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Recommended Automobile Maintenance to Help Avoid Accidents

By Timothy Bussey on November 14, 2021

Like all machinery, motor vehicles need regular maintenance. In fact, lack of vehicle maintenance can be a contributing factor to accidents. For example, worn brake pads could prevent you from stopping in time to avoid a collision. Worn wiper blades could leave streaks on the windshield that impair visibility. The following maintenance tips can help you stay safe on the road and avoid the hassle and expense of an accident. They can also help you avoid costly repairs to your vehicle in the future.

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Taking Effective Accident Photos

By Timothy Bussey on November 6, 2021

To recover compensation in a personal injury claim, you must show that the other party was negligent and establish the nature and extent of your damages. Photos may provide the best evidence to support your claim. With eyewitness testimony, you are relying on someone else’s recollection of what occurred in the past, which may or may not be accurate.

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What to Do If You Are Injured in a Parking Garage Accident

By Timothy Bussey on November 3, 2021

When you pull off a busy road into a parking lot, the last thing you are expecting is to be involved in a collision. The risk of a crash in parking lots is greater than you may think. Tens of thousands of motor vehicle accidents causing injury and death occur in parking lots and parking garages every year, as stated by the National Safety Council (NSC). Parking lots become even more dangerous during the holidays. Poor lighting, limited visibility, and drivers backing up without looking can lead to serious accidents.

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Why You Should Not Give an Insurance Adjuster a Recorded Statement

By Timothy Bussey on October 30, 2021

After a vehicle accident caused by another driver, you can expect a call from an insurance adjuster who asks you for a recorded statement. These adjusters are trained to sound friendly, helpful, and “on your side,” and may tell you they are looking for some additional data regarding liability. You can put yourself at risk by allowing your statement to be recorded, as in many cases, the sole purpose of the call is to reduce the value of a settlement.

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How Your Family’s Car Insurance May Help After an Accident

By Timothy Bussey on October 26, 2021

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an accident, you may assume the losses you suffered will be covered by an insurance settlement. When the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, you have a problem – who will pay for your lost wages, medical care, and treatment, rehabilitation, or pain and suffering? In cases of underinsured or uninsured drivers, you may need to rely on your car insurance. But – are you covered?

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Who Is Liable in a Pile-up Accident?

By Timothy Bussey on October 18, 2021

Pile-up accidents are common on highways, where vehicles are traveling at high speeds and need more time and distance to stop. Drivers may not have enough time to avoid hitting the car ahead. They may hit the brakes, swerve into another lane, or go into a skid. Worse still, they may swerve into oncoming traffic, causing a head-on collision.

Chain reaction crashes involving three or more vehicles are more likely to occur when hazardous weather conditions, such as snowstorms in Colorado, reduce road visibility. When multiple vehicles are involved in a single pileup, where does liability lie? In Colorado, the answer can be complicated.

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How New Vehicles Keep Pedestrians Safer

By Timothy Bussey on June 28, 2021

Toyota Vehicle RecallPedestrians 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.

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Rideshare Accidents: Who You Can File Against

By Timothy Bussey on May 17, 2021

Auto AccidentUber, 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.

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How Often Are Hit-and-Runs Solved?

By Timothy Bussey on March 15, 2021

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.

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How COVID-19 Caused a Speeding Spike

By Timothy Bussey on November 23, 2020

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.

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