you can avoid a collision. Here are some of the best ways to keep the wildlife unharmed and your car undented.
In some cases, legal action may be warranted after the death of a loved one. Wrongful death claims are a type of civil litigation that surviving family members may have grounds to file when a death occurs due to the actions or negligence of another person. In particular, car accidents can often lead to this kind of lawsuit being filed.