The Colorado Accident Law Blog

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

The Status of Drunk Driving in America

The Status of Drunk Driving in America

CDOT Empowers Drivers to Make Smart Decisions Alcohol continues to be a significant factor in automobile accidents in the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an alcohol-impaired traffic death occurred every 48 minutes in 2017....

Officers Go After Rural Colorado Drivers for Slack Use of Seat Belts

Officers Go After Rural Colorado Drivers for Slack Use of Seat Belts

775 Drivers Ticketed in July Click It or Ticket Campaign "A car crash can happen in the blink of an eye," says Matthew Packard, the chief of Colorado State Patrol. "Not taking that second to buckle up is a choice that could have tragic consequences." Despite evidence...

Chain-Reaction Auto Accidents

Chain-Reaction Auto Accidents

Learn How Fault Is Determined in Colorado A chain-reaction automobile accident is a collision involving three or more vehicles. It often happens when the impact of one collision precipitates a succession of rear-end collisions. How do chain-reaction accidents happen?...

At-Fault Versus No-Fault States

At-Fault Versus No-Fault States

What the Difference Means for Colorado Auto Accident Victims Automobile accident claims often hinge on whether the state in which the collision occurred is an at-fault or no-fault state. Drivers in no-fault states must carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance,...

Weather Conditions That Make Fatal Auto Accidents More Likely

Weather Conditions That Make Fatal Auto Accidents More Likely

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), nearly 1,235,000 car accidents each year are weather-related. These accidents kill nearly 5,000 people and injure more than 418,000 others. High winds, fog, and precipitation all increase the risk of accidents,...

Study Shows Millions Are Driving High

Study Shows Millions Are Driving High

Marijuana Legalization Trends Increase Safety Concerns As of June 2019, 33 states and the District of Columbia had passed laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. Eleven states, including Colorado, have legalized pot for recreational use, while other states...

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