Hiring a Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

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Motorcycle accidents can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. They can result in serious injuries, expensive medical bills, and even death. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are 27 times more likely to die in a crash than passenger car occupants. With warmer weather approaching, many motorcyclists will be out on the road again. Read more to learn about how to stay safe and when to consult with a qualified motorcycle accident lawyer. What Causes a Motorcycle Accident? The causes for motorcycle accidents are typically the same as those that cause any motor vehicle accident. These...

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Dangers of Brake Checking

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Brake checking, a maneuver where a driver suddenly slows down or slams on their brakes to intimidate or retaliate against another driver, is a dangerous behavior that can have severe consequences on the road. While it may seem like a valid form of expressing frustration, brake checking often leads to accidents, injuries, and legal complications.  What is Brake Checking? Brake checking occurs when a driver abruptly slows down or stops their vehicle, typically in response to feeling tailgated, cut off, or otherwise provoked by another driver. This action is often done intentionally as a way to force the trailing vehicle to react...

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What is Seat Belt Syndrome?

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Seat belts unequivocally save lives. According to research by the National Safety Council, 50 percent of all accident-related deaths may have been prevented simply by wearing a seat belt. While safety belts are essential, they are not without inherent hazards, especially in a bad crash. Seat Belt Syndrome is a collection of injuries that can be sustained as a consequence of seat belts during a car accident. These injuries can range from minor to severe, and they may appear immediately or have a delayed onset. Read our article to learn more about Seat Belt Syndrome and when to speak to...

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What is an HOS Violation?

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Maintaining safety on the roads is critical, especially where trailer trucks are concerned. Their massive size alone means that a collision can result in significantly worse injuries and property damage than in a normal collision. Operating a commercial truck is, therefore, a serious undertaking. Drivers must adhere to a strict set of rules known as “hours of service (HOS) regulations.” An HOS violation occurs when one or more of these regulations is ignored, potentially leading to serious consequences. Let’s take a look at some of the more common HOS violations and what to do if you are involved in an...

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Who is Responsible for Road Debris Damage?

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Car accidents and damage caused by road debris are very common. A 2016 study by AAA found that road debris was a contributing factor in over 50,000 crashes a year. With numbers like that, many of us are bound to be involved in a debris-related accident at some point. But who is responsible for road debris damage to your car? Is it covered by insurance? And what counts as “road debris” in the first place? Keep reading to learn more.  What is Road Debris? Road debris can take many forms, from natural hazards to fallen cargo. It may be already in the...

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What to Do After a Dirt Bike Accident

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Dirt biking is a popular pastime in Colorado for locals and tourists alike. The state’s natural beauty and an abundance of trails for all skill levels make it one of the top destinations for dirt biking in the country. Like other off-roading vehicles, however, dirt biking is not without risks. Let’s take a look at factors that might contribute to a dirt bike accident, and when you should seek legal advice for your injuries.  Colorado’s Dirt Bike Regulations Dirt bikes fall under the category of “off-highway vehicles,” or OHVs. Other examples of OHVs include three-wheelers, ATVs, surplus military vehicles, and dune buggies....

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Moped Laws in Colorado

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An increasingly popular way to explore Colorado’s vibrant cities is on a moped. Mopeds provide an economical and eco-friendly mode of transportation, allowing riders to experience the beauty of Colorado without the added effort of, say, cycling or hiking. They’re also a convenient and efficient way to commute within the city. But before you hop on a moped, make sure you are versed in Colorado’s laws regarding these vehicles. Knowing the rules and regulations for mopeds will help keep you and others safe on the road. What is a Moped? First, it is important to understand what, exactly, constitutes a “moped.” In...

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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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Child Passenger Safety Laws Colorado

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We all want to keep our youngest passengers as safe as possible. Sometimes, however, we may be distracted or in a hurry and look for ways to get from one place to another as quickly as possible. This may involve overlooking the basic safety requirements for traveling with a child. But allowing a child to sit up front too soon, skip the carseat, or remain unbuckled can not only have disastrous consequences, the driver who allowed it to happen may also face legal repercussions.  What are Colorado’s Child Passenger Law Requirements? Colorado has regulations for child passengers up to a certain age...

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Laws for Motorcyclists in Colorado

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Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating: speeding along a scenic roadway, the wind in your hair, enjoying the sites and sounds of nature. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle is also dangerous. Like bicycles, the exposed nature of the vehicle makes motorcyclists much more vulnerable when an accident occurs, no matter how minor. You can reduce your chances of being involved in a deadly crash by knowing motorcyclist laws in Colorado, as well as a few tips to keep yourself safe.  Do Motorcyclists in Colorado Have to Wear a Helmet? Although helmets have been shown to drastically reduce the risk of injury and death,...

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