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3 seasonal driving risks in Colorado

The weather is getting colder and the days are getting shorter. While this season can be a beautiful time full of falling leaves, holiday celebrations and bundling up in your favorite sweater, it can also come with a unique set of risks, especially on the road. 

Changing weather conditions, dropping temperatures and less daylight can all affect your commute. Read below to learn about the hazards you should be aware of as autumn gets into full swing.

Seniors are at a higher risk of fall-related injuries

As an older American, you are probably aware of the health and safety risks you face on a daily basis. Falls are the leading cause of serious injury for senior citizens in Colorado and across the country. It is important, therefore, to understand your risk of slips and falls as winter approaches.

In fact, one out of every four Americans over the age of 65 can expect to suffer a fall at least once in her or his lifetime. Injuries from a fall could result in permanent disability or death. Additionally, after a fall, you might be at risk of depression, isolation and physical decline if your injuries have reduced your mobility. It is also not uncommon for seniors to restrict their social activities out of fear of falling.

Mistakes people make when choosing an attorney

Attorneys are instrumental in helping many people seek and recover compensation for personal injuries. Now you or a loved one has been injured, and you are seeking someone to represent you, or to at least tell you whether you might have a case.

Here is a review of a few common mistakes people make on their attorney searches so you do not have to learn them the hard way.

3 things you can do to bolster your car accident claim

If you get into a significant car accident, you will have a lot of expenses. From repairs and medical treatments to lost time from work, you should pursue compensation if you were not at fault for the accident. Simple mistakes can cause you to receive less than what you deserve. Getting the most from your car accident claim is crucial so you do not have to suffer financially, emotionally or physically.

The aftermath of a car accident is overwhelming and stressful, but if you take the time to review this guide, you are sure to improve your chances of getting a substantial claim. 

Safety tips for children walking home from school

Physical activity has many benefits. For example, it is a way to de-stress and unwind, and when you are doing an activity you enjoy, it is plain fun. One way that children used to get some energy out before school and after school was via walking. In fact, about half of schoolchildren (ages 5 to 18) walked or biked to school in 1969. Now, that number is about a mere 10 percent.

Your child might be in that 10 percent, or you could be thinking about allowing your child that measure of freedom. Either way, it is important to discuss a few safety tips with your child.

Should you get your car checked during fall?

Getting your car checked before summer seemed to be a clear "yes," especially if you planned at least one long road trip. After all, winter was likely hard on your vehicle, and it needed some TLC. Now, you have had a wonderful summer, and it is fall. Does your car need another look-over?

The answer is yes, it probably does, especially since an episode of winter can encroach into autumn territory.

Biking may be more dangerous than you thought

Bicycling can be a dangerous way to travel. This is clear from several accidents involving bicyclists and motor vehicles in Colorado this year. The number of biking injuries may be far more than many thought.

As reported by the Dailycamera, injuries and fatalities can result from a collision between auto and bicycle. Operator fault can vary. A biker sometimes swerves into traffic, causing the accident. Other times, a careless automobile driver is not attentive to his driving and runs into a bicyclist due to no fault of the biker.

3 catastrophic injuries that may not be immediately apparent

Catastrophic injuries can result from obviously violent accidents, but sometimes they also follow mild trauma that later reveals its consequences. No matter what circumstances precede a catastrophic injury, it’s imperative that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible.

This can be a problem, though, for injury victims whose symptoms are not immediately apparent. This is more common than you may think. There are several types of serious injuries that may not be apparent for some time after their occurrence. If you have sustained one of these, in addition to seeking medical treatment, you should consider consulting with a legal representative to protect your rights. 

3 mountain driving safety tips

Driving in the mountains is a common occurrence around here. If you are travelling up to the Rocky Mountains for the weekend, you might not think twice about it. However, no matter how many times you have taken a road trip through the mountains, you can never be too safe. It is always good to keep some safety tips in mind so you can reduce your chances of getting into an accident and sustaining injuries

Mountain driving can cause extra wear and tear on your car and can be tricky at times. Keep reading for some top mountain driving tips from the National Parks Service

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