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What expenses will insurance pay following a crash?

One thing that all drivers should have is insurance coverage. Sadly, many drivers do not carry coverage, and that hurts them and the people around them.

If there is a crash with no insurance coverage, then those who are hurt may have to sue the driver who hit them. The driver may also face penalties, like a charge for failing to carry insurance.

Pedestrian-truck crash leads to death

Trucks, whether commercial or consumer grade, have the potential to cause serious harm in a crash. These vehicles weigh more than other types of motor vehicles on the road and are often larger. When a crash involves a pedestrian and truck, it's highly likely that the pedestrian will die from his or her injuries.

While both pedestrians and drivers need to be aware of the risks of a crash on the roads, the reality is that it's drivers who can do the most damage in a collision. The majority of drivers leave the scene of pedestrian-vehicle crashes no worse for wear, while the pedestrians often suffer life-threatening or fatal injuries.

Vicarious liability could help you get more in a lawsuit

After a serious truck crash, you may have injuries that require surgery or other ongoing treatments. You may struggle with the loss of a loved one or have children who also suffered in the crash.

When you're in a crash like this, you need to think about the next steps. You'll have medical expenses, lost wages and other factors that impact your case. This is when it becomes important to know who you can file a claim against and your rights in doing so.

Road rash: Knowing when to get medical care

One of the injuries you may need to deal with following a motorcycle accident is road rash. Otherwise known as a friction burn and skin lacerations, road rash literally rips the skin off the body as it grinds against gritty ground surfaces.

Following any motorcycle crash, your first step has to be to assess the overall injury. Significant road rash may bleed profusely, and you need to identify if it primarily injures to the skin or if the injuries go deeper. For most people, the right choice is to go to the hospital as quickly as possible.

1 injured in crash on highway with multiple collisions

A motorcyclist was seriously hurt in a crash that took place on Interstate 25. According to news out of El Paso County, the Colorado State Patrol came to the scene near Widefield at around 10:15 p.m. The authorities were informed that at least three crashes had already taken place in the area in the southbound lanes near where the crash occurred.

It's believed that a driver in a white truck was in the south lanes and realized emergency vehicles were present for the other collisions. The driver pulled into the left lane, but may not have given the motorcyclist enough time, cutting off his path and leading to a rear-end collision.

Damage on the highway: What is a trucker responsible for?

If you have a crack along your windshield, you're probably one of many who have traveled behind a large commercial vehicle. These vehicles are well-known to cause damage to others by kicking up rocks on the pavement. Staying back a distance helps, but there's still the risk of damage.

Trucking companies are responsible for many things when they cause damage to other people's vehicles, but cracking windshields with rocks may not be one of them. However, there are times when a trucking company could be held liable for any damage or injuries caused, like if the truck's load wasn't secured well and results in a crash.

What should you do if you're hit by a car?

You love taking walks after work, and you ride your bike often to get exercise. The problem, lately, is that you've noticed an increase in traffic. You've nearly been hit several times, making you concerned about your safety on the roads.

You are not alone in this problem. Grand Junction does have its busy times, and for cyclists and pedestrians, one false move could end badly. What should you do, though, if a driver makes a mistake and collides with you?

3 tips for handling a motorcycle crash in Colorado

There are many things you need to do after a motorcycle crash, but at that time, you may feel too traumatized to do much at all. Keep in mind that if you're hurt, you should simply call for help and wait for medical assistance.

If you're not hurt, then there are several things you need to do. Educating yourself ahead of time makes it easier to remember these steps in the future.

How can weather affect the roads?

The weather conditions affect the roads every day. Whether it's foggy, dusty or raining, drivers have to know how to handle the weather to stay safe. If they're not confident in their abilities or are too confident, they could cause wrecks.

One thing that some people don't think about is the way the wind affects their drives. Wind can obstruct the lanes by blowing water, snow or dust onto them. It also affects travel times by limiting how fast you can drive and increases the risk of a crash due to moving out of the lane because of wind gusts.

18-year-old rider killed in Colorado collision

Motorcyclists are some of the most at-risk people on the roads. They're driving without the protection of a vehicle's frame. They're driving with only two wheels for balance instead of four or more. These factors, combined with others, make it dangerous for motorcyclists.

Take, for example, this case involving an 18-year-old rider. A motorcyclist who was traveling on Bridge Street and 50th Avenue passed away following a serious crash with a pickup. According to the March 13 article, the motorcyclist had been making a left turn at the intersection when he was struck by a truck.

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