Texting while driving is a serious issue in Colorado. Even with bans in place, many people may try to risk it by sneaking a quick peek at the phone and trying to type up a quick message on the highway. In 2014, Business Insider reported on a survey that found 98% of drivers with cellphones were aware that texting while driving was dangerous. Yet, three-quarters of them continued to engage in this behavior anyway.
The years have been flying by, and before you know it, your Colorado teen is asking you to help her or him learn how to drive. In fact, for many teens a license becomes a necessity because it enables them to get to school or to a job more easily. Whether this is your first child or your sixth, is it a somewhat scary concept to think of your child operating a car on the road. How can you help your teen become a safer driver?
When most people think of the injuries from a car accident, they picture bruises, broken bones or other physical injury. However, vehicular accidents in Colorado can have other effects that are not seen by the human eye and these injuries can be devastating over the long term.
Distracted driving has become a hot topic as of late both in Broomfield and throughout the rest of the U.S. Yet a bulk of the effort directed at raising awareness of it has been dedicated to stopping people from texting while driving. While those who use their phones while driving certainly can pose a risk to you and others on the road, texting is not the only distracting activity drivers engage. Even something as seemingly simple as eating behind the wheel can increase the chances of one causing an accident. Many of those who come to us here at Ciancio Ciancio Brown PC are shocked to learn just how prevalent this actually is.
Colorado is a popular state for bike riding. Whether training for the Triple Bypass or commuting to work on a daily basis, these cyclists can increase the risk of crashes. Both drivers and cyclists need to understand how to share the road so no one gets hurt.
When you are in your car traveling in Colorado and a motorcyclist suddenly enters your field of vision, you may be caught off guard by his or her sudden appearance. Because motorcyclists are much smaller than an average vehicle and are more vulnerable than other motorists, it is critical that you drive extra cautiously around them. At Ciancio, Ciancio & Brown, we have been able to help many victims and their families with the consequences of tragic motorcycle accidents.
For many riders, there is no better way to enjoy 360-degree views of the Colorado landscape than from a motorcycle. Although passenger cars and trucks do not have amazing views, they have safety features. Riders have virtually no protection in the event of a collision with another vehicle. At Ciancio Ciancio Brown, P.C., we often represent clients whose loved ones are seriously injured or killed in a crash with a car or truck.
Increased regulations are among the reasons that truck accidents in Colorado are more complicated than non-commercial vehicle collisions. However, the regulations may also act in your favor when attempting to secure payment for injuries.
As your kids finish out the final few weeks of school in Broomfield, their attention will inevitably start to turn to all of the fun that awaits them during the summer. One activity that nearly every kid looks forward to is swimming. Yet as a concerned parent, you know the dangers that a swimming pool can pose to children. While you do your best to advise your children of these risks, their excitement at being poolside might overrule those warnings. Your hope, then, is that pool owners will take the necessary precautions to restrict your kids' access to them. Many come to us here at Ciancio Ciancio Brown PC questioning what legal recourse may be available to them when that does not happen.
Perhaps the most jarring news that one can receive aside from hearing that a loved one has unexpectedly died on Broomfield is that they have sustained a traumatic brain injury. Such injuries can leave victims in need of lifelong, around-the-clock care, which can exact both a heavy financial and emotional toll on their family members and friends. Yet not all TBI cases turn out like this. Information shared by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons shows that as many as 1.7 million new TBI cases are reported each year in the U.S. Certainly all of those do not result in worst-case scenarios.