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Why you should speak to an attorney before an insurance company

One of the things everyone is advised to do after a car accident is exchange insurance info with the other driver. What many people don't realize is the importance of speaking to an attorney before ever calling the insurance company. Insurance companies make a profit by trying to offer you as little as possible in a claim. You should never speak directly to the other driver's insurer, but even your own insurance company will be looking for the lowest possible offer they can give you.

Collapsing seats a problem in rear-end accidents

When you buy a new vehicle, you expect that everything will be top of the line when it comes to safety features. You want to trust that the automaker would not release a vehicle that would perform poorly in an accident and potentially subject you to an increased risk of injury in a crash. However, some of the vehicles that are being driven on area roadways may have flaws that could lead to serious injuries in rear-end accidents.

4 tips to make driving a motorcycle safer

Motorcycles can be fun to drive. Unfortunately, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, motorcyclists are at a significantly increased risk of an accident over vehicle drivers, by almost 30 times. As an individual gets older, it may be even more difficult to stay safe on the road as reflexes slow down, eyesight weakens and bones become brittle. Still, many cling to the excitement and thrill they feel on the back of a bike, and there are ways to drive defensively and make sure you are more visible to motorists on the roadway.

Wet weather safety tips

In Colorado, the weather conditions are often less than desirable. Snow, ice and rain all contribute to hazardous driving conditions. It's important that you stay alert when you're behind the wheel. The Federal Highway Administration reports that approximately 22 percent of all crashes every year, about 1,259,000, are weather related. These conditions include rain, sleet, snow, fog, severe wind and blowing debris, or even wet or snowy and slushy pavement. The biggest number of accidents occur during rainfall or on wet pavement. Here are some tips to help you stay safe behind the wheel.

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