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Determining Fault in Rear End Accidents

close up of a rear end car accident

Rear end accidents are some of the most common motor vehicle accidents. They can also be immensely destructive, causing property damage to multiple vehicles and/or bodily injury. You may be wondering how fault is determined in such an accident. Is it always the fault of the driver in the back, as insurance companies would have you believe? How can you be compensated if you accidentally rear ended someone and you feel they are partially at fault?  Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault in Rear End Accidents? Drivers are expected to maintain a safe distance between themselves and the vehicle in front...

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The Blind Spot: Who Is At Fault in an Accident

sideview mirror for checking blind spot

Blind spot accidents account for approximately 840,000 accidents and 300 deaths every year. These types of accidents occur for various reasons and in a wide variety of circumstances but, in essence a blind spot accident occurs because one driver did not see another. Who, then, is at fault in such a situation? Is it the driver who failed to see the other vehicle, or is it the driver who knowingly or unknowingly entered the other car’s blind spot?  The answer to this question is not always straightforward. Generally speaking, the person who did not have the right of way at the...

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Phantom Vehicle Insurance Claims

woman on phone looking at car damage

Automobiles that are responsible for causing accidents without making physical contact are known as “phantom” vehicles, and they pose a serious threat. Most drivers will, at some point, find themselves in a situation on the road where they are compelled to make a risky maneuver due to the recklessness of another driver. They may have to suddenly swerve to miss hitting another vehicle, slam on the brakes, or veer quickly to the shoulder in an attempt to avoid an accident.  Sometimes these maneuvers pay off and a serious accident is averted. Other times, the worst happens: a collision still occurs, and...

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The Dram Shop Law in Colorado

pouring shots of whiskey as an illustration of a dram shop

Third Party Liability in Drunk Driving Accidents Sadly, drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in Colorado. Impaired driving was responsible for approximately one third of all traffic fatalities in 2021, and that number continues to increase. It is fairly common knowledge that a person driving under the influence will be held responsible for a crash. He or she will not only be liable for property damage, but also any injuries or death resulting from the accident. Legal repercussions include license suspension, fines, community service, and even jail time.  What is less common knowledge is that a third...

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