The Colorado Accident Law Blog

Auto accident and personal injury news, trends,
and resources for Colorado drivers.

Should You Buy Insurance on a Rental Car?

Should You Buy Insurance on a Rental Car?

Since most personal auto insurance plans cover loss or damage to a rental car, many people decide to waive the optional insurance coverage add-ons offered by the rental company. But is this really a smart thing to do? Personal Auto Insurance While most people’s...

Study: Fewer Getting Driver’s Licenses

Study: Fewer Getting Driver’s Licenses

Studies have shown that Millenials have less interest in getting licensed to drive than previous generations, and it's also the case for many older people, according to a new study by the University of Michigan Research Institute (UMTRI). "The most recent trend holds...

Rise in Colorado Road Deaths Spurs Prevention Efforts

Rise in Colorado Road Deaths Spurs Prevention Efforts

The Colorado Department of Transportation is taking extra steps in 2016 to encourage drivers to wear seat belts. Data show that almost half of the traffic fatalities in the state in 2015 involved people who were not wearing seat belts. This alarming statistic was...

Study: Sharrows Not Greatest for Bicycling Safety

Study: Sharrows Not Greatest for Bicycling Safety

In a new study, two Colorado researchers found that sharrows (shared lane markings used on roads that are too narrow for bike lanes) do not make biking safer, and do not encourage more people to bicycle, Angie Schmitt reported for Streetsblog USA. The researchers from...

DOT Announces $4 Billion Autonomous Vehicle Plan

DOT Announces $4 Billion Autonomous Vehicle Plan

President Obama said in his recent State of the Union address that he plans for the United States to invest in a 21st-century transportation system. Last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced part of that plan, namely an investment of nearly $4...

Intentional Torts: Harm That Was No Accident

Intentional Torts: Harm That Was No Accident

Most personal injury cases are based upon the theory of negligence: the failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in similar circumstances. In other words, a person can be held liable for damages caused by careless behavior. But what...

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