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pedestrain-crosswalkAccording to a USA Today article, hit-and-run accidents are up across the nation. Between 2009 and 2011, hit-and-run accidents across the United States rose by more than 13%. Following in the footsteps of Texas, Florida and Arizona—states which have worked to close loopholes and increase penalties associated with hit-and-run accidents—the state of Colorado enacted a law making a hit-and-run crash resulting in serious bodily injury a Class 4 felony. Colorado hit-and-run accident facts include the following:
Last year, there were 5,448 hit and run accidents in Denver alone. This cost millions of dollars in damages, injuries, and medical costs—as well as higher insurance rates. This year, Denver police authorities have already responded to 1,200 hit and run accidents—three of those were fatalities.

Hit and Run Drivers – Harder Stand

Now, Colorado is taking a harder stand against hit and run drivers, in an attempt to curtail the number of these incidents. In March, Colorado became the first state to enact a law that gives statewide alerts for hit and run incidents involving serious bodily injury or death. This alert system acts similarly to the Amber Alert system that is already in place for abducted or missing children.

 Medina Alert Program

The House Bill 14-1191 is also known as the Medina Alert Program, named after 21-year-old Jose Medina who was killed in a hit and run accident in 2011 while he performed his job as a valet. In addition to the alerts, the bill also includes the use of highway road signs, as well as television and radio bulletins that will be broadcasted to alert the public. Before this law was enacted last month, law enforcement in Denver and throughout Colorado used a system they called Taxis Patrol. This program trained cabbies to be on the lookout for fleeing suspects from hit and runs and other crimes. The program was considered a success and more than 5,000 cab drivers participated in the Taxis Patrol program. In addition to this law, House Bill 1158 is now in committee—and this calls for higher minimum sentences for those convicted of hit and run. It also eliminates the possibility of probation or suspended sentences. Colorado legislators hope that these laws can help to detour drivers from fleeing the scene of an accident. Yet even with these tougher laws, hit and run accidents will still occur. Why? There are many factors as to why a person would flee the scene of an accident. Most commonly is fear—fear of being arrested. They may have been drinking, or texting while driving, or they may have illegal drugs in the car. Yet no matter what the reason, the law is very clear—leaving the scene of an accident is a crime.

