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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 The Denver Post there was a single car crash on Interstate 70. The driver was driving with 5 people in his pick-up truck. The car crashed on an off ramp and cause injuries to all 5 passengers and the driver. Five people were sent to the emergency room with serious injuries. One passenger is in critical condition. Police who were investigating the crash say that alcohol is to blame for the crash. Only 3 of the 6 passengers of the car were wearing seat-belts. Have you been involved in a car collision and suffered serious injuries? Contact a Denver car collision attorney to find out how much financial compensation you deserve. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is an organization that has dedicated itself to trying to prevent drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. Their statistics indicate that about one-third of drunk driving incidents are from repeat offenders. On average they report that there is as many as 2million drivers with previous drinking and driving infractions sharing the road with every day commuters. Over 10,000 people die every year from being involved in a drinking and driving accident. Which means that, every 52 minutes someone dies in a car accident. When further broken down, every 90 seconds someone is injured in a drinking and driving accident. Making drinking and driving accidents a very common occurrence. Drinking and driving accidents are more likely to involve fatalities and cause serious injuries. If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident and suffered serious injuries contact a Denver car collision attorney. John Fuller is a dedicated and experienced personal injury lawyer who has worked with countless victims and helped them receive the financial compensation that they deserve. A drunk driving accident can cause a lot of damage to your body and your car. Don’t let an insurance company avoid covering the cost of damages. A Denver car collision attorney like John Fuller has experience holding the insurance companies to their agreements and contracts. He is constantly working hard to help his clients recover from injuries, and simultaneously is protecting their rights. Call John Fuller today at (303) 597-4500 for a free initial case evaluation.
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.
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 statistic. That amounts 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. Injuries from motor vehicle accidents in Colorado and the United States number in the millions every year. If you become one of these auto accident statistics, you may be shocked at the difficulties you have getting fair treatment and compensation for your injuries. The 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 law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact John R. Fuller, P.C., at 303-597-4500 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
A 2-year-old boy is in critical condition after being struck by a truck in a Colorado Springs car wash parking lot. 7News is reporting that the boy was with his father at the car wash on South Academy Blvd when he was struck by a Hummer on Tuesday. Police said the boy was taken to the hospital with a serious head injury. Jim Dodson, a Lakewood Ranch car accident attorney, points out that an extreme mount of anxiety can be caused by serious injuries to children. The loss of 4,378 lives in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2008 is an awful statistic. That amounts 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. Injuries from motor vehicle accidents in Colorado and the United States number in the millions every year. If you become one of these auto accident statistics, you may be shocked at the difficulties you have getting fair treatment and compensation for your injuries. The 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 law firm has the experience to know when our clients are being treated fairly and will respond accordingly. Contact John R. Fuller, P.C., at 303-597-4500 for a free initial consultation to discuss your case. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
An accident in Boulder County on Sunday killed a 52-year-old husband and father, Greg Thorne, and left his wife and daughter injured. The Denver Post reports that the crash occurred on 119th Street near Colorado Highway 7. A vehicle heading northbound “crossed over the center line and collided” with Thorne’s vehicle. The driver of the northbound vehicle was injured but her present condition as well as the condition of Thorne’s wife and daughter are unknown. The accident remains under investigation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 27,000 people died in automobile accidents in 2008, which averages out to around 73 deaths everyday. The majority of those killed in car accidents, according to the same article, are drivers. Losing a loved one is devastating. When you have lost a loved one in a car accident, you need a compassionate and professional Denver Personal Injury Attorney, to assist you with all the legal issues you will face. John Fuller has years of experience with automobile accident cases and insurance claims. He is knowledgeable and compassionate and he will put his experience to work for you and your family. For a free review of your case contact us today at (303) 597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
DUI Consequences In Colorado
(This graphic used with permission from Greeley DUI Attorneys Grant, Hoffman & Kamada, PC.)
Charles Nelson Douglas will spend the next 12 years of his life in prison for a crash that critically injured a Commerce City police officer in 2003. The officer, Juan Lopez, was directing traffic at Colorado 76 and 88th Avenue when struck by Douglas’ car. Douglas was drunk at the time and according to an article posted at DenverPost.com was found “guilty of vehicular assault resulting from driving under the influence” by a jury in July of 2005. Douglas failed to show for his sentencing later that year and had eluded police until May of this year. Douglas was arrested at the border of Mexico while attempting to leave the country. Alcohol impairs a person’s judgment and slows their reaction time. Driving after drinking is not only a bad decision. It can be a deadly one. According to Alcoholalert.Com, between 2000 and 2008 there were 5,703 total traffic fatalities in the state of Colorado with 2,267 of those fatalities involving alcohol. If you have been injured by a drunk driver or if you have a loved one who has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, help is available. Colorado DUI accident attorney John Fuller has helped hundreds of clients get the compensation they deserved following car accidents. To learn more about your legal options and to receive your free initial consultation, call attorney John Fuller today at (303)597-4500. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
A car was destroyed by fire during Denver’s Monday morning commute. 9News.com reports that it hasn’t been determined what caused the fire and that there were no injuries from the fire. Traffic on southbound I-25 where the car fire occurred, however, was at a near standstill for over an hour. The National Fire Protection Association reports that between the years 2003 to 2007, “U.S. Fire departments responded to an average of 287,000 vehicle fires per year. These fires caused an estimated 480 civilian deaths and $1.3 billion in direct property damage.” Nearly 75% of these automobile fires were the direct result of mechanical or electrical failures. If you or someone you know has been injured in a automobile fire or any other automobile accident and have questions about how to deal with your insure company, you need to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer today. In some cases you may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Contact John R. Fuller at (303) 597-4500 for a free review of your case. Return to Our Homepage Bookmark and Share
A tractor-trailer crash on I-70 Monday night has resulted in the driver being arrested for suspicion of drunk driving.  According to 9News, the tractor-trailer was traveling westbound Monday night with a trailer loaded with beer when the semi went off the road, hit the median and rolled onto its side. The driver of the semi was not injured but the semi caught fire after the crash. In Colorado, DUI and impaired offenses are misdemeanors; injury-related DUI offenses are class 4 felonies. According to Alcoholalert.Com, between 2000 and 2008 there were 5,703 total traffic fatalities in the state of Colorado with 2,267 of those fatalities being alcohol related. The simple act of drinking and driving is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous combinations an average individual can make. Alcohol impairs a person’s judgment, slows their reaction time, and generally detriments any person’s ability to drive. Drinking and driving is responsible for many accidents in Colorado each year and drunk driving is listed as one of the leading causes of automobile fatalities for the state. Driving after drinking is not only a bad decision; it can also be a deadly one. If you have been injured in a drunken driving accident or if you have a loved one who has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, help is available. Colorado DUI injury attorney John Fuller has helped hundreds of clients get the compensation they deserved following car accidents and can help you get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about your legal options and to receive your free initial consultation, call attorney John Fuller today at 303-597-4500. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
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