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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.

The Denver Post reported an accident where an RTD Bus hit a pedestrian. The bus that hit him was the 15 Limited and was turning left from southbound Broadway onto East Colfax Ave. The eyewitness said that he was an arm’s reach away from the man when the accident happened. The witness said that the man had waited for a car in front of the bus to pass, then he stepped out in front of the on coming RTD Bus. The witness insisted that the pedestrian stepped out in front of the bus on purpose. The driver of the bus was shocked but not injured. The man was rushed to a hospital but no other details about his injuries have been released.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010, over 4,000 pedestrians were killed in pedestrian-car collisions. Over 70,000 pedestrians were injured in 2010. This means that a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes in 2010. The most common time for pedestrian-car accidents to occur is during the nighttime, over 68% of pedestrian fatalities occurred at night. Most people are out enjoying the weather on nice days in Colorado. That coincidentally is when over 80% of pedestrian fatalities occurred. Almost three-fourths of pedestrian fatalities occurred in an urban setting versus a rural setting.  This means that the highest chance you have of being in a pedestrian-car accident is when in cities on a clear sunny day. It is important as a pedestrian to decrease your chances of being hit by obeying the pedestrian laws and crossing signals. However, children 15 and young accounted for 7% of the pedestrians killed by motor vehicles. As a driver it is important to always check for pedestrians in blind spots and in crosswalks. There were over 51,000 accidents that involved buses in 2005 according to National Transportation Statistics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that commercial vehicles accidents accounted for nearly 5,000 fatalities in in 2006.

If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian-car accident contacting Denver public transportation accident lawyer John Fuller can help you. A dedicated lawyer will ensure that you get the medical care you require and help you recover financial compensation. When you are a pedestrian you are exposed to more elements. Unlike the driver in a car, a pedestrian has less protection from a collision. If you have been injured in a pedestrian-car accident it is important to seek medical attention immediately, but also important to look for signs of injury well after the accident. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Contacting an accident lawyer will help ensure that all the medical care you require will be done and that your rights are protected. When involved in a public transportation accident the statute of limitations may be significantly shorter, meaning that you have less time to act. Seeking financial compensation for injuries after being hit by a car is important. The medical bills, lost wages, and the possibility of having life-altering injuries can cause a need to be financially compensated. Call John Fuller today for A FREE Injury Case Consultation (303) 597-4500.
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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
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
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 young boy wandered onto a busy highway in Colorado Springs and was struck and killed by a car.  The Denver Post is reporting that the incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 24 near Garret Road. Police Sergeant Steven Biscaro says it is still unclear how the boy made it onto the highway. The highway was reduced to one lane of traffic following the accident. 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. If you are hit by a car while walking or biking across or near a street, legal help is available to help you receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained and wages you may have lost. The Denver pedestrian injury attorneys at Fuller Law has handled hundreds of personal injury law cases and can help victims of pedestrian accidents get the compensation they deserve. Contact John Fuller at 303-597-4500 to discuss the details of your case and to receive your free initial consultation. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share
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 Bookmark and Share
A man was struck and killed by a light-rail train late Thursday night. According to the Denver Post, the man was apparently laying on the tracks at the Santa Fe flyover when he was struck by the train. Scott Reed, spokesman for RTD said,” The man was just over the crest of the flyover and the northbound train could not stop in time.” The accident happened at about 9:20 p.m. Unfortunately, accidents do occur, and this has been the case with light rail in Denver and throughout the U.S. Although generally safe, obstructions on the tracks, vehicles crossing intersections and mistakes made by the train’s operator can turn an uneventful commute into a nightmare. According to Scribd.com, between 1990 and 2000 there were a total of 4,624 injuries and 113 fatalities from light-rail accidents in the United States. If you have been injured in a light rail accident in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, contact a Denver light-rail accident attorney to get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Fuller Law has handled personal injury 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 Bookmark and Share
A man accused of striking and killing a 15-year-old pedestrian last week in Colorado Springs was reportedly going 30 m.p.h. above the posted speed limit. According to the Denver Post, Colorado Springs police reported that Eric Ryan was traveling approximately 70 m.p.h. and passing cars when he allegedly hit Ali Aashiq at about 6:50 a.m. on the morning of March 15th. Police say Aashiq was crossing Circle Drive when he was struck. A passing nurse performed first aid but Aashiq died at the scene. The loss of 4,378 lives in pedestrian/motor vehicle crashes in 2008 is an awful statistic. This amounts to close 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 in 2008. Nothing can be more devastating than the loss of a loved one, especially if that death was caused by a negligent, reckless or dangerous action on the part of another person. It is important that you speak to a Colorado wrongful death attorney as soon as possible. If you have a wrongful death case, you can contact Denver Attorney John Fuller for a free initial consultation. When a loved one has been killed, demand the best legal advice. Call 303-597-4500 today to get the help and representation your family deserves. Return to our Homepage. Bookmark and Share