Were you in a car accident over the Thanksgiving holiday? Even if you managed to escape an accident so far, the holiday season is far from over. That means that there will be plenty of people on the roads, no matter what the weather is like. With snowstorms already pounding the Colorado roads, that means that there are bound to be more accidents.
A car accident does not have to be devastating for you to suffer a serious injury that forces you to miss time at work and struggle to pay the bills. A crush injury happens all too often in car crashes for various reasons. It could be the way you are sitting in the vehicle, what you are holding onto or how the vehicle is hit. Let's explore crush injuries you could suffer in a car accident in today's post.
All states differ when it comes to reporting car accidents and going through the process of settling the damages. In Colorado, you will have the responsibility to report a car accident to the police when it results in any injuries or damages to property. If the other driver is injured, and you are not, you have the responsibility to offer aid or help them to receive medical attention.
There are now some restrictions pertaining to the use of phones when driving unless you are doing so with the help of hands-free technology. You may be wondering why this is the case, especially if you have recently been involved in a car accident.
When recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado, one thing that detractors pointed out was that they thought it may cause more car accidents. If people used marijuana more often, wouldn't it stand to reason that some of them would get behind the wheel, just like people do after drinking alcohol? It may be illegal, but it still happens.
What is distracted driving? If you said "texting and driving", then you are partially correct. That is perhaps the most common form of distracted driving. But what distracted driving really is goes a bit deeper.
The driver of a car who was going too fast on a Colorado road, resulting in the death of a 16-year-old girl, has been sentenced to four years in prison.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Colorado, it is likely that the physical damages that you have suffered is only the tip of the iceberg regarding the ways the accident has affected your life. Physical injuries can lead to extensive medical bills, lost wages, a loss of freedom and an inability to care for your children.
If you have been in a car accident in the state of Colorado, it is very likely that you will have questions regarding what to do next. Laws on car accidents vary significantly from state to state. Therefore, it is important that you familiarize yourself on the intricacies of the law in Colorado.
Whether you're ready or not, the winter driving season is already here -- so it's time to go back over the rules of the road once the ice and snow start coming down.