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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.
Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer(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 Bookmark and Share
Aurora firefighter Jason Murphy was killed early Friday morning after being struck on his bicycle by a pickup truck. According to sources at 9news.com, the driver of the 2002 Dodge Ram pickup, 49-year-old William Nale, told authorities that he was unable to see Murphy in the marked crosswalk due to the morning sun. The accident happened in Aurora near Summit Elementary School. Aurora Fire says Murphy was on his way to work at 7:30am when he was struck. Murphy passed away shortly after being taken to a local hospital for serious injuries. Police say Nale was cited for careless driving resulting in death and failing to provide proof of insurance. Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in an auto crash and have questions concerning your personal rights? Contact a dedicated Colorado bicycle accident lawyer to evaluate your case. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, several hundred cyclists are killed in traffic accidents every year, and more than one in five deaths is the result of a collision with a vehicle at an intersection. In many cases, the accident occurred because the driver did not see the cyclist. Because cyclists have very little protection, it is important for both the driver, and the cyclist to proceed with caution and pay close attention when entering crossing zones or intersections. Colorado law requires all vehicles to stop for pedestrians at a crosswalk.

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Attorney John R. Fuller practices law in Denver and handles Bicycle Accidentcases.Call 303-597-4500 for a free Bicycle Accident case consultation or visit his office at:1736 Race Street Denver, CO 80206. Please visit his website at https://www.personalinjuryco.com for more information.
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A fire broke out today at a family home in Aurora, Colorado, according to the Denver Post. Firefighters responded to the house fire on Emporia Street at 9:50am. Numerous rooms of the house were engulfed in fire and it was noticeable from the street with heavy smoke and visible flames. Three of four residents were at home when the fire broke out and seemingly threatened their lives. All three victims were able to escape but two beloved family pet birds were consumed by the fire. Firefighters were able to completely contain the fire by 10:10am, although the home suffered from fire, smoke and water damage. The house also endured holes in the roof when firefighters needed to ventilate the heavy smoke from the house. The fire’s orientation is still under investigation. Have you been injured during a dangerous house fire? Contact an Aurora Personal Injury Attorney to further discuss your options. House fires are very common and can cause considerable amounts of damage. Heating is the second leading cause of accidental fire death in the home, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fewer than 3,000 people die each year in house fires. More than 80 percent of residential fire deaths and injuries result from fires in family houses and apartments. Being injured in a house fire can be devastating and may result in a legal claim. If you or a family member have been hurt due to a house fire then you need the dedicated services of an experienced Aurora Personal Injury Attorney. A destructive fire can leave one feeling hopeless and discouraged; seeking the help of a highly qualified attorney can help ease your suffering so you can focus on what is important. John Fuller is an aggressive Personal Injury Attorney that will commit his time to your case in order to see to it that you get what you deserve. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John Fuller at (303)597-4500. Return to Homepage Bookmark and Share
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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. 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
A friendly get-together between two families in Wisconsin turned tragic Wednesday when a four-year-old girl was attacked and killed by the family dog. 7News is reporting that the girl and her family had visited the home and the dog many times before. The dog, a male boxer, and the girl were alone when the incident happened so no one knows what prompted the attack. A passing neighbor saw the attack from the road and alerted the family who then called 911. The girl was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The dog was euthanized. According to Dogbitelaw.com, a recent study showed that 1,000 Americans are treated daily in emergency rooms as a result of dog bites. In 2007 there were 33 fatal dog attacks in the United States. Most dog bite victims who receive medical attention are children with facial injuries. A dog bite is often a traumatic and scary event—–especially for young children. A child’s small stature makes him especially vulnerable to head, neck and facial injuries including severe facial fractures, permanent scarring, nerve damage and life threatening head injuries. A large dog can easily break a child’s bones and their powerful jaws are capable of causing serious puncture wounds to the face, neck and head. If someone you love was killed by a dog, it is important to know that Colorado’s dog laws are on your side. You do not have to face the future with uncertainty—contact a Colorado dog bite attorney today. Call Denver personal injury attorney John Fuller today for a free consultation. 303-597-4500 Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
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. Fuller is 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 Bookmark and Share
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(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