John R. Fuller P.C.

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If you have sustained a spinal cord injury in a car crash, you may already have a glimpse of how difficult your life will be. Even if you are not completely paralyzed, your injuries will undoubtedly make life more challenging—and this can result in extreme financial complications for you and your family.

Price Tag of Spinal Cord Injury

So just how much does a spinal cord injury cost? The cost of a spinal cord injury depends largely on the type of injury you suffered, the degree of disability, and the age you are at the time of the accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a car accident victim who suffers from high tetraplegia will require at least $1 million in total specialized care during the first year alone. The lifetime cost of a severe spinal cord injury totals well over $4 million over the course of an average lifetime. This figure, while astronomically high, does not even take into consideration other financial burdens, such as:
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medications
  • Adaptations to your home, such as ramps or lifts
  • Specialized vehicles
  • Wheelchairs and other disability equipment
  • Private health care premiums
  • Out of pocket travel expenses to doctor visits and specialists
  • And more
The more severe your spinal cord injury, the more compensation you will require just to avoid financial ruin. In addition to your lost wages and loss of future earnings, loved ones may be unable to work while they provide round the clock care for you. All of these factors must be considered when seeking compensation in a Denver personal injury lawsuit.

How Much Compensation Should I ask?

Your Denver personal injury lawyer will discuss your prognosis with physicians and healthcare professionals to determine how much compensation you will need to adapt to your new disability. Without a lawyer on your side, insurance companies may attempt to low-ball you and offer you a settlement that is far less than you actually need to recover.

Contact an Aurora and Denver Personal Injury Attorney

denver personal injury attorney john fullerIf you or someone you love has been injured by another driver’s negligence, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Denver personal injury 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 numerous spinal cord 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 personal injury attorneyCar 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 extremity in an attempt to save the accident victim’s life. After an amputation, accident victims will need to relearn even basic skills, such as walking, driving, or even dressing themselves. In addition, they may be unable to continue in their chosen profession, and be forced to find new lines of employment. It is important to understand the true costs of limb loss before you agree to a settlement. These costs are not always apparent and future expenses, such as prosthetic devices, must be taken into account. A study conducted by John Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy found that the total lifetime costs of amputation was well over a half million dollars. This included costs such as hospitalizations, prosthetics, rehabilitation, therapies, outpatient doctor visits, and pain medications. It did not, however, take into account lost wages, loss of future earnings, or pain and suffering. Prosthetic Devices are Expensive If you have suffered the loss of a limb, you will need to be fitted for a prosthetic. These artificial hands, arms, and legs can be costly and cost between $5,000 and $50,000 depending on their design and material. In addition, being fitted for a prosthetic means additional rehabilitation to learn how to use the new device. It is important to know that these costs are not a one time only cost either. Prosthetic devices are usually changed out every 3-5 years, and this ongoing cost must be taken into account before reaching an appropriate settlement. Contact an Aurora and Denver Personal Injury Attorney If you or someone in your family has lost a limb due to another person’s negligence, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Denver personal injury 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.
Police-lightsThe Aspen Post reports that a woman has filed a civil claim against the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority as well as a bus driver following the death of her adult daughter in a public transportation accident. The daughter, who was walking in the bus lane in the early hours of the morning on New Years Day, was struck from behind by a bus, causing the windshield of the bus to shatter. The woman was dragged by the bus, and died as a result of the accident. The mother is seeking close to $500,000 in the claim, hoping to recover compensation for funeral expenses, loss of income, and loss of companionship. Have you or a loved one been injured in a public transportation accident? Contact an experienced Colorado public transportation accident attorney immediately; time is often of the essence. When filing a claim against a government agency such as a public transportation district, the statute of limitations is generally significantly shorter than it would be when filing a civil claim against a private person or company. For this reason, acting as quickly as possible to protect your rights is vital. While it is unusual for a government agency to be found responsible for injuring a person, when this does happen, you don’t want to lose your rights. No one should have to suffer financial hardship on top of physical injury because of the negligent actions of a government agency or a government employee. john-fuller-personal-injury-attorneyContact the dedicated Denver public transportation accident attorneys at Fuller Law today if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a bus accident. Knowing how to protect your rights is difficult, and acting within the time limit proscribed by the statute of limitations is vital. The dedicated personal injury attorneys at Fuller Law work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay them only after they recover compensation for you. This ensures that everyone has access to the civil justice system, and no one has to lose out because they feel that they can’t afford a lawyer. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact John R. Fuller, PC today at (303)597-4500.
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.

According to USA today, there was a dispute over a basketball game that led to two men on board an elevated train to be shot. The dispute was between the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers game. After the 76ers’ lost to the Bulls, a Bulls fan was quarreling with two younger males before he was shot. The shooting occurred when the man exited the train at 46th Street in West Philadelphia. The second man who was shot was a man that was trying to calm down the individuals who were fighting. Both men were taken to the hospital for minor wounds and are expected to make full recoveries. Police have not caught the suspects in question. The Bulls released an official statement about how they’re saddened to hear the news of the dispute  and shooting.

