If you made it through the holidays without an accident in a parking lot or indoor parking structure, consider yourself lucky. If you didn't, you're not alone.
Now that the cold weather has made its way to our area, it is important for all drivers to have their vehicles ready in case of an accident. The last thing that you need to worry about is being stranded in the cold while injured after a collision caused by another driver. We know that you are hoping to make it through the winter without having any incidents on the road. Unfortunately, you can't control how other drivers operate their vehicles.
As the year drew to a close, the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) announced that seven crashes within three days had recently claimed nine lives on Colorado roads. All of them, according to the CSP, were preventable.
If you're a native Coloradoan or have lived here for years, you may consider yourself skilled at driving in the mountains. However, if you're still new at navigating the state's mountainous areas or just aren't comfortable doing it, we've got some important tips to help make your travels safer. These are things that everyone -- no matter how comfortable they are driving in the mountains -- should remember.
You might worry about suffering injuries in a car crash while you're stuck in a traffic jam. After all, you and the drivers around you are barely moving. However, traffic jams can cause drivers to become distracted and even doze off.
As the holiday season approaches, people are going to be heading out on the roads more to do their shopping. Even those who order online contribute to the traffic since delivery drivers have to head out on the roads. All this increase in traffic means that there will almost certainly be an uptick in the number of accidents that occur.
October is right around the corner, which means that people are going to start making plans for Halloween. When you are planning your outing with your children, you need to be sure that you are keeping safety in mind. Even though there are going to be plenty of people out for trick-or-treating, some drivers might not give pedestrians the attention and courtesy they deserve.
Many people think that the physical injuries are the worst part of a car wreck. What they don't realize is that the emotional impacts of them can be even more life-limiting. There are times when a person is so traumatized by the accident that they can't function normally. We know that this can change the course of your life.
Being involved in a car wreck is an unexpected and traumatic event. Even if you don't think the accident was very serious, there is a chance that significant effects might result from it. You should be as prepared as possible to deal with this situation.
The days that follow a car wreck are usually painful, but they are still filled with activity. You might need to deal with insurance matters and may have doctor visits. All of this comes during a time when you are sore from the jarring effect the impact had on your body. If the crash led to a catastrophic injury to an occupant of the vehicle, there is much more going on.