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Minors and DUIs: Can a Party Host Be Held Responsible?

Summertime is a time for celebration – graduations, weddings, Independence Day or simply getting together to enjoy the season with family and friends. Those of us planning to host a party or two this summer may not be thinking about the potential risks of serving alcohol to our guests. However, if social hosts fail to take precautions when it comes to alcohol, they could face potential liability.

June 28th, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Can You Recover for a Wildlife-Car Crash?

Imagine driving at dusk along a quiet rural road. You notice a flash of movement in your peripheral vision, and in the next instant a large animal leaps in front of your speeding car. You slam on your breaks as the animal crosses the road and disappears into the darkness. Your heart is pounding. It could have been so much worse.

June 7th, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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What to Do If You Are Injured in a Bicycle Hit-and-Run

June is Colorado Bike Month! Bicycling can be an enjoyable and healthy experience, and this month is a great opportunity to take your bike out on the road or the trail, with a variety of bike-themed events happening in El Paso County and throughout the state.

May 31st, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle AccidentsPersonal Injury

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Drugged Driving Versus Drunk Driving: Is There a Difference?

When you get in a car, you always accept a certain amount of risk. One of the most unpredictable risks on the road is the condition of the drivers around you. Even if you do everything right, if another driver is distracted or impaired, an accident can be difficult to avoid. 

May 10th, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle AccidentsPersonal Injury

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Truck Accidents and Car Accidents: What’s the Difference?

Being involved in any kind of motor vehicle accident is a traumatic event, even if it turns out to be relatively minor.

April 30th, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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How to Prevent Motorcycle Accident Injuries

If you are a biker, you know that there is nothing as freeing as riding a motorcycle on the open road. Without the confinement of a car surrounding you, the road feels like an extension of yourself. The speed, the wind, the excitement of what lies around the next turn or curve, all can make you feel invincible.

April 23rd, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Wrong Way Car Accidents: How Do They Happen?

Every so often there will be a traffic alert or a news report about a wrong way driver, one who is traveling in the wrong direction on a road or highway.

April 9th, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Depression in Children After a Car Accident

There is nothing more frightening for a parent than finding out your child has been in a car accident.

March 22nd, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Tips For Handling Insurance Adjustor Calls

Here's a familiar scenario: You have been in a two-car collision and you have sustained personal injuries. The other vehicle’s driver was at fault.  You just started being treated for your injuries and already the medical bills are piling up. You expect to be out of work for a while and you have no idea when you can go back. You are starting to get worried about keeping up with all your payments.

March 8th, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Bicyclists: Protect Your Rights After a Motor Vehicle Crash

If you have been hit by a motor vehicle while riding a bicycle, there are actions you should take after the accident to protect your rights.

February 28th, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Truck Driver Incompetence: Who Is Responsible For Poorly Trained Truck Drivers?

Imagine an 80,000-lb tractor-trailer barreling down the road on a collision course with you and your vehicle.The unfortunate fact is this scenario, or one like it, happens more than 475,000 times a year. 

January 31st, 2019 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Tips for Surviving a Road Rage Encounter

Aggressive driving is the number one complaint Colorado Springs police receive on a daily basis. Road rage behavior, police say, is becoming increasingly deadly.

December 21st, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Do I Need A Lawyer After A Car Accident?

A car accident is a traumatic experience. A car crash that results in serious injury can be a devastating one.

November 23rd, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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What To Do If You Are Hit By An Uninsured Driver

Colorado, like most states, requires a minimum amount of insurance for any owner of a car, truck, or motorcycle. Driving without insurance is illegal. Every owner of a passenger vehicle is required to carry a minimum of $25,000 per person ($50,000 per accident) in bodily injury liability and $15,000 in property damage per accident. But there is no requirement that an owner carries uninsured (“UM”) coverage or underinsured (“UIM”) motorist coverage.

November 16th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Emotional Distress After a Car Accident: Can You Recover?

Anyone who has been in a car accident knows that it can be an extremely traumatic experience. While physical injuries incurred in an accident may be readily apparent, for many people the post-accident trauma can also manifest all sorts of psychological and emotional symptoms.

October 24th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer Debunks Myths About Seatbelt Use

More than 90 percent of Americans use seatbelts regularly. And while that sounds good, the reality is that the remaining 10 percent — more than 30 million people ­— do not buckle up.

October 10th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle AccidentsPersonal Injury

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Self-Driving Truck Accidents: Who Can You Sue?

Expect to see an increase in large self-driving trucks on America’s roadways, even as deadly accidents in connection with self-driving automobiles make headlines.

