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Car crash in Vail Pass – Eastbound Interstate 70 closed

On Sunday afternoon, two Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed in multiple spots after a major car crash near Vail Pass. Due to the continued snow, several vehicles slid off the road and officials were unable to estimate how long the interstate would need to remain closed. Thankfully, no drivers suffered any serious injuries as a consequence of the accident. The Colorado Department of Transportation announced that the interstate is closed at mile markers 176 and 184, between Vail
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Colorado Crash Fatalities

Driver safety remains a serious issue in Colorado, with fatal crashes seemingly increasing every year. Why are crash fatalities on the rise? We wanted to find out. With data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), we developed an interactive dashboard that gives greater insight into motor vehicle crash deaths in Colorado. Key Findings In 2016, Colorado recorded 608 traffic fatalities – a 15 percent increase from the previous year. 34 percent of motor vehicle
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How Insurance Companies Calculate Pain and Suffering

Suffering an injury can leave you with much more than medical bills. While you can pursue compensation for these damages during a personal injury lawsuit you can also seek damages for any physical and mental pain you’ve experienced. However, unlike your medical bills and lost wages, it can be harder to put a monetary value on these intangible aspects. So how do courts and insurance companies calculate pain and suffering damages? What Is Pain and Suffering? “Pain and suffering” refers
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Winter Sports Injury Prevention Checklist 2018

As winter approaches, the season for cold temperatures, snow, and all the sports that come with them are also on the horizon. If you’re one of the people who can’t wait to slip on the ice skates or coast down a slope on your snowboard, you should prepare yourself for safety so that you can enjoy your sport of choice all winter long and avoid serious injuries. Common Types of Winter Sports Injuries While winter sports are enjoyable, they run
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How Driving Drowsy Can Be More Dangerous Than Driving Drunk

We all know that driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol is dangerous, but many of us don’t think twice about driving while we’re drowsy. Many Americans get less than eight hours of sleep per night, and some get significantly less. And yet, when we wake up in the morning, we get behind the wheels of our cars without considering how that lack of sleep can impact our safety. Even missing a few hours of sleep can put
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Safe driving tips to avoid vehicle accidents in Colorado

Safe driving is extremely important to protect you and your family from harm. Car accidents may have catastrophic consequences, and the best way to take care of those you care about is to prevent them from happening. More than 600 people lose their lives on Colorado’s highways every year – more than two deaths a day. Thousands more suffer a serious injury that will transform a quick road trip into a tragedy. Most of these accidents are entirely preventable since
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What Fireworks Are Legal in Colorado?

Independence Day might have come and gone, but that doesn’t stop the people of Colorado from setting off additional fireworks. You can expect to hear – and see – these displays throughout the rest of the summer as people finish off their stash in preparation for next year’s festivities. If you’re eyeing the clearance rack or passing by a fireworks stand this summer, you might be wondering which fireworks are legal to set off in the state. Consider the sale
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How a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Lead to Suicide Risk

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can affect survivors in unique and unpredictable ways. Each individual, injury, and case is different from the next. One pattern researchers have explored in the past is a possible connection between brain injuries and risk of suicide. A recent study from Denmark has shed light on this phenomenon through an extensive study of 34,529 suicide deaths over the course of 35 years. The study concluded that TBIs could, in fact, increase the risk of suicide. Long-Term
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How to Negotiate an Insurance Settlement

Insurance companies are notorious for undervaluing claimant’s damages when offering insurance settlements. It is generally an insurance company’s goal to save money and convince the claimant to settle for as little as possible – not to maximize the claimant’s recovery. It is the claimant’s job, therefore, to negotiate with the insurance company for a fairer amount. Use these tips for how to negotiate an insurance settlement to improve your odds of obtaining maximum recovery. Report Your Accident Right Away The
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The Importance of filing a Workplace Lawsuit

The importance of filing a Work Injury Lawsuit The prosperity of Colorado and our whole nation workforce depends on the labor of millions of hard-working citizens. Sadly enough, a significant number of people are forced to work in dangerous conditions because the priority of its employers is profit over safety. Whenever a work injury occurs, their employment is also ruined. On top of the physical harm, there are medical expenses and prolonged loss of wages, driving their families into bankruptcy
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