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Why Involvement in a Car Accident without License/Insurance Is Not the Worse?

Why Involvement in a Car Accident without License/Insurance Is Not the Worse?

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Driving on the road is always a serious thing. To ensure that everyone around you is safe, you need a driver’s license. But what if you don’t have one and are caught by the highway patrol? Or worse, you get involved in a car crash for no fault of yours. Does not having a license automatically turns you into the guilty party?

Such a situation can be terrifying, infuriating, and nerve-racking for those not familiar with the law. But you mustn’t lose your calm just yet. The situation is not so bad even at that stage. Not owning a driving license is an offense, but it is not as severe as you believe. With the right legal help on your side, you can easily overcome this seemingly adverse situation.

Not only that, but a good car accident attorney can also help when you are involved in an accident without car insurance. Many states in the US follow a “no-fault” car insurance system which gives you a better chance of avoiding severe penalties. But this knowledge needs to be conveyed and every contingency needs to be covered by qualified legal help.

Driving on a Revoked License is Worse

People unfamiliar with the law might believe that defendants involved in accidents on a revoked license are in a better position than those who don’t have one. But that’s far from the truth just like other common misconceptions.

From a legal perspective, a person driving on a revoked license is flouting the law on purpose. Compared to this sheer disregard of the law, a person driving without a license is in a much better position to win the case.

Divert Focus on Accident and Let the Experts Handle the Missing License Problem

There can be ‘n’ number of reasons why you couldn’t obtain a license at the time of the accident, such as:
  • Lack of money
  • Lack of time
  • Missed out on the renewal date
These reasons can be explained and handled well by veteran lawyers. Do not worry about them and weaken the case. Whether you win or lose the case depends on the actual factors. Top lawyers know this fact. They focus exclusively on gathering evidence and reaching out to witnesses who can help you win.

Driving without Insurance

Just like the driver’s license, car insurance is also very important (arguably more important). If for some reason you are driving without insurance and get caught up in a car crash, you must call a personal injury lawyer ASAP.

Several mitigating factors can reduce the severity of the case against you.

People who belong to any of the 12 “no-fault” car insurance states in the US are in a better position. Even if you are at fault, you won’t be required to pay the damages through your insurance. According to the law in these states, the person who has suffered damages needs to contact his insurance company. Unless the damages are extreme, you can avoid serious punishments, especially if you have an experienced lawyer by your side.

Do not get into hasty settlements without seeking legal help. Many finer points can be exploited against you by the other party. Hiring the right car accident lawyer denver co is the way to go when you are missing car insurance.

The Right Legal Help is All you Need

The quality of legal help that you get plays a crucial role in determining the outcome of an accident case. While an aurora car accident attorney or lawyer will be calming in his demeanor, the bad ones will be jumpy and cause you to lose the case (in your mind) even before it starts.

Top lawyers understand that driving without a license and even insurance is not the worst thing. They will protect you from the negative influence and show you the right path.

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Boating Accidents and What You Should Do

Now that we are officially in the summer months, boating is a fantastic way to cool off during a hot day. One can easily socially distance while boating and it is just a fun activity to partake in. Like most things, there are some rules we should be aware of and follow especially if involved in a boating accident.

According to the official Colorado Parks and Wildlife website, here are the steps to take in case you are involved in a boating accident. 

  1. Stop at the scene and help others if, and only if, it can be done safely. This is required by the law. 
  2. Do not risk lives to save any equipment. Call for help.
  3. Each operator involved in the accident must file an accident report. It is, again, required by law. 
  • The information must be exchanged such as names, addresses, the vessel’s ID, and the name of the owner of the vessel if that is different from the person who was operating the said vessel. 

         4.  An accident report form must be submitted within five days of the incident if:

  • Loss of life or someone disappears from the vessel
  • Injuries that require medical attention besides first aid
  • Damage resulting up to $2000 or complete loss of the vessel.

The address where to submit the report can be found on the official website for Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

Any person involved can be guilty of a misdemeanor if they fail to file a report. 

The leading cause of boating accidents in Colorado is careless operation, excessive speed, and lack of attention. Leading causes of boat fatalities are capsizing and BUIs (boating under the influence). 

As a reminder: Everyone on a vessel must wear an approved personal flotation device (life vest) and they should know how to use it. 

As always, if you need representation regarding an accident like this, Boesen Law is more than happy to assist. Call us at (303) 999-9999. 

Happy boating!

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Motor Vehicle Accidents in Colorado

If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident on the Colorado roadways, it is imperative you seek the help of the experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys at Boesen Law as quickly as possible.

Appropriate legal representation can set the tone for your entire case, and attorneys experienced in this area of the law can help ensure a positive outcome. 

Boesen Law, LLC has the experience and knowledge to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at (720) 266-6700 today to schedule your FREE initial consultation. We also offer remote consultations during these hard times.

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1 Person Killed in Aurora Hit and Run

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car on Monday, January 27, 2020. A report on the incident from CBS 4 News notes the accident occurred in Aurora. 

Aurora Hit and Run Fatality

According to the Twitter feed for the Aurora Police Department (APD), the hit and run were in the early morning around 6 a.m. Police are currently looking for a 1997-2003 maroon Chevy Malibu that is suspected to be the type of vehicle involved in the accident. The incident reportedly transpired at the intersection of Peoria Street and 17th Avenue. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the APD. 

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident?

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident through no fault of their own, contact our team at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents for more information. 

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1 Individual Hurt in I-76 Crash

A three-car accident occurred early this Wednesday morning January 22, 2020. The location of the crash was Interstate 76 going westbound near the junction of Interstate 25 and 270. 

