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A little boy who was nearly hit by a car was saved when his father pushed him out of the way, according to 9 News. Francisco Casillas, Sr. pushed his son, Francisco Jr. out of the way when a car drove over the curb and into the family’s front yard near 17th and Peoria in Aurora. The boy was sideswiped by the car, but suffered only minor injuries. If it weren’t for his father, the child might have been struck directly, and the outcome could have been much much worse. Police do not believe that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and she was issued a citation for careless driving. Has your child been injured in a car accident? Contact an experienced Aurora car accident lawyer to discuss your options. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that in 2008, there were 4,378 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents. They calculate that a pedestrian is 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car crash than the occupant of a vehicle. They also found that one out of every five children killed in a traffic accident is a pedestrian. If your child has been seriously injured in a car accident, contact a dedicated Aurora car accident lawyer immediately. Any parent will agree that an injury to their child is more frightening even than an injury to themselves. John Fuller is an Aurora car accident lawyer who has years of experience helping families receive compensation for medical bills and property damage after injuries to children in car crashes. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact John at the Fuller Law Firm at (303)597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
The life of a toddler was changed forever by a car accident, according to 9 News. When a woman driving with her 3-year-old son in the back seat drove into the back of an RTD bus while she was distracted from the road, the child suffered a spinal cord injury that has resulted in his paralysis from the neck down. Investigators have indicated that the child safety seat was correctly installed, which is actually relatively uncommon (studies show that more than half of Colorado child safety seats are incorrectly installed or incorrectly used). Additionally, the mother says that she buckled her son into the seat, but that he has known how to unbuckle the chest restraint for over a year. In fact, this is both common among three-year-olds, and developmentally appropriate. The woman does not remember what distracted her attention, but thinks it may be that in fact she was looking at her son in the mirror, trying to get him to sit back in his seat. Unfortunately, this child suffered injuries that will probably require lifelong medical attention. Has your child suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a car crash? Contact an experienced Denver spinal injury lawyer immediately. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that between 12,000 and 20,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people will recover completely, but many will be permanently injured, or will not survive the injury. The vast majority of spinal cord injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents, falls, and acts of violence. In many cases, the ultimate outcome of a spinal cord injury, whether the victim survives, and is able to lead a “normal” life, comes down how quickly they are able to receive emergency medical services. If your child has suffered a spinal injury in an auto collision, contact an experienced, compassionate Denver spinal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The health and safety of your child will obviously be your primary concern. Unfortunately, getting the best possible health care sometimes becomes difficult when left in the hands of insurance companies, who may not want to pay for expensive, though medically appropriate, treatment options. Denver spinal injury lawyer John Fuller has helped numerous people in the Denver Metro area who have suffered from spinal cord injury in accidents. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact John at (303)597-4500.
uninsured drivers attorneyA fatal crash on C-470 closed the highway at Bowles Ave, according to 7 News. The accident occurred when a man crashed into the guard rail in the early hours of the morning near the Bowles exit of eastbound C-470. He was transported to the hospital by helicopter, where he died several hours later. This was a single-vehicle accident, and no one else was injured. The cause of the crash has not been released. Shortly afterward, the westbound lanes of C-470 were closed at Quebec for another accident. Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in an auto accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence? Contact a dedicated Denver auto accident lawyer right away to discuss your options. Over five million auto accidents occur in the United States every year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Most auto accidents do not result in anyone being injured, however over 1.5 million accidents do result in injury each year, and over 30,000 are fatal. Of course, some accidents are single-vehicle crashes, but an alarmingly large number of accidents are caused by the negligence of one of the drivers. If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, contact a dedicated Denver auto accident lawyer right away to discuss your options. John Fuller has helped countless Coloradans to seek justice and recover compensation after serious injury accidents caused by other people’s negligence. He is an experienced Denver auto accident lawyer who possesses a thorough understanding of personal injury law, and the legal expertise you need to maximize the compensation that you recover. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact John at Fuller Injury Law today at (303)597-4500.
Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer(This graphic used with permission of Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer Jim Dodson.) Keeping Your 4th of July Celebration a Safe One Independence Day is one of our nation’s most celebrated holidays and a popular time for family get-togethers or a night out with friends. But as the holiday quickly approaches, it is important to keep the safety of your family and friends in mind. In one way or another, nearly everyone celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks. We either light some off ourselves, or head over and watch one of the many local municipal fireworks shows. But as a reminder, not all cities, counties, and states allow the possession of the same kinds of fire works. If you are not sure what bans, if any, for fireworks are enforced in your neighborhood, check with your local police department website. The Denver police department has issued this flier on what is and is not acceptable this 4th of July: http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/720/documents/News/FireworksFlyer2012.pdf

Fireworks and Injuries

According to a study conducted by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPAC) in 2011, approximately 9,600 people were treated at emergency rooms for fireworks injuries. More than half of those injuries were burns, and nearly half of the injuries were injuries to the hands and fingers. The majority of injuries to other body parts were to the eyes, head, or face. The eyes were the only part of the body where lacerations, contusions and foreign bodies were more common injuries than burns. Most people treated at the emergency room were released without being admitted to the hospital.

