Motor Vehicle Accidents

Drunk Driver Hits Close to Home

Working at Bachus & Schanker, I typically find myself on the victim’s side of drunk driving collisions. As we represent plaintiffs in auto collisions (and other personal injury cases), I am well-versed in what happens to drunk defendants, how to set up claims with the various insurance companies, and how to help our clients make…

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Hit-and-Run Shocks Nation Part Two: What Would You Do?

Bystanders do nothing after a hit-and-run. A minute and a half clip showing the horrific hit-and-run of Angel Torres that aired on news programs and was attached to online articles has raised a lot of talk of society’s loss of morality. There are elements that are not known about the aftermath of the hit and…

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Hit-and-Run Shocks Nation

Bystanders do nothing after a hit-and-run. I’m sure you have all heard this headline as it dominated radio and news stations. A minute and a half clip showing the horrific hit-and-run of Angel Torres that aired on news programs and was attached to online articles has raised a lot of talk of society’s loss of…

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Drunk Drivers Face Tougher Penalties in Colorado

Good news for the safety of motorists as Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado signed two DUI bills into law last week. In 2006, an estimated 17,602 people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes–an average of one every 30 minutes. These deaths constitute 41 percent of the 42,642 total traffic fatalities. Of these, an estimated 13,470 involved…

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Share the Road – May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Here are tips on sharing the road with motorcycles from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motorcycles are vehicles with the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle on the roadway. Drivers of other passenger vehicles should always remember to follow these steps to help keep motorcyclists safe:

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Texting While Driving Suspected Cause of Fatal Car Crash

High Speed Electronic Messages of Doom Imagine you’re driving on your way to work and as you ponder whether or not to grab a quick coffee you notice someone, up ahead, drifting into the lane next to them. Perhaps the person in front of you is tapping on their brakes every few seconds. Also, you…

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No Murder Charge in Death of Baby

Mesa County District Court Judge Richard Gurley ruled that the death of a fetus delivered at eight and a half month gestation, due to a car crash is not murder under Colorado state law. On November 6, 2007, Logan Lage was leading Colorado State Patrol on a high speed chase when he crashed head on…

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2 Teenagers Die on I-25 in Another Alcohol Related Accident

2 young teenagers, a brother and sister were killed late Saturday night in an accident on 1-25 and alcohol is suspected to be a factor. As a matter of principal I do not like to blog about other families tragedies. I find it distasteful and disrespectful of the family’s grief. However, in this instance this…

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