Pedestrians are the most at-risk group on our roads. Simply crossing the street or stepping out of your car can end in a catastrophic collision and near-fatal injuries if you encounter a negligent driver. But just as auto manufacturers are working to protect drivers and passengers, so too are they developing technology that can prevent serious pedestrian accidents.
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies have become more popular than ever in recent years. The two rideshare giants, Uber and Lyft, have captured a major share of passengers departing from or arriving at the Colorado Springs Airport, according to an article in The Gazette. This increasing presence of rideshare drivers poses a risk for others on our roadways. If you are involved in an accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, you will want to know who you can file a claim against to recover compensation.
If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run recently, you may be holding out hope that the police will be able to solve your case quickly. Sadly, the statistics point to a cold case as the most likely outcome. That does not necessarily mean, however, that you will not be able to recover the compensation you deserve.
While the country is slowly opening back up from quarantine, we are all still feeling the effects that COVID-19 has had on our communities. One of the areas impacted has been our roadways. When Colorado, like most other states, went into lockdown, people were instructed to stay at home as much as possible. With so few people traveling to work in the morning, the streets were left empty. To many negligent drivers, empty streets mean one thing: speeding.
Everyone knows about the horror of a hit and run. You are driving back home from work, doing your best to be responsible and safe, when another driver suddenly comes veering towards you and slams into your car. Before you can get out of your car and demand to know who the driver is, they speed away. You are left not knowing who is responsible for the damage to your car, your injuries, or your emotional trauma.
But if the other driver never actually hit your car? What if they missed, but still managed to cause an accident?
There is nothing more gut-wrenching than hitting your brakes and not slowing down or hearing a loud POP and feeling your car suddenly careen to the side as your tire bursts. Sudden mechanical failures and auto defects are a surefire way to end up in a serious accident. But when such accidents happen, who could be considered at fault?
No one wants to be involved in a drunk driving accident. A drunk driver can destroy your car, leave you with debilitating injuries, and affect your mental state for years to come. Even worse, a drunk driver may be the reason why you lost a beloved member of your family. The person who chose to get behind the wheel of a car inebriated is, of course, at fault. But what about the bar or store that served them? Do they hold any liability?
When cellphones became prevalent in the United States, so did distracted driving. Eventually, hand-free devices were invented in an attempt to curb the ever-growing issue of drivers taking calls or texting while driving. Now that this technology has been with us for over a decade, it is truly time to ask, do they actually help prevent distracted driving accidents?
After an accident caused by a negligent driver, you may find yourself in the position of having to file a claim. While the insurance adjuster assigned to work on your case will try to make the claims process sound easy, the truth is that the insurance company will be doing everything they can to give you as little in compensation as possible. Following these steps, however, can help you get as high a settlement as possible.
Snow and ice-caked roads can be tricky to navigate, and particularly in the mountains. Colorado has some of the highest mountain roads in the country. Winter weather on high mountain passes can create hazardous driving conditions. Some of the most dangerous mountain roads for winter driving in Colorado include: