John R. Fuller P.C.

1736 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

(303) 597-4500

A small plane tried to take off from Centennial Airport on Monday, only one problem, there was no pilot. According to Denver Channel 7, 73-year-old Richard Steinmier was having trouble starting his Cessna from the cockpit due to a dead battery. He tried to start the plane manually by turning the propeller. The plane started and began to taxi down the runway by itself. Steinmier sustained minor injuries as he tried to climb into the plane as it was moving. The plane traveled about 1,000 feet on its own before flipping over. The pilot was the only person reported to have sustained injuries in the accident. The Denver Post reported earlier this month that a pilot was forced to make an emergency landing outside of Loveland. The engine in the experimental aircraft he was flying exploded in mid-flight causing the aircraft to lose its wings. The pilot was able to land the plane safely and avoid injury. Though plane accidents are rare, they do occur. According to the most recent NTSB statistics, there were 79 general aviation accidents in 2009 resulting in 38 fatalities. Accidents can happen in an instant. Aviation accidents can be very serious for both passengers and people on the ground. When an accident occurs because of the carelessness of another, contact the Colorado personal injury law office of John R. Fuller. Call (303) 597-4500 today to schedule a free consultation and review of your case. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
A Fort Collins couple, who earlier this year appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show, are continuing to raise awareness about the dangers of driving and talking on a cell phone. They have good reason to be concerned. In 2008 their 9-year-old daughter Erica was struck and killed while riding her bike by a woman who was driving and distracted by her cell phone. Erica’s parents, Shelley and Daren Forney, have partnered up with 9News to promote the ‘Great Hang Up Pledge‘ to stop distracted driving. The Forneys have also partnered with other families impacted by car crashes involving distracted drivers to form a new profit called FocusDriven. If you have been injured or someone you love has been killed by a driver texting or talking on their cell phone, consider speaking with a Denver Car Accident Attorney. You may have significant medical bills and property damage. You may also have lost wages as a result of the time you needed for recover from your car accident injuries. If this is the case, consider speaking with Denver car accident attorney John Fuller for legal advice. He can help you navigate confusing liability questions, insurance questions and settlement offers. Call (303) 597-4500 today for a FREE consultation. Return to our website. Bookmark and Share
A Mead woman was injured this morning when her car collided with a school bus. Denver 9News is reporting that the crash happened this morning at about 7:30 a.m. on County Road 7 at Adams Avenue. All sixteen students on the bus and the driver were unhurt. The woman had to be extricated from her car and was taken to the hospital. Her name and condition were not immediately known. According to Car-Accidents.com, There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005. A staggering 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. Roughly 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States. If you or someone you love is injured in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado car accident attorney immediately. Call the Denver Injury Law Firm of John R. Fuller today at (303) 597-4500 and receive a free consultation of your case and an explanation of your legal options. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
Traffic was brought to a crawl this morning after a truck traveling on Northbound I-25 hit a guardrail and crashed in Thornton. The Denver Post is reporting that the truck crashed just around 7:50 a.m. near 130th Avenue. One other vehicle was damaged in the crash. According to reports the driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries. Truck crashes can be so dangerous because of the size of commercial vehicles, their loads, and the time it takes them to stop when they realize they are in danger. In Colorado it is not uncommon for poor weather conditions to leave roads icy and truckers susceptible to jack-knifing or rolling their loads of the side of the road. If you have been injured in a commercial trucking accident in Denver, chances are you have significant medical bills and property damage. You may also have lost wages as a result of the time you needed for recovery. If this is the case, you may want to consider speaking with a Denver trucking attorney for legal advice. Denver lawyer John Fuller has helped hundreds of vehicle collision clients successfully navigate confusing insurance questions and offers. Call Denver personal injury attorney John Fuller today for a FREE consultation – (303) 597-4500. Return to our website. Bookmark and Share
A Weld County man has been sentenced to prison for a December crash that killed his friend. The Denver Post is reporting that Bobby Lucero was sentenced to four years in prison for a DUI rollover accident that killed his friend London Burch. Authorities said that Lucero had a blood alcohol level of .177, more than twice the legal limit, when he crashed his Jeep. Burch was partially ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Weld County District Court Judge Thomas Quammen sentenced Lucero Thursday and said he should have learned from his previous 1994 drinking and driving offense. The U.S. Department of Transportation defines alcohol-related deaths as “fatalities that occur in crashes where at least one driver or non-occupant involved in the crash has a positive Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) value.” According to Alcoholalert.com, between 2000 and 2008 there were 5,703 alcohol related fatalities in the state of Colorado. Unlike the average accident, when an accident includes a driver who was legally impaired during the crash, it is almost always immediately obvious who was negligent at the time of the collision. Typically injuries caused by drunk drivers are severe since drunk drivers often fail to apply their brakes prior to a collision as an unimpaired driver would almost defiantly do. If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver or a loved one was killed because someone decided to drive while ability impaired, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney experienced in defending victims of drunk driving crashes. Call Denver Personal Injury Attorney John Fuller at (303) 597-4500 today for a free consultation. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
Denver water chief, Chips Barry, died Sunday in a farming accident in Hawaii. The Denver Post is reporting that Barry, who was set to retire in a few weeks, died when his tractor rolled on top of him. Barry had taken the tractor out to do some mowing on his macadamia-nut farm in Hawaii when the tractor rolled. His wife discovered him in the field that evening after becoming concerned about his whereabouts. Farming is among the most dangerous occupations in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are approximately 3.1 million workers on America’s 2.3 million farms and ranches. In a study published in 1990 by the National Safety Counsel, it was reported that farm accidents and other farm work-related health problems claim as many as 1,300 lives and cause as many as 120,000 injuries each year. A farming accident can be a tragic and unfortunate event in a person’s life. Have you been seriously injured or has a loved one been killed in a farming accident? Call a Denver farm equipment accident attorney today for answers to your questions. Contact Denver Accident Attorney John R. Fuller today at (303) 597-4500 for a free consultation. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
A man accused of striking and killing a 15-year-old pedestrian last week in Colorado Springs was reportedly going 30 m.p.h. above the posted speed limit. According to the Denver Post, Colorado Springs police reported that Eric Ryan was traveling approximately 70 m.p.h. and passing cars when he allegedly hit Ali Aashiq at about 6:50 a.m. on the morning of March 15th. Police say Aashiq was crossing Circle Drive when he was struck. A passing nurse performed first aid but Aashiq died at the scene. The loss of 4,378 lives in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2008 is an awful statistic. This amounts to close to twelve deaths everyday of the year. According to WalkingInfo.org, there were 69,000 reported pedestrian injuries in 2008, nearly one every 8 minutes. In the state of Colorado alone, 44 pedestrians lost their lives in 2008. Nothing can be more devastating than the loss of a loved one, especially if that death was caused by a negligent, reckless or dangerous action on the part of another person. It is important that you speak to a Colorado wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. If you have a wrongful death case, you can contact Denver Attorney John Fuller for a free initial consultation. When a loved one has been killed, demand the best legal advice. Call 303-597-4500 today to get the help and representation your family deserves. Return to our Homepage. Bookmark and Share