Car Accidents | Tenge Law Firm Blog - Part 2
After you’ve been injured in a car accident in Colorado, your first move is to seek medical attention. It doesn’t take long, however, before you start wondering how long you have to file a claim. If you weren’t the one responsible for the accident, you want to know that you won’t have to bear the full weight of your medical bills on your own; but how long do you have to ensure that the responsible party will pay the funds you’re due?
According to recent crash data from the Colorado Department of Transportation, almost 50,000 traffic accidents happened in Adams, Arapahoe, and Denver counties in 2016. These statistics suggest that if you drive around the Greater Denver area, you are likely to be involved in a car accident, if you haven’t already. If you sustained an injury in a car accident in the Denver area that was the other driver’s fault, you may be entitled to recover damages related to injuries. Receiving compensation hinges on the strength of your case. Strong personal injury cases involving car accidents in Colorado often require proving that the other driver was at fault.
When you’re injured in a car accident through no fault of your own, you want to know that there’s legal recourse for your injuries. You shouldn’t be saddled with medical expenses, lost income, and physical pain because of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. But if you shouldn’t, who should?
Teen drivers have the least amount of driving experience. It’s no surprise that they are more likely to crash or be hurt in a crash. Do you have a teen driver? Take a look at the guide below and see the most common distractions teen drivers face, and some tips on how to keep them safe.
For Ryan, it was just another normal day driving to the office. Luckily, traffic wasn’t too bad. He zoomed down Main Street heading for his office building. As he approached the last intersection, he looked up at the light making sure it was green and that the intersection was clear. As he entered the intersection, suddenly, CRASH! Another car plowed into the intersection, slamming into Ryan’s car. The car that hit him was approaching so fast that he hadn’t seen it when he surveyed the intersection. The loud bang of metal breaking metal, airbags deploying, and shattering glass all reverberated in Ryan’s ears.
Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance every employer is mandated to carry. Workers’ comp is used when an employee is injured on the job. Whether it be the fault of the injured worker his or herself or the fault of a third-party, every injured workers is entitled to workers’ comp benefits.The workers’ compensation system does have its negative aspects and positive aspects. The biggest positive aspect of the system is that it is a “no fault” system. A no-fault system means that any injured worker who injures his or herself is entitled to all the benefits entitled to them under the state law.
The jolt of the impact is shocking – you did not even see the other car coming. You are in a car accident, and it is serious. The air bag blew up into your face before you could even react. You had always wondered what it would feel like if the airbags deployed; now that you know, you hope you do not ever have to find out again. Thankfully, the other car slammed into the passenger side of your car. Your head is throbbing, and you feel disoriented as you climb out of the car . . . and now is the time you have to start making important decisions.
In Colorado, adults sitting in the back seat of a car do not have to wear a seat belt, but all drivers and passengers sitting in the front must be wear a seatbelt. Why the difference? The reason is that a seat belt’s effectiveness has been shown to be much greater for front seat passengers. That is not to say that a seat belt is not effective for those sitting in the backseat. Studies have proven that safety belts save lives when worn properly, regardless of where a person is sitting in a car or truck. For example, a seat belt can save the lives of back seat passengers by keeping them from being thrown from a car in a violent accident. Moreover, not all seat belts are equal. A three-point seat belt, or one that goes across the shoulder and lap, has been proven to be more effective than a belt that only goes across the lap, especially for passengers in the front seat of a vehicle.
According to the latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car crashes kill an average of 102 people in the United States every day. We are seeing a slight downward trend, as auto crash fatalities spiked in 2016 and decreased slightly in 2017. Most of these collisions are caused by drunk driving, speeding, distracted driving, failing to yield the right-of-way, or aggressive maneuvers, like hitting the gas to “make” a yellow light.
From the moment we step foot into our first car, it seems like we spend so much of our lives going from one place to the next. With so much time spent in our cars, there are a few essential items that we should never be without. Our experienced Colorado personal injury law team would like to provide you with this list of essential items to carry in your vehicle, and we suggest you take this list and start stocking your car as soon as possible.
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