What to Know About Colorado Winter Driving Accidents

crushed front of car covered in snow

A Colorado winter can see up to 56 inches of snow a year, making for one of the most popular winter tourist destinations in the United States. Every holiday season, as the snow begins to fall, families and friends pack up their gear and drive over to The Centennial State for a weekend of skiing,…

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Keeping Up With Tire and Brake Maintenance During a Colorado Winter

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Maintaining your tires and brakes is essential for a safe driving experience in Colorado during the winter. Winter weather can be unpredictable and hazardous, with icy roads and snow-covered surfaces that can cause you to lose control of your vehicle. These weather conditions, along with improper tire or brake maintenance, may contribute to an accident. …

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How Is Fault Determined in a Car Accident Caused by Black Ice?

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Black ice is common in places where it rains often and where temperatures can drop quickly. It is notoriously hard for drivers to see and leads to a large number of accidents every year. Black ice is one of the most dangerous conditions to drive on because of this, and since Colorado sees a lot…

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Colorado Vacationer: What to Do If You’re in a Rideshare Accident

a car windshield with an uber and lyft sticker

Using a rideshare app is supposed to be simple. You simply download the app and then generally the closest driver to your destination will accept your request and bring you to your destination. While rideshare apps like Lyft and Uber have become quite popular forms of transportation in Colorado, rideshare accidents can occur, leaving the…

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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?

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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?

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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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