Two I-76 Lanes Shut Down

A news report from ABC Denver 7 notes the crash happening at around 6:10 a.m. Two vehicles as well as a disposal truck were involved in the accident, with Adams County Fire and Rescue  (ACFR) responding. At least one person is being treated for injuries at a hospital. Diesel fuel leaked onto the road requiring ACFR to clean up the spill. 

An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing at this time. Two lanes on I-76 were closed for a period of time while the crash was being cleaned up. As of around 7:30 a.m., the lanes were reported to be open again. 

Injured in a Car Accident? 

If you or someone you know has been involved in a motor vehicle accident, contact us at (303)-999-9999 or (303)-835-9342 to schedule a free consultation. Click here to view our practice area page on motor vehicle accidents for more information.

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Self-Driving Cars: Convenient or Risky?

With the new decade upon us, technology is making more strides than ever before. Especially with automobiles, a new trend is emerging: self-driving cars. Companies like Tesla are reimagining what transportation can look like for individuals. While many people think of the convenience that comes with self-driving cars, a lot of questions remain regarding the safety of the technology.

Feasibility of Self-Driving Technology 

While fully self-driving cars are still a long way away, it’s important to think about the safety of the technology. Car accidents involving a Tesla that was in self-driving mode have occurred, and rideshare company Uber has experienced issues with its self-driving cars. Many of the complaints about the technology stem from the idea that the technology used by these types of vehicles, doesn’t keep the driver of the vehicle engaged enough to take over in an emergency. 

Who’s at Fault? 

Another big question is on liability in car accidents. Today, individuals carry insurance that can go up or down depending on their driving history among other factors. With self-driving cars, it remains to be seen who can be held liable in the event of an incident. Can the individual who was hurt bring a claim against the auto manufacturer? The technology company that developed the software? 

Where We Go from Here

While improvements to automobile technology continue, it is important to think about all potential benefits and risks that come with having a self-driving car. This development of technology could reshape the automobile and insurance industries for years to come. 

Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident? 

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New Takata Airbag Defect Prompts New Recall

[:en]Airbag manufacturer Takata has recently discovered another issue with their already problematic airbags, prompting another recall impacting 1.4 million vehicles. 

New Problem 

The newest issue with the airbags also involves existing issues with the airbags, where they are prone to exploding causing metal pieces and other parts of the airbag to hit and potentially seriously injure or kill the driver. 

According to an article by CNN Business, 41.6 million vehicles have already been recalled due to the problems with the airbags. 

The Takata airbag recall is already known to be the largest recall in automobile history. 

Wide Impact

Many makes of cars have been affected by the recall, including Ford, Honda, and even the luxury car brand Ferrari. 

The recalls also forced the company to file for bankruptcy as a result in 2017. The recall has also had an impact globally, with the Australian government reporting that at least 29 deaths have occurred as a result of Takata airbags. 

Injured by a Takata Airbag?

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Report Ranks CO as 6th Worst State in the Nation for Drivers

[:en]Colorado drivers might want to slow down and fasten their seat belts. An annual report done by Car Insurance Comparison has ranked Colorado as the 6th worst state in the nation for drivers. 

Colorado Drivers Going Backwards 

An article by ABC Denver 7 News on the study reports that Colorado had previously ranked 15th worst in 2017 and 2018. However this year, “Colorado dropped, got worse, in every category since last year’s study,” as commented by spokesman Nelson Garcia for the company. 

This is the first year Colorado has seen the top ten since the report began coming out in 2011. Car Insurance Comparison uses thousands of data points from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in building their report. 

Key Factors

The company uses five key factors to determine where states rank for bad driving. The factors are fatality rate (for every 100 miles traveled), failure to obey traffic laws, careless driving, drunk driving, and speeding. 

Colorado’s ranking is due to the state receiving the 3rd worst ranking for failure to obey traffic laws, especially speeding. The report also mentions Colorado being ranked 25th worst for drunk driving which is its “best” ranking. 

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Multiple Vehicle Crash Causes Portion of I-76 to Close

[:en]A portion of Interstate 76 involving both directions was closed for a period of time on Tuesday, December 4, 2019, after a multiple-vehicle crash occurred.

Serious Injuries

From a report on the accident by CBS 4 Denver, at least one person passed away as a result of the accident and at least one person was being treated for injuries. The accident resulted in a closure that spanned from the US 85 and E-470 exits as noted by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). 

Multiple Vehicles

Brighton Police who responded to the crash said that multiple vehicles were involved, and an investigation is underway at this time to determine exactly what caused the crash. 

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Bus Crash on Thanks giving Day Leaves Multiple People with Serious Injuries

[:en]A bus crash on I-25 near Walsenburg, Colorado on Thursday, November 28, 2019, left multiple people with serious injuries according to KFox 14 News.

Dangerous Conditions a Factor in Bus Crash

The crash occurred around 5:30 a.m. and according to the article, the accident occurred while the interstate was experiencing icy and slick conditions. The driver of the bus at the time of the crash, Alberto Torres, was ticketed by the police for careless driving causing bodily injury after he lost control of the vehicle which slid off the road as a result.

Multiple Injuries 

49 people including Mr. Torres were involved in the accident, with at least 6 people suffering critical injuries. The crash involves an El Paso-based autobus company, Los Paisanos, which is where the bus began its journey with its intended destination being Denver, Colorado. 

Other Incidents

Unfortunately, this is not the first time Los Paisanos has had a serious bus crash. According to the article, most recently in 2008, the company had an incident involving a flipped vehicle that cost the lives of two individuals and injured many others. 

Colorado State Police (CSP) has launched an investigation into the crash that is still ongoing at this time. 

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