John R. Fuller P.C.

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Denver, CO 80206

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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.

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.

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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.
As reported by KDVR Fox31 News, a pregnant woman and her husband escaped with only minor injuries when their car collided with a school bus in Denver on April 19th, 2011. The school bus accident occurred at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Zuni when the bus driver turned in front of the subcompact car carrying the unidentified couple. The car lodged under the rear of the bus by force of the collision, yet the six-months-pregnant woman was miraculously uninjured, and the father-to-be suffered only cuts to the head and forearm. The bus driver was cited by police for failing to yield right-of-way. Luckily, the bus was not carrying any students at the time of the Denver accident. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there have been at least 72 annual fatalities and an unknown number of injuries caused by these large vehicles with poor visibility. Worse, although media reports properly focus on children injured or killed by bus crashes, it appears that many of the fatalities and injuries are suffered by motorists during accidents with buses, including a worrisome number here in Colorado. If you or a loved one has been hurt in an accident with a large commercial vehicle in the Denver area, whether a school bus, commercial bus or other large vehicle, you should seek help from an experienced Denver personal injury attorney. Savvy Denver personal injury lawyer, John Fuller, can protect your rights and work to win the financial compensation to which you are entitled. Call (303) 597- 4500 to schedule your no-cost appointment today.
An RTD driver that drove the wrong way in the I-25 HOV lanes on Wednesday has resigned.  According to the Denver Post, the driver, who was alone at the time, went around gates and signs warning him before he began traveling northbound against traffic at about 5:30 a.m. There were no collisions but drivers reported pulling over to the shoulder to avoid the bus. An RTD dispatcher ordered the bus to pull over at East 70th Avenue after being notified by another driver of the situation. Bus accident statistics are limited; however, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System data for 1993 to 1997 shows that 141 buses were involved in accidents that resulted in the deaths of 21 occupants and injuries to 442 occupants. If you or someone you love was involved in a bus accident in the state of Colorado, it is important to contact a personal injury attorney immediately to avoid missing any critical deadlines. If the bus is a government-owned entity, you have a small window of time to file a lawsuit. In fact, according to Colorado law, C.R.S. 24-10-109, injured victims only have 180 days to file a notification. An experienced and aggressive Colorado bus injury attorney will be able to ensure that you meet all the state’s requirements so you can receive the compensation you deserve after a traumatic bus accident. Contact attorney John Fuller today at 303-597-4500 to discuss your case and receive a free consultation. Return to our Homepage 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
The Denver Post is reporting that at least one person has died after a Denver RTD bus ran a red light and collided with a car and a truck. The accident happened around Saturday afternoon at the intersection of 8th Avenue and Lincoln. At least 15 other people, including some bus passengers with injuries were transported to local hospitals. Witnesses reported seeing the bus run through a red light, t-bone a car passing through the intersection and then strike a truck which was following the first car. The truck was pushed into a utility pole in the parking lot of a nearby 7-11 convenience store, striking so hard the cab was nearly ripped from the bed of the truck.  Bus accidents can result in serious injuries for a number of reasons. Bus seats do not have seatbelts, leaving passengers to protect themselves in the event of a sudden stop. Items such as briefcases, backpacks, and strollers are also not secured on a bus – leaving passenger exposed to injury as these many heavy items fly through the air. There is probably nothing scarier for a commuter than the prospect of their car colliding with a public transit vehicle. A passenger car is no match for the weight and size of a bus.  If you have been injured as the result of a bus accident, please contact Denver RTD bus injury attorney John Fuller. Whether you were the passenger on a bus or the passenger or driver of a car that collided with a RTD bus, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages. Damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffer. Denver injury attorney John Fuller can provide you a free evaluation of your case and discuss with you your options for compensation. Call the Fuller Injury Law Firm today. 303-597-4500. Return to our Homepage. Bookmark and Share