Have you been injured by an another person’s violent behavior? Contact a Denver personal injury lawyer.

The Bureau of Justice reported that in 2010, about 1.8 million nonfatal violent victimization’s were committed by strangers. Violent victimization means anything from rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Violent crimes committed by strangers accounted for about 38% of all nonfatal violence in 2010. Simple assault accounted for 60% of crimes committed by strangers, followed by aggravated assault, robbery, and rape or sexual assault. From the years 2005 to 2010, 62% of violent crimes were committed in public places. Of those victimized by strangers about 22% of victims were injured, compared to 31% of victims who knew their offender. In 2010, only 10% of the violent crimes committed by strangers involved a gun. In 2010 victims between the ages of 19-24 years old were the most affected by violent crimes. Young adults between the ages 18 to 32 had the highest rate of violent victimization by strangers among all age groups every year since 1993. There is not a get disparity of crimes rates between races or persons based on their educational level. Anyone can be a victim of violence.

If you have been injured by a person’s negligent or violent behavior contact Denver personal injury lawyer John Fuller. A dedicated and experienced personal injury Lawyer can help you get the financial compensation you need to cover any medical bills. Also holding a person accountable for their behavior means bringing about justice. If your injuries kept you from going to work seeking compensation for missed wages is important. Don’t let someones behavior that caused you injuries go unaccounted for. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help make sure that your case has adequate evidence to prove the other person is financially liable for your pain and suffering. Call John Fuller for a free consultation at (303) 594 4500 today.

The Denver Post reported an accident where an RTD Bus hit a pedestrian. The bus that hit him was the 15 Limited and was turning left from southbound Broadway onto East Colfax Ave. The eyewitness said that he was an arm’s reach away from the man when the accident happened. The witness said that the man had waited for a car in front of the bus to pass, then he stepped out in front of the on coming RTD Bus. The witness insisted that the pedestrian stepped out in front of the bus on purpose. The driver of the bus was shocked but not injured. The man was rushed to a hospital but no other details about his injuries have been released.

Have you been injured in a public transportation accident? Contact a Denver public transportation accident lawyer.

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010, over 4,000 pedestrians were killed in pedestrian-car collisions. Over 70,000 pedestrians were injured in 2010. This means that a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes in 2010. The most common time for pedestrian-car accidents to occur is during the nighttime, over 68% of pedestrian fatalities occurred at night. Most people are out enjoying the weather on nice days in Colorado. That coincidentally is when over 80% of pedestrian fatalities occurred. Almost three-fourths of pedestrian fatalities occurred in an urban setting versus a rural setting.  This means that the highest chance you have of being in a pedestrian-car accident is when in cities on a clear sunny day. It is important as a pedestrian to decrease your chances of being hit by obeying the pedestrian laws and crossing signals. However, children 15 and young accounted for 7% of the pedestrians killed by motor vehicles. As a driver it is important to always check for pedestrians in blind spots and in crosswalks. There were over 51,000 accidents that involved buses in 2005 according to National Transportation Statistics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that commercial vehicles accidents accounted for nearly 5,000 fatalities in in 2006.

If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian-car accident contacting Denver public transportation accident lawyer John Fuller can help you. A dedicated lawyer will ensure that you get the medical care you require and help you recover financial compensation. When you are a pedestrian you are exposed to more elements. Unlike the driver in a car, a pedestrian has less protection from a collision. If you have been injured in a pedestrian-car accident it is important to seek medical attention immediately, but also important to look for signs of injury well after the accident. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Contacting an accident lawyer will help ensure that all the medical care you require will be done and that your rights are protected. When involved in a public transportation accident the statute of limitations may be significantly shorter, meaning that you have less time to act. Seeking financial compensation for injuries after being hit by a car is important. The medical bills, lost wages, and the possibility of having life-altering injuries can cause a need to be financially compensated. Call John Fuller today for A FREE Injury Case Consultation (303) 597-4500.
A little boy who was nearly hit by a car was saved when his father pushed him out of the way, according to 9 News. Francisco Casillas, Sr. pushed his son, Francisco Jr. out of the way when a car drove over the curb and into the family’s front yard near 17th and Peoria in Aurora. The boy was sideswiped by the car, but suffered only minor injuries. If it weren’t for his father, the child might have been struck directly, and the outcome could have been much much worse. Police do not believe that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and she was issued a citation for careless driving. Has your child been injured in a car accident? Contact an experienced Aurora car accident lawyer to discuss your options. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that in 2008, there were 4,378 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents. They calculate that a pedestrian is 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a car crash than the occupant of a vehicle. They also found that one out of every five children killed in a traffic accident is a pedestrian. If your child has been seriously injured in a car accident, contact a dedicated Aurora car accident lawyer immediately. Any parent will agree that an injury to their child is more frightening even than an injury to themselves. John Fuller is an Aurora car accident lawyer who has years of experience helping families receive compensation for medical bills and property damage after injuries to children in car crashes. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact John at the Fuller Law Firm at (303)597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share