Contact Denver Hit and Run Accident Lawyer

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyIf you or someone you love is injured or killed in a hit and run accident in Denver, Aurora, Lakewood, Westminster, Commerce City, Boulder, or anywhere in the State of Denver, call personal injury lawyer John R. Fuller today for a free initial consultation. We are available 24/7 and have the resources to handle even the largest injury case. Call us today to review all of your legal options for FREE—at (303) 597-4500.
denver personal injury attorney Spinal cord injuries are on the rise, due in large part to an increase in elderly accidents—particularly slip and falls. John Hopkins researchers studied over 43,000 adults who were treated for spinal cord injuries between 2007 and 2009. They found that elderly victims over the age of 65 experienced an increase in spinal cord injuries. In 2007, there were 79.4 injuries per million; in 2009, that number had climbed to 87.7. Over that same 3 year period, it was found that falls were the leading cause of these traumatic spinal cord injuries, with car crashes coming in a close second. Unfortunately, when elderly patients do slip and fall and suffer a spinal cord injury, they are 4x more likely to die in the emergency room and 6x more likely to die from complications during their inpatient stay. Spinal cord injuries are not only traumatic for patients, but they are also costly. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates that spinal cord injury victims will spend between $1 million and $5 million during their lifetime, thanks in large part to improving technology that allows victims to live longer lives. In addition, spinal cord injuries cost the healthcare system more than $5 billion a year. Understanding the costs associated with spinal cord injuries, as well as the complications that can arise after the initial injury is extremely important. Your attorney will need to consider all of these factors when advocating for your rights and ensuring that you receive the compensation you need throughout your life. Spinal cord injury victims will need money to cover all medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, and more. After all, your life may never be the same—you need an attorney who can help you plan for the obstacles you will now face and ensure that your future isn’t jeopardized further. Contact an Aurora and Denver Personal Injury Attorney If you or someone you love has been injured by another person’s negligence, it is paramount to retain the services of an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately. At the law offices of John R. Fuller, P.C., we fight aggressively for our injured accident victims and their families. We understand the complications that can arise after a devastating accident and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the money you need to recover. Contact our Denver personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help. Call us at 303-597-4500. We’re available 24/7 by phone, fax and e-mail.  
 Denver car accident attorney If you are involved in a car accident with one other vehicle, establishing fault is usually a matter of deciding if you or the other driver is to blame for the accident. Occasionally, there may be a third party responsible, such as a government entity or construction road crew. When the accident involves multiple vehicles, however, establishing fault can become increasingly difficult. Multi-vehicle crashes or pileups usually result from a chain reaction. In most multi-vehicle accidents, there may be multiple parties to blame for different components of the accident. You yourself may share some of the blame for the accident or for a portion of the pileup. With so many differing points of view, it can be difficult to establish negligence and know which insurance company to contact. To make matters worse, insurance companies understand these complications and are usually reluctant to reach settlements until the chain of negligence is fully established. To further complicate matters, passengers in varying vehicles may be seeking compensation from all parties responsible or from the driver of the very vehicle they were riding in. As such, you may find yourself seeking compensation from other drivers’ insurance companies and defending yourself from lawsuits at the same time. The complexities that surround multi-vehicle crashes are endless and require a law firm with the resources to fight aggressively for your rights. Insurance companies do not usually reach settlements quickly when there are multiple parties involved and everyone begins pointing fingers at everyone else, in an attempt to reduce their own liabilities. When significant injuries or deaths are involved, the complications become even greater, with much more at stake. Injured accident victims or families who have lost a loved one will need money for medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and more. Choosing a lawyer who understands the complications that can arise in a multi-vehicle crash is important to obtaining the compensation you need—and deserve. Contact an Aurora and Denver Car Accident Attorney If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt by another person’s negligence, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Denver car accident attorney immediately. At the law offices of John R. Fuller, P.C., we fight aggressively for our injured accident victims and their families. We understand the complications that can arise after a devastating accident and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the money you need to recover. Contact our Denver personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help. Call us at 303-597-4500. We’re available 24/7 by phone, fax and e-mail.    
denver personal injury attorneyCar and motorcycle accidents often occur at lightening speeds and with little warning. The impact from those crashes can leave victims with crushed and broken hands, arms, legs, and feet. While orthopedic surgeons and physicians are usually able repair the majority of broken bones and limbs, there are times when complications and even infections can interfere with the healing process. When this occurs, it may be necessary to remove the injured extremity in an attempt to save the accident victim’s life. After an amputation, accident victims will need to relearn even basic skills, such as walking, driving, or even dressing themselves. In addition, they may be unable to continue in their chosen profession, and be forced to find new lines of employment. It is important to understand the true costs of limb loss before you agree to a settlement. These costs are not always apparent and future expenses, such as prosthetic devices, must be taken into account. A study conducted by John Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy found that the total lifetime costs of amputation was well over a half million dollars. This included costs such as hospitalizations, prosthetics, rehabilitation, therapies, outpatient doctor visits, and pain medications. It did not, however, take into account lost wages, loss of future earnings, or pain and suffering. Prosthetic Devices are Expensive If you have suffered the loss of a limb, you will need to be fitted for a prosthetic. These artificial hands, arms, and legs can be costly and cost between $5,000 and $50,000 depending on their design and material. In addition, being fitted for a prosthetic means additional rehabilitation to learn how to use the new device. It is important to know that these costs are not a one time only cost either. Prosthetic devices are usually changed out every 3-5 years, and this ongoing cost must be taken into account before reaching an appropriate settlement. Contact an Aurora and Denver Personal Injury Attorney If you or someone in your family has lost a limb due to another person’s negligence, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately. At the law offices of John R. Fuller, P.C., we fight aggressively for our injured accident victims and their families. We understand the complications that can arise after a devastating accident and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the money you need to recover. Contact our Denver personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help. Call us at 303-597-4500. We’re available 24/7 by phone, fax and e-mail.
