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Getting into a car crash can totally change your life

Even the best drivers on the road incur some risk when getting behind the wheel. Although you may be able to drive very well and avoid most dangerous situations, you can't control how other people drive. Sadly, distracted driving and exhausted driving are both very common. People can easily lose focus while driving, choosing to talk on a phone, apply makeup, eat, send texts or scroll through social media instead of looking at the road. Even if this is done while stopped at an intersection, these behaviors increase the risk of a serious accident. Someone else's mistake could end up changing your life.

Getting into a car accident caused by someone else is terrifying. You may not even see the collision coming before it happens. In an instant, you go from your daily commute to struggling with serious injuries and unable to work. Other people in your vehicle may also be severely injured or even killed. Through no fault of your own, you're suddenly looking at a ton of medical bills, as well as lost wages due to missed work and expenses related to repairing or replacing your vehicle. Although you have vehicle insurance, you may find yourself in a difficult financial situation.

4 facts about distracted and fatigued driving

All drivers need to have their full attention on the road in order to remain safe. Distracted and fatigued drivers can cause problems for other people on the roadways. These drivers aren't able to pay attention so they can drive in a safe manner. They might be slow to react to hazards or the flow of traffic, which can lead to an accident. Victims of these crashes often want to know what the cause was, especially if they plan to seek compensation for the injuries they suffered.

The dos and don'ts for handling a car insurance claim

Going through the claims process after a car accident can be chaotic but it's important that you maintain proper communication with the agent assigned to your claim. The insurance agent handling your claim will investigate all parties involved with the accident to determine how compensation will be rewarded.

How long does it take to settle a claim?

Common Questions About Marijuana: What's Legal In Colorado?

Colorado residents know that our state has had interesting rules regarding the use, possession and sale of marijuana since Amendment 64 was enacted. Many cannabis users are aware of the big differences between what state law and federal law say about the legality of cannabis possession, consumption and trade as we have known it since 2014. Currently, there are hundreds of dispensaries and perhaps two or three thousand registered businesses involved in marijuana commerce in Colorado.

What should you know about purchasing, possessing or transferring cannabis in the state? Do you have concerns about what you can and can't do as a visitor to Colorado?

Isn't DUI and DWAI the same thing? Nope, not in Colorado.

Many people are actually surprised to learn that there are several different charges associated with drunk driving under Colorado law. In fact, there is driving while ability impaired (DWAI), driving under the influence (DUI) and even a charge known as DUI per se.

While these alleged offenses may sound similar, they are actually distinct. Therefore, it is a good idea to know the differences between these offenses should you ever face a drunk driving arrest:

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