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Close-up car accidentRecent studies have pointed to an increase in the number of drivers involved in deadly car crashes in Colorado who test positive for marijuana. Furthermore, they indicate Colorado has a higher percentage of such drivers testing positive for THC than other states even when the studies are controlled for other variables. Additionally, studies show that perceptions about the risk of marijuana use have been reduced across all age groups as the industry booms in the state.
Close-up car accidentA fatal car crash is a tragic and devastating event for all victims, their family, and their friends. Yet when a celebrity dies tragically in a car accident, this can have a ripple effect across the entire country—and sometimes around the world. Like it or not, celebrities names and faces are plastered on billboards, commercials, and magazine covers in nearly every country. As a result, many of them have a large and fanatic fan base that follows their every move. When a celebrity’s life is taken at the height of their fame, the result can be devastating, not only for their families left behind, but also for their thousands of fans. Many times, their names will live on forever, sadly, in part because of the tragic ways in which they died. Here are ten of the most infamous celebrity car crashes of all time.  
  1. Paul Walker. The Porsche driven by his friend, was traveling at about 90 mph when it began to drift as it emerged from a curve. The vehicle slammed into a light pole and was engulfed in flames. Both men died. Walker left behind a beautiful young daughter and was in the middle of filming the Fast and the Furious 7.
 
  1. Ryan Dunn. The actor of “Jackass” notoriety was killed in June 2011 when his speeding Porsche 911 wrapped around a tree and burst into flames.
 
  1. Lisa Lopes. The flamboyant recording artist was killed while vacationing in Honduras. She apparently lost control of her rented SUV and the vehicle tipped over. Lopes died with a head injury. The other eight passengers survived with varying degrees of injuries.
 
  1. Princess Diana. Attempting to flee the paparazzi while vacationing in Paris with her companion Dodi Al Fayed, her driver inadvertently slammed into an interior wall of the Pont de l’Alma tunnel. Only Dianna’s bodyguard survived the crash.
 
  1. Grace Kelly. The talented actress turned Princess was driving her Rover 3500 in Monaco when she crashed through a retaining wall. She and her daughter were trapped as the Rover careened 120 feet through tree branches. Grace was killed on impact while her daughter survived with multiple injuries.
 
  1. Steve Prefontaine. The track and field star was on his way home from a party when he swerved his MG convertible to prevent a collision with another vehicle. His car flipped after hitting a stone wall, fatally pinning the young athlete underneath.
 
  1. Jayne Mansfield. The screen siren, her lawyer, and a night club owner were all killed when Mansfield’s Buick Electra rear-ended a tractor-trailer. Sleeping in the back seat, Mansfield’s three children survived the crash.
 
  1. Jackson Pollock. The career of this avant-garde painter was cut short when a single-car, alcohol-related crash claimed his life in Springs, NY in 1956.
 
