It doesn't matter how much caution you take when you're behind the wheel, you never know if another driver will make a mistake that causes an accident. This can be as simple as another person sending a text message when he or she should be paying attention to the traffic and road conditions.
Here's a very clear-cut lesson that should convince you to leave a little more room next time you're sharing the road.
After a serious car crash, one of the first things nearly everyone does is call their insurance company. This isn't necessarily wrong - you do have to make a claim, after all.
Actor James Woods took to Twitter to describe a frightening car accident in Colorado. The accident happened on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon on Monday, Dec. 14.
Thanksgiving weekend is a time to celebrate and have fun with friends and family. For many people, this means gathering up the friends who are back in town to hang out at the bar. For others, the drinking starts early on Thanksgiving afternoon and lasts well through dessert and into the evening.
People who are sleeping in their bedrooms don't expect to be involved in late-night car accidents, but that's exactly what happened to a grandfather and a young teen in Douglas County, Colorado, on Oct. 5th. A car slammed into their home, breaking the wall and throwing debris all across the room.
Two young girls are alive and well, with just some minor injuries, after a two-car wreck in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The emergency response team that came to the scene of the crash says that the only reason they can make that claim is that they were both buckled in. The police chief didn't say the girls would have passed away without the seat belts, but that they could have been hurt much more seriously.
On Saturday afternoon, September 12, a woman was killed after being struck by a pickup truck. The accident occurred in Colorado Springs near North Circle Drive and East Uintah Street just before 4 p.m. Police took the pickup driver, a 64-year-old man, into custody for suspicion of vehicular homicide.
Whiplash -- a word heard frequently in reference to car accidents -- but what does it really mean? Even victims of car accidents often do not know what it means when a doctor tells them they have whiplash. Part of seeking personal injury damages following a car accident is fully understanding the nature of your injuries. It helps with the eventual success of your legal efforts and also relieves anxiety about what is actually wrong with you.
In recent years, drowsy driving and sleep deprivation has become a serious problem in the United States. Estimates indicate that about 56,000 car accidents occur annually due to fatigue or drowsiness. In turn, this problem has caused almost 1,500 accident-related deaths as well as about 40,000 injuries per year. While not getting enough sleep is a main contributor to drowsy driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says other factors also contribute to this problem in Colorado, Wyoming and other states.