Car Accidents | Tenge Law Firm Blog - Part 2
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 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.
You have probably noticed the high rotation of anti-drinking and driving advertisements in the media and have wondered if this is still a significant concern in America. More than any previous generation, we have introduced drug and alcohol awareness programs in schools and culturally, the efforts to prevent driving while impaired are more socially acceptable. So why do we still see this heavy barrage of preventative advertising?
Summer is almost here and you are looking forward to your vacation. If your plans include a long road trip, consider that summer is a dangerous time of the year for driving. This is largely due to greater congestion, road work, and good driving conditions that encourage more speeding. To help make your vacation a safe one, the Tenge Law Firm offers these seven vacation driving tips:
Many people mistakenly believe that they are capable of multitasking. While they may complete two tasks at the same time, their performance at each suffers. The reason is that the human brain isn’t capable of doing true multitasking. Instead, it switches back and forth between tasks and requires additional time to get back up to speed each time it does a switch. Therefore, it takes more time to do both tasks together than separately.
People live busy lives and tire care isn’t at the top of their priorities. For them, taking care of their tires means using common sense such as adding air to a tire that looks under inflated and replacing tires that have worn tread. Broadly speaking, keeping your tires properly inflated and replacing worn tires is more or less the essence of tire maintenance, although they must also be rotated on your car to keep the wear even.
One thing that many personal injury law firms would like drivers to understand is that not all injuries are immediately apparent. For this reason, you shouldn’t dismiss the medical evaluation at the scene, even if you don’t think you were hurt. The adrenaline and endorphins that your body will release in the aftermath of an accident may actually dull the pain from any injuries, keeping you from noticing them until later. Here are two common injuries that aren’t detected until after you’ve had time to settle down.
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