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What to Know About Accidents Over the Holidays

Holidays should be a time for rest and recovery but not if that means recovery from an accident sustained while on holiday. Accidents happen every day, and holidays are the worst time for motor vehicle accidents. Holiday parties, and the vibrant celebrating that often ensues, entice greater numbers of people to take the wheel after drinking, placing other people like you and your family in danger during one of the most joyous times of the year. But not all holiday accidents involve alcohol and vehicles. Many people travel during the holidays, and yes, accidents happen wherever people go, causing various levels...

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How to Handle Different Motor Vehicle Accident Situations

Traffic accidents happen every day. Actually, according to a report in 2008 by the National Highway Traffic Administration, in America they happen every 10 seconds, and they range in seriousness from bumping a nearby car while parking to a fatal crash. One percent of those traffic accidents result in death, a reported 37,261 deaths in 2008. Roughly 33 percent result in a personal injury, beginning with minor whiplash and escalating to grave injuries whose treatment requires a long hospital stay, multiple surgeries and at a substantial financial cost. No matter the seriousness of your motor vehicle accident, it is important...

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Insurance Checklist: Car, Truck, or Motorcycle Accident

If you've been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident in Colorado, it's important that you maintain close contact with your insurance company and pay close attention to your rights. Don't assume that the insurance companies have your best interests at heart. Here is a list of some basic things that you should do, and some things that you should not do, if you're involved in an auto-injury accident. Do: call your insurance agent immediately after an accident takes place obtain a copy of the police report take and keep detailed notes of all conversations with insurance company representatives, and...

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Commercial Truck Accidents: What you Need to Know

An automobile accident involving a commercial truck, such an 18-wheeler, and a passenger vehicle can be much, much worse than a typical auto accident. A fully loaded semi truck can weigh 80,000 lbs. The average passenger vehicle weighs about 3,000 pounds. The basic laws of physics say that an accident between two vehicles with such a tremendous size disparity is going result in more serious and fatal injuries. The danger from the size disparity in commercial truck accidents can be compounded by the kind of cargo the truck is carrying. Some commercial trucks carry flammable or otherwise dangerous materials that...

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Car, bike, motorcycle, bus or truck accident: a step-by-step guide

Colorado state law requires that ALL motor vehicle accidents be reported immediately to the proper law enforcement authorities (42-4-1606 CRS). A traffic accident is defined as unintentional damage or injury caused by the movement of a vehicle or its load. What to do if you're in an auto accident: 1. move the accident out of traffic2. keep others safe3. get the insurance information, license plate & name of the other parties involved in the accident4. call the police to report the accident5. take pictures of the vehicles involved6. Check with your insurance company regarding the coverage of your policy Call an attorney specializing...

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