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When 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.
If 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.
In Englewood, the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal motorcyclist accident. According to 9news.com there was a fatal accident involving a single motorcyclist. The officer who reported to the site tried to use CPR to revive the victim but was not successful. The victim, who was 24 years old, was found at East Broncos Parkway and South Potomac Way. He was pronounced dead.
If you’ve lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident , you need to speak to a Denver motorcycle accident attorney today.
Motorcycle accidents often are fatal or have serious medical consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010, there were over 4,500 motorcyclists whose traffic accidents were fatal. This makes up 15% of the total fatal crashes reported in that year. Given the number of total miles motorcycles are driven, this is a much higher rate than drivers of cars and trucks. Motorcyclist are more vulnerable to injuries due to the inherent fact that they are more exposed to the elements as motorists.
If you’ve suffered through the tragic loss of a family member who was involved in a motorcycle wreck or crash contact a Denver motorcycle accident attorney. Losing a family member can cause a lot of financial stresses in addition to the emotional pain of losing a family member. If your loved one was wronged you may be entitled to financial compensation. John Fuller is a dedicated and experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney looking to help you recover your financial compensation. For a free review of your case, contact attorney John Fuller at (303) 597-4500 today.
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.
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The life of a toddler was changed forever by a car accident, according to 9 News. When a woman driving with her 3-year-old son in the back seat drove into the back of an RTD bus while she was distracted from the road, the child suffered a spinal cord injury that has resulted in his paralysis from the neck down. Investigators have indicated that the child safety seat was correctly installed, which is actually relatively uncommon (studies show that more than half of Colorado child safety seats are incorrectly installed or incorrectly used). Additionally, the mother says that she buckled her son into the seat, but that he has known how to unbuckle the chest restraint for over a year. In fact, this is both common among three-year-olds, and developmentally appropriate. The woman does not remember what distracted her attention, but thinks it may be that in fact she was looking at her son in the mirror, trying to get him to sit back in his seat. Unfortunately, this child suffered injuries that will probably require lifelong medical attention.
Has your child suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a car crash? Contact an experienced Denver spinal injury lawyer immediately.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that between 12,000 and 20,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people will recover completely, but many will be permanently injured, or will not survive the injury. The vast majority of spinal cord injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents, falls, and acts of violence. In many cases, the ultimate outcome of a spinal cord injury, whether the victim survives, and is able to lead a “normal” life, comes down how quickly they are able to receive emergency medical services.
If your child has suffered a spinal injury in an auto collision, contact an experienced, compassionate Denver spinal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The health and safety of your child will obviously be your primary concern. Unfortunately, getting the best possible health care sometimes becomes difficult when left in the hands of insurance companies, who may not want to pay for expensive, though medically appropriate, treatment options. Denver spinal injury lawyer John Fuller has helped numerous people in the Denver Metro area who have suffered from spinal cord injury in accidents. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact John at (303)597-4500.
A fatal crash on C-470 closed the highway at Bowles Ave, according to 7 News. The accident occurred when a man crashed into the guard rail in the early hours of the morning near the Bowles exit of eastbound C-470. He was transported to the hospital by helicopter, where he died several hours later. This was a single-vehicle accident, and no one else was injured. The cause of the crash has not been released. Shortly afterward, the westbound lanes of C-470 were closed at Quebec for another accident.
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in an auto accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence? Contact a dedicated Denver auto accident lawyer right away to discuss your options.
Over five million auto accidents occur in the United States every year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Most auto accidents do not result in anyone being injured, however over 1.5 million accidents do result in injury each year, and over 30,000 are fatal. Of course, some accidents are single-vehicle crashes, but an alarmingly large number of accidents are caused by the negligence of one of the drivers.
If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, contact a dedicated Denver auto accident lawyer right away to discuss your options. John Fuller has helped countless Coloradans to seek justice and recover compensation after serious injury accidents caused by other people’s negligence. He is an experienced Denver auto accident lawyer who possesses a thorough understanding of personal injury law, and the legal expertise you need to maximize the compensation that you recover. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact John at Fuller Injury Law today at (303)597-4500.
(This graphic used with permission of Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer Jim Dodson.)
