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Steps to take following a car accident

No matter how good a Denver area driver is, they can't always avoid getting into a car accident. Although most of these are minor fender-benders, others car accidents cause serious injuries and extensive damage.

There are certain steps a person involved in a car accident should do following the accident. First, an accident victim needs to remain at the scene. If they leave, they can be charged with hit-and-run. Next, a person should make sure all drivers and passengers are okay. If there are injuries, medical attention should be sought.

ATV accidents can be serious

There are many people in Colorado that enjoy using their ATV for either work or play. These vehicles are fun to drive and can also be very handy on rural properties. But they can also be very dangerous and an ATV accident often leads to serious injuries and even death.

Many of ATV accidents involve the vehicle flipping or rolling. When this happens, the driver and their passenger can be thrown from the ATV or pinned underneath it. Some of the most serious injuries an ATV driver can receive is a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chest and abdominal injuries, and fractures. Injuries such as TBIs and spinal cord injuries can result in a lifetime of medical care. The Consumer Products Safety Commission estimates that in 2015, over 98,000 people had to go to the emergency room for ATV injuries.

What might serve as evidence of distracted driving?

Every day, drivers take risks and make decisions while driving that put them at serious risk of causing a crash. One such risk is driving while distracted.

If you have been injured in an accident, it can be crucial to determine if the other driver was distracted, which can be the basis for a legal claim. There are numerous places to look for signs of distraction.

Undiagnosed head injuries after an accident

You mind your business and drive along a busy highway. As usual, it is rush hour and the traffic is awful. You pray that soon you will finally be free of this stressful situation. Suddenly, without warning a truck hits you from behind. Your head hits the windshield. You lose consciousness, an ambulance is called and you are rushed to the hospital.

You may have just suffered a head injury after your car accident. That means it could be something very serious called a concussion. This is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that effects the way the brain works. The effects can vary from a minor blow to the head with short-term dizziness to a life-changing brain injury as a result of major shock. That is why it is so vital that your head injury is properly diagnosed. It is important for your doctor to understand that you suffered a head injury and pay close attention to your symptoms. When the appropriate tests are run these tests can tell the function of the brain and see physical changes.

10 Ways to Avoid Car Accidents

If you have a long commute for work or travel along an Interstate every day, then chances are you see car accidents on a regular basis. A study released in May show that seatbelt usage fluctuates from state to state, and that belting up continues to be a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council (NSC).

4 Myths About aftermarket Exhaust Pipes for Motorcycles

Love them or hate them, one thing is for sure, the sound of many aftermarket exhaust pipes retro-fitted on motorcycles make them roar louder than they did before with the exhaust pipes that came standard on the bikes. Most motorcycle enthusiasts who make the conversions to their bikes swear by the transformation, claiming it alerts other nearby motorists of the presence of a biker.

Avoid a Holiday Accident & Injury with these 11 Holiday Safety Tips

The holidays can be a season for giving, celebrating and spending time with loved ones. They can also be a time when people decorate their homes and put up trees - and this part of holiday festivities can present some specific hazards, especially for those who are not prepared to mitigate these risks with the right safety planning and practices.

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