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- Truck driver error: According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), truck driver error is the cause of the majority of trucking accidents. Truck drivers may drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, drive fatigued, or drive distracted. They may be inexperienced or improperly trained, which could lead to mistakes in handling these large vehicles on the road.
- Truck equipment failure: Trucking companies are supposed to maintain and inspect their vehicles on a regular basis to ensure that they are safe to operate. Defective tires, failing brakes, or faulty steering components can all lead to devastating accidents.
- Weather conditions: Poor weather and large commercial trucks generally do not mix. Snow, ice, and rain can make for slippery road surfaces that can be difficult for large trucks to drive on. These trucks are not able to stop as quickly as other vehicles, making bad weather even more risky. When a truck driver does not account for bad weather conditions, trucking accidents occur more frequently.
- Trucking company negligence: a trucking company has a responsibility to ensure the safety of all those on America’s roads by following the FMCSA trucking rules and regulations. This includes properly maintaining their trucks, not overloading trucks, and making sure that their drivers get frequent rest and adequate sleep. When a trucking company fails to do this, they put everyone in jeopardy. Falsifying driver logs, encouraging drivers to drive longer hours, and failing to fix or repair trucks promptly are all examples of trucking company negligence that could lead to a devastating Denver trucking accident.
On Thursday, a wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a Glenwood Springs bar in Garfield District Court by the parents of a 16-year-old Carbondale girl who died in a road accident on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon last spring.
The parents of Jennifer Nevarez said that the bartender of the Bayou Cajun Restaurant and bar served the underage driver alcohol prior to the crash. 18-year-old Brianda Zavala was driving the car; Nevarez was the passenger with another individual, 24-year-old Albino Ortiz-Monge. They all died in the accident that happened on 14th of April at about 5:30 a.m., three and a half hours after the bar’s 2 a.m. closing. The crash happened when the car crossed the center line in a construction zone and collided head-on with a semi-truck.
All three auto accident victims had a BAC level above the legal limit for driving when the crash happened. According to the patrol’s follow-up report, Zavala’s BAC level was 0.241%. Witnesses said the 3 may have continued drinking after leaving the bar.
In the lawsuit filed by Nevarez’s parents, they said that Pedro and Elda Nevarez, Zavala’s consumption of alcohol at the bar “caused, or was a substantial cause, of her being intoxicated in the morning hours — when the fatal incident occurred”.
26-year-old Denisse Arreola, who works as a bartender at the bar and was present at the bar that night was recently convicted in Garfield County Court on a misdemeanor charge for providing alcohol to an underage individual in relation to the incident. On 12th of September, Arreola pleaded no contest to the charge and according to a description of the plea in the court file; a “no contest” plea is not an admission of guilt. She said that she didn’t serve the underage individuals that night.
The case is still under investigation by the Colorado Liquor Enforcement Division for providing alcohol to Zavala and Nevarez illegally who were underage. Daria Serna, Colorado Department of Revenue/Liquor Enforcement spokeswoman said in an e-mail, “This is where the business explains to the state why action should not be taken against their liquor license. The next step will be the pre-hearing conference, but we are not there yet”.
Steve Behem, the owner of the bar didn’t comment on the case. He said that his Colorado attorney had not yet had a chance to review it and has advised him not to comment. He has decided to sell the restaurant and bar business. He said, “That’s a long time to be in this industry, and I can’t wait for the next chapter to begin”. On 18th of October, they will be having the last and 29th anniversary party of the bar.
Last year, the Bayou was reprimanded by liquor authorities for providing alcohol to underage individuals in June 2011 and November 2011. After that hearing, the liquor license of the bar was suspended for five years. The bar was also fined $939.
The Nevarez lawsuit requests a jury trial to determine damages.
According to 9NEWS, a 91-year-old Denver woman, Marjorie Ewers, caused a crash that killed a person driving a scooter. The driver of the scooter (Deborah Hudes, 53) was struck from behind while she was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Quebec and 8th Street and died on the scene. Ewers was cited with careless driving resulting in death and is set to appear in court on September 30.
Dangerous Intersections in DenverAccording to another 9NEWS.com report, the most dangerous intersection in Denver for accidents that involved motor vehicles and pedestrians was at Colfax and Broadway. From 2010 to 2012, there were five injuries that resulted from a total of eleven accidents at this particular intersection. Several other streets that intersect with Colfax make 9NEWS.com’s “Top 10 worst intersections for auto-pedistrian accidents” list, too, including Colfax and Franklin, Colfax and Grant, Colfax and Lincoln, and Colfax and Valentia.
