Posts Categorized: Auto Accident

Grippin v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist Insurance Coverage-Resident Relative. Plaintiff, Grippin, was struck by a truck while driving his motorcycle, causing serious bodily injury to Grippin. At the time of the accident, Grippin and his wife owned a home in Colorado Springs, where they lived with their children. However, Grippin (and his wife and children) also regularly lived… Read more »

FATAL ACCIDENT TAKES JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S LIFE

Colorado has already experienced a number of devastating winter storms and heavy snow during the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015. On January 3, 2015, blizzard like conditions impacted the entire state of Colorado. Roads were shut down across the cross state, from US HWY 287 near the Oklahoma border, all the way… Read more »

2015: COLORADO IS OFF TO A ROUGH START

The New Year is off to a rough start for us here along the Front Range in Colorado. According to the State of Colorado’s official website, eighteen fatal accidents have already taken place in Colorado in 2015. These eighteen accidents have caused twenty people to lose their lives. This is a scary figure as we… Read more »

TRAFFIC TRAGEDY ON INTERSTATE 70

The ski resorts located near the Denver Metro Area in cities such as Frisco, CO, and Breckenridge, CO, are only about sixty miles from the city limits down Interstate 70. Normally, this drive would take less than an hour.   However, during ski season this stretch of highway often takes hours to traverse, particularly on Fridays… Read more »

Johnson v. State Farm: Underinsured Motorist Coverage

The Colorado Court of Appeals recently decided the case of Johnson v. State Farm. That case involved State Farm’s denial of Underinsured Motorist (UIM) coverage to a named insured, Johnson. The Court of Appeals determined that State Farm had to provide UIM Coverage to Johnson. The facts of the case involved another State Farm insured,… Read more »

Auto Accident Tips

Winter is coming! Temperatures will start to drop and the chance of snow is going to increase. Are you prepared for the changes? Here are some tips in case you should be unfortunate enough to get into an auto accident. What you can do BEFORE: Carry a set of cones, warning triangles, or emergency flares… Read more »

Distracted Driving

According to distraction.gov, the act of distracted driving includes texting, using a cell phone or smart phone, eating or drinking, talking to passengers, grooming, reading; including maps, using navigation system, watching a video, adjusting the radio, CD player or MP3 player. Since the wide use of smart phones, distracted driving has been at the forefront… Read more »

Life Saving Legislation for Kids

Within the past few years across the nation there have been an increasing number of stories in the news about children being run over and killed by cars in their own driveways.  A recent example occurred in Denver, Colorado, on May 8,2014.  A three year old boy was pronounced dead at the scene after a… Read more »

Is Distracted Driving really a problem?

  Distractions occur whenever you take your eyes off of the road. There are many driver distractions such as visual, cognitive, and manual distractions which lead to auto accidents every day. Eyes off the road (visual) Mind off the road (cognitive) Hands off the steering wheel (manual) Driver distractions are the leading cause of most… Read more »

Tips for Driving Safely this Summer

During the summer, more people drive on Colorado highways, roads and streets and as a result, more people are seriously injured and even killed in car, truck, bicycle, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents.  Being prepared, and practicing safe driving techniques may help to prevent you or a loved one from suffering serious injuries or death. Here are a few Tips for Driving Safely… Read more »

Prevent Parking Lot Auto Accidents

Prevent Parking Lot Auto Accidents with these helpful tips: Buy Time To React Parking lots are filled with obstacles and hazards, but often the biggest danger is other drivers. They may cut across empty rows, drive too fast, or ignore signs and pavement markings, endangering everyone in the lot. The best way to deal with… Read more »

Car Seat Safety for Babies: 8 Common Mistakes to Avoid

A scary fact is that four out of five infant safety seats are used incorrectly, with an average of three mistakes per seat, reports the Washington, D.C.-based National Safe Kids Campaign. And mistakes can be deadly for our children. Consider these frightening statistics: In 2001, nearly 500 children under age 5 were killed in car… Read more »

The Dangers of Driving On Drugs

Drugs and Driving Most people have heard the term, “Don’t Drink and Drive” and “Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk.” But not as many people realize that there are many dangers associated with getting behind the wheel of a car (or bus, train, or plane) while high on marijuana or any drug for that matter…. Read more »

Teen Drinking & Driving

Teenage drinking and driving causes thousands of preventable deaths every year and seriously injures thousands more people. Parents can help prevent these accidents by learning about teenage drinking and driving and taking steps to discourage their teens from driving drunk or riding with a drunk driver. Teen drunk driving is a serious problem for the… Read more »

Colorado Teen Drivers and Applying for a New License

A new enjoyment while being a teenage is getting a license and driving for the first time, and having the freedom to go where they would like. Unfortunately for some teens, they take advantage of this privilege, resulting in tragic consequences. State and national statistics prove that this is true: Nationally and in Colorado, motor vehicle accidents are the… Read more »

Eliminate Blind Spot- Avoid Auto Accident

Tips on How to Greatly Reduce our “Blind Spot” There are thousands of motor vehicle accidents each day and one of the main causes is the “blind spot.” An accident caused by a blind spot is typical when a motorist is switching lanes without noticing another motor vehicle coming up from the side. It is… Read more »

Dram Shop Laws

What Are Dram Shop Laws?   Have you recently been hurt in a drunken driver accident? Seeking legal advice after an auto accident may be the best thing you can. Learn about how dram shop laws on our Colorado personal injury blog. Most states have some sort of dram shop law that allows victims of… Read more »