Why Colorado Drivers Need Uninsured Motorist (UM) Coverage

Red car on highway, clearly insured by UM coverage.

As of 2019, the number of uninsured motorists in Colorado was 16.3% of all drivers. This means that if you are involved in a car accident, there is a 16% chance that the at-fault driver is uninsured or doesn’t carry liability insurance. In such a situation, the at-fault driver’s insurance would have been the primary…

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Who Pays When Another Driver Is in a Crash With Your Car?

Two vehicle accident; caused my someone else borrowing your car without your permission.

It is pretty straightforward that when you cause an accident with your car, your car insurance will often pay for the damages involved. However, you may wonder what happens when the person driving your car isn’t you when an accident occurs. Will the fact that you weren’t behind the wheel prevent you from making a…

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Can More Than One Party Be Liable in a Sideswipe Accident in Colorado?

Black car that was side swept by another negligent driver.

Sideswipe accidents are among the most commonly occurring accidents in Colorado. And just like any other accidents, sideswipe collisions are terrifying and financially draining. This makes knowing the party at fault a critical step in streamlining the processes and legal procedures that follow. Technically, the party responsible is deemed negligent and hence legally liable for…

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How Do Low-Visibility Weather Conditions Affect Drivers?

Driving is typically easy in Colorado, but that changes when the weather goes wild. Even the most experienced and careful drivers can cause accidents when driving in low-visibility weather conditions. Statistically, according to the Federal Highway Administration, approximately 21% of all car accidents occur during adverse weather conditions. Conditions that tend to reduce the visibility…

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Can You Obtain Compensation in a Low-Impact Collision in Colorado?

Even though no one expects to be involved in a car accident, they are common throughout Colorado. While some car accidents can quickly be resolved with insurance claims, others, like low-impact collisions, are more complicated. A low-impact collision is a crash that happens at a low speed, causing little or no property damage. These accidents…

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Colorado Ranks as the 5th Worst State for Drivers in the Nation

Colorado skyline. Colorado ranks at the fifth worst state to drive in.

According to a report done by Bankrate.com in 2021, Colorado ranks among the top five worst states for drivers. The Brankrate.com report considered gas prices, insurance cost, driving quality, safety, and weather. Colorado ranked among the top worst states for drivers due to high auto insurance costs and gas prices. Furthermore, the report also states…

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Why Suffering A Herniated Disc After an Auto Accident Can Be Dangerous

Car accident in California. Herniated disk in a car accident.

People can sustain many debilitating and life-threatening injuries during an accident—one of them is a herniated disc. Without proper treatment, a herniated disc can lead to chronic pain, disability, and paralysis if the spinal cord is damaged. Prompt medical attention is necessary to prevent the injury from worsening and give the victim a better chance…

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Is the Rear Driver Always at Fault for a Rear-End Accident in Colorado?

Is the rear driver always at-fault in car accidents

Rear-end accidents are a common occurrence, especially at intersections, construction zones, and on the congested highways of Colorado. Most rear-end accidents result in minor damages, with little to no injuries. Unfortunately, rear-end accidents can also result in severe injury. After a rear-end accident, it’s generally assumed that the driver in the rear caused the accident,…

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What to Do After a Rental Car Accident in Colorado

Rental car accidents

Dealing with a rental car accident is one of the last things you want to worry about, whether your own car is currently indisposed or on vacation. However, driving a car that’s not yours and navigating unfamiliar roads can contribute to a car accident. A car accident with a rental car versus your own car…

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The Dangers of Truck Underride Accidents

Truck underride accidents

It’s common to experience some level of anxiety while driving beside or around a commercial truck or semi-truck on the highway. The large size alone can be daunting compared to the size of a regular vehicle. Unfortunately, the fear of big commercial trucks is sometimes justified. Truck accidents are some of the most deadly accidents…

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