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Can you file a claim for delayed pain?

If you were recently in a car accident and decided not to go to the hospital, you may be one of many who later discovered that you had pain and soreness that you didn't feel at the time. Delayed symptoms of injuries aren't uncommon in car crashes, because the adrenaline your body releases makes it hard for you to feel any pain. Despite that, the reality is that you did get hurt and do need medical care. Do you still have the option?

Marijuana-related fatalities on the rise in Colorado

Colorado has made marijuana legal over the course of the last several years, but with a rise in auto deaths with marijuana as a factor, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) wants to know more about what people think about driving while using the drug.

What is a Safe System?

Making it safer for drivers to be on the roads isn't always easy. Trying to take the human error out of the equation is impossible. However, there are some things that could be tried to reduce the number of collisions on the roads. One of those things is creating a safer system for the roads.

Drowsy driving: More prominent than once believed

Everyone has had a moment behind the wheel when he or she felt too tired to keep driving. Most people decide enough is enough and pull over to the side of the road. They might take a nap or rest for several hours before continuing. Others grab a quick coffee and make sure they're awake and alert before continuing onward.

1 seriously hurt in crash in Boulder

A driver from Brighton has been accused of a DUI and reckless driving after hitting a student from the University of Colorado. According to the Jan. 17 report, the student, a 20-year-old, had part of his scalp torn off in the crash and suffered serious injuries. The crash involved three vehicles in Boulder on a late Friday night.

What level of impairment results in liability for a crash?

In 2016, over 7,000 people were arrested during the "Heat Is On" campaign in Colorado. This campaign had 12 periods during which it ran. This campaign increases overall DUI enforcement, resulting in more stops and arrests. Two-hundred and seventy-two people who were impaired were caught on New Year's last year, a slight reduction from the 396 in 2015. In total, 102 agencies participated in the campaign, with 30 arrests taking place in Aurora and another 17 taking place in Denver.

Are Cell Phones More Distracting to Drivers than Pot?

Many things cause us to drive carelessly. No question about it, many distractions in the car exist like eating fast food, passengers (human or otherwise), putting on makeup, cell phones, music and a host of other creative activities. A driver's mental state can also negatively impact driving behavior.  A few examples include feeling overly tired, angry, emotional or just lacking a plan as to where you're going can cause us to drive carelessly.  Unfortunately, any one of these careless or distracted behaviors may cause someone to swerve, over-correct or drive too slowly or too fast.  While these careless acts rarely result in fatalities, driving while intoxicated often kills.  Drunk driving is the most dangerous careless activity you can engage in as one person is killed every 50 minutes in a drunk driving accident. (NHTSA, 2017) 

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