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What Did We Learn from the i-70 Truck Crash?

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The fiery, horrific images made national news. On April 25, 2019, traffic stalled along I-70 west of Denver became the scene of an inferno as a seemingly out-of-control semi-trailer crashed into the line of cars and trucks at high speed, causing four deaths and numerous injuries. The 23-year-old driver of the semi, Rogel Lazaro Aguilera-Mederos, has been charged with four counts of vehicular homicide and dozens of counts of assault and attempted assault. Investigators say he told them that his brakes had failed on the steep descent into the metro area from the mountains and that he closed his eyes, bracing...

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Who Is at Fault in a Multi-Car, Rear End Collision?

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We’ve all seen them on the nightly news, those “chain reaction” wrecks on a busy highway that involve multiple vehicles crashing into each other. If you’re lucky, you’ve never actually been in one. Such collisions can be deadly. Even if you emerge relatively unhurt, determining who’s at fault for the damages caused can be an extremely complicated process. Every case is different, but there are some common-sense considerations involved in fixing liability in multi-car, rear-end crashes — and some steps you can take that will increase your chances of avoiding such a pileup. FACTORS INVOLVED IN REAR-END CRASHES In a high percentage of...

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Generic Drug Price Fixing: A Billion-Dollar Fraud?

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It’s safe to say that these are not the best of times in the pharmaceutical industry. Lawsuits and federal probes against manufacturers of prescription painkillers are piling up, as a host of government agencies and patient advocates seek to hold the drug companies accountable for their role in the nation’s opioid crisis. Multi-district litigation has consolidated lawsuits filed by dozens of states, but more complaints continue to emerge. On the heels of that sprawling investigation comes another challenge. Recently the attorneys general of 44 states, including Colorado, banded together to announce a lawsuit against 19 of the country’s largest generic drug...

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Motorcycle Accident Settlement – $1.275 Million: The Story of One FDAzar Client

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Meet Russell Dunn. You may have seen Russell in one of our television commercials, talking about the catastrophic motorcycle crash that changed his life. At FDAzar we represent many hard-working people like Russell who, through no fault of their own, were seriously injured. We feature actual clients in our commercials because we believe their stories are important. Of course, these stories are presented with some common-sense disclaimers: Every case is different, and previous results are no guarantee of future performance. But we think these case studies help to convey how hard our firm fights for every one of its clients. In Russell’s...

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Distracted Driving, Part 3: Is Technology the Problem or the Answer?

In the previous installments of our series on distracted driving, we examined the dangers involved in texting while driving and some of the other common forms of hazardous distractions, including eating, smoking, and adjusting climate and audio controls and other devices, that account for thousands of accident fatalities every year. Now it’s time to consider a possible solution, courtesy of the major advances that have been made in recent years in auto safety technology. As our cars get smarter, is there a chance they could actually help save us from dumb driving behavior? Granted, it’s a strange question. Many would contend that...

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Distracted Driving, Part 2: Causes and Effects of Distracted Driving

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Multitasking is an inescapable fact of modern life; we grab lunch on the fly, check emails and text messages while teleconferencing, glance at the news while shopping online. But when it comes to operating a motor vehicle, not focusing on the most important task at hand can be disastrous. Every year thousands of fatal traffic accidents are caused by distracted driving. In the first part of our three-part series, we discussed the ways in which texting while driving slows response time and increases the risk of a crash — a risk so great that driver texting is now prohibited by law...

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Distracted Driving, Part 1: How Does Texting and Driving Affect Others?

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[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Study after study of traffic accidents in the United States and elsewhere have identified many different causes but one common theme: carelessness. Although some accidents may be unavoidable — the result of bad weather or poor road conditions, for example — the vast majority are preventable. In fact, the data indicates that human error accounts for more than 90% of all crashes. Some common forms of “human error” include excessive speed and driving while intoxicated. Increasingly, though, another driving behavior is proving to be a significant factor, in part because many drivers don’t realize how dangerous it is. Distracted driving, a...

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How Are Motorcycle Accidents Different from Car Accidents?

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After some late-winter snowstorms, spring is finally at our doorstep. Once the weather warms up, motorcyclists are itching to get out the bikes for the first ride of spring! Before you get the bike out for a quick test ride, be sure to check the weather gear and don’t skip on the full riding gear. Even with the most careful riders, the odds may not be in your favor when it comes to accident stats. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), you are 28 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than in a car accident. In...

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What Are the Leading Causes of Fatal Car Accidents?

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According to data gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 37,133 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes across the U.S. in 2017. That’s actually a slight decrease in fatalities after two years of sharp increases, but it’s still a disturbing figure — particularly since the majority of those crashes were caused by human error and were entirely preventable. One way to work at reducing the death toll on our nation’s roads is to raise awareness about the underlying causes of fatal accidents. But that can be a more complicated process than it sounds. Although researchers have collected vast amounts...

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10 Most Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

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In 2016, motorcyclists were 28 times more likely to die in a crash than those in a closed vehicle. Motorcycle accidents overall are at their highest level since 2008. In Colorado, motorcycle deaths have steadily increased since 2011. It peaked in 2016 with 125 motorcyclist fatalities from crashes involving 2,386 motorcycles, according to the CDOT report. Read below for information regarding the causes and injuries related to motorcycle accidents....

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