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Auto accident and personal injury news, trends,
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It Was Only a Fender-Bender — Should I Tell My Insurer?

It Was Only a Fender-Bender — Should I Tell My Insurer?

You were involved in a minor, low-speed accident. The damage was very minimal, and nobody was injured. Should you alert your insurance company and risk a rate hike, or keep quiet and just pay the repair costs out of pocket? The answer: Call your insurance company,...

Swimming Pools: Summer Fun or Potential Hazard?

Swimming Pools: Summer Fun or Potential Hazard?

Many people enjoy swimming pools in the summertime, and little if any thought is likely given to the risk of drowning. Yet according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people drown every day in the U.S., and children ages 1-4 have the highest...

Should Parents Be Held Liable for Their Children’s Behavior?

Should Parents Be Held Liable for Their Children’s Behavior?

Missouri parents Mark and Karen McDermott were aware that their son’s violent outbursts at school had resulted in injuries to others, yet they chose not to take preventative measure -- such as hospitalization, mood-altering medications, counseling, or behavior...

Two Innovative Products for Road Safety Hitting the Market

Two Innovative Products for Road Safety Hitting the Market

Travelers on two wheels and four have promising new safety products to look forward to -- a bicycle helmet safety system invented in Colorado and an inflatable child seat developed by Volvo. As Julie writes for The Grommet, ICEdot, which attaches to a bike helmet, has...

Drugged Driving: Not as Easy to Prove as You Might Think

Drugged Driving: Not as Easy to Prove as You Might Think

Despite the fact that recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado, driving while under the influence is not. However, determining whether or not a driver is high on pot is definitely not as easy as testing someone for alcohol impairment. Sobriety Tests When a...

Good Samaritan Laws: Know What Is Expected Before You Help

Good Samaritan Laws: Know What Is Expected Before You Help

All states, including Colorado, have some type of law that seeks to encourage medical professionals to act as “good Samaritans” to injured people by offering certain protections to those rendering aid. These laws are meant to explain the legal protections and ethical...

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