  1. James Dean. The vibrant young film star was killed when his prized Porsche Spyder collided head on with another vehicle. His passenger survived with head injuries and a broken leg, although Dean was nearly decapitated. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
  A car accident can happen to anyone—at any time—and without discretion. It can end the life of someone in his or her prime or at the height of his or her career and can leave thousands in mourning.   While a celebrity’s death may make the headlines, in reality, it is no more tragic than the 30,000 other car accident victims who lose their lives each and every year. Each death is a tragedy—a loss beyond words.   Contact Denver Car Accident Lawyers Denver car accident lawyerIf someone you love has been killed in a car accident by another person’s negligence, contact Denver car accident lawyer John R. Fuller today. Our Denver personal injury attorneys understand how devastating this time is for you and your family and how many questions you have unanswered. We are here to help find answers to those questions. Contact us today at 303-597-4500 for a free initial consultation.    
 Denver car accident attorney If you are involved in a car accident with one other vehicle, establishing fault is usually a matter of deciding if you or the other driver is to blame for the accident. Occasionally, there may be a third party responsible, such as a government entity or construction road crew. When the accident involves multiple vehicles, however, establishing fault can become increasingly difficult. Multi-vehicle crashes or pileups usually result from a chain reaction. In most multi-vehicle accidents, there may be multiple parties to blame for different components of the accident. You yourself may share some of the blame for the accident or for a portion of the pileup. With so many differing points of view, it can be difficult to establish negligence and know which insurance company to contact. To make matters worse, insurance companies understand these complications and are usually reluctant to reach settlements until the chain of negligence is fully established. To further complicate matters, passengers in varying vehicles may be seeking compensation from all parties responsible or from the driver of the very vehicle they were riding in. As such, you may find yourself seeking compensation from other drivers’ insurance companies and defending yourself from lawsuits at the same time. The complexities that surround multi-vehicle crashes are endless and require a law firm with the resources to fight aggressively for your rights. Insurance companies do not usually reach settlements quickly when there are multiple parties involved and everyone begins pointing fingers at everyone else, in an attempt to reduce their own liabilities. When significant injuries or deaths are involved, the complications become even greater, with much more at stake. Injured accident victims or families who have lost a loved one will need money for medical expenses, lost wages, lost future earnings, pain and suffering, and more. Choosing a lawyer who understands the complications that can arise in a multi-vehicle crash is important to obtaining the compensation you need—and deserve. Contact an Aurora and Denver Car Accident Attorney If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt by another person’s negligence, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Denver car accident attorney immediately. At the law offices of John R. Fuller, P.C., we fight aggressively for our injured accident victims and their families. We understand the complications that can arise after a devastating accident and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the money you need to recover. Contact our Denver personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help. Call us at 303-597-4500. We’re available 24/7 by phone, fax and e-mail.    
Denver Car accident attorneyFender benders are a fact of life, and they occur nearly every day in every city across the United States. These accidents are also known as low impact accidents because they occur at relatively low speeds and usually only cause minor property damage. In many cases, police reports are never even filed and accident victims simply exchange insurance information and move on with their day. Unfortunately, even low impact accidents can cause injuries that can take days and even weeks to become fully apparent. When the injury does finally surface, accident victims may not realize the correlation between their injury and the accident they endured. When a 2,000-pound automobile or truck collides with another car at just 10 mph, the result is an impact force of 3.7 tons. This force is enough to damage the soft tissues in the neck and back, leading to whiplash, herniated discs, and back sprains. Whiplash is the most common, due to the jarring forces of low impact collisions. Unfortunately, even though low impact accidents can cause injuries, the majority of insurance companies are suspicious of these types of claims. As such, they may delay or deny your claim unfairly or investigate you closely in an attempt to prove fraud. Documentation of your injury is critical to winning your claim and the compensation you need. Your attorney may need to show medical tests, diagnoses, and even expert testimony to fight the insurance company on your behalf. Proving that your low impact accident caused an injury is difficult—but with the right legal representation, it is not impossible. Your experienced Denver car accident attorney can help you after a low impact accident, so you can focus on your rehabilitation and on your recovery. Contact an Aurora and Denver Car Accident Attorney If you or someone you love has been injured in a low impact car accident, it is important to speak to an experienced Denver car accident attorney immediately. At the law offices of John R. Fuller, P.C., we fight aggressively for our injured accident victims and their families. We understand the complications that can arise after a devastating accident and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the money you need to recover. Contact our Denver personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help. Call us at 303-597-4500. We’re available 24/7 by phone, fax and e-mail.

Wrongful deathOn 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.


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We are available 24/7, and routinely handle personal injury cases across Colorado. We represent Colorado residents as well as clients injured while visiting our state. Discuss your case with personal injury attorney John R. Fuller now by scheduling a free initial consultation. Call (303) 597-4500. – See more at: https://www.personalinjuryco.com/#sthash.LqnAUliC.dpuf
At Fuller Injury Law, our Colorado personal injury lawyers are determined to make your experience with the civil justice system as painless as possible. Our clients come to us because they have lost a loved one, are injured themselves, or feel overwhelmed with medical bills and questions. We recognize that no personal injury case is the same. That is why we provide individualized, sympathetic counsel for our clients and why we aggressively pursue the maximum amount of financial compensation on their behalf. – See more at: https://www.personalinjuryco.com/#sthash.LqnAUliC.dpuf
john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyWe are available 24/7, and routinely handle personal injury cases across Colorado. We represent Colorado residents as well as clients injured while visiting our state. Discuss your case with personal injury attorney John R. Fuller now by scheduling a free initial consultation. Call (303) 597-4500.  

colfax-broadway-denverAccording 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 Denver

  According 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. john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyContact 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.   john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyThe 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.

Have you lost a loved one in a tragic drunk driving accident? Speak with a compassionate Denver wrongful death attorney immediately to discuss your options.

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.

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyContact 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 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.

 

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

 

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.

 

john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneySpeak 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 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.