Posts Tagged ‘distracted drivers’
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
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Two women were killed Saturday afternoon at the Greeley Mall. According to 9News
, the woman were killed when a pick-up truck crashed through a store front and struck both women. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident. Witnesses at the scene said it appeared that the driver of the pick-up truck was unconscious when the accident happened. Greeley Police Cpt. Juan Cruz says the driver is cooperating with police, and they do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor. “At this point, it could be anything from medical to mechanical to who knows what else,” Cruz said.
According to a 2003 report from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
, almost 175,000 pedestrians died in all motor vehicle crashes with over 162,000 pedestrians killed in single vehicle crashes between 1975 and 2001. Most pedestrian fatalities occur at non-intersections (over 75 percent) and roadways without crosswalks (over 40 percent).
When a loved one has suddenly and tragically died in a fatal accident, those left behind can sometimes overlook the need to seek justice on the victim’s behalf. Being so fully focused on their grief and pain, calling an attorney is the last thing on their minds. But it is at times like these that a law firm is most needed to protect the families’ rights. If a loved one has been killed in a accident in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, contact a Denver wrongful death attorney
to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Fuller Law has handled wrongful death cases for years and can help you by successfully researching and representing your case. Contact John Fuller at 303-597-4500
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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
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