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When accidents occur during an emergency situation

Driving during any time of day or under any circumstances can be dangerous and an accident may take place. With this being said, certain occasions can present an even higher level of risk. For example, those who are on the road during an emergency situation may be even more likely to become involved in a motor vehicle collision. For example, driving during a natural disaster or when there is widespread panic can be very dangerous. Even if you focus on road safety and avoiding a crash during this time, other drivers, especially those who are under a great deal of duress, may not be so vigilant.

How many Colorado DUI arrestees had prior DUIs?

DUI charges can have serious consequences in Colorado. The driver owes hundreds of dollars in fines and court costs as well as a potential prison sentence and license suspension. With all the trouble individuals go through in these charges, you would think that most of them would avoid drinking before getting behind the wheel in the future.

Brain damage following a motor vehicle wreck

While there are a number of different injuries that victims of car accidents may suffer, brain injuries are especially concerning for a variety of reasons. Not only can these injuries be more difficult to detect, but they can shatter a victim’s life in many ways, some of which may be permanent. If a reckless driver has caused you to sustain a traumatic brain injury, or you suspect that you may have suffered a concussion during a collision, it is important to know what legal options you may have and make sure that you do all you can to recover physically, mentally and from a financial angle as well.

Use technology to maintain your co-parenting game

You and your spouse tried to make your marriage work. The decision to get a divorce wasn’t an easy conclusion to come to. However, you are both in agreement that your futures would be better spent apart. You know that you will have to make many decisions regarding finances, property and your children moving forward.

High traffic congestion, rural roads and fatal crashes

It is important to keep in mind that while urban areas with high traffic congestion may see a large number of motor vehicle accidents, accidents that occur in these locations are not necessarily more likely to result in fatalities or serious injuries. Sadly, some areas which do not see nearly as much traffic may have actually had quite a few deadly accidents take place. If you drive in either of the two areas, it is important to be aware of the different risks you face every time you get behind the wheel.

Understanding child relocation laws in Colorado

The relationship a parent has with their child is precious. Although time spent texting or on FaceTime ensures communication, there is no substitute for the close contact parents have when sharing a living space or living near a child. One of the most contentious issues in a divorce is where one parent requests to "relocate" the child.

What impact will self-driving cars have on drunk driving?

Too many people are injured or killed in alcohol-related car accidents every day. While there are many alternatives to drunk driving, people still choose to do so. Not everyone can afford to take an Uber home, so they result to driving while drunk. A DUI charge is much more expensive than the cost of an Uber or taxi.

Modifying your spousal support order

Divorce can bring a number of stressors into the lives of those who decide to split up, but these challenges can be mitigated by carefully going over the ins and outs of the situation and knowing which way forward is best. For example, someone who is facing hardships due to losing a job or a health problem may have a hard time paying their spousal support. However, they could be able to have their spousal support order modified, which would help them stay current and avoid penalties. If you are considering this route, it is essential to have a solid understanding of what to expect.

Child support can be intercepted from more than your paycheck

Owing child support may become a consuming burden. Though you worked hard to make payments, your expenses prove too great, and you begin falling behind in your support. Most often, a judge orders a percentage of your income to pay for child support upon your divorce. However, if you cannot pay, Colorado laws state that your biweekly earnings may not be the only income subject to interception.

New study shows Colorado is the second worst state for road rage

For many, driving on the road can be a stressful activity. Drivers who have to endure hours of waiting in their cars for traffic to move or follow a slower vehicle can start to feel infuriated. When it evolves into full road rage, they make irrational decisions that put the other drivers on the road at risk.

When your ex refuses to pay child support

In a recent blog post, we looked into some of the consequences of unpaid child support as well as some ways that non-custodial parents who find themselves in this position can get caught up on their payments. There are a variety of reasons why some people cannot pay child support, some of which may be out of their control (job loss, etc.). However, they should do all they can to stay caught up, even during these hardships, and they may have different options such as child support modification. Unfortunately, some non-custodial parents do not prioritize staying current on the child support they owe and some simply refuse to pay what they owe.

3 jobs with high rates of drowsy driving

When it comes to drowsy driving accidents, truckers are often most associated with it due to their long hours operating on the road. However, there are numerous jobs out there that present high risks of workers falling asleep behind the wheel. These types of positions operate at odd hours and go well beyond the average 40 hours per week.

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