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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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BLIND SPOTS AND HOW TO FIX THEM: DRIVING SAFETY FACTS

BLIND SPOTS CAUSE 20% OF ACCIDENTS It happens hundreds of times a day, hundreds of thousands of times a year. A driver attempts to change lanes — and ends up in a sideswipe collision with another vehicle, thanks to a blind spot. According to one study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly one in five of all accidents involve drivers changing lanes and crashing into other vehicles they didn’t see. Common as they are, blind-spot accidents are also highly preventable. Traffic gurus say that exercising just a little extra preparation, awareness and caution could save the motoring public considerable expense...

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WHAT YOU SHOULD DO AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT

Traffic accidents can range from minor scrapes to catastrophic events that cause serious property damage and life-altering injuries. Until the damage can be properly assessed, it’s advisable to treat all on-the-road accidents very seriously. That’s particularly true if one of the vehicles involved happens to be a tractor-trailer or large commercial truck. It’s a simple matter of physics. Big rigs are 20-30 times heavier than passenger cars, with much greater ground clearance, and the occupants of the smaller vehicle tend to suffer greater injuries in any collision between the two. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation data, 3,986 people died...

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Got Tread? Snow Tires vs. All-Season Tires

With winter rapidly approaching, determining what tires you need for your vehicle is essential. With the right tires, you can help ensure safety for you and your family while on the road. Part of being prepared for the winter season means making sure your car is riding on the right tires for the season. In a city like Denver, snow tires may be a good fit for your vehicle. Snow tires are specially made to make sure they can grip the road, even in cold and snowy conditions. They’re made with a softer compound and contain more rubber than summer tires....

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Attorney Fees: Know what you’re going to pay

Most people know that attorneys can be expensive. The work that they do is diligent and their fees are based on several factors. These factors can include: the attorneys experience, the time spent on your case, their ability and reputation, the degree of difficulty for the case, the results of the case, and other costs involved. Some additional factors include the attorney’s overhead expenses such as rent, utilities, and office equipment. All of these factors may influence how much you’ll pay and listed below are some of the more common fee agreements for attorneys. The first fee agreement is the ‘Contingency...

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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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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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12 Things To Do After An Auto Accident

What to do after a car accident

Stay Calm Easier said than done, right? Being in an auto accident can cause a lot of stress and anxiety, especially during the event. It’s important that you stay calm and collected during, and directly after the accident so you can maintain your wits and recount all information regarding the accident to the authorities. In order to successfully stay calm in a time of distress it can take practice during times you are not stressed. Click here for more information on how to stay calm in any situation. Call 911 Calling 911, even for a minor fender bender, can be very beneficial...

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10 Common Misconceptions of a Personal Injury Claim

What You Need To Know If You Find Yourself In The Midst Of A Personal Injury Claim Personal injuries after a major car accident can easily leave injured parties with accumulating medical expenses at a time when they might also be dealing with a decrease in earnings as a result of their injuries. Yet sadly, many individuals are dissuaded from getting legal representation and pursuing an injury lawsuit because of common misconceptions concerning the personal injury claims procedure. This article is intended to set the record straight regarding such misconceptions and motivate anyone to talk about your claim with us...

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