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Spinal cord injuries from crashes result in serious disabilities

Most people understand that there is a level of risk involved in getting behind the wheel of a car or riding as a passenger. Sadly, people die and suffer serious injuries every day as the result of motor vehicle collisions. No matter how careful you are while driving, there's always the risk of someone else making a mistake that causes an accident.

When that happens, you and your family can end up paying the price. Serious injuries can result from crashes caused by distracted, drunk or negligent drivers. Sometimes people hits their heads and suffer traumatic brain injuries. Spinal cord injuries can result from the force of an impact, penetrating injuries, rolling vehicles or being ejected from a car or truck. These injuries often result in permanent disabilities.

Family may consider wrongful death claim after train hits SUV

No parent wants to think about the idea of losing a child. Sadly, this type of tragedy does occur, and many families are left to contend with the grief and other hardships such an event can bring. When other parties may be liable for the incident that led to the death, the family of the victim may have reason to file a wrongful death claim.

One family in Colorado may wish to seek more information on this legal option after a recent accident. Reports stated that the incident involved an SUV driven by an 18-year-old high school student and a train. Details on how the incident occurred where not given other than to state that the collision took place around 6 p.m.

Wrongful death claims may stem from Colorado wrong-way crash

Fatalities, serious injuries, property damage and other outcomes are common from serious crashes. Unfortunately, car accidents have a tendency to occur often and can affect many people in a single collision. Surviving family members of individuals killed in crashes often have many hardships to face, and due to these struggles, they may have cause to file wrongful death claims.

Such claims could potentially stem from a recent accident that occurred in Colorado. Reports stated that an SUV was traveling southbound into northbound traffic when the crash took place. The SUV struck two other vehicles, and a total of six individuals were involved in the incident. The driver of the SUV was reported as being a 24-year-old woman. Police noted that alcohol was likely a factor in the accident.

You may be surprised at the common causes of truck accidents

If you spend any time on the roads of Colorado -- and anywhere in the country for that matter -- you know one thing to be true: Commercial vehicles are everywhere.

While sharing the road with others is a way of life, it doesn't mean it's always safe. There are times when truckers and trucking companies make mistakes, thus increasing the possibility of an accident.

Wrongful death claims may result from Colorado crash

Deadly accidents happen every day. Unfortunately, these incidents can claim the lives of individuals of any age, and families are often left to deal with numerous hardships in the aftermath. If a death occurs during a car accident due to the negligence of a driver, surviving family members may have legal options for filing wrongful death claims that they may wish to consider.

It was recently reported that a fatal incident took place in Colorado. According to reports, the event involved only one vehicle, which was carrying at least five occupants. The vehicle was apparently traveling on Interstate 70, and the road was described as icy. However, it was unclear whether road conditions played a direct role in the accident. Details on how the crash occurred were few, but it was mentioned that the vehicle rolled over.

Wrong-way collision may lead to wrongful death claim in Colorado

Getting home safely is often the goal of many people. Unfortunately, numerous people across the country become victims of car accidents every year. As a result, family members are often left behind wondering how these events could have happened and what they should do next. For some, filing wrongful death claims may be worth consideration.

One family in Colorado may be considering this legal option after a recent fatal crash. Reports stated that the incident involved a van and a pickup truck. Apparently the van was traveling west in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70. The driver of the van was reported as being an 86-year-old man, and it was not clear what may have resulted in his going the wrong way. Nonetheless, the van collided head-on with a pickup truck.

Fatal pedestrian accident may lead to wrongful death claim

There are few events in life that individuals find more devastating than the sudden death of a loved one. Though this type of event can have heartbreaking impacts on surviving family members, they are not uncommon. In fact, car accidents claim lives every day, and many people are left to attend to their grief. If negligence played a role in the incidents, some individuals may have reason to seek justice for their deceased loved ones through wrongful death claims.

One family in Colorado may be considering such action after a recent event. Reports stated that a 44-year-old man was attempting to cross the street near intersection that had no crosswalks. While making this attempt, the man was struck by a vehicle. He suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident.

Despite the law, many truck drivers still drive while fatigued

There are a number of factors that can increase your risk of experiencing a serious or even fatal car crash. Even when you try your best to prioritize safety, you can't control the weather or the behavior of other people on the road. Drivers who feel tired, drive distracted or get behind the wheel while chemically impaired certainly put everyone else at risk.

In order to reduce that risk, there are laws in place that penalize drivers who choose to drive while under the influence, as well as those who choose to text or use social media while driving. Of course, commercial drivers are subject to the same rules, and often get held to a higher standard. That doesn't stop them from making mistakes, including choosing to continue driving when they feel tired.

Study: brain injuries a big problem for motorcycle passengers

Few people across Colorado need to be told that riding a motorcycle can be a risky activity. Unfortunately, much of that risk often owes to the negligent driving of motorists in passenger vehicles who don't give enough attention or respect to motorcyclists.

We routinely work with knowledge and diligence on behalf of accident victims at the Alamosa-based personal injury law firm of Vance & Larson.

Always concerning: Thanksgiving holidays and drunk drivers

Thanksgiving Day is a time for gratitude and happiness each year for legions of Americans, including individuals and families all across Colorado. Such sentiments are implied in its very name.

For some people, though, the annual holiday period becomes horribly marred by personal injuries suffered that owe directly to third-party negligence.

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