USA Today has issued a report about weather deaths in the United states. While tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods get the lion’s share of media attention, the majority of weather-related fatalities across the country occur when inclement weather causes car accidents. The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) says that over 7,000 people are killed in weather-related traffic crashes each year. They define a weather-related traffic crash as one that occurs in adverse weather: snow, heavy rain, ice, sleet, etc. Generally speaking, traffic accidents rarely make the news, outside of large, multi-vehicle pileups. Sheldon Drobot of the National Center for Atmospheric Research says that he would like to see a day when the increasingly advanced computer systems that cars have built in could share information, in order to help prevent some of these collisions. Have you or a loved one been seriously injured because of another driver’s carelessness? Speak with an experienced Denver auto accident attorney today to discuss your options. 7,000 fatalities per year due to weather-related traffic accidents is a tragically large number. In fact, it is roughly 20% of the more than 30,000 total traffic fatalities each year. This statistic really highlights the need for every driver to use caution when the weather turns bad. This means slowing down and allowing more following distance in bad conditions. It means allowing more time to get where you’re going. It means not allowing yourself to be in a rush, even if you’re running late. It may mean skipping trips in the car that aren’t necessary. All of these inconveniences are far less of a problem than a serious car accident in which someone is injured, or worse. john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneySpeak to dedicated, experienced Denver auto accident attorney John Fuller today if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Colorado car wreck. John has many years of experience helping Coloradans to protect their rights, and recover financial compensation for present AND future medical bills, property damage, and lost wages after being injured by the reckless behavior of others. John works on Colorado personal injury claims on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay him a fee only after he successfully recovers money for you. Speak with a Denver auto accident attorney you can trust. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Fuller Law today at (303)597-4500.
An auto accident on I-25 caused southbound lanes to be closed for over an hour, according to the Denver Post. A sedan that had lost control was hit by a semi-truck; a Ford Bronco that may have been involved in some way is being sought by Police. Fortunately, neither driver was injured in the wreck, but two children, a two-year-old and a 19-month-old, who were riding in the car were taken to the hospital for observation. Police are investigating the cause of the crash. While we don’t know what caused this accident, or the final outcome for the children who were taken in for observation, whenever a car is hit by a semi, the people inside are at tremendous risk of injury or death. Has your child been injured in an auto collision? Contact an experienced Denver auto collision attorney immediately to protect your options. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not only are car crashes the leading cause of death among all people ages 5-34, but they assert that 13,000 lives were saved in 2009 by seat belts and child safety seats. All of this points to the extreme importance of everyone in a car being properly restrained. If you have children, be sure that you have the correct type of safety seat, that it is installed correctly, and that you restrain your children in it correctly every time they get in the car. Then, be sure to use your own seat belt. Not only will it protect you, but when your children see you using it, it helps start a good habit for them, and they will be more likely to use it themselves when they are old enough not to use a child safety seat. If your child has been injured in an auto collision, contact a dedicated Denver auto collision law firm immediately. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of your children. John Fuller can help ensure that your child gets the best medical attention possible, and that insurance companies pay the full value of claims, as well as seeking compensation from negligent drivers. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact the Denver auto collision law office of John Fuller today at (303)597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
A 50-year-old Lakewood man was hit by a car while riding his bike to work early one morning. David Pickett was on his way to work as AT&T’s communication specialist when an unidentified vehicle and driver struck and killed the man, according to the Colorado News Leader. The Denver hit and run driver then sped away. Pickett was struck while he was riding along Josephine Street near 46th Avenue. Denver police and David’s family are asking for help in trying to identify the driver of the Denver hit-and-run. The family remains optimistic and hopes to see justice soon.   Denver hit-and-run accidents have unfortunately been on the rise. While there are many reasons a driver may choose to flee the scene of an accident—there is no exception; if you leave the scene of an accident, it is a crime. According to the Colorado Revised Statues, a person can receive a class five felony for hitting a pedestrian and not stopping to offer assistance. A driver could face up to 3 years in prison and pay up to $100,000 dollars in fines.   If you or a loved one has been injured in a Denver hit-and-run accident a Denver personal injury lawyer may be able to assist you. The law offices of John Fuller can help you obtain the compensation you deserve after a devastating Denver hit and run accident. For your FREE CONSULTATION please call us at 303-597-4500.  
Denver police are investigating a hit and run accident that killed a man on Monday. According to 7News a man in his 50’s was struck around 5:22 a.m. Monday while trying to cross West Alameda near South Yuma Street. The man was struck by a dark colored sedan that witnesses say never slowed down or stopped. The man was transported to the hospital where he later died. The loss of 4,378 lives in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2008 is an awful statistic. That amounts to twelve deaths everyday of the year. According to WalkingInfo.org, there were 69,000 reported pedestrian injuries in 2008, nearly one every 8 minutes. In the state of Colorado alone, 44 pedestrians lost their lives. Injuries from motor vehicle accidents in Colorado and the United States number in the millions every year. If you become one of these auto accident statistics, you may be shocked at the difficulties you have getting fair treatment and compensation for your injuries. The Denver personal injury attorney you select often makes the difference between a settlement that favors the insurance company and a settlement or verdict that is fair and meets your needs. Our law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact John R. Fuller, P.C., at 303-597-4500 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share