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Car Accidents

Helping Teens Safely Navigate Daylight Saving Time

Daylight saving time officially ends on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 2 am. This means Americans across most of the country will turn their clocks back by two hours, effectively losing two hours of sleep, leading to possibly the worst Monday of the year. Besides causing a few groggy days at school or work, daylight…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Bachus and Schanker Reviews – Amber Warren Car Accident Case

Video Transcription 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…

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