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What if you never got in an Accident? The Steps you need to take to be accident free

Have you ever been in a car accident? If you are like most Americans, you probably have. The more than 6 million American automotive crashes each year are bound to affect you at some point in your life. In fact, the average American driver is expected to file a claim about every 17.9 years. Here are three simple steps you need to take to be accident free: The number one thing that can prevent car crashes is increased reaction time. Most people are unable to teach themselves to react faster, but what if you had more time to react. That’s...

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The Seat belt is every driver’s best friend, but where did it come from?

Everybody knows it’s a good idea to wear a seat belt, yet half of the victims in more than 35,000 auto crash deaths every year in the United States failed to wear one. If you’re someone who consistently wears their seat belt, you may be wondering, where did the seat belt come from? How does it protect me? And why don’t more people wear them? A brief history of the seat belt Before we had the three points seat belt all cars are equipped with today, seat belts looked a lot like they do in airplanes. These two point seat belts that stretched across the lap...

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Everything you need to know about riding your motorcycle safely this summer

The emergence of summer means different things to everybody around the world, and for 8.4 million registered motorcycle owners in the United States, it means prime riding conditions. Here’s how to stay safe this summer as both a rider and a driver as nothing ruins a summer day quite like an unexpected motorcycle crash. What are the facts? It’s not surprising that when a motorcyclist crashes they get more injured than their car counter parts. Motorcyclists are injured 96% of the time in collisions and are at 35X the risk of death as someone riding in a passenger vehicle. In 2014 alone...

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Taking a road trip? How to safely share the road with semi-trucks

Taking a summer road trip can be a fun and exciting activity for you and your family. As we drive out of the city and onto major trucking highways in Colorado such as Interstate 25, it is important to remember we are sharing the road with semi-trucks and driving around them requires a new set of precautions. Semi-trucks are vital to the American economy to deliver goods, with 5.6 million of them registered for driving on American roads. With this volume, it’s important to take extra precautions to stay safe. Just how dangerous are semi-trucks? A semi-truck weighs about 70,000 pounds compared to the average weight of...

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Schools Out! Keeping your kids safe during summer driving

More than 35,000 high schools across the United States will be going on summer break soon; and between the pool, summer jobs, and hanging out with friends your kids will be driving a lot more. With teens at 3 times the risk of being in a car crash, it is important to educate them on how to stay safe on the roads. Here is everything you need to know to keep your teen safe this summer: 1. Make sure your teenager is wearing their seatbelt not only in their own car, but with friends too. Only 60% of teens consistently use seatbelts in all vehicles....

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Federal Arbitration Act holds strong under Supreme Court: What it means for you

On Monday May 15th the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Kindred Healthcare, a nursing home system, was allowed to enforce a binding arbitration contract signed by the families of two patients who died in the facilities. This decision is just one in a string of similar decisions upholding the legality of a controversial practice known as arbitration. So, what is Arbitration? Who uses it? And what does it mean for you? What is Arbitration? In the most basic sense, arbitration in the process of settling a legal dispute through arbitration services rather than the court systems. Two parties can...

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How to protect yourself if your Uber driver has an accident

Imagine you are out for a night with friends and it’s getting late. You’ve planned ahead to be responsible and you call an Uber to take you home. As your driver turns into your neighborhood, you suddenly hear a thud and jolt forward. You realize your Uber driver has just been in a collision. What shuld you do, and what are your rights? What should you do right then? This crash should be treated the same as any other collision. First, make sure you and the driver as well as any other passengers are okay and call medical support if necessary. Though...

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Motorcycle Insurance Coverage

There are many types of insurance coverage, so it can be confusing to figure out which coverage is best for you. In Colorado it is legal to drive a car or motorcycle with the minimum liability coverage only, but that does not mean that it is the smartest choice, especially when driving a motorcycle. In 2014 motorcyclists were five times more likely to get injured in a crash than people in passenger cars, and more than 27 times as likely to die in crash. The injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash are much more likely to be serious than in...

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Leading Causes of Car Accidents

  Getting into a car accident can turn your world upside down. You might be questioning, “Why is my insurance company not returning my calls? Who’s going to cover my medical bills? How am I going to get work?” Each year hundreds of thousands of people are seriously injured or die in auto accidents in the U.S., with approximately 450 traffic fatalities occurring in Colorado each year. Due to the high risk factors associated with driving, it is important to understand the leading causes contributing to car accidents across the nation. At Franklin D. Azar & Associates, we want you to...

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Passenger Rights in a Colorado Auto Accident

Passenger Rights

It’s hard enough to be the driver involved an auto collision, but what if you’re a passenger injured in the collision? Do you need to file a claim with someone and, if so, who? Will your medical expenses be covered? There are many questions that likely enter your mind in the minutes, days, and weeks after a crash. Below you’ll find helpful information if you are a passenger injured in a car crash. How/Where do I file a Claim? There are factors involved in deciding where to file your claim, but your own liability in the accident usually isn’t one of them....

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