Colorado Car Insurance Requirements – How Much is Enough?

May 18th, 2018

hands over a red toy car | Colorado Car Insurance RequirementsHow much insurance you need vastly differs from the minimum Colorado car insurance requirements. If you want to ensure that you have enough insurance coverage in the event of a serious car accident, it is best to purchase more than the minimal limits. Without the right amount of car insurance, you could find yourself paying out of pocket for medical expenses, lost wages, and long-term care after a serious car accident. Read the rest of this entry »

Motorcycle Spring Maintenance Tips

April 11th, 2018

Biker in sunglasses and leather jacket on the road | Motorcycle Spring Maintenance Tips

Spring is finally here in Colorado and motorcyclists from all over the state will soon be heading out to enjoy the beautiful weather. Planning some epic Colorado motorcycle rides should be top on your list this season – including motorcycling favorites like the Walden Loop, Black Canyon Run, and the San Juan Mountain Skyway. But before you hit the open road, it is important to perform a little spring maintenance on your bike. This includes a full tune-up and close inspection of all your important safety gear. Here are our motorcycle spring maintenance tips: Read the rest of this entry »

New Car Safety Tech Can Cut Backup Accidents by 78%

March 22nd, 2018

dashboard backup camera screen | Backup AccidentsOver the last several years, new cars have become equipped with some incredible safety features. This technology has had an instant impact on the number of accidents that occur on our roads. In fact, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, rear automatic braking has been linked to a reduction in backup accidents – by as much as 62%. When you combine this technology with rearview cameras and other backup sensors – the rate of backup accidents is reduced by 78%. Read the rest of this entry »

Developing Chronic Pain after a Car Accident

February 15th, 2018

Being involved in a car accident is terrifying and can literally turn your entire world upside down in the blink of an eye. After a car accident, injured occupants are usually treated for their injuries and sent on their way to recover. While initially, the recovery may go well, many accident victims are surprised to realize that the pain they’re feeling doesn’t quite go away. In fact, over time, many people develop chronic pain after a car accident, and it can damage every aspect of life. Read the rest of this entry »

Safely Navigating Black Ice

January 25th, 2018

The safest way to drive on black ice is…..not to drive on it at all. Unfortunately, that advice is not always practical. If you must venture out this winter, you may encounter roads that have patches of black ice. When this occurs, safely navigating black ice requires knowing a few tricks, and understanding just what is causing the danger. Read the rest of this entry »

Lack of Seatbelt Use Causes Horrific Fatal Rollover Accident in Pueblo

December 20th, 2017

Earlier this month, a fatal rollover accident in Pueblo killed an 18-year-old driver and injured two passengers. The accident occurred on Interstate 25 near the Love’s Travel Stop. According to police reports, the driver lost control of his sedan and rolled his car twice. Sadly, he was ejected from the vehicle and died on the scene of the accident. The other passengers in this accident sustained injuries. None of the people were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash and alcohol and speed are considered to be contributing factors. Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping Your Child Warm and Safe in Their Car Seat

November 28th, 2017

happy kids in their car seats | Keeping Your Child Warm and Safe in Their Car Seat

Accidents can occur at any time to even the safest driver. If you are involved in a car accident, you want to know that your children are protected as much as possible. That’s why you put them in age appropriate car seats. Yet, in the winter months, keeping your child warm AND safe in their car seat isn’t as easy as you might think, and you may actually be doing something dangerous for your children by leaving them in their comfy coats. Read the rest of this entry »

Car Accident on Company Time? Now What?

October 31st, 2017

If you’re like many employees, you routinely drive a company car or truck to work or while you are on the job. From business executives to pizza delivery drivers, using your employer’s car for transportation is a necessity. When an employer has a company car, they maintain the insurance on that vehicle. But what happens when you get into a car accident on company time in the company vehicle? What happens when you’re driving that same car on personal time? Who pays? Read the rest of this entry »

What is the Safest Seat in a Car Crash?

September 21st, 2017

View of the interior of a modern business car showing the dashboard

For years, we’ve been told that the back seat was the safest place to sit if you were involved in a car accident. And for decades this was true. Now, however, things may be changing. Recent advancements in crash technology has improved the safety features in the front seat, making the front passenger seat a lot safer.

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia conducted a study in 2015 to determine where the safest place to sit in a car accident really was. They found that in cars manufactured after 2006, passengers had a 46% greater chance of dying in a car accident when riding in the back seat. Even if they were wearing their seat belts, front seat passengers fared better. Read the rest of this entry »

Unbelted Passengers Can Fatally Injure Others

August 30th, 2017

hand buckling seat belt | Unbelted PassengersNew study determines that a seatbelt can save more than just the life of the person wearing it.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has conducted a study in which it was determined that a driver is two times as apt to be killed in an accident if he or she has an unbelted passenger seated behind them- even if the driver is wearing his or her own seatbelt.

Video of the front crash test shows the test dummy in the rear colliding with the back of the driver’s seat forcefully enough to thrust the driver into the steering wheel just as the airbag is deflating after the point of impact at just 35 mph. Read the rest of this entry »