Injuries to Children

Of course, there are things you can do to ensure the safety of your family. An analysis of the ages of fireworks injury victims shows that about 16% of all fireworks injuries are to children under the age of ten. The fact that sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework probably goes hand in hand with this statistic. Something to remember is that, even if you don’t give your children fireworks, children are curious, so you need to watch them around fireworks, and also watch the fireworks and matches or lighters to be sure that your children aren’t getting into them out of curiosity. The CPSC related one other very disturbing trend for the 4th of July holiday. They report a spike in child pool drownings during the week surrounding the 4th with over 20 drownings, but also several thousand emergency room visits after near-drownings. As important as it is to monitor your children around fireworks, please don’t forget, if you have a pool, to be sure that a responsible, sober adult is monitoring the pool at all times. The fact is, it only takes a moment for a small child to have a terrible, tragic accident.

If You are Injured by the Reckless Use of Fireworks by Another Person, You May Have Legal Recourse.

If you are burned, a family member is injured, or your property is destroyed by the reckless use of fireworks by another person, you may have legal options. You should not be forced to pay for your damages due to someone else refusing to celebrate the 4th of July safely. The experienced, dedicated Denver Child Injury Accident Law Firm of John R. Fuller, P.C. wishes you a very happy and joyful 4th of July holiday, and also remind you to please be conscious of your own safety, as well as the safety of any children with whom you are celebrating. If everyone is careful, there is no reason that we can’t all have a fun, safe, enjoyable holiday. In the unfortunate event that you have been injured through the negligence of someone else, contact Denver personal injury lawyer John Fuller at (303)597-4500 for more information and a FREE CONSULTATION. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
uninsured drivers attorneyAccording to CBS News, a woman driving a Pontiac on I-70 in Aurora was killed after driving into the back end of a semi-truck. Police believe that the truck may have been having mechanical difficulties, and for that reason was driving very slowly in the lane of traffic. The woman came up behind the truck, and wedged her car underneath the back end of the trailer. She died at the scene. Investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. Have you been seriously injured in a trucking accident? Contact an experienced Aurora trucking accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration traffic accidents involving large trucks account for over 50,000 injuries and about 3,000 fatalities every year. When a car or small truck is involved in a collision with a large, heavy commercial truck, the incredible difference in momentum can mean a terrible result for anyone inside the passenger vehicle. Of course, in most cases, commercial truckers are experienced, safe drivers but with the inherent difference in size, if a commercial vehicle accident is caused by negligent driving by the commercial driver, the outcome can be tragic. If you have been injured in a trucking accident, contact an experienced, dedicated Aurora trucking accident lawyer right away. John Fuller is an Aurora trucking accident lawyer who has helped countless people in Aurora and around the Denver area who have been injured due to the negligence of other drivers to recover compensation. From conducting an independent investigation into the crash, to dealing with insurance companies, to explaining the facts of your case to a jury, he can provide the legal expertise and vigilant advocacy that you need. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact at John R. Fuller, PC today at (303)597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
accidents with government vehiclesAccording to CBS news, a garbage truck crashed into two other vehicles near Highway 287 and Arapahoe road shortly before 8:00 am during the morning commute. The State Patrol closed the road for several hours afterward to clear up and investigate the collision, which resulted in the tragic death of one person. There do not appear to have been any additional injuries.  The exact cause of the accident is unclear; hazmat crews were dispatched to the scene in case any hazardous substance leaked from the garbage truck.  There were some initial concerns that something may have been leaking, but there is no information as to whether this turned out to be the case. Have you lost a loved one in a commercial vehicle accident? Contact an experienced Denver trucking accident lawyer immediately. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, several thousand people are killed in accidents with large trucks every year. This number is not huge, compared to the number of accidents, but it is certainly far too big for the families who are left to grieve the loss of loved ones. In addition to the fatalities, there are tens of thousands of injuries, and tens of billions of dollars in property damage annually relating to commercial vehicle crashes. One of the difficulties of these accidents is that the commercial trucking companies have dedicated attorneys whose job is to protect the company’s bottom line. In the case of a traffic accident, this often means denying responsibility and paying out as little as possible in insurance claims. denver personal injury attorneyIf you have lost a loved one in a commercial trucking accident, speak with an experienced Denver trucking accident lawyer today to discuss your options. John Fuller is a dedicated Denver trucking accident lawyer who can quickly and thoroughly investigate the crash independently, to determine what happened. If the truck driver was responsible for the crash, or if the accident was caused by poor maintenance of the commercial vehicle, John can ensure that your family recovers compensation for your loss. Of course, no one can return what you have lost, but John can help you hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact John Fuller at (303)597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
