John R. Fuller P.C.

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Archive for January, 2013

Denver Car Accident AttorneyColorado is a popular state for many reasons, but one large one is the amount of open space. Colorado is full of active and fit citizens who are out walking, running or cycling. It is important to remember that despite the appeals of being in the outdoors, it can be a danger. 9 News reported a two-car accident at the intersection of West Hampden Avenue and South Elati Street caused major delays and injured 3 people. The report indicates that there was a car accident during rush hour traffic and one of the cars lost control of their vehicle. The vehicle went off the road and hit three pedestrians who were on the corner of Hampden and Elati. All three pedestrians were transported to Swedish Hospital. They were reported to be in serious condition. However, both of the drivers of vehicles involved were not injured. However, there was a large traffic jam associated with the accident because Eastbound Hampden and northbound Elati were closed for hours during the investigation of the accident. Have you been injured in a pedestrian traffic accident? Contact a Denver pedestrian accident attorney today to find out how much financial compensation you deserve. Pedestrians have a high fatality risk of fatality when they are involved in pedestrians traffic accident. Although, being exposed to the natural elements is a great appeal to Colorado residents and visitors, it also poses a great risk to injury. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that over 4,000 pedestrians have died as a result to traffic accidents in 2010. This may not seem like a number of fatalities, however, pedestrian deaths account for 13% of the total traffic accident fatalities. The main reason for these deaths is that inherently pedestrians have less protection from impact. Cyclists accounted for over 600 traffic fatalities. Again, this is due to the fact that they are less protected from impacts. It is important that when acting as a pedestrian you protect yourself by always abiding by traffic laws. There are many times when a car entering an intersection is unable to see around the corner. This can mean that they wont see you when you enter the intersection. Don’t risk your safety, even when you are walking check the intersection and understand where traffic is coming from before you proceed into the intersection. denver personal injury attorneyIf you have been injured in a Denver pedestrian accident attorney it is important that you seek out a personal injury lawyer who will work with you to protect your rights. John Fuller is an experienced personal injury lawyer who has worked with Denver pedestrian accidents. It is very common for individuals who have been injured in a car accident and suffered serious injuries that they receive less financial compensation for their injuries. This happens when insurance companies try to protect their bottom line by refusing to provide fair compensation to people who have been injured. It is called insurance bad faith. If you have an insurance company denying your claims and you need more financial compensation for your injuries, physical therapy needs, or any long term care. If this is occuring you need to speak to an attorney today who can protect your rights and settle an insurance dispute for you. Contact John Fuller a Denver pedestrian accident attorney today to learn about your legal options and for a free case evaluation at (303) 597-4500.
2619667_lowWhen walking at night it is always important to be hyper aware of other vehicles on the road. Many times you may see a car before they see you. 9News reported that a man crossing a dark street was struck and killed in Grand Junction. The police report from the Colorado State Patrol stated the man was hit by a man driving a Chevrolet Uplander van eastbound on Broadway. The driver of the van was headed toward Greenwood Drive when he struck the older gentleman. The pedestrian was crossing Broadway when the incident occured. The area where the man was hit was a designated crossing area but it was not a lit crosswalk which is why the van driver was unable to spot the man in the street. The 73-year-old driver of the van remained on scene. The accident is still under investigation. It is yet to be determined if the driver of the van will face any charges. Both the driver and the victim are from Grand Junction and were familiar with the area. Have you lost a loved one in a car-pedestrian accident caused by a drivers negligent behavior? Contact a Denver pedestrian accident attorney. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that in 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed when involved in car collisions. The NHTSA also reported that an estimated 70,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes involving a motor vehicle and pedestrian. This is a serious issue in Colorado. Many of our states citizens enjoy being outside and enjoying the nature around. A pedestrian is defined as a person involved in a motor vehicle accident that is walking, jogging, riding a bike, laying down, hiking, etc. when they are hit. This creates a lot of concern. When citizens are enjoying outdoor activities such as bike rides they are exposed to the elements that makes them very vulnerable to serious injury if in a car-pedestrian collision. The NHTSA reported that over 70% of pedestrian fatalities occur in an urban setting. Nearly 80% of pedestrian fatalities have occurred at non-intersections of streets versus at marked intersections. Almost of crossing streets. Almost 90% of pedestrian fatalities occur during clear/cloudy weather days, and almost 70% of pedestrian fatalities have occurred at nighttime. Looking at these statistics this makes sense. For example when it is nice out more people are outside enjoying the weather. It is important to always pay attention when a pedestrian. john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyIf you lost a loved one recently in a vehicle accident it is important to know that seeking an attorney could help you and your family recover financial compensation for your loss. However, before contacting a Denver pedestrian accident attorney it is important to remember that no amount of money will bring back your loved one. Denver pedestrian accident attorney John Fuller understands that loosing a loved one can very hard on a family. He would be happy to have the opportunity to help you and your family hold the negligent driver financially accountable for any lost wages, funeral costs and pain and suffering. Seeking a compassionate attorney who understands the pain of loosing a loved one is important in this fragile time for you and your family. Contact John Fuller today for a free case consultation to see how much you and your family are entitled to at (303) 597-4500.