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Archive for September, 2010

Denver Car Accident Lawyer

Auto Accidents and Aggressive Driving

In the United States, there are approximately 6 million car accidents every year. The danger and likelihood of a car accident increases exponentially when people engage in aggressive driving behavior. In fact, statistics show that aggressive driving is at the root of a large number of fatalities and injuries.  Specifically, aggressive driving causes approximately 425,000 fatalities per decade, 35 million injuries per decade and $250 billion per year. With Colorado winter weather conditions making the roads sleek, aggressive driving poses a deadly risk for everyone on the road.

Forms of Aggressive Driving:

There are many different ways in which people engage in aggressive behavior while driving, such as:
  • Running through red lights or stop signs
  • Failing to yield when appropriate
  • Tailgating
  • Failing to use one’s turn signals
  • Making rude or obscene gestures to others on the road or yelling at other drivers
  • Engaging in unsafe behavior around pedestrians
  • Making excessively quick turns around corners
  • Weaving through traffic
  • Making frequent lane changes
  • Driving at excessive speeds in unsafe conditions

What Can Be Done to Avoid Aggressive Drivers?

If you are on the road with aggressive drivers, and chances are good that you will be, you should try your best to avoid them so you can help prevent an accident from occurring. Some ways to keep you and your passengers safe around aggressive drivers are:
  • Slow your speed down and move out of the aggressive driver’s way. Give that driver plenty of room to pass you and others safely.
  • Ignore rude behavior and gestures made by the aggressive driver and avoid encouraging his behavior.
  • Do not challenge the driver in any way or retaliate by engaging in aggressive behavior yourself.
  • Once the situation has passed, report the driver to the proper local authorities and provide the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle and the location of the incident.
If you are unable to avoid an accident due to the conduct of an aggressive driver and are injured as a result, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. An experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can take action and obtain full compensation for your injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact Denver car accident lawyer John R. Fuller today. 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 Colorado personal injury law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact John R. Fuller, P.C., for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We’re available 24/7 by phone, fax and e-mail. We return after-hours calls promptly, and provide interpreters for our Spanish-speaking clients. Bookmark and Share  
A truck driver from Texas, Richard E. Widmier, “will be sentenced Nov.12 in the deaths of Ginger M. Gillespie, 48, and Lois A. Kelton, 77, according to a news release from the 18th Judicial District.” According to an article from The Denver Post, Widmier was not suspected of driving under the influence but was driving too fast for road conditions on the day of the accident. The accident took place on I-70 west of Limon during an April 2009 blizzard.  Both victims died at the scene of the accident. Widmier pled guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly 27,000 people died in 2008 motor vehicle accidents. That averages to 3 deaths every hour and 73 motor vehicle related deaths every day. The NHTSA reports that the total number of deaths on US roads has decreased in the past two years, which may be attributed, in part, to the slow economy as well as to an increase in efforts by local law enforcement to crack down on drunk driving. Losing a loved one to an automobile accident is a true tragedy. If you are facing such a tragedy, you need to speak to a Denver personal injury attorney about all your legal options. There may be insurance benefits you are entitled to that can help with the costs related to your loved one’s death.  John Fuller has years of experience with motor vehicle accidents and insurance claims. He will put his knowledge and experience to work for you.  For a free consultation and review of your case contact his office today at (303) 597-4500. Return to Our Homepage   Bookmark and Share  
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
A 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a truck in a Colorado Springs car wash parking lot. 7News is reporting that the boy was with his father at the car wash on South Academy Blvd when he was struck by a Hummer on Tuesday. Police said the boy was taken to the hospital with a serious head injury. Jim Dodson, a Lakewood Ranch car accident attorney, points out that an extreme mount of anxiety can be caused by serious injuries to children. 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