Keeping Your 4th of July Celebration a Safe One
Independence Day is one of our nation’s most celebrated holidays and a popular time for family get-togethers or a night out with friends. But as the holiday quickly approaches, it is important to keep the safety of your family and friends in mind.
In one way or another, nearly everyone celebrates the 4th of July with fireworks. We either light some off ourselves, or head over and watch one of the many local municipal fireworks shows. But as a reminder, not all cities, counties, and states allow the possession of the same kinds of fire works. If you are not sure what bans, if any, for fireworks are enforced in your neighborhood, check with your local police department website. The Denver police department has issued this flier on what is and is not acceptable this 4th of July: http://www.denvergov.org/Portals/720/documents/News/FireworksFlyer2012.pdf
Fireworks and Injuries
According to a study conducted by the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPAC) in 2011, approximately 9,600 people were treated at emergency rooms for fireworks injuries. More than half of those injuries were burns, and nearly half of the injuries were injuries to the hands and fingers. The majority of injuries to other body parts were to the eyes, head, or face. The eyes were the only part of the body where lacerations, contusions and foreign bodies were more common injuries than burns. Most people treated at the emergency room were released without being admitted to the hospital.
Injuries to Children
Of course, there are things you can do to ensure the safety of your family. An analysis of the ages of fireworks injury victims shows that about 16% of all fireworks injuries are to children under the age of ten. The fact that sparklers cause more injuries than any other type of firework probably goes hand in hand with this statistic. Something to remember is that, even if you don’t give your children fireworks, children are curious, so you need to watch them around fireworks, and also watch the fireworks and matches or lighters to be sure that your children aren’t getting into them out of curiosity.
The CPSC related one other very disturbing trend for the 4th of July holiday. They report a spike in child pool drownings during the week surrounding the 4th with over 20 drownings, but also several thousand emergency room visits after near-drownings. As important as it is to monitor your children around fireworks, please don’t forget, if you have a pool, to be sure that a responsible, sober adult is monitoring the pool at all times. The fact is, it only takes a moment for a small child to have a terrible, tragic accident.
If You are Injured by the Reckless Use of Fireworks by Another Person, You May Have Legal Recourse.
If you are burned, a family member is injured, or your property is destroyed by the reckless use of fireworks by another person, you may have legal options. You should not be forced to pay for your damages due to someone else refusing to celebrate the 4th of July safely. The experienced, dedicated Denver Child Injury Accident Law Firm of John R. Fuller, P.C. wishes you a very happy and joyful 4th of July holiday, and also remind you to please be conscious of your own safety, as well as the safety of any children with whom you are celebrating. If everyone is careful, there is no reason that we can’t all have a fun, safe, enjoyable holiday. In the unfortunate event that you have been injured through the negligence of someone else, contact Denver personal injury lawyer John Fuller at (303)597-4500 for more information and a FREE CONSULTATION.Return to Our Homepage
According to CBS News, a woman driving a Pontiac on I-70 in Aurora was killed after driving into the back end of a semi-truck. Police believe that the truck may have been having mechanical difficulties, and for that reason was driving very slowly in the lane of traffic. The woman came up behind the truck, and wedged her car underneath the back end of the trailer. She died at the scene. Investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.
Have you been seriously injured in a trucking accident? Contact an experienced Aurora trucking accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration traffic accidents involving large trucks account for over 50,000 injuries and about 3,000 fatalities every year. When a car or small truck is involved in a collision with a large, heavy commercial truck, the incredible difference in momentum can mean a terrible result for anyone inside the passenger vehicle. Of course, in most cases, commercial truckers are experienced, safe drivers but with the inherent difference in size, if a commercial vehicle accident is caused by negligent driving by the commercial driver, the outcome can be tragic.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, contact an experienced, dedicated Aurora trucking accident lawyer right away. John Fuller is an Aurora trucking accident lawyer who has helped countless people in Aurora and around the Denver area who have been injured due to the negligence of other drivers to recover compensation. From conducting an independent investigation into the crash, to dealing with insurance companies, to explaining the facts of your case to a jury, he can provide the legal expertise and vigilant advocacy that you need. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact at John R. Fuller, PC today at (303)597-4500.
