Vehicle Crashes | Denver Trial Attorney Blog | Leventhal Puga Braley P.C.
Road rash is an injury caused from friction. The injury occurs when the skin slides against a rough surface, causing the skin to be ripped off the body. Road rash may expose muscle, fat, and bone and can occur following an accident. This injury typically causes immediate pain and, in more serious cases, is extremely painful, requiring medical intervention. There are different types of road rash including: Read the rest »
Motorcycles offer riders and their passengers a lot. They are convenient, they use less gas than cars, and they are simply more fun to operate. However, it’s no secret that motorcycles are dangerous. In fact, motorcycle riders are around 27 times more likely to die or be seriously injured in an accident than car drivers. Read the rest »
A commercial truck weighs up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded. That’s why it takes a lot longer to stop a truck than a regular passenger vehicle. When a truck crashes into car, it can do a lot of damage. And when a truck collision causes a fatality, over eighty percent of the time the person who dies isn’t the truck driver. Read the rest »
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that can develop after an injury. It involves chronic pain that is more severe and debilitating than would be expected to result from the injury. Symptoms of CRPS include swelling in the affected area, decreased mobility, changes in the texture or color of the skin, and sensitivity to touch and cold. Complex regional pain syndrome usually affects the arms or legs, leaving you unable to walk without intense pain. A disorder like CRPS can have a long-lasting impact on your ability to enjoy day-to-day life. So, what happens after you develop it following a car accident? Read the rest »
The Colorado Department of Traffic (CDOT) recently released a report on fatal vehicle collisions from 2002-2010. Split up in groups, the numbers show just who is most vulnerable when it comes to vehicle accidents in Colorado. The categories include: drivers over 65, drivers under 65, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicycle riders. There are a few trends that may surprise you. Read the rest »
You cannot trust other drivers. It is a sad but true fact of life in the United States. You cannot tell when another driver has been drinking, is sleep-deprived, or is distracted and about to ram into you from behind. You also cannot tell whether another driver has insurance to cover your hospital bills and repairs in the event of a serious crash. Read the rest »
Approximately 12.6% of United States drivers are driving their vehicles without the coverage of an auto insurance policy. In Colorado, the rate of uninsured drivers is higher at 16.2%, according to the Insurance Research Council. That’s one in six drivers breezing by you on the road without insurance.
If you are involved in an auto collision with one of those drivers, your first thought may well be that you’ve landed in a worst-possible scenario. But if you have uninsured motorist coverage, it will definitely help. Read the rest »