Car Accidents | Tenge Law Firm Blog
Responsibility is a heady thing. You’re given the freedom to make choices, but if you choose wrong, you must accept the consequences. We wish that every person who has been slapped with a DUI immediately realized what they were doing was dangerous and made a change. But many don’t, and for some people, the very first time they choose to drive while “buzzed” is the last time for someone else.
Colorado’s Eastern Plains experienced the first frost of the season on October 3rd, though the Front Range avoided the freezing drop (thanks to a stratus cloud cover). CBS Denver tells us that the average “first freeze” in Denver occurs on October 7th, thought the earliest freeze on record came September 8, 1962; the latest freeze came November 15, 1944.
We celebrate this local history by encouraging Coloradans to bundle up, enjoy the turning of the seasons, take a deep breath for the holidays, and drive extra-cautiously on snowy or slick roads. We see too many car accidents at our firm come winter, and we’d like to share some guidance for readers.
A car accident can occur when another driver suffers a medical emergency behind the wheel. In these cases, do you have the right to pursue damages by filing a lawsuit? Even when it is clear that the other driver was at fault, does the fact that they suffered a medical emergency make them immune to liability?
A car accident is a terrible experience, and even worse if you were injured. With the uncertain weather in Colorado, drivers face conditions that can be very dangerous, whether rain, snow, or icy road surfaces. If a driver hits you and claims the weather was to blame, what are your chances of achieving a settlement or a jury award in a lawsuit? The answer always lies in the facts.
We were all taught to drive defensively, when we earned our licenses. But for most of us, that was before “smart technology” took over. Now that the iPhone, the Android, the Galaxy, and automated vehicle consoles are here to stay, drivers young and old are having a harder time keeping their eyes, their hands, and their focus on the road.
Serious car accidents that result in bodily injuries or death are mainstay items in the local news cycle. When it comes to receiving information, news stories are a key resource, and the particular language used in a story can impact public opinion on almost any event.
Across Boulder, Fort Collins, and Denver, there are more than 1 million people who cross many intersections each day. Even though the city governments make great efforts to review traffic statistics and find possible solutions to reduce accident rates at the most dangerous intersections, they still occur with alarming frequency.
When you are getting ready for summer, don’t forget to take care of your car. It is just as important to prepare your vehicle for the hot summer months as it is to prepare for winter. For most people, summer is the time to get out of the house in the evenings, travel to a vacation spot, or go on a weekend road trip. So, naturally, it is also the time to think about seasonal maintenance, using the checklist below.
A bomb cyclone, sometimes referred to as a “winter hurricane,” is caused by a warm air front colliding with a cold air front. This collision results in a rapid and severe drop in atmospheric pressure, bringing with it high winds, cold temperatures, and intense blizzard conditions. Such a storm buried Colorado last week, resulting in hundreds of traffic accidents, school closures throughout the state, the delay of more than 4,000 flights, and the cancellation of over 2,000 more.
Every year, more than three million persons across the United States are injured in car accidents. About two million of those may experience permanent injuries as a result of their accident. One of the most serious concerns many people face following a car accident is “Who is liable when I’m injured?”
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