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Recent Automobile Defect Cases

recent car defects

Cars are getting smarter, packed with more sophisticated technology, every year. But that doesn’t mean they are free from potentially dangerous defects. According to a recent article from 24/7 Wall St., seven of the 14 biggest auto recalls of all time have come in the last decade; in 2016, the number of recalls reached a record high. A defect can be as basic as a faulty seat-belt locking mechanism or as baffling as a sudden surge in acceleration. It can be a flaw in the manufacturer’s design or in a product from another supplier, such as an airbag that fails to deploy...

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DUI Colorado Springs – Rollover Crash Leads to Hospital

DUI in Colorado Springs

The driver of a van was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a rollover crash sent five people to the hospital in Colorado Springs. The incident was the latest in a procession of serious accidents involving suspected alcohol use and excessive speed — a deadly combination, and one that’s showing up with increasing frequency in the Springs, which leads the state in fatal drunk-driving cases. The rollover occurred on Saturday evening, September 14. According to a police account, the van driver left the Mission Trace Shopping Center at a high rate of speed and promptly lost control, flipping the vehicle...

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Fatal Semi Accident on C-470 and the Lessons of Tire Maintenance

Truck tire safety

Right before the Labor-Day weekend, a fatal accident occurred on C-470, involving a semi-truck and a Nissan Pathfinder. The truck was driving on the eastbound lane on C-470 with a full load of sand and dirt. Suddenly the Semi’s left front tire blew out. As a result, the driver lost control, crossed the median, and crashed into the Nissan Pathfinder in the westbound lane. The truck kept going through the concrete shoulder barrier, and off a 30-foot embankment finally stopping on the bike path. When first responders arrived on the scene, both vehicles were engulfed in flames . According to the West...

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Drunken Driving, Speeding Suspected in Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Colorado Springs

drunk driving suspected in fatal motorcycle crash

A 35-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Colorado Springs on September 1, following a horrific crash with a pickup truck. A grim reminder of how vulnerable motorcycle riders are to the actions of other motorists on the road — especially if those actions involve alcohol, excessive speed, or other reckless behavior. Colorado Springs police say that Christopher Larkin was headed southbound on North Academy Boulevard when his motorcycle was rear-ended by a pickup truck. While the truck dragged his bike more than 600 feet along Academy, Larkin was thrown into the road and hit by an oncoming minivan. He died at the...

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Protecting Your Rights after A Car Accident

Consumer Rights Car Insurance Claims

Consumers have rights. Parents have rights. So do patients and prisoners. And if you happen to be involved in a car accident, you have certain rights, too. If you suffer injuries or property damage as a result of someone else’s carelessness, you have the right to seek compensation for your losses. The process typically involves filing an insurance claim with the responsible party’s insurance company. In many instances, that claim can be settled without having to file a lawsuit or go to court. But regardless of how it’s resolved, here’s some information you should know in order to protect your rights. What...

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How to Feel Better After A Car Accident?

how to feel better after a car accident

Car accidents are, unfortunately, all too common in our fast-paced urban society. So common, in fact, that many motorists regard the occasional scrape as a routine annoyance, something to get past as quickly as possible. But an accident can be a life-altering event, endangering not only your commute but your physical health and emotional well-being. Even if the injuries involved seem minor, there are several steps you should take to protect yourself and boost the healing process in the aftermath of a car accident.   What to Do After a Car Accident Injury? Assessing the Damage Right after an accident, you may be dealing with...

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Colorado Springs Fatal Accident – Driver Ran a Red Light

June through August is known as the most dangerous time of the year for fatal traffic accidents in Colorado. Unfortunately, the recent accident statistics seem to confirm this as well. On Sunday (8/4), Colorado Springs police are investigating a fatal crash at I-25/Cimarron under the bridge. According to the investigation, a pickup truck Chevy Silverado ran a red light and crashed into another pickup truck, a Dodge Ram pulling a camper. The Chevy driver was driving west on Cimarron, and the Dodge Ram driver was on its way to northbound I-25. The crash knocked the camper and one of the trucks off...

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What to Expect in Court for A Car Accident?

car accident court process

Few things in life are as jarring as a car accident. But for some people, the experience of getting involved in the legal system after an accident can be almost as unnerving. Most of us don’t know what to expect if the case ends up “going to court.” Fortunately, most accident cases don’t end up in a courtroom. The parties, their attorneys, and their insurance companies are able to reach a resolution without a lawsuit ever being filed — and even if the case does result in litigation, the matter is often settled before trial, saving time and expense for everyone...

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Summer Road Trip Safety Checklist

colorado road trip safety tips

“’Tis a privilege to live in Colorado.” – Frederick G. Bonfils It’s been more than a century since Frederick G. Bonfils, one of the founders of the Denver Post, coined that phrase. The sentiment still holds true today — particularly in summer, when the state’s residents take to the roads to explore its high mountains, raft its rivers, surf its sand dunes, sample its county fairs, ogle its oddities, and more. Summer road trips can be the perfect antidote to the daily grind. They can also be a bit of a grind themselves, a series of misadventures involving too much traffic, too...

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Vail Pass Rollover Accident on I-70

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It’s been a tough summer on I-70. On July 20th, a semi-truck caught fire on East Bound I-70 at Georgetown. Since the location of the fire was after a long downhill slope, it’s possible that the trucks brakes caught fire while descending. Luckily there were no injuries involved. If you drive a semi, please remember to adjust your brakes before attempting to descend I-70. Just one week after, we are writing about another truck accident on I-70, injuring five people, including children. What Happened? According to the Colorado State Patrol, a semi-truck was coming Westbound down Vail Pass when it collided with a Ford...

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