Archive for the ‘Car Accidents’ Category

Deadly Distractions Facing Teen Drivers This Summer

Summertime is filled with picnics, barbecues, and family fun. It’s easy to be carefree when the kids are out of school and the days are longer and warmer, but there’s never a more important time to watch out for your driving teens. Despite what you may think, Colorado roads can be even more dangerous in the summer than in the winter. In the summertime, teens have more free time, drive more, and are more likely to be involved in car accidents. This time is known as the “100 deadliest days” for teens, according to AAA.
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Whiplash pain can linger long after a car accident

Whiplash is the most common type of personal injury suffered in a rear-end auto accident. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 800,000 whiplash injuries are reported each year. The Back & Neck Pain Center reports that because symptoms of a whiplash injury can take weeks or months to manifest, it is easy to be fooled into thinking that you are not as injured as you really are. Many times, accident victims don’t seek treatment following a crash because they don’t feel hurt at the time of the accident. During a rear-end collision, your body goes through an extremely rapid and intense acceleration and deceleration that occurs in a matter of seconds. Whiplash is caused by a sudden movement of the head, either backward, forward, or sideways, that results in the damage to the supporting muscles, ligaments and other connective tissues in the neck and upper back. 
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Texting and driving? Watch out for the Textalyzer!

Distracted driving due to cellphone use is reaching troubling levels, despite more states banning texting by drivers, Colorado among them. According to the latest figures from the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2014, 32,675 Americans died in traffic crashes, and in 94 percent of these crashes, the driver was the cause of the crash. Mark Rosekind, NHSTA Administrator, says distracted driving is playing an increasing role in these accidents. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) reports that distracted driving kills more than 3,000 people and injures over 430,000 people each year, and shows no sign of improvement.
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Why chronic auto accident pain may linger long after the crash

Although the number of motor vehicle collisions, and those reporting an injury after an accident, have decreased in the past decade, this data fails to tell the entire story. “Ninety percent of patients seen in the emergency department after motor vehicle collisions are not admitted,” says Ana Bermudez, a clinical research coordinator at the University of North Carolina (UNC). This makes it difficult to track the true number of injuries, especially those resulting in lingering pain. Even worse, according to Bermudez, is that chronic post-motor vehicle collision pain develops in 20 to 40 percent of these same individuals who never reported an injury.
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Why chronic pain may linger after an auto accident

According to the Insurance Information Institute, each year an estimated 2.3 million people are injured in motor vehicle crashes. And while a car accident may be over in seconds, the pain often lingers long after. In fact, more than 70 percent of people who visit the emergency room after a car crash still feel pain 6 weeks later, according to a study from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. The study researchers reviewed the records of 948 patients admitted to the hospital after a vehicle accident and discovered that in those following weeks, neck and back pain was the most common injury, followed by muscle soreness. And despite people’s lingering injuries, only 17 percent had contacted a lawyer about that pain—possibly because they feared they wouldn’t be believed, according to the study. 
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Technology improvements help protect you in a car crash

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), for the first time in history, more vehicle models than ever before have never been involved in a deadly crash. The flipside to this promising data is that older cars still present serious risks, especially to younger drivers. While deadly car crashes are still too common — taking the lives of more than 30,000 people per year, on average, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – vehicles keep getting safer, and deadly crashes could one day become a thing of the past.
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Brain drain: why talking on your cell phone while driving is risky

We all know cell phones and driving are a deadly combination, but no matter how safe we choose to be, we’ve all seen other drivers speeding down busy roads while chatting on their phones. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 9 percent of all drivers at any given time are using their cell phones, and more than two-thirds of respondents in a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reported talking on their cell phones while driving during the previous 30 days. This adds up to approximately 660,000 drivers using cell phones or manipulating electronic devices while driving, a number that has held steady since 2010. Engaging in visual-manual subtasks (such as reaching for a phone or dialing) associated with the use of phones increased the risk of getting into a crash by three times. In fact, annually 21 percent of all crashes, or 1.2 million crashes, involved talking on cell phones.
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How aggressive driving is causing serious auto accidents

In October, Jesse Wright of Denver was arrested and held on $1 million bond after firing a gun at another vehicle in an apparent road rage incident that sent two people to the hospital. Earlier in the month, an aggressive driver left a victim’s car seriously damaged after the suspect ripped out the driver’s side window apparently because the victim was following too close behind him. And just this summer, a Colorado Springs bicyclist was intentionally struck by a driver who yelled at the cyclist for supposedly blocking traffic, leaving the victim with a broken wrist. Stories like these are becoming all too common on Colorado roadways. In fact, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that 8 out of 10 drivers surveyed rank aggressive driving as a serious or extremely serious risk that jeopardizes their safety. And they’re right, because aggressive driving accounts for more than half of all traffic fatalities.

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Bachus and Schanker Reviews – Amber Warren Car Accident Case

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I was turning, I was taking my daughter to school. There is a blind corner in our complex and snow on the ground and the guy took the corner at going about 30 [M.P.H.] and I was going about 5 or 10 [M.P.H.] and right into the driver’s side of my car. My daughter wasn’t injured though, thank God. My insurance agent told me about Bachus & Schanker, she said “Try them out, I’ve heard good things about them,” she didn’t use them personally but she said “I’ve heard a lot of good things about them, try them out.” So I did. Do your homework and I’m glad that I picked Bachus and Schanker only because they just respond, on-time, right away. If I had a phone call, somebody actually picked up the phone and I didn’t have to leave a bunch of messages so that to me was really important. Just keep doing what they are doing [Bachus & Schanker] they are doing a great job.

Bachus and Schanker Reviews – Amber Warren Car Accident Case

Bachus and Schanker – Colorado Car Accident Attorney Review

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I was going to pick up my kids from school. I was driving in Castle Rock [Colorado], as I normally…the road I normally take, when a car decided to make a U-turn in front of me; I had nowhere to go, so I impacted him at 45 M.P.H. The next thing I know I woke up in the hospital. When I finally realized what was going on, I woke up with the doctor telling me that I would basically lose full use of my left hand. After about seven surgeries and being in the hospital for about seven days, I came up with Compartment syndrome; it was terrible. I still can’t fully grip. I can’t use my left hand fully and I basically live a one-handed life. Years ago I worked with Mrs. Bachus on her Dolls for Daughter program and I remember her telling me that her husband was a lawyer in Denver. So I looked it up and did my research and found nothing but wonderful reviews and great testimonials about Bachus & Schanker law firm. So I called and made an appointment. They got me in the same day. I came down and they truly made me feel like family. They listened, they cared and I felt like they were really, really concerned for my best interest. You can’t do this alone. The things that Bachus & Schanker did for me and the case A) I would have never thought of and B) helped sealed the deal and made it very, very easy. The amounts of paperwork you have to go through, the interrogations, the questions, nobody can do this on their own. Bachus & Schanker did an amazing job for me. I have actually referred two people to Bachus & Schanker. Bachus & Schanker is the only law firm I would recommend in Denver. “Thank you.” Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I was so worried and had so many issues so many things going through my head and you guys took all that away from me and took the responsibility and really ran with it. You made my life so much better. Took away all the stress. I truly appreciate everything you guys have done. I’ll never forget it.

Bachus and Schanker – Colorado Car Accident Attorney Review