A collision between two trains in a Denver railyard was, fortunately, not the cause of any injuries, according to KDVR News. Two locomotives crashed into each other in the yard at 47th Ave and Packing House Rd, which caused one of the engines to leak diesel fuel. Because the accident occurred on railroad property, a private contractor was brought in to handle the clean-up. It is extremely fortunate that no one was injured, and no water source is believed to have been endangered. Have you been seriously injured in an accident that you believe was caused by someone else’s negligence? Speak with an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately to protect your rights. While train crashes are relatively uncommon occurrences, given the size and weight of the vehicles, and the speed at which they are able to travel, the potential for serious injury in a train collision is extreme. When trains collide with cars at railroad crossings, there is frequently a fatality involved. Unfortunately, many train crashes occur because a driver, cyclist, or pedestrian thought that he or she could “beat” the train at a crossing. The simple fact is, when a train hits you, whether you are in a vehicle or not, you lose. The chances of death are very high, and the chances of serious injury even higher. If you have been injured in a serious accident, speak to an experienced Denver personal injury attorney right away. If your accident was caused by someone’s negligence, then you are entitled to compensation for the costs of the accident, from medical bills, to property damage, to lost wages. John Fuller is a Denver personal injury attorney who has helped countless people get back to a normal life after accidents. An accident that was caused by someone else’s reckless behavior should not cause you financial hardship on top of physical and emotional injury. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact John R. Fuller, PC 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
The Aspen Daily News reports that a woman who was seriously injured last spring in a skiing accident has filed a claim against the man who she says caused her injuries. Susan Kern, who was in fact a ski instructor at Aspen for over 40 years, had slowed down as she entered the slow skiing area around a gondola plaza when she was struck by another, apparently out-of-control, skier. Ms. Kern, who is in her late 60’s, was wearing a bright red jacket, and should have been highly visible, when she saw the other skier behind her, approaching very quickly with no control. With broken ribs, hip, and leg bones as well as a deflated lung, Ms. Kern spent a significant time period in multiple hospitals as well as a nursing home. A year later, she is still in pain, has difficulty walking, has had to give up her job at Aspen, and in general her quality of life has declined significantly. Her suit says that the other skier failed to meet the quality of care that is due to other skiers under the law, and as such is responsible for her injuries, as well as her subsequent pain and suffering. Have you been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness?  Speak with an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately to protect your rights. Although skiing is generally recognized as a potentially dangerous hobby, according to information reported by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), there tend to be about 40 serious injuries, as well as about 40 fatalities per year in skiing accidents. Given the tremendous popularity of the sport, these numbers are actually quite low. It is important, however, for everyone who skis to recognize that by being careful and staying within their own ability level, they are not only protecting their own safety, but the safety of others as well. In fact, the Ski Safety Act of 1979 is a Colorado law that creates a standard of care for everyone involved in skiing, from the owner of the ski area, to the lift operators, to the skiers themselves. While most people have probably not read the act, to a large extent, the law requires that skiers ski within their ability level, and under control in order to avoid just this kind of accident. If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a skiing accident caused by the negligence of another skier, you should speak with a Denver personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. It is, of course, important to keep in mind that skiing is potentially dangerous, and some injuries are to be expected from time to time, however just as you have a duty to be careful for the sake of your fellow skiers, so do they have a duty to be careful for your sake. Denver personal injury attorney John Fuller has experience recovering compensation for people who have been injured in all kinds of accidents. Your family should never have to face financial hardship because of someone else’s carelessness. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John R. Fuller, PC today at (303)597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
Aurora firefighter Jason Murphy was killed early Friday morning after being struck on his bicycle by a pickup truck. According to sources at 9news.com, the driver of the 2002 Dodge Ram pickup, 49-year-old William Nale, told authorities that he was unable to see Murphy in the marked crosswalk due to the morning sun. The accident happened in Aurora near Summit Elementary School. Aurora Fire says Murphy was on his way to work at 7:30am when he was struck. Murphy passed away shortly after being taken to a local hospital for serious injuries. Police say Nale was cited for careless driving resulting in death and failing to provide proof of insurance. Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in an auto crash and have questions concerning your personal rights? Contact a dedicated Colorado bicycle accident lawyer to evaluate your case. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, several hundred cyclists are killed in traffic accidents every year, and more than one in five deaths is the result of a collision with a vehicle at an intersection. In many cases, the accident occurred because the driver did not see the cyclist. Because cyclists have very little protection, it is important for both the driver, and the cyclist to proceed with caution and pay close attention when entering crossing zones or intersections. Colorado law requires all vehicles to stop for pedestrians at a crosswalk.

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Attorney John R. Fuller practices law in Denver and handles Bicycle Accidentcases.Call 303-597-4500 for a free Bicycle Accident case consultation or visit his office at:1736 Race Street Denver, CO 80206. Please visit his website at https://www.personalinjuryco.com for more information.
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