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Winter weather can contribute to fatal motor vehicle accidents

Anyone who lives in Colorado for any length of time knows that driving through the state's mountains during winter can be treacherous. Drivers need to take extra care since many of the roads can easily get slick and lead to fatal motor vehicle accidents. Even the smallest mistake behind the wheel could be deadly.

Winter weather may have contributed to a recent crash near Inspiration Point. A road and bridge worker spotted a vehicle some 400 yards off the roadway down the cliff. At the point where the vehicle was seen, the drop off the side of the road is anywhere between a 70 and 80 degree slope.

Should you take Zofran when you're pregnant?

Your morning sickness while you're pregnant makes it nearly impossible for you to leave the house. You're miserable for weeks, and you still have months to go. You start looking into medications that can stop you from vomiting and end this ever-present nausea.

That's how you find Zofran. It's often used after chemotherapy, surgery or radiation treatment. Can you take it while you're pregnant?

Liability in fatal motor vehicle accidents may not be easy to see

A loved one is gone. He or she was violently, suddenly and unexpectedly ripped from a family in a crash. There is no bringing that person back, but it may be possible to pursue justice, closure and restitution after fatal motor vehicle accidents. The problem may be determining who bears legal liability for the death.

Some Colorado residents may think the answer is obvious -- the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident. Where that may be true, it may not be that simple. When looking at the issue of fault, it may not be quite so obvious who caused the crash. While it may be true that one driver cut off another and caused the victim driver to attempt an evasive maneuver that failed, the actions of the victim driver also come under scrutiny.

Traumatic amputation a real risk in motorcycle accidents

For many Colorado residents, the freedom that riding provides outweighs the risks. Even so, many motorcycle riders keep in mind the fact that they are quite vulnerable to serious injuries if involved in motorcycle accidents. One of the injuries they could suffer is traumatic amputation of a limb.

As the name implies, a traumatic amputation is the loss of a limb in a sudden and violent manner. These don't occur due to a medical condition. Sometimes, the force of a collision is powerful enough to sever a limb, especially for a motorcycle rider who has little protection from other, larger vehicles.

Pedestrian accidents on the rise in Colorado's 2nd largest city

Denver sees its share of traffic fatalities within the city limits each year. Those numbers are always troubling, and some would say that the numbers of pedestrians who lose their lives is particularly troublesome. This is especially true as the number of pedestrian accidents continues to rise in Colorado's second largest city.

A crash that occurred on a recent Wednesday night pushed the number of pedestrian deaths to 44, which is a high that the home of Pikes Peak has not seen since 1986. In fact, in that year, 43 deaths occurred, so this latest accident breaks that record. In fact, the number of pedestrian deaths has risen dramatically in just the past two years.

Begin your truck accident recovery immediately

Here in the wild states that make up the American Southwest and Midwest, long stretches of highway may run hundreds of miles, connecting small communities and major cities, and carving through mountains and plains alike. While these roadways are certainly beautiful to take in, they are also potentially very dangerous, especially when sharing the road with large commercial trucks.

Of course, these large trucks often outnumber the other consumer drivers as they dutifully haul goods from one place to another and keep our systems of commerce flowing. Unfortunately, when large trucks have accidents, the results are often catastrophic.

Does winter weather increase the risk of truck crashes?

It is that time of year again here in Colorado. Winter weather could strike at any time, making the roadways even more dangerous than usual. One concern that many drivers have is the potential increase in accidents due to inclement weather. This concern may be even higher when it comes to the possibility of truck crashes.

Colorado drivers have reason to be concerned. Even in good weather, big rigs lack the maneuverability of smaller vehicles. They simply cannot evade some obstacles and circumstances and certainly cannot stop as quickly. This makes truck's a significant danger when the roads are icy, snow packed or even wet.

Speed plays a major role in many fatal motor vehicle accidents

Media campaigns by Colorado law enforcement agencies and advocacy groups focus on the dangers of texting while driving and drunk driving, as they should. However, one major factor in many fatal motor vehicle accidents does not seem to get the attention it deserves -- speed. The higher the rate of speed, the less control a driver actually has over his or her vehicle, but many people either do not realize that or forget it.

Authorities may never know whether one driver did not know, forgot or just did not care that the speed at which the vehicle was traveling would decrease the amount of control he had over it. That Tuesday night at about 8:40 p.m. police in one Colorado city were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash in which speed is believed to be the primary contributing factor. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that the man driving at excessive speeds had succumbed to fatal injuries.

Winter weather can lead to fatal motor vehicle accidents

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. Here in Colorado, that means that winter weather will be around for a few months. Now would be a good time for a reminder about driving in it since not being prepared could lead to serious and even fatal motor vehicle accidents.

Of course, if Colorado residents had the option, they would probably stay home by a nice fire with a hot beverage and a good movie when the weather is bad, but most do not have that choice. Instead, they have to make sure that they get to their destinations safely. In order to do so, precautions need to be taken.

How traumatic brain injuries impact your earning potential

You have to work hard to get a job that pays you well for the work you do. The best paying jobs, other than those that involve entertainment or athletics, generally require either years of experience or an expensive education.

When you know what you are passionate about, it makes sense to invest your time, mental effort and finances in college, graduate school, medical school, law school, an apprenticeship or a skilled trade education. You may spend many years developing the skills that help you earn the best possible wage in your field.

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