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According to CBS news, a garbage truck crashed into two other vehicles near Highway 287 and Arapahoe road shortly before 8:00 am during the morning commute. The State Patrol closed the road for several hours afterward to clear up and investigate the collision, which resulted in the tragic death of one person. There do not appear to have been any additional injuries. The exact cause of the accident is unclear; hazmat crews were dispatched to the scene in case any hazardous substance leaked from the garbage truck. There were some initial concerns that something may have been leaking, but there is no information as to whether this turned out to be the case.
Have you lost a loved one in a commercial vehicle accident? Contact an experienced Denver trucking accident lawyer immediately.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, several thousand people are killed in accidents with large trucks every year. This number is not huge, compared to the number of accidents, but it is certainly far too big for the families who are left to grieve the loss of loved ones. In addition to the fatalities, there are tens of thousands of injuries, and tens of billions of dollars in property damage annually relating to commercial vehicle crashes. One of the difficulties of these accidents is that the commercial trucking companies have dedicated attorneys whose job is to protect the company’s bottom line. In the case of a traffic accident, this often means denying responsibility and paying out as little as possible in insurance claims.
If you have lost a loved one in a commercial trucking accident, speak with an experienced Denver trucking accident lawyer today to discuss your options. John Fuller is a dedicated Denver trucking accident lawyer who can quickly and thoroughly investigate the crash independently, to determine what happened. If the truck driver was responsible for the crash, or if the accident was caused by poor maintenance of the commercial vehicle, John can ensure that your family recovers compensation for your loss. Of course, no one can return what you have lost, but John can help you hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact John Fuller at (303)597-4500.
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A collision between two trains in a Denver railyard was, fortunately, not the cause of any injuries, according to KDVR News. Two locomotives crashed into each other in the yard at 47th Ave and Packing House Rd, which caused one of the engines to leak diesel fuel. Because the accident occurred on railroad property, a private contractor was brought in to handle the clean-up. It is extremely fortunate that no one was injured, and no water source is believed to have been endangered.
Have you been seriously injured in an accident that you believe was caused by someone else’s negligence? Speak with an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately to protect your rights.
While train crashes are relatively uncommon occurrences, given the size and weight of the vehicles, and the speed at which they are able to travel, the potential for serious injury in a train collision is extreme. When trains collide with cars at railroad crossings, there is frequently a fatality involved. Unfortunately, many train crashes occur because a driver, cyclist, or pedestrian thought that he or she could “beat” the train at a crossing. The simple fact is, when a train hits you, whether you are in a vehicle or not, you lose. The chances of death are very high, and the chances of serious injury even higher.
If you have been injured in a serious accident, speak to an experienced Denver personal injury attorney right away. If your accident was caused by someone’s negligence, then you are entitled to compensation for the costs of the accident, from medical bills, to property damage, to lost wages. John Fuller is a Denver personal injury attorney who has helped countless people get back to a normal life after accidents. An accident that was caused by someone else’s reckless behavior should not cause you financial hardship on top of physical and emotional injury. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact John R. Fuller, PC at (303)597-4500.
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 the cause of the crash. While we don’t know what caused this accident, or the final outcome for the children who were taken in for observation, whenever a car is hit by a semi, the people inside are at tremendous risk of injury or death.
Has your child been injured in an auto collision? Contact an experienced Denver auto collision attorney immediately to protect your options.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), not only are car crashes the leading cause of death among all people ages 5-34, but they assert that 13,000 lives were saved in 2009 by seat belts and child safety seats. All of this points to the extreme importance of everyone in a car being properly restrained. If you have children, be sure that you have the correct type of safety seat, that it is installed correctly, and that you restrain your children in it correctly every time they get in the car. Then, be sure to use your own seat belt. Not only will it protect you, but when your children see you using it, it helps start a good habit for them, and they will be more likely to use it themselves when they are old enough not to use a child safety seat.
If your child has been injured in an auto collision, contact a dedicated Denver auto collision law firm immediately. Nothing is more important than the health and safety of your children. John Fuller can help ensure that your child gets the best medical attention possible, and that insurance companies pay the full value of claims, as well as seeking compensation from negligent drivers. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact the Denver auto collision law office of John Fuller today at (303)597-4500.
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