Hit-and-Run Accidents in Colorado are Increasing

According to a USA Today article, hit-and-run accidents are up across the nation. Between 2009 and 2011, hit-and-run accidents across the United States rose by more than 13%. Following in the footsteps of Texas, Florida and Arizona€”states which have worked to close loopholes and increase penalties associated with hit-and-run accidents€”the state of Colorado enacted a law making a hit-and-run crash resulting in serious bodily injury a Class 4 felony....

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Colorado Takes Harder Stand Against Hit and Run Drivers

Last year, there were 5,448 hit and run accidents in Denver alone. This cost millions of dollars in damages, injuries, and medical costs€”as well as higher insurance rates. This year, Denver police authorities have already responded to 1,200 hit and run accidents€”three of those were fatalities. Hit and Run Drivers – Harder Stand Now, Colorado is taking a harder stand against hit and run drivers, in an attempt to curtail the number of these...

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What is the Financial Impact of a Loss of Limb?

Car and motorcycle accidents often occur at lightening speeds and with little warning. The impact from those crashes can leave victims with crushed and broken hands, arms, legs, and feet. While orthopedic surgeons and physicians are usually able repair the majority of broken bones and limbs, there are times when complications and even infections can interfere with the healing process. When this occurs, it may be necessary to remove the injured...

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Complications Abound in Multi-Vehicle Crashes

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...

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Traumatic Spinal Cord Injuries on the Rise

Spinal cord injuries are on the rise, due in large part to an increase in elderly accidents€”particularly slip and falls. John Hopkins researchers studied over 43,000 adults who were treated for spinal cord injuries between 2007 and 2009. They found that elderly victims over the age of 65 experienced an increase in spinal cord injuries. In 2007, there were 79.4 injuries per million; in 2009, that number had climbed to 87.7. Over that same 3 year...

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Reports About Weather Related Deaths In The United states

USA Today has issued a report about weather deaths in the United states. While tornadoes, hurricanes, and floods get the lion’s share of media attention, the majority of weather-related fatalities across the country occur when inclement weather causes car accidents. The Federal Highway Administration (FHA) says that over 7,000 people are killed in weather-related traffic crashes each year. They define a weather-related traffic crash as one...

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Semi Crash Hurts 2 Children | Denver Auto Collision Attorney

An auto accident on I-25 caused southbound lanes to be closed for over an hour, according to the Denver Post. A sedan that had lost control was hit by a semi-truck; a Ford Bronco that may have been involved in some way is being sought by Police. Fortunately, neither driver was injured in the wreck, but two children, a two-year-old and a 19-month-old, who were riding in the car were taken to the hospital for observation. Police are investigating...

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Denver Hit and Run Accident Leaves Bicyclist Dead | Denver Personal Injury Lawyer

A 50-year-old Lakewood man was hit by a car while riding his bike to work early one morning. David Pickett was on his way to work as AT&T€™s communication specialist when an unidentified vehicle and driver struck and killed the man, according to the Colorado News Leader. The Denver hit and run driver then sped away. Pickett was struck while he was riding along Josephine Street near 46th Avenue. Denver police and David€™s family are asking for...

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Man Killed in Hit-and-Run – Denver Personal Injury Attorney

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...

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