How A Car Black Box Can Help Your Case

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While often associated with aircraft, black boxes are also installed on most modern motor vehicles. Also known as an event data recorder (EDR), a car black box records important information that can be used to support a personal injury case. Keep reading to learn more about what a car black box does and how it can be used in the event of an accident. What Is A Car Black Box? A car black box is a device installed in vehicles to record various data points before, during, and after a crash or other significant event. These data points typically include vehicle speed,...

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The Deadly Chaos of A Pile Up Accident

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  A pile up accident is a terrifying scenario that can happen in the blink of an eye. One minute, you are driving peacefully toward your destination, the next you are trapped between two or more vehicles and scrambling to piece together what happened. Understanding how and why these accidents occur can help you avoid becoming a victim.  What is a Pile Up Accident? A pile up accident, also known as a multi-vehicle collision or a chain reaction crash, occurs when three or more vehicles collide in a series of impacts. These accidents often happen on highways or freeways, where vehicles are traveling...

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What To Do After A Head-On Collision

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Head-on collisions are a particularly devastating type of accident, accounting for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities related to roadway departures between 2016 and 2018. These collisions occur for various reasons, some due to negligence and others due to unforeseen circumstances. Regardless, they can result in severe injuries or even death. Read our article to learn more about what happens during and after a head-on collision, and what to do if you or someone you know was involved in a crash.  What is a Head-On Collision? As the name suggests, a head-on collision happens when the front ends of two vehicles collide...

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Delayed Symptoms After A Car Accident You Should Never Ignore

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Car accidents can be traumatic experiences, often leaving victims with immediate injuries that require urgent medical attention. However, what many people don't realize is that some symptoms might not manifest until hours, days, or even weeks after the accident. Ignoring these delayed symptoms can lead to long-term health complications, higher medical bills, and reduced quality of life. Let’s take a look at some common delayed symptoms after a car accident and what to do if you have been in a bad crash. Common Delayed Car Accident Symptoms Stomach Pain Seat Belt Syndrome (SBS) is a collection of potentially life-threatening injuries that occur as...

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What is Standing to Sue?

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Standing to sue is a legal principle that describes the right of an individual to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. Not everyone is automatically entitled to bring suit, however. Standing to sue is built on three essential elements: injury in fact, causation, and redressability. A plaintiff and his or her attorney must be able to prove each of these elements in order to pursue a settlement in or out of court.  Standing to Sue Elements Injury in Fact The first element of standing to sue is called  "injury in fact." This means that the party bringing the lawsuit must have suffered...

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Car Mods in Colorado

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Car modifications have become a popular way for automobile enthusiasts to personalize their vehicles, enhance performance, and stand out on the road. From minor cosmetic changes to engine overhauls, car mods are a fun way to make a vehicle feel more like your own. But not all modifications are legal. To help you stay informed, we’ve compiled a list of Colorado’s policies regarding common car mods.  Colorado Laws Regarding Car Modifications Window Tinting Colorado requires a certain percentage of light be transmitted throughout the vehicle. Current laws stipulate that 70 percent of light be visible through the windshield, and at least 27 percent...

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What is a Rollover Accident?

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Rollover car accidents are one of the most deadly forms of crashes. Although statistically rare, they account for nearly 30 percent of traffic fatalities. In 2021 alone, 7,640 people were killed in a rollover accident. Let’s take a closer look at why these types of crashes are so deadly and what you can do to stay safe.  What Counts as a Rollover Accident? An accident is considered a “rollover” when the vehicle tips onto its roof or sides during the crash. Most rollover accidents are preceded by another event, such as an impact with another car or stationary object. However, about ¼...

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Risks of Eating and Drinking in the Car

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In today's fast-paced world, multitasking has become the norm for many individuals. We often find ourselves juggling multiple responsibilities simultaneously, even behind the wheel. One common practice that may seem harmless but can have grave consequences is eating and drinking in the car.  Despite the normalcy associated with this behavior (along with the mixed messages sent by over 200,000 drive-thru restaurants in the US), studies have shown that eating and drinking while driving has similar levels of impairment to texting. Furthermore, the NHTSA estimates that individuals eating while driving are nearly twice as likely to have an accident. Let’s take a...

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Feet on Dashboard Accidents

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When it comes to road safety, we often focus on factors such as speed limits, seat belts, and defensive driving. However, there's one overlooked habit that poses a serious risk to passengers: resting your feet on the dashboard. While it may seem like a comfortable and harmless position during a long drive, the consequences can be severe and even life-altering. Sitting this way in a car accident not only increases the risk of catastrophic injury, it may also affect an insurance claim and/or personal injury settlement amount. Read our article to learn more about feet on dashboard accidents and how...

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Signs of Road Rage in Other Drivers

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We’ve all experienced frustration while out on the road. Maybe someone is driving below the speed limit in the left lane, or you are cut off when trying to merge. But road rage takes this frustration to a new level. It describes overblown, aggressive, and potentially hazardous behaviors in response to the actions of another driver or drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, aggressive driving was a factor in 66 percent of traffic fatalities. Read our article to learn signs of road rage in another driver so you can stay safe and avoid being in an...

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