Archive for the ‘Auto Accident’ Category

DUI Accident in Pueblo Highlights Dangers of Intoxicated Driving 

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Car keys and glass of alcohol on a table | dui accident in puebloA DUI traffic accident occurred earlier this month in a Pueblo intersection. According to the Pueblo Police Department, the accident happened on Friday, May 15th around 9 p.m. and resulted in two very mangled vehicles and multiple people being taken to the hospital for treatment. (more…)

Legalizing Pot Has Caused a Rise in Car Accidents and Injuries

Monday, February 17th, 2020

driver having impaired vision while driving | pot legalization linked to rise of car accidentsIt has been 20 years since cannabis became legal for medicinal use in Colorado. In 2012, it became legal for all adults to use recreational marijuana in the state. Since then, medical and safety experts wondered if legalizing pot would cause a rise in injuries and accidents. According to new research, they may now have their answer. Learn more about pot legalization linked to rise of car accidents below. 
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Serious I-25 Accident North of Pueblo Results in Tragedy

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

car flipped over on the road with emergency truck about to respond to the accident | two-vehicle accident on i-25 near puebloA serious two vehicle accident north of Pueblo on Interstate 25, shut down the northbound lanes of the highway for four hours on Tuesday, January 28th. (more…)

How to Avoid Common Childhood Injuries 

Monday, October 14th, 2019

teddy bear using a seatbelt in a car | transportation and roadside accidents in childrenChildren are society’s most precious asset. After all, children are truly the foundation upon which a family is built. Families in Colorado, however, have witnessed an increasing number of accidents and incidents leading to injuries to children. Although advocacy groups, federal authorities, and Colorado state authorities have taken good steps toward identifying and addressing these issues, child injuries continue to occur statewide. When a child is injured due to the negligent actions of another person or organization, a parent or caregiver should be prepared to seek expert legal guidance through an experienced personal injury attorney. (more…)

How Does Colorado Rank for Deadliest Car Crashes?

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

man frustrated in his car | Colorado Deadly Car Crash RankResidents of the Mile High State know all too well the perils of commuting here. Heavy volumes of traffic mixed with unpredictable weather patterns can cause horrific and even fatal car accidents. But how does Colorado compare to the rest of the country when it comes to deadly car crashes? Learn about the current Colorado Deadly Car Crash Rank by reading below. (more…)

Pedestrian Killed in Accident Near Highway 50 in Pueblo

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

boy run over by a car | fatal pedestrian accidentPueblo police officials are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred near Highway 50 in Pueblo in March. The accident occurred at 9:15 pm on Friday, March 22 near Highway 50 and Club Manor Drive. The victim was wheelchair bound and was attempting to cross the street when they were hit by a vehicle. No details have been released following the fatal accident. (more…)

Employers Can Reduce the Number of Work Related Accidents

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

truck crashed onto an automobile | work-related vehicular accidentsWhen most people think about work-related motor vehicle accidents, they tend to think of occupations that only involve driving professionally, such as truckers and commercial drivers. This is often not actually the case, however. A study by Denver-based Pinnacol Assurance Inc., the largest workers’ compensation insurer in Colorado, revealed that more workers in non-professional driving occupations are spending an increased amount of time on the road as part of their jobs. This in turn has lead to serious car accidents and fatalities. (more…)

The Dangers of Highway Fog and Smoke

Friday, March 24th, 2017

foggy highway at night with yellow street lights | The Dangers of Highway Fog and SmokeRecent widespread grass fires in Washington state serve as a deadly reminder of the dangers of highway fog and smoke.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) has used the unfortunate events in Washington state to remind drivers to make the necessary adjustments when they encounter smoke or fog on the highway.

Smoke and fog can act as blinders, making vehicles, pedestrians, and other objects impossible to see until the last minute. This can leave drivers with inadequate time to react or take appropriate corrective measures. (more…)

What to do if you’ve TOTALED Your Car?

Monday, February 27th, 2017

You’ve just been in an accident and your car sustained a lot of damage. How do you know if it is totaled? If you’ve totaled your car, can you keep it and fix it? What will the insurance company give you for your totaled car? (more…)

Crash Fatalities Increased Dramatically in 2015 | Pueblo Personal Injury

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

car crash collision in urban streetAccording to the National Safety Council (NSC), advancements in safety technology can only carry the traffic accident statistics so far. Apparently lower gas prices and a stronger economy were more influential factors in contributing to the largest increase in car accident fatalities in the past five decades.

The final tally has not been made, however, early estimates from the NSC indicate that approximately 38,300 people died on U.S. roads last year, and an additional 4.4 million sustained serious injuries. That’s the largest number of traffic deaths since 2008. (more…)