September 28th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Should You Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

You have been in an accident. You sustained injuries and know that you deserve to be compensated. You need to take care of what is front and center of your life right now, like paying medical bills that are accumulating and supporting your family. Why not just take what the insurance company is offering and get on with your life?

September 21st, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle AccidentsPersonal Injury

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Weed, Car Crashes and Wrongful Death

The marijuana industry reached $9.7 billion in 2017 and is expected to grow to $57 billion by 2027. Eight states and the District of Columbia have now joined Colorado in legalizing marijuana for adult recreational use, and medical marijuana is legal now in more than half of the states in the union.  

September 14th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Preventing Motorcycle Accidents

Summer is a great time to hit the open road on a motorcycle. Unfortunately, motorcyclists face a substantial risk of being hurt or even killed if they become involved in an accident because they have little to protect them from the force or impact of a collision. If a crash occurs and was caused by a negligent driver, a road defect, or any third party who is irresponsible, Colorado Springs motorcycle accident lawyers should be consulted for help to pursue a claim for compensation.

August 31st, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Big Rig Safety: Are There Ways to Reduce the Chance of Collisions?

Truck accidents are some of the collisions on the road that are most likely to have fatal consequences. These accidents are especially likely to be deadly for people who are outside of the truck and who are involved in a crash, thanks to the size of the big rig and the force of the impact from the accident. If a collision occurs with a big rig, Colorado Springs truck accident attorneys can help victims or their family members to understand their legal rights and to take action against the driver or trucking company in appropriate circumstances in order to obtain compensation for losses.

August 24th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Deadly Self-Driving Car Accident Being Blamed on Safety Driver's Distraction

Distracted driving has become a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents and those who are involved in any crash with a driver who was distracted at the time of the incident should consult with a Colorado Springs car accident lawyer to get help taking legal action to recover compensation from the negligent motorist.

August 17th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Golf Cart Deaths: 13 in 17 Years is Too Many

While riding around in a golf cart may seem fun and harmless, the reality is that things can go wrong in golf carts and accidents can occur as a result. In fact, golf cart accidents often have fatal consequences because these carts do not come equipped with the myriad protections that are in place in standard vehicles for car occupants.  A Colorado Springs injury law firm can provide representation in circumstances where golf cart accidents happen and cause harm so victims can pursue a claim to get compensation for the losses that they have endured.

July 31st, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle AccidentsPersonal Injury

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How to Keep Minor Collisions From Turning Into Deadly Accidents

Becoming involved in a car accident can be very frightening, even if the collision is a minor one. It can be difficult to know what to do in the aftermath of the accident, especially when you're coping with the shock of being in a crash. Unfortunately, in the moments after an accident, it is imperative that you react quickly in order to get to safety so you do not let a minor accident escalate into a deadly collision.

July 10th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Sleepiness and Fatigue: Major Safety Risks in the Rideshare Industry

If you are hurt in a motor vehicle accident with a rideshare driver that works for a company such as Uber or Lyft, it's important to talk with a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer about your options.

June 22nd, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Allergy Medications & Drunk Driving

If you are hurt or a loved one is killed by a driver who is impaired by alcohol or drugs, it is imperative that the victim or his family contact a Colorado Springs car accident lawyer. Victims of impaired driving collisions have the right to pursue a claim for compensation from those who were responsible for hurting them by causing a car accident. 

June 15th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Exploring the Lethal Nature of Motorcycle Accidents

Any car accident can result in serious injuries for those involved – which is why victims of accidents should always consult with a Colorado Springs accident law firm to determine if they have a legal claim they could pursue to obtain compensation for their injuries. 

June 8th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Summer Road Trip Safety Tips

Summer can be a great time to take family vacations and see some of the world. Many families choose to take road trips during the summer because road trips are affordable and can be an easier trip with children. However, because summer road trips often occur at a time when the roads are especially crowded with other travelers, there is a substantial risk of motor vehicle collisions occurring on road trips.

May 31st, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle AccidentsPersonal Injury

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Researchers Say Teens With ADHD Face Greater Car Accident Risks

Car accident risks are always greater with teenage drivers, and when young people cause collisions to occur, victims should reach out to a Colorado Springs car accident lawyer to get help pursuing a claim to hold the teen driver accountable for damages.

May 24th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle AccidentsPersonal Injury

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The 100 Deadliest Days of Summer are Approaching

Because of inexperience and lack of judgement, among other factors, teenage drivers tend to have a significantly greater risk of becoming involved in collisions than adult drivers. In fact, AA A reports that new drivers ages 16 and 17 are three times as likely as adult drivers to become involved in a deadly motor vehicle accident. And, unfortunately, these young motorists face an even greater risk during a certain time of year that has been dubbed the 100 deadliest days.

