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Safety Tips for Nighttime Driving as the Seasons Change

As the fall season advances, the days grow shorter and shorter. For many, this means driving to work in the dark, and for some even driving home after dusk. Nighttime driving presents an additional set of challenges. According to the National Safety Council, the risk of death in an auto accident is three times higher after dark—even though there are far fewer drivers on the roads. Risk factors that can send you looking for an [...]

By |September 27th, 2016|Auto Accidents|

Nursing Home Residents Abused on Social Media

Abuse of social media is nothing new. From cases of doxing, (sharing private information on the internet) to online bullying, internet trolls have made it their mission to harm others online. Unfortunately, abusing social media is no longer just in the realm of hackers and internet trolls. Our Denver nursing home abuse lawyer is sad to report that even nursing home caregivers have been exposed for abusing their charges on social media. One prominent case took [...]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Nursing Home Abuse|

Road Debris Causing More Car Accidents

A recent report from AAA highlights a surprisingly deadly problem on American roadways—road debris. The report, entitled The Prevalence of Motor Vehicle Crashes Involving Road Debris, United States, 2011-2014, warns of the serious dangers posed by drivers who do not properly secure their load and the debris that can accumulate on highways as a result. In and around Aurora and Denver, our car accident lawyer is all too familiar with this growing problem. Nationwide, AAA [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|Auto Accidents|

Driving Safely Around Large Trucks

The dangers of large trucks are well established. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports nearly four thousand fatalities due to accidents involving large trucks in 2014 alone, with an additional 110,000 people injured. In the same year, nearly half a million accidents were reported that involved a large truck. Although not all accidents can be avoided, these tips can help you stay safer driving around large trucks. Be aware of blind spots Truck [...]

By |September 8th, 2016|Auto Accidents|

Infographic: Dog Bite Statistics

If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog, you need to seek help from our experienced attorneys. Learn more about dog bites here:   Schedule your free case review today by calling (303) 796-0555. Proudly serving Denver.

By |August 31st, 2016|Dog Bites|

Labor Day Weekend Likely to Be Deadliest in 8 Years

With traffic fatalities on the rise this year, the National Safety Councils is predicting that this Labor Day Weekend will be the deadliest on record since 2009. An estimated 438 people will die in traffic crashes from September 2 though Labor Day, September 5. That’s more people than a typical 747 airplane holds. This year marks the highest estimate that NSC has given since 2008, when it predicted 439 deaths and 473 people were actually [...]

By |August 26th, 2016|Auto Accidents|

U.S. Leads the World in Car Crash Fatalities

According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States has the highest incidence of car accident fatalities of any high-income country. Roughly 90 people die each day in the U.S. in motor vehicle accidents. That’s over 30,000 people each year who lose their lives because of auto accidents. In comparison to the death rate in 19 other wealthy countries, including Japan, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, the U.S. [...]

What Does the Tesla Fatality Mean for Self-Driving Cars?

The crash that killed Joshua Brown on May 7, 2016 is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. During the crash Brown’s car collided with a tractor-trailer turning left in front of him. The Tesla Autopilot feature was turned on in Brown’s car and a Harry Potter DVD was playing. Unlike the self-driving cars that Google has been testing, the autopilot function of the Tesla cars cautions users that the technology “is an [...]

Don’t Pokemon and Drive

Distracted driving kills more than 3,000 people every year and injures almost 425,000 people. In the last week a new driving distraction is endangering lives – Pokemon Go. Several car crashes have already been reported in the first week of the game’s release, which encourages users to travel around collecting various elements in the game. As with any other distraction, driver’s should be mindful to put the game down while driving or just as you [...]