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Fatal pedestrian accidents are at a record high

Whether you walk for leisure or as a healthy alternative to a vehicle for getting from point A to point B, you likely expect that it is safer than getting behind the wheel. Unfortunately, recent trends indicate otherwise.

In 2018, over 6,000 U.S. pedestrians died in fatal traffic accidents. This is the highest number of pedestrian deaths in nearly 30 years

3 Ways Colorado Drivers are causing accidents

Beautiful scenery graces the Colorado landscape and draws many new residents to the Denver area each year. There is a mixture of new and experienced drivers taking to the roads daily. Unfortunately, many innocent drivers are hurt in car crashes that leave them in a financial bind and unable to bounce back.

When you are the victim of a car accident, you deserve to be compensated for every penny worth of sustained damages. It helps to know what the common causes for accidents are in Denver. You should be aware of what to look out for, and what may have caused the accident in the first place.

Best interest of the child–how parenting time is determined in Colorado

If you have children and you’re in the midst of a divorce, you know that child custody can be one of the more contentious aspects between soon-to-be-ex-spouses. You’ve also likely heard the phrase “best interest of the child.” Best interest refers to cases involving the determination of child custody and the factors a court will consider to reach the most positive outcome for the children involved.

Couples are encouraged to come to an agreement about child custody and how they’ll share parenting time on their own, but if they are not able to agree, a court will make a decision on their behalf. The welfare of a child will be the main priority and a judge will look at how the decision will benefit the child the most.

Is It Time To Ban Cellphone Use While Driving?

In Colorado, more than 40 car accidents happen every day as a result of distracted driving, most of which involve cellphone use. State law has already banned the use of cellphones while driving for those under the age of 18. Now, some powerful forces are pushing to extend that ban to drivers of all ages.

What if you are in an accident with an uninsured motorist?

Now that winter has arrived, Colorado drivers are dealing with snow and ice on the roads. Dangerous driving conditions can lead to vehicle accidents. Even if you drive cautiously when the weather is bad, you may encounter other drivers that are not so careful.

Getting into an accident with an uninsured driver is more likely than you may think. According to the Insurance Research Council, about one in eight U.S. drivers do not have auto insurance. Here is what you need to know if you are involved in an accident with an uninsured driver.

How To Modify Child Support Orders

A divorce can significantly change your life, and it continues to change afterwards. Change looks different for everyone, whether it means a promotion, a new job, a new house or even a new marriage. 

If your life continues to change, the court orders filed at the time of your divorce may no longer be appropriate for your circumstances. Colorado family courts regularly review past orders, such as child support, to make sure they are still relevant. However, you do not have to wait for the courts to catch up to the change in your life. You have the option to ask for a review and a modification of child support orders.

What are the top causes of car accidents during winter?

It seems every winter drivers forget how to navigate ice and snow. It’s a relearning process and unfortunately the change in weather often comes with car accidents. Why does this happen every year?

Here are the most common causes of motor vehicle accidents during the winter months.

Can You Sue An Abusive Spouse During A Divorce?

People who suffer domestic violence at the hands of a spouse often pursue a divorce. What many victims of domestic violence do not know is that they can also sue their abuser in a civil lawsuit to obtain compensation for the abuse they have suffered and to hold their abuser accountable. This can be done in conjunction with a divorce.

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