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TIPS FOR PUTTING THE BRAKES ON ROAD RAGE

how to prevent road rage

There are few situations on the road that are as scary and potentially dangerous as dealing with an aggressive driver — the kind who speeds around you and cuts you off, tailgates relentlessly, leans on the horn, makes rude gestures, and generally tries to take out some deep-seated frustrations on the rest of the motoring public. Such episodes are becoming increasingly common in places like Colorado, thanks in part to the state’s rapid growth and increasingly congested traffic. According to a federal database, the Fatal Analysis Reporting System, Colorado had 53 crash fatalities in 2016 in which aggressive driving or “road rage”...

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HOW TO TELL WHO IS AT FAULT IN A CAR ACCIDENT

How to tell who is at fault in a car accident

By definition, an accident is something that happens unexpectedly, without anyone planning or intending it to happen. But when it comes to car accidents, it’s not uncommon for one party to be held more responsible for causing the collision than another. The process of determining who is at fault in an accident is a necessary step in figuring out which driver might have to pay for any damages. In many cases, the parties may be in agreement about who’s at fault. Someone ran through a red light, or failed to yield to oncoming traffic while making a left turn, or pulled...

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Catastrophic Injuries – Causes, Claims, and Lawsuits

Wheelchair for catastrophic injuries

Catastrophic injuries are extremely severe accidents which result in long-lasting and/or irreversible impairments. These severe injuries are usually major health problems that could lead to permanent disability, decrease life expectancy and cause agonizing suffering. Different from other types of injuries, the catastrophic injuries can affect everyone in your family in addition to the victim. The injured people of devastating accidents often need significant amounts of clinical treatment, rehabilitative treatment, medical equipment, personal care or assistance. Click to view the infographic in full size. CAUSES OF CATASTROPHIC INJURIES Catastrophic injuries impact a minimum of a single system of the human body, like the urinary system,...

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WHEN AND HOW TO FILE A CAR ACCIDENT REPORT IN COLORADO

accident report

Drivers love shortcuts. But sometimes what seemed like the quick and easy route turns out to be a lot more time-consuming and costly than you expected. The same can be said about the way some people handle car accidents. Consider this situation: A driver in a hurry gets into a minor scrape with another vehicle in heavy traffic; the motorists exchange contact information and decide, since nobody is hurt, not to waste any more time filing an accident report. It happens all the time, but it’s often the wrong move. There are several compelling reasons to file an accident report for any kind...

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$2.4 MILLION: THE STORY OF ONE FDAZAR CLIENT

2.4 Million Reasons To Call Frank Azar

“Are those real people in your ads?" It’s probably the most common question prospective clients ask us at Franklin D. Azar & Associates, along with the question of whether the settlement amounts announced are “real” figures. The answers? Yes and yes. Those are actual FDAzar clients featured in our commercials, and the dollar amounts mentioned reflect what their personal injury cases actually settled for. REAL PEOPLE. REAL STORIES. 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 for more than thirty years the Denver car accident lawyers at FDAzar have...

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FIVE NEW YEAR DRIVING RESOLUTIONS TO BE A SAFE DRIVER

Happy New Year 2019 Fireworks

It’s one of the unavoidable rites of winter. Every December, as the holidays wind down and the new year approaches, people make plans to step up their game come January. They resolve to lose weight, be kinder, exercise more, spend less, and generally improve themselves. Sometimes, of course, those making the resolutions prove to be less resolute than they hoped. But some are easy to keep and can actually help keep you alive to enjoy many new years to come. Here are five basic resolutions for safer driving in 2019; you may already be following most or even all of them,...

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LET IT SNOW! EIGHT WINTER DRIVING TIPS THROUGH THE STORMS AHEAD

winter driving

Cars are getting smarter all the time, and it may not be all that long before we’re all riding around in vehicles that drive themselves. Until that magic day, though, drivers still have to pay attention to the road ahead — particularly in winter weather conditions, which can test even the most experienced motorist’s skills and patience. Here are eight useful winter driving tips for getting safely through the storms ahead. 1. Know your vehicle — and its limitations. Back in the Chrome Age, when fin-bedecked dinosaurs with names like Edsel and Bel Air ruled the earth, gearing up for winter driving...

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AZAR FIRM FILES CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OVER MARRIOTT DATA BREACH

A class action lawsuit filed against Marriott International over a massive data breach that compromised the personal information of up to 500 million people claims that the world’s largest hotel chain failed to address security flaws in an elite customer database for years, failed to notify affected guests for months after the breach was detected — and still hasn’t fixed the problem. The lawsuit, filed on December 13 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland by the law firm of Franklin D. Azar & Associates, names Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide as defendants. Named plaintiffs...

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HOW TECHNOLOGY IS MAKING DRIVING SAFER

car technologies that keep driving safe

It wasn’t all that long ago that the primary safety feature you could find in the most advanced cars on the road consisted of a seat belt that stretched across your lap. Then a few models began offering exotic features such as antilock brakes and dual front airbags (which didn’t become mandatory for all passenger vehicles in the United States until 1998). We now take those life-saving innovations for granted. But in the last few years, a wave of startling, risk-reducing features have been introduced in the auto world; although most of them are not yet standard on all vehicles, they’re...

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DO I NEED UNINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE?

Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Driving defensively is something that students learn when they first take the wheel. You have to not only pay attention to your own driving, you have to anticipate the actions of other drivers and plan accordingly, giving yourself enough time and distance to react properly. The same holds true when it comes to purchasing auto insurance. Many motorists think they’re adequately covered if they have insurance that protects them in the event that they’re at fault in an accident. But if you really want to protect yourself and your assets from an economic crash, you have to anticipate the crazy things...

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