May 17th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle AccidentsPersonal Injury

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Letting Go: When is it Time for Elderly Drivers to Stop Driving?

People of all ages are expected to drive with reasonable care on the roads and motorists who cause accidents to occur can be held accountable by victims. A Colorado Springs accident law firm can provide representation in circumstances where someone causes a car crash to occur.

May 10th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle AccidentsPersonal Injury

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Texting and Driving Should Be Treated Like Drunk Driving, Says LA Times Article

Texting and driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions and, as an opinion article in the Los Angeles Times recently indicated, it is “fast becoming the new drunk driving,” as a result of just how dangerous it is and how many collisions it causes.

April 30th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Protecting Your Child After an Automobile Accident

The only thing more frightening than being involved in a car accident is being involved in a collision with your kids in the car. If you are in an accident with your children in your vehicle, it's important that you take steps after the accident to make sure your kids are OK.

April 23rd, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Rollover Accident in Colorado Kills Driver, Injures Construction Worker

Accidents happen every day in Colorado, but some accidents are much more likely than others to cause serious or fatal injuries. Rollover accidents, for example, can be especially dangerous for those who are involved in a collision. A rollover accident can result in drivers and passengers inside of the vehicle being crushed or otherwise sustaining serious and potentially fatal injuries. Others who are around the vehicle that rolls over are also at risk.

April 16th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Pedestrian, Cyclist Deaths Raise Concerns About the Safety of CO Roads

In Colorado Springs, the roads are a dangerous place for pedestrians and bicycle riders. In fact, KKTV recently published a report indicating that experts have expressed grave concerns about the risks that Colorado Springs' roadways present to walkers and to individuals who are riding bicycles. Bikers and pedestrians account for a huge number of the fatalities in motor vehicle accidents that have occurred in Colorado Springs, and conditions on the roads may be a contributing factor.

April 9th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle AccidentsPersonal Injury

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Three Types of Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is dangerous and those who are hurt in a motor vehicle crash caused by a distracted motorist should be certain to reach out to a Colorado Springs accident law firm. With help from an attorney, a distracted driver may be held accountable for causing a crash and made to compensate victims for all losses the victims incurred because of the accident.

March 23rd, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Drowsy Driving: Data Shows 1 in 10 Accidents Are Caused By Drowsy Drivers

Drowsy driving is unquestionably dangerous, but just how dangerous is it to get behind the wheel when fatigued? Accident data reveals that drowsy driving has become a leading cause of motor vehicle accidents and a major contributing factor to motor vehicle death rates.

March 16th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Studies Show Preventable Deaths and Accidents Caused More Fatalities in Recent Years

When an accident causes a fatality, the loss of life is devastating – especially because accidents are preventable when reasonable care is exercised. Unfortunately, accidental deaths are on the rise as National Safety Council explains.

March 9th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Keeping Tow Truck Drivers Safe During the Winter Season

Driving in winter is dangerous for every motorist, and extra care is necessary to reduce the risk of collisions. If drivers are negligent and drive in a way that is unsafe given conditions on the roads, victims should pursue a claim for compensation.

February 21st, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Uber Sets New Limits to Help Prevent Drowsy Driving Accidents

Drowsy driving puts motorists at risk of serious collisions because driving while fatigued can have a similar impact on your faculties as driving while drunk.

February 7th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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How Much Insurance is Required for Truckers and Why Does it Matter?

In Colorado, drivers of passenger cars must have at least $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident in bodily injury liability insurance. This means if a crash happens, insurers will pay up to $25,000 to each injured victim, but will pay a maximum total amount of compensation of $50,000 spread out across all victims.  Drivers of passenger cars are also required to have $15,000 in property damage coverage per accident.

January 5th, 2018 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Top 12 Cold Weather Driving Tips

With an abundance of mountain terrain, Colorado has some of biggest weather extremes in the country. As the calendar moves through the fall and into winter, every Coloradan should know how to drive safely in cold, wet and snowy weather. Since even experienced drivers can be overwhelmed by low visibility and slippery roads, what do the experts recommend to stay safe in bad weather?

December 22nd, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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A Look at Trucking Industry Practices

Truck accidents are often far more serious than motor vehicle accidents because the size of the truck means a greater impact for those involved in the collision. There are strict state and federal rules designed to encourage safety in the trucking industry but unfortunately these rules are not always followed to the letter. Accident risks increase not just when the rules are broken, but also when trucking companies put policies in place that incentivize unsafe behavior.

