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Auto accident and personal injury news, trends,
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Being Too Emotional While Driving Can Kill You

Being Too Emotional While Driving Can Kill You

Examples of Strong Emotions That Can Lead to Increased Auto Accident Risk Just as drugs and alcohol do, strong emotions like rage, worry, panic, and anguish can impair a person's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. According to a study by researchers at...

Drivers Don’t Yet Trust Self-Driving Cars

Drivers Don’t Yet Trust Self-Driving Cars

Even with the promise of a reduction in auto accidents due to human error, confidence in autonomy is far from certain. Only a tenth of U.S. drivers would feel safer with self-driving vehicles on the road. That was the verdict of an American Automobile Association...

What Constitutes Reckless Conduct in Colorado?

What Constitutes Reckless Conduct in Colorado?

Reckless Driving, Careless Driving Both Fit the Bill Like most states, Colorado has reckless driving laws on the books. What does the state regard as reckless conduct, reckless driving, and careless driving? All behaviors can lead to deadly auto accidents, but are...

Car-Related Recalls Are Common

Car-Related Recalls Are Common

Airbags Aren’t the Only Component That Can Cause a Car Accident It’s been in the news for over a decade: defective airbags and recalls affecting millions of vehicle owners. But airbags aren't the only reason for the recalls. Why You Should Comply With a Recall The...

Colorado Increases Caps for Noneconomic Damages

Colorado Increases Caps for Noneconomic Damages

First Hike of Statutory Limits Related to Personal Injury in Over a Decade In April 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed legislation to increase the limits for statutory damages for the first time in more than a decade. The new damage caps apply only to claims...

COVID-19 Impacting Traffic Safety

COVID-19 Impacting Traffic Safety

Potential for Truck Accidents During Increased Driving Time Over the past few months, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been infecting people in more and more countries, now more than 150. These include the United States, where the infection rate has been spiking...

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