Motor Vehicle Accidents

Illegal Drivers Cause One Quarter of Traffic Deaths in Colorado

Most of us have at least one parking or speeding ticket in our driving careers. We get assessed points against our licenses, pay our fines and promise not to do it again. But, according to a Denver Post article, there may be about 225,000 illegal drivers in Colorado. These illegal drivers caused nearly one-fourth of…

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Driven to Distraction – Saving Time But Costing Lives

With the tightening economy and many jobs at risks, workers are feeling more and more pressure to be productive. One of the ways, especially for who spend most of their work day on the road, is to turn their cars into traveling offices. Equipped with laptops and BlackBerrys, a busy salesperson or entrepreneur is never…

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Bachus & Schanker Supports Brandon and Paul Foundation

Another successful Wall-Bop Golf Tournament is behind us, and once again we are in awe of the generosity and support of our friends, family, and sponsors. As in prior years, we were sold out, with people from all over the country traveling to Colorado to join us in a celebration of our boys, Paul and…

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Back to School Safety Tips

It’s back to school time for Colorado kids. Bachus & Schanker, LLC would like to ensure that you and your kids practice the following back to school health and safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics to keep our children safe as they return to their classrooms.

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Sharing Colorado Roads – Motorcycle Safety Tips

More and more motorcycles are on our Colorado roads, and in fact, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), motorcycle registration has jumped from 89,897 in 1994 to 173,873 in 2008. That means that in 14 years the number of motorcycles on our roads has nearly doubled. And with this increase in the number…

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Governor Ritter Signs Bill Outlawing Texting While Driving in Colorado

As a personal injury law firm we’ve seen the consequences of crashes caused by drivers who were distracted either texting or talking on their cell phones (or eating, or putting on their make-up or even reading…yes reading, I’ve seen it with my own eyes!), this law seems like a good idea. But, some feel this…

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Some Infant Car Seats May Not Protect as Promised

We all want to do what is best for our children and protect them from any possible harm. As good parents, we do what we can to protect them in case of a car accident by placing them in an infant/child safety seat. But, are we getting all the information to make the right decision?…

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Hang Up and Drive! The Dangers of Driving While Talking on a Cell Phone.

Drinking and driving…most of us wouldn’t consider driving while drunk. But, most of us have talked on our cell phones while driving. But, do we really appreciate the ramifications of driving and talking on our phones. A recent study by the AAA Foundation, using driving simulators, suggests that drivers talking on their cell phones exhibit…

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3,000 Lives Saved – Traffic Deaths Decrease in 2008

While we may not be happy about the hit to our wallets, the good news about higher gas prices is, by choosing to take alternate modes of transportation thereby reducing the numbers of drivers on the road has contributed to a dramatic decrease in the number of accidents in 2008 through October. This downward trend…

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Drunk Driving – One Mistake – Two Tragedies

Like the ripples caused by a pebble tossed in a pond, one mistake can continue to cause ripples long after the event. Just days before he started his junior year this fall at Wheat Ridge High School, Jimmy Stewart made the mistake of taking his dad’s car keys, getting drunk and driving when he crossed…

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