Insomniac Colorado Truck Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide

March 24th, 2019

truck accident | Colorado Truck Driver Charged with Vehicular HomicideA Colorado truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal trucking accident occured in Rapid City, South Dakota. The 53-year-old driver worked for a Denver-based trucking company called Navajo Express. The trucker crossed the median on Interstate 90 and crashed head-on into a Jeep traveling the opposite direction. The driver of the Jeep was killed. After the crash, the driver admitted to using Ambien, a medication for insomnia, two days before the fatal collision occurred. Read the rest of this entry »

Employers Can Reduce the Number of Work Related Accidents

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. Read the rest of this entry »

How Healthy is Colorado?

January 25th, 2019

How healthy is Colorado? The state has long been thought of as one of the healthiest states in the country. Residents here enjoy an active lifestyle and generally eat better than other Americans. They take better care of their weight, their health, and their families. This year, Colorado still made the list of healthiest states, although it fell slightly. The 2018 America’s Health Rankings listed Colorado as the 8th overall healthiest state in the country. Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and Utah were the top 5 healthiest states.

For the past 29 years, the America’s Health Rankings report has been conducted. This report includes a variety of factors to overall health, including obesity, cancer rates, children in poverty and high school graduation. According to this year’s report, Colorado residents had lower obesity, lower cancer death rates, and fewer children in poverty. Over the past 5 years, Colorado residents have decreased smoking by 6% and the number of children in poverty has also decreased 35%. Read the rest of this entry »

Kids, Car Seats and Winter Coats: What Parents Need to Know

December 27th, 2018

child asleep in a car seat | Car Seats and Winter CoatsParents are constantly required to make choices in order to keep their children safe from dangers in today’s world. Even something that occurs every day, like traveling in a car, can be risky.  From researching the safest and most reliable vehicles on the market, to purchasing a certified and safety tested car seat, to bundling up against the cold winter weather, parents and caregivers have many important decisions to make. One unexpected decision parents don’t always take into consideration has to do with how to keep a child warm without risking their safety in a car. Here’s what all parents should know about kids, car seats and winter coats: Read the rest of this entry »

What are a DUI Crash Victim’s Rights?

November 28th, 2018

When you are involved in an accident with a driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you have a right to collect compensation. You can file a lawsuit against the drunk driver and collect the money you need to pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Unfortunately, this isn’t always easy and there are some additional factors to consider in drunk driving accidents. Understanding what a DUI crash victim’s rights are is crucial to collecting the money you need to recover. Read the rest of this entry »

One Concussion can cause Long-Term Structural Brain Damage

October 12th, 2018

Wireframe model of the human brain | One Concussion can cause Long-Term Structural Brain Damage

It’s just a bump on the head right? Just one small concussion so it shouldn’t be a big deal – right? Wrong.

Just one concussion can cause long-term structural brain damage, according to a new study released earlier this year. Researchers at the NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City used a 3D MRI to examine the volume of brain matter in 19 concussion patients over the year after their injury. They also studied 12 individuals who had not had a concussion. The concussion patients scans’ revealed measurable brain atrophy, compared to healthy individuals who had not sustained a concussion. This finding directly counters popular belief that concussions are “no big deal.” Read the rest of this entry »

Pueblo Car Accident Risk is Lower than Other Colorado Cities. But There are Still Problems…

September 28th, 2018

Pueblo and the surrounding metropolitan area are home to more than 160,000 residents. It is the primary city in the Front Range Urban Corridor and nestled beautifully along the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. Just a quick 112 miles south of Denver, the city is one of the largest steel producers in the United States. It is also one of the least expensive places to live in the entire state and the sixth most affordable place to live in America. Yet, is it also one of the worst places to live in America? Read the rest of this entry »

Feeling Disoriented after a Car Accident? Seek Help!

August 27th, 2018

multiple cars in traffic after an accident | Feeling Disoriented after a Car AccidentIf you are feeling disoriented after a car accident, you may be tempted to minimize this feeling or ignore it altogether.  After all, your injuries could be worse – right? Unfortunately, feeling disorientation after an accident could be a sign of a more serious injury. It is always best to seek medical help after a car accident – especially if you are experiencing symptoms such as feeling disoriented or confused. A complete examination may be needed to rule out a more serious medical condition or injury. Read the rest of this entry »

The Dangers of Fatigued Driving

July 18th, 2018

tired woman driving at night showing the Dangers of Fatigued DrivingPerhaps you were up all night with a crying baby or preparing for a big presentation at work. Perhaps you pulled an all-nighter studying for a final exam or work the graveyard shift. It seems like for most Americans, life in America often means being tired. In fact, the majority of adults don’t get the recommended sleep every night, and this can translate to serious and often fatal accidents on the road. A report published by the Centers for Disease Control that looked at the dangers of fatigued driving, found that over a third of all adults in the United States routinely got less than 7 hours of sleep a night. Read the rest of this entry »

Preventable Deaths in Colorado are on the Rise

June 22nd, 2018

top of ambulance from the front | Preventable Deaths in Colorado are on the Rise

The National Safety Council recently released a study of preventable deaths and discovered that 2016 was not a good year when it came to safety. In fact, preventable deaths in Colorado increased 10%, the number of reported preventable deaths increased by 5.7% that same year. For Colorado, there were numerous reasons why preventable deaths were on the rise. In particular, however, three causes resulted in 75% of all Colorado accidental deaths. Read the rest of this entry »