The intersection at Market Street and 20th Street was #2 on the list with 3 injuries and 5 accidents that occurred between 2010 and 2012. Other notable dangerous intersections include another intersection on Broadway – at Broadway and 13th Avenue, and a pair of intersections on Federal including one at 10th Avenue and Federal and the other at Kentucky and Federal.If a loved one has been killed or you have been injured in an auto accident, slip or fall on dangerous property, or an instance of medical malpractice anywhere in Colorado, we want to hear about the details of your case. Contact an injury attorney today via phone, fax or e-mail and arrange your free initial consultation. We return after-hours calls promptly and provide Spanish-speaking interpreters. Let us fight for the just and fair compensation you deserve. Denver Personal Injury Law Office Fuller Injury Law | John R. Fuller, P.C. 1736 Race Street Denver, CO 80206 Phone: (303) 597-4500
According to the denverpost.com, a 14-year-old girl was killed in a rollover accident east of Calhan, CO, when her brother lost control of the car. Jae Ellis, was killed in the accident and pronounced dead at the scene and her brother, 16-year-old Jourdan Ellis, was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle causing it to veer off the right-side of the road striking a fence before rolling. Neither drugs, alcohol, nor speeding were presumed to be a factor in the accident. The crash is still under investigation at this time by the Colorado State Patrol.According to reports made by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety, “3,023 teenagers ages 13-19 died in motor vehicle crashes in 2011” and “Eighty percent of teenage motor vehicle crash deaths in 2011 were passenger vehicle occupants.” Vehicle accidents killed more teenagers, ages 13-19, than anything else in the United States in 2010. In 2011, 59% of all teenagers killed in auto accidents were in a car driven by another teenager. 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.
The 4th of July is a great time to have a party with your family and friends. All over the country people will be going to fireworks shows and throwing barbecues. Here in Denver, people will celebrate at sporting events with the Rockies and the Rapids, and at shows in various places, including Red Rocks. Although it has been dry and there are wild fires around the state, there will also be municipal fireworks shows in various cities across the state. One thing that everyone needs to do is to be sure that they do everything possible to prevent drunk driving. Law enforcement will be out patrolling for drunk drivers, so in addition to the terrible risk of accidents, drunk drivers will be at greater than normal risk of a DUI.
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It may surprise you to know that the 4th of July is one of the most dangerous holidays of the year for drunk driving. Certainly, many people include a few beers among the day’s revelry. Unfortunately, getting behind the wheel after having a few too many can result in horrible tragedy. Everyone knows that driving after drinking is dangerous, so each of us needs to do what we can to prevent it this holiday. If you are out for the day, make sure that you have a safe way home. If you are hosting the party, make sure that your guests have safe ways home. It’s never a bad idea to offer guests a place to sleep, so that everyone can drive home safely in the morning.
Contact Denver wrongful death attorney John Fuller as soon as possible if you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident. When one person’s negligence causes the death of someone else, the surviving family may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of income and companionship. Nothing can replace the person who you lost to this senseless accident, but a Colorado wrongful death claim is one way of seeking justice and holding the drunk driver accountable for his or her actions. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, call John Fuller today at (303)597-4500 or fill out and submit the contact form on this website.
A toddler avoided injury when an SUV crashed into his bedroom, according to the Denver Post. The boys parents were woken in the night when a Cadillac Escalade crashed into their home. The vehicle slammed into the wall of their 18-month-old son’s room, but because the crib is on the opposite wall, the child was unharmed. After checking on their son, the couple went outside to check on the driver of the vehicle that hit their house. The man, who may have had a medical emergency while driving, was taken to the hospital. The homeowner said that he and his wife have thought this may be a possibility as they are located at a t-intersection. He is considering landscaping his front lawn with some large rocks top prevent a similar incident in the future.
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a car accident? Contact an experienced Denver car accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.
Each year, there are over 5 million car accidents in the United States. While motor vehicles crashing into buildings is relatively unusual, it happens from time to time, and the potential for serious injury is tremendous. Between the unexpected nature of the crash, and the possibility of flying debris, people can be very seriously injured. Additionally, the value of repairing property damage is likely to be much greater than in a more traditional auto accident. As a result, a family can be left with very serious financial difficulties after a vehicle crashes into their home.
Speak with experienced Denver car accident attorney John Fuller today of you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident. John can help you determine whether the crash was caused by negligence, and make sure that you understand your rights and all of your legal options. He is a dedicated Denver car accident attorney who has helped countless injured Coloradans to recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering directly resulting from accidents. John takes personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay him only after he successfully recover compensation for you. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, speak with John R. Fuller today at (303)597-4500 or simply fill out and submit the contact form on this website.
A third person has died after an accident in which two others were killed earlier, according to CBS Denver. An accident over Memorial Day weekend in which a car struck a vehicle apparently abandoned in the emergency lane on I-70 has now resulted in the deaths of three people. Two passengers were killed in the accident, and a third has now been removed from life support at the hospital and has died. The car was getting into I-70 at Wadsworth Blvd. When it crashed into a truck that was in the median. At the time of the accident, traffic was severely backed up due to the police investigation.
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Each year, over 30,000 people are killed in traffic accidents across the country. While the good news is that the number of highway fatalities has been trending downward in recent years, there are still far too many families who lose loved ones in these tragedies. In many cases, even when the victim ultimately dies, huge medical bills are racked up by efforts to save the person’s life, to say nothing of the wages lost over a lifetime if the victim was responsible for the financial well-being of a family. If your family’s loss was caused by the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to financial compensation for these medical bills and lost wages, as well as funeral expenses and loss of companionship.
Speak with dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney John Fuller today to discuss your options if your family has lost a loved one because of another driver’s negligent behavior. John has helped countless Colorado families as they seek justice for their losses. With many years of experience in Colorado wrongful death law, John works hard to protect the rights of every client, and to recover the compensation that they need to ensure that someone else’s reckless actions don’t result in financial hardship. He is a dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney who is ready to speak with your about your situation. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, call John Fuller today at (303)597-4500 or simply fill out and submit the contact form on this website.
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.
Contact 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.
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.
Speak 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.