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Archive for May, 2013

 

The driver arrested in connection with the death of a cyclist in Lyons has publicly criticized bicyclists, according to the Denver Post. As the Lyons Planning and Community Development Commission held town meetings concerning bike lanes on local streets, Patrick Ward occasionally appeared to make comments about cyclists “disobeying signage and traffic lights” as well as saying that “These people don’t belong in Lyons.” Ward was arrested after a traffic accident in which a cyclist was killed. Police believe that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time, and charged him with vehicular homicide, careless driving resulting in death, and DUI.

Have you lost a loved one in a bicycle accident? Contact an experienced Denver wrongful death lawyer today to discuss your options.

Every year, about 30,000 people are killed in traffic accidents across the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of those fatalities, between 500 and 1000 are bicyclists. While this number is comparatively low, it is certainly far too high for the hundreds of families that are left to mourn the loss of loved ones. It is extremely important for every cyclist to pay close attention to their surroundings and be constantly aware of traffic. On the other hand, it is also vital that every driver be aware of the possibility of cyclists and pedestrians in the area.

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyContact experienced Denver personal injury lawyer John Fuller if you have lost a loved one in a bicycle accident. In addition to emotional trauma, the loss of a loved one in a tragic accident can result in serious financial hardship. Medical bills accrued in attempts to save a life in addition to loss of income can make it very difficult for a family to make ends meet, particularly if the lost loved one was the family’s primary breadwinner. John is a dedicated Denver bicycle accident lawyer who has a great deal of experience with Colorado wrongful death claims. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John Fuller today at (303)597-4500.

 

The cab driver who was killed when another driver ran a red light and crashed into his taxi was remembered in a memorial service at Lotus School of Excellence, according to 9 News. Junior Soko came to the United States from his native Liberia seeking the opportunity for a better life for his family. Friends say that he worked hard to create a good life for his wife and children, and also sent money home to his family in Liberia. But his life was cut shirt when another car ran a red light at 17th and Colorado Blvd, on the corner of City Park. Wells Fargo Bank has set up the Junior Soko Memorial Fund to benefit Junior’s young children.

Have you lost a loved one in a Colorado car wreck? Speak with an experienced Denver wrongful death attorney today to discuss your options.

Over 30,000 people are killed in car accidents across the country each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. About 450 of those fatalities come right here in Colorado. Unfortunately, each of these tragic crashes leaves at least one family to mourn the untimely loss of a family member. The family that is left behind is often left not only with grief and emotional loss, but also with a tremendous medical bills incurred while trying to save the life of the deceased, compounded by the loss of household income. The fact is, while the family is grieving this terrible tragedy, they may also be experiencing terrible financial hardship.

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyContact dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney John R. Fuller today if you have lost a family member in a car accident. John has helped numerous Coloradans to recover compensation for medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of income and loss of companionship after tragic auto accidents. No one should have to face financial hardship on top of emotional trauma because of the negligent and reckless actions of another driver. A Denver wrongful death attorney can help protect your rights and your family’s financial well-being while you look after the physical and emotinoal health of your remaining family. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Fuller Law today at (303)597-4500.

 

9 News reports that football helmet manufacturer Ridell has been ordered to pay over $3 million to the family of a high school student in Las Animas County who suffered brain injuries while wearing a Ridell helmet. The suit claims that Ridell failed to adequately warn of the dangers of concussion. Ridell faces a similar suit in California, as well as complaint by numerous former NFL players. The jury here in Colorado determined that damages in the case totaled $11.5 million, and that Ridell was 27% responsible for the young man’s injuries. That makes the award in the range of $3.1 million (27% of $11.5 million). The family’s attorney plans to ask the judge to find Ridell responsible for the entire $11.5 million judgment.

Have you or a loved one been injured because of defective sports equipment? Contact an experienced Denver product liability attorney immediately to discuss your options.

Everyone knows that kids get injured playing sports, particularly contact sports such as football, hockey, or rugby. Still, you expect that your children will be kept safe, relatively speaking, by their safety equipment. No one thinks that their son or daughter will come home from team practice one day with a serious brain injury that could negatively impact the rest of his or her life. Unfortunately, it does happen, and sometimes it happens because a player or coach did not understand the dangers involved.

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneySpeak with dedicated Denver product liability attorney John R. Fuller today to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been injured and believe that your injury was caused by a defective consumer product. John has the legal skill and experience you need to protect your rights, and can help you understand whether you have a valid personal injury claim. John works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay him only after he successfully recover financial compensation for your family. Don’t face financial hardship alone, contact a dedicated Denver product liability attorney. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John today at (303)597-4500.

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is considering guidelines for auto manufacturers that would limit the time that drivers can spend using touchscreen devices built into their cars, according to CBS Denver. With more and more vehicles being manufactured with touch screen devices, such as sound systems and GPS units built into the dash, and distracted driving a pervasive problem across the country, the NHTSA hopes that by providing guidelines to auto manufacturers, they can cut down on the amount of distraction that the car itself provides to drivers. At this time, the plan is that these guidelines would be phased in over a three-year period, and they would be voluntary for the auto makers. NHTSA administrator David Strickland believes that voluntary guidelines have been successful in the past, although Clarence Ditlow of the Center for Auto Safety disagrees.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a distracted driving accident? Speak with an experienced Denver distracted driving accident attorney today to discuss your options.

Strickland and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood have said that over 3,000 people were killed and nearly 400,000 more were injured in accidents involving distracted driving in 2011. LaHood characterized distracted driving as unsafe and irresponsible. Touch screen devices in cars can be dangerous because they are very difficult to operate without looking at them, taking your eyes off the road. Even sound systems are often touchscreen in modern cars, which means that even changing the radio station, or turning the volume up or down may require looking away from the road. This distraction causes thousands of car crashes in which someone is seriously injured or killed every year.

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneySpeak with experienced Denver car accident attorney John R. Fuller today to discuss your options if you or a family member have been seriously injured in a Colorado car wreck. John has helped numerous Coloradans who have been injured by the negligent behavior of other drivers who caused crashes. He is a dedicated Denver car accident attorney who fights hard for the best possible outcome for every client, and works on a contingent fee basis. You may be entitled to financial compensation for property damage, present and future medical bills, wages lost during recovery, and more. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Fuller Injury Law today at (303)597-4500, or visit the website at https://www.personalinjuryco.com.