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A garbage truck in Douglas County, CO caused major personal injury to its driver when it rolled over him Thursday morning, according to 9news.com. A representative of Douglas County Sheriff’s office said that the man may have been dragged by the vehicle after it ran him over. The driver was transported by Air Life to Swedish Hospital in Denver.
Have you been injured in a commercial vehicle accident? You need an aggressive Denver commercial vehicle attorney on your side.
Each year, over 100,000 people are injured in commercial vehicle accidents with several thousand fatalities and billions of dollars in property damage, based on information from the US Department of Transportation. These accidents leave thousands of victims and their families dealing with pain, disability, and financial loss.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, then you need a dedicated Denver commercial vehicle accident lawyer working to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. John Fuller is a commercial vehicle accident lawyer who can make sure that you and your family get the help you need. For more information, and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact the Fuller Law Offices at (303)597-4500.
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A truck driver from Texas, Richard E. Widmier, “will be sentenced Nov.12 in the deaths of Ginger M. Gillespie, 48, and Lois A. Kelton, 77, according to a news release from the 18th Judicial District.” According to an article from The Denver Post, Widmier was not suspected of driving under the influence but was driving too fast for road conditions on the day of the accident. The accident took place on I-70 west of Limon during an April 2009 blizzard. Both victims died at the scene of the accident. Widmier pled guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly 27,000 people died in 2008 motor vehicle accidents. That averages to 3 deaths every hour and 73 motor vehicle related deaths every day. The NHTSA reports that the total number of deaths on US roads has decreased in the past two years, which may be attributed, in part, to the slow economy as well as to an increase in efforts by local law enforcement to crack down on drunk driving.
Losing a loved one to an automobile accident is a true tragedy. If you are facing such a tragedy, you need to speak to a Denver personal injury attorney about all your legal options. There may be insurance benefits you are entitled to that can help with the costs related to your loved one’s death. John Fuller has years of experience with motor vehicle accidents and insurance claims. He will put his knowledge and experience to work for you. For a free consultation and reviewof your case contact his office today at (303) 597-4500.Return to Our Homepage
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 Postreports 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
CBS4Denver.com has reported that a “wrongful death lawsuit was filed in Denver Wednesday by relatives of a Denver family killed on Thanksgiving Day in 2008 by leaking carbon monoxide.” The family was staying in a vacation home in Aspen at the time, part of a package deal they purchased in a charity auction for their kid’s school. Lawyers for the family allege that several people are responsible for the failures that contributed to their deaths, including the “owner of a plumbing company and two local building inspectors recently indicted in a separate criminal action.” The family hopes the lawsuit will prevent future deaths and will hold those accountable responsible.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 15,000 emergency room visits and 500 deaths due to unintentional CO (carbon monoxide) poisoning in the US every year. The CDC reports that the symptoms most associated with CO poisoning are headaches, nausea, dizziness and mental confusion. Anyone experiencing these symptoms is encouraged to contact emergency crews immediately.
If a loved one becomes sick or has been killed due to similar circumstances, you need to speak to a qualified Denver Personal Injury Attorney for an assessment of your legal options. John R. Fulleris knowledgeable and passionate and will put these qualities to work for you. For a free consultation and review of your case contact our offices today at (303) 597-4500.Return to Our Homepage
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 yourfree initial consultation, call attorney John Fuller today at (303)597-4500.
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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. Fullerat (303) 597-4500for a free review of your case.
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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 to learn more about your legal options and to receive your free initial consultation.Return to our Homepage
A Littleton teenager has died and her mother is in critical condition following a rollover accident on I-25 in southern Colorado. The Denver Post is reporting that single vehicle accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Eyewitnesses told police that the pick-up truck the family was driving, changed lanes and went off the shoulder of the road. The driver tried to get back on the highway but overcorrected causing the truck to roll multiple times. A fourteen-year-old was thrown from the vehicle and died. Her mother sustained life-threatening injuries in the accident. A twelve-year-old in the vehicle was treated for minor injuries. All three were transported to Parkview Medical Center.
Unfortunately over 34,000 people are killed in car accidents every year. Of these fatalities, over 5000 are teens. According to statistics by the NHTSA, 34,017 fatal crashes occurred in 2008. 19,220 drivers and 7,397 passengers were killed. Other accident related fatalities include pedestrians, bicyclists, and commercial trucks.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an SUV, truck, or motor vehicle rollover, it is important that you contact a Denver Motor Vehicle Rollover Attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. In the event that a loved one was killed in a rollover you may also be entitled to additional compensation and damages. If you were involved in a rollover accident in Colorado, contact Fuller Law today at (303) 597-4500 to take advantage of our years of experience in automobile injury lawand to receive your free initial consultation.
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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