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Were you injured in a collision with a distracted driver?

Every day, somewhere in Colorado, 40 collisions occur due to distracted drivers. In 2016, there were 67 road fatalities in the state attributed to distracted driving.

Two years ago, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) sent out their annual postal survey of the state's drivers. According to the responses they received, in the week before completing the survey:

  • 40 percent said they read a text message while driving
  • 53 percent used handheld cellphones
  • 89 percent admitted to driving distracted in the prior week
  • 25 percent sent a text while driving
  • 54 percent used hands-free phones behind the wheel

Coming soon: Automotive technologies to keep pedestrians safe

We've read a lot the past few years about self-driving cars, which largely are designed to protect the people inside the car – not pedestrians. But that is changing.

The next car you buy just might include technologies to prevent you from hitting pedestrians on the road.

Prevent getting hit from behind on a motorcycle

Motorcyclists are completely exposed in the event of an auto collision. Whether the biker is hit from behind or the side, the consequences are often catastrophic in terms of the potential for injury or death. For this reason, bikers need to learn about different accident scenarios and how to avoid them. In this article, we will discuss rearward-striking crashes.

Most hits from behind happen while the biker is stopped at a red light. For whatever reason, the driver isn't watching what's happening and plows into the back of the biker. One of the best ways to avoid circumstances like this is to use other cars as protective "crumple zones." To take advantage of this protective zone, scoot your bike to the head of the line at a red light. Use cars that are already stopped as a barrier of protection.

Personal injury lawsuits can close the medical coverage gap

Motor vehicle collisions can cause a wide range of injuries to the people involved. From broken bones to traumatic brain injuries, the harm people suffer in car crashes often leaves them with staggering medical bills.

Unfortunately, many people in California do not have health insurance. Even more people have medical coverage with high deductibles that can be difficult for people to meet, especially when they can't work. Deductibles of $3,000 or $5,000 are common. Many policies also contain co-insurance requirements, which mandates that the policyholder must pay a certain percentage of all care that they receive.

3 vehicle safety tips that could save your life

When it comes to avoiding serious car accident injuries for yourself and your family, it's not always about how well you adhere to traffic laws.

Sometimes, it's about what other drivers are doing -- and the negligent and reckless choices they make on the road. For this reason, every responsible driver needs to take care to be attentive and cautious with the following advice:

Be careful: Motorcycle season approaching in Southern California

We're not that accustomed to the rain and chilly temperatures we've experienced in Southern California lately, but take comfort in knowing that spring is just around the corner.

And that means we'll be seeing more and more motorcycles cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway and Interstate 405.

Whiplash is common in a rear-end car accident

Imagine this: You're sitting at a red light when you see a vehicle quickly approaching from behind. Before you have the chance to brace yourself, the person slams into your vehicle, thus causing your neck to snap forward and backward.

A rear-end car accident can cause many types of injuries, with whiplash among the most common. This is a serious injury that can cause immediate pain and discomfort, as well as long-term health concerns.

3 family members killed in crash with allegedly impaired driver

A woman and her two daughters were killed on a San Diego County road recently, victims of a crash with an allegedly impaired driver, according to authorities.

Two local women, ages 74 and 40, and a 56-year-old woman from Mexico were identified as the victims, according to police in Oceanside, California, and the San Diego County medical examiner's office.

Traumatic brain injury can cause long-term effects

Every day when we hop in our cars to head to work, we run the risk of being involved in an accident on the streets of Los Angeles. No matter how carefully we drive, there's always the other guy who might not take as much care. An accident could be a minor fender bender, or it could lead to something much more serious, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBIs causes about 30 percent of all injury deaths in the United States. Falls, followed being struck by an object and car accidents, are the most frequent causes of TBIs, according to the agency.

When a dog bites your child, your family could pay for years

Most children are naturally adventurous and friendly. That means that they will approach not just the humans they encounter, but also the animals. Whether you are playing at a beach, visiting a park or spending time with friends, your child is almost certain to make the acquaintance of nearby animals.

Most dogs that live as pets or companion animals behave appropriately around children. They may even enjoy the energy of children, leading them to romp and act more playful than usual. Some dogs, however, become aggressive around small children.


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