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What Does Larimer County’s First Bicycle Fatality of the Year Mean for Our Community?

Did you know the population of Larimer County is growing? With more people coming to our neck of the woods, the whole area is changing. However, this expansion could cause some unforeseen problems when it comes to our local cyclists. Will city officials be able to adjust and keep the roads safe for bicycles? Larimer… read more

Who Is Responsible for a Road Debris Accident?

Road debris is a serious safety threat found on highways and interstates throughout the country. Furniture, old tires, car parts, electronics and other objects routinely cause car accidents. In fact, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety claims more than 200,000 accidents were caused by road debris between 2011 and 2014. More than 39,000 people suffered… read more

Can the Textalyzer Prevent Distracted Driving Accidents?

In the mid-1950s, Robert F. Borkenstein invented the breathalyzer, a tool that became used by law enforcement across the country to measure the blood alcohol content (BAC) of motorists. If motorists are pulled over and they test above a certain threshold while using the breathalyzer, they face arrest. The breathalyzer became an important asset in… read more

Are There Delayed Injury Symptoms After Motor Vehicle Accidents?

Motor vehicle accidents cause injuries with acute symptoms, such as broken bones or lacerations. Other types of injuries may have delayed symptoms that can take days or weeks to materialize. During this time, it is not uncommon for people to discuss their lack of injury with insurance adjusters. Once survivors begin to feel delayed injury… read more

Did the Supreme Court Just Allow More GM Ignition Switch Lawsuits to Move Forward?

The Supreme Court has rejected General Motors Company’s (GM) that it is not liable for some of the personal injury and wrongful death claims over its faulty ignition switch. GM had previously argued that it was not liable for lawsuits filed before its Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. Last year, the Second Circuit Court of… read more

Automotive Safety: Checklists for Traveling During Spring Break

If you are taking time off in the next few weeks for a road trip, it is important to create a checklist beforehand. Not all vehicles are safe for long-distance travel. In some cases, vehicles may have worn or unsafe equipment that can lead to a motor vehicle crash. The following checklist might help avoid… read more

Can Sharing Personal Information After a Car Accident Put You at Risk for Identity Theft?

It is common practice to share information with other drivers after a car accident. However, many people make the mistake of providing too much information. According to the Colorado Division of Insurance (DOI), you may be putting yourself at risk for identity theft by giving away too many personal details to other drivers. You only… read more

Can CDOT’s New Survey Explain a Surge of Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents in Colorado?

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently conducted a survey on dangerous driving habits in our state. Results gathered by the study may show why there were 607 fatal motor vehicle accidents in Colorado last year, a 24 percent increase over the last two years. According to the study, Colorado drivers admitted to the following:… read more

Want to Help Abused, Neglected and At-Risk Children? Read this Blog

Realities for Children hosts NightLights every year in December to provide support and holiday cheer for abused, neglected and at-risk children in Larimer County. During the last two months of 2016, the organization reported that more than $125,000 in donations was raised for NightLights. Although NightLights is hosted near the holidays, you can make donations… read more