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The Darker Side of Trucking – Part 2

In our first blog examining the U.S. trucking industry, we discussed the requirements for a commercial driver’s license. Now, we’ll see how truckers can lose their licenses—and how many truck crashes occur.

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The Darker Side of Trucking – Part 1

Boulder County saw 6,499 crashes in 2016, and the Colorado Department of Transportation warns that our state in on an uphill trend. Though the National Safety Council celebrated a nationwide drop in traffic fatalities in 2017, in Colorado, 642 people died—the highest number since 2004. Experts blame the economy: people began driving more. That same booming economy is producing...

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Who Is Liable If I’m Injured in a Car Accident in Colorado?

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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Types of Injuries We Handle in Fort Collins

At Tenge Law Firm, LLC, clients often ask us “What kind of personal injuries do you handle?” The short answer is, “all of them,” but we recognize that’s not necessarily helpful for people seeking advice about how to recover compensation after an unexpected injury turns their lives upside down. Below, we outline the broad categories of personal injury our...

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What Must I Prove to Win My Car Accident Lawsuit Against the Other Driver in CO?

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...

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I Was Hurt in a Car Accident in CO. Can I Sue the Driver’s Employer?

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?

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How Technology Is Changing Safety Standards in the Construction Industry

Technology, clearly, has changed the world. Over the last few years, just about every industry has been completely revolutionized by the advent of some technological breakthrough. “There’s a lot of buzz these days about drones, 3D printing, and robots,” said Mike Kavis, author of Architecting the Cloud.

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Emotional Healing Following a Car Accident in Colorado

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...

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Could This Bipartisan Senate Bill Prevent Fatal Side Underride Crashes?

Underride crashes are a horrific type of truck accident. An underride crash occurs when a smaller passenger vehicle is forced underneath the rear or side of a tractor-trailer during a collision. The tops of passenger vehicles can be sheared off and occupants are often decapitated. In 1998, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mandated rear guards on tractor-trailers...

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