Fatal crashes kill more pedestrians, cyclists

Fatal crashes kill more pedestrians, cyclists

The number of fatalities among drivers and passengers in car accidents in Colorado and across the country declined in 2018. While this seems like good news, it came alongside other disturbing statistics that show that pedestrian and cyclist deaths are continuing to rise. The data are prompting some advocates and agencies to consider more stringent safety standards to protect walkers and bikers on the road. During 2018, over 36,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes across the country. This…

5 steps to take after a crash in Denver

Crashes are fairly common in Denver, and they can significantly impact the people involved. Whether the injuries are minor or severe, they have to miss time doing the things they planned to deal with hospital visits, filing claims and more. After an accident, the truth is that you may be too stressed or busy to handle your insurance claim. If you have injuries, you’ll likely be focused on your health and recovery. So, what should you do after a crash…

A rear-end collision can cause significant injuries

One of the most dangerous types of crashes you can get into is a rear-end crash. It has the potential to push your vehicle into an intersection, into the vehicle in front of you or to pin your vehicle. One of the main injuries people suffer from a rear-end collision is whiplash. However, whiplash is definitely not the worst potential injury. Others include burns from localized fires, crushing injuries from impact, lacerations and others. What should you do to avoid…

Will in-car cameras reduce privacy or save lives?

Privacy advocates are raising concerns about Volvo’s interior cameras, but the car-maker that stakes its reputation on safety places a higher value of curbing crash-related injury and fatalities.   The Swedish multinational automobile manufacturing company recently announced that models rolling out as early as 2020 will be equipped with in-vehicle cameras that monitor the driver’s behavior. Things such as eye movement, distracted driving, drowsiness, intoxication, and texting while driving will be sharply observed. Drivers who are behaving in an unsafe…

3 medical causes of reckless driving you might not be aware of

Before anyone gets behind the wheel of an automobile, they must be in a suitable condition to drive or risk putting themselves and others at risk. Although exceeding the legal limit of .08 BAC and texting are common causes of reckless driving, medical conditions may also disqualify someone from taking the wheel. If you have been injured by someone who falls into one of the following categories, that driver may have recklessly caused the car accident. Sleep apnea The National…