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Identifying a Drunk Driver: Keep Yourself Safe

People drink alcohol to celebrate, spend time with friends, or relax from work. Unfortunately, people also drink and drive. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, someone is injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes in the United States. While those numbers are staggering, that same administration reported that one person is killed every fifty minutes by a drunk driver in our country. The statistics are overwhelming. Thankfully, you can identify possibly impaired drivers on the road and avoid them. You just need what to look for.

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What Your Teen Should Know About Handling Car Accidents

Teaching your teenager to drive is a nerve-racking rite of passage for teens and adults alike. They learn the rules of the road while you guide them to handle a vehicle safely. Proper driver education can significantly reduce the risk of auto accidents.

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The Dangers of Bridge Strikes

Bridge strike accidents can cause serious or fatal injuries for truckers and others on the road. Sadly, they are usually caused by negligence on the part of a truck driver or trucking company. This means that you may end up paying for a mistake that was made by someone else, if you are unlucky enough to become involved in a bridge strike accident. However, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) considers bridge strikes as a serious hazard that could be avoided if truckers operated their vehicles safely.

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Why Your Landlord May Be Liable for Your Injuries

Landlords in Colorado have a duty to keep their premises safe for their tenants. This duty may extend to protecting tenants and visitors from the risk of harm from third-party criminal activity. If you have suffered injury through a criminal assault that occurred on a rental property, your landlord may be liable for your injuries or losses on the basis of negligent security.

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Do You Want to Maximize Your Car Accident Settlement?

Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life. These collisions are often the result of negligent driving conduct. If another driver caused your accident and injuries, you would naturally want to maximize your settlement. As an accident victim, you can take specific steps and avoid certain actions for a better chance of recovering a fair level of compensation.

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Staying Safe While Biking in Denver

Bicycling is good exercise, economical, eco-friendly, and an excellent way to travel through Denver. However, cyclists lack the basics protection of an enclosed vehicle and face added risks when riding in traffic. If you are a cyclist, the following tips can help keep you safe while riding in Denver and protect our right to pursue a personal injury claim after an accident.

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Avoid the Worst Nursing Homes in Colorado

Making the choice to place your loved one in a nursing home can be difficult. How will you know they’ll be safe? What if they aren’t being cared for properly? Will they be happy? Thankfully, our federal government has a vested interest in making sure that people choose the nursing home that is right for them, and so has set up rating systems that can be used to determine which nursing homes are the worst at proving adequate care.

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How a Police Report Could Increase Your Settlement

After an accident, victims may be left in shock, confused, and scared about what to do next. That can lead to costly mistakes, like failing to get proper medical attention, forgetting to get the other driver’s insurance information, and even not calling the police. But a police report is vital to determining liability and ensuring you receive proper compensation for your injuries.

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An UM/UIM Policy Could Save You from An Insurance Nightmare

Being involved in a car accident is traumatizing. You’re left injured, have medical bills to worry about, and your car will require repairs before it’s safe to use again. If you add an uninsured or underinsured motorist to the mix, you have a recipe for a never-ending headache. However, depending on your auto insurance policy, you may have more options than you think.

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The Trucker Shortage and How It May Affect You

For decades now, the United States has been facing a severe trucker shortage due to the high turnover rate of drivers. While most people do not notice it with the rise of expedited shipping options, the lack of qualified truckers has had a major effect on United States roadways. Drivers are now pressured to take on more and more orders and push up against driving regulations. These actions can severely increase the likelihood of a catastrophic trucking accident.

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