December 8th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Your Personal Injury Proceeds After a Divorce: What Happens Next?

If you suffer a personal injury, a Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer can help you to fight to obtain fair compensation for all of your losses. Personal injury cases often result in a victim receiving a substantial sum of money either though a settlement negotiated outside of court or through a court verdict. Once a victim has received this money, if the personal injury victim subsequently divorces, it's important to understand how the proceeds from personal injury claims will be divided up during the divorce process.

November 24th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Car Safety: Does Size Really Matter?

When a car accident occurs, serious and sometimes devastating injuries can affect the lives of those involved.  Victims need to understand who is to blame for collisions they are involved in and should take appropriate legal action to hold negligent drivers accountable. A Colorado Springs personal injury lawyer can provide representation to collision victims in fighting for full and fair compensation for collision losses.

November 10th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Are You Entitled to Compensation After a Winter Weather Accident?

In Colorado Springs, winter means snow, ice, blustery winds and freezing temperatures. Unfortunately, this also means that there are increased risks for a variety of types of dangerous accidents.   

October 20th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is exceptionally dangerous, and texting while driving can be one of the riskiest things that a motorist can do on the road. A driver who texts looks away from the road for at least long enough to drive the entire length of a football field, and that driver is thus at significant risk of causing a motor vehicle accident to occur while he is not paying attention.

October 13th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Motorcycle Accident Fatalities on the Rise

Motorcycle riders face more risks on the road than drivers of passenger vehicles because motorcycles do not provide protections from impact the way vehicles do-- especially with advances in vehicle safety technology in recent years.  Colorado Springs motorcycle accident lawyers can provide help after motorcycle collisions to victims who have been hurt in a crash caused by the negligence of drivers who don't know how to safely share the road with motorcycle riders.

September 15th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Personal Injury Claims: Understanding the Statute of Limitations

Statutes of limitations are laws that determine how long a person can wait to bring a lawsuit after an incident that creates a legal claim. For example, if you are a party to a written contract governed by Colorado law and the other party violates the contract, the Colorado statute of limitations requires you to bring a lawsuit to enforce your agreement within three years after the breach. If you miss the 3-year deadline, you are prevented from ever making that legal claim.

September 8th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Colorado Impaired Driving Statistics: Is Pot Making Things Worse or Better?

Colorado’s Constitution was modified to legalize the recreational use and commercial sale of marijuana by Amendment 64 by a ballot measure that voters approved on November 6, 2012. Amendment 64 was codified in the state’s Constitution as Article XVIII, Section 16.

August 25th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Colorado Auto Insurance Requirements Explained

Auto insurance is usually the main source for compensating those injured in an accident, but in any given case the coverage issues can be complicated. There’s no standard policy that every driver carries, and each state – including Colorado -- has its own minimum insurance requirements.

August 11th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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How To Share The Road With Big Trucks

Since the beginning of the current US economic expansion in 2009, large trucks have made up an increasing portion of the vehicles traveling on American roads.

July 28th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Why Do Truck Accidents Happen?

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration estimates that about 475,000 accidents involving large trucks occur annually in the US resulting in 5,400 fatalities and 140,000 injuries each year. Although the precise circumstances of each accident is unique, certain factors that lead to accidents are more common than others.

July 14th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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How Does a DUI Affect Your Car Insurance Rates?

If you are convicted of (or plead guilty to) driving under the influence (DUI) in Colorado, various criminal and administrative sanctions may be imposed on you.

July 7th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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What to Do If You Hit a Parked Car

Given the amount of time drivers spend driving around parking lots and maneuvering in and out of tight spaces, it's not surprising that lots of accidents involve parked cars. A 2010 study by Allstate concluded that 69% of all hit-and-run accidents involved a parked car and several Colorado cities confirmed at the time that their accident statistics were similar.

June 30th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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NHTSA Releases New Report on Distracted Driving

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has released a new report on distracted driving that analyzes accident statistics from 2015. With smartphone use becoming nearly universal, particularly among younger drivers, there has been an increasing national focus on the inherent dangers of distracted driving. NHTSA uses its data collection systems to categorize – and isolate - the various causes of distracted driving accidents.

June 23rd, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Things You Should Never Do After a Car Accident

If you’re in a car accident you don’t want to do anything that could put your insurance claim or legal rights at risk. And if you or your passengers have sustained injuries, you don’t want to make them worse.

June 9th, 2017 | Posted by Levine Law, on Motor Vehicle Accidents

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