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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.
According to CBS Denver a mother had to cut a seat belt off her child to keep her from strangling to death after the seat belt malfunctioned. The mother strapped her child in the back seat and when she had returned to the car her child was wrapped in two seat belts and was unconscious. The woman had to rush into the nearby school and get a pair of scissors. The mother said that when she had tried to pull the seat belt back to get her child’s head and neck loose but it did not work, but instead the seat belt continued to tighten around the girls neck. According to the news report this is not a rare incident but a common occurrence, common not only among young children but also among older children and teens.
Have you been seriously injured by a malfunctioning product that you commonly use? Contact a Denverproduct liability lawyer to see if you are entitled to financial compensation.
The Automotive Safety Program reports seat belt strangulation is not an uncommon occurrence. It is a common concern among many consumers, the frequency of a recalls for seat belts. Often a redesign of seat belts is suggested to fix this problem permanently. However, car companies believe that to fix this problem it is necessary to teach and educate parents on how to properly monitor children when they are in a vehicle. The ASP finds that what is causing children to become strangled in the safety belts is an interlocking mechanism. This is designed that when a sudden force is placed on the belt it will lock up to prevent a person from being ejected from the seat. However, what is currently happening is that children are pulling on the belt and causing the locking system to engage when the belt is around their neck. Then since it is not the same force of a car accident the belts continue to stay locked and retract the belt. It is this retraction process that is causing the children to strangle as the belt tightens.
ASP believes that if parents don’t leave their children unattended in cars and maintained supervision over them that the children would not be able to get themselves in the dangerous situation of a being strangled by safety belts.
If you have had a product malfunction and it caused you and your family serious injuries contact a Denverproduct liability lawyer today. By contacting a liability lawyer you can help keep unsafe products off the market. This will help to prevent further hurt to other individuals. If you or a family member was hospitalized because of serious injuries sustained from the faulty product, you could be entitled to financial compensation. An insurance company can make recovering financially from medical bills difficult. If you want to receive compensation and reimbursement for your medical bills, you need an attorney who is willing to work for you. By making sure that your receiving the best medical care you can acquire a lot of medical debt. Don’t pay for someone’s negligent behavior. Contact a caring attorney who is willing to listen and stand up for you, not only to insurance companies, but also to companies that make faulty products. Protecting your rights starts with a phone call to (303) 597-4500 for a FREE case consultation.
Early this morning a dangerous rollover car accident occurred in Aurora involving two cars and sent five people to the hospital. The Denver Post reported that around 7:40a.m, at the intersection of Alameda and Havana, a Ford Explorer was traveling southbound and did not notice the cars stopped at the intersection waiting at a red light. The Explorer carrying a driver and three kids swerved to the left to avoid hitting the line of cars and instead side swiped a Honda Accord traveling in the opposite direction. This impact caused the Explorer to roll and caused injuries to all of the passengers inside. The children were all taken to local hospitals and it is not yet clear if they were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Both drivers, of the Explorer and the Accord, were also taken to nearby hospitals for minor injuries. Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? Contact a Colorado car accident attorney to further discuss your options and legal rights.According to the Consumer Union website on rollover accidents, in 2002 over 10,000 people were killed due to rollover accidents nationwide. Although rollover accidents are fairly less common than other traffic accidents, they are extremely dangerous and are more likely to cause fatal injuries to the passengers. Paying attention to the road and following speed regulations is helpful in preventing rollover accidents.If you or a family member have been hurt due to a car accident and have questions about who is liable then you need the professional services of a dedicated Aurora car accident attorney. A devastating car accident can leave family members feeling overwhelmed and discouraged; seeking the help of a highly qualified attorney can help make your decision less stressful so you can focus on what is important. John Fuller is an experienced car accident attorney that will commit his time to your case in order to make sure you receive the compensation that you rightly deserve. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John Fuller at (303)597-4500.Return to Homepage
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
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. 303-597-4500Return 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 tractor-trailer crash on I-70 Monday night has resulted in the driver being arrested for suspicion of drunk driving. According to 9News, the tractor-trailer was traveling westbound Monday night with a trailer loaded with beer when the semi went off the road, hit the median and rolled onto its side. The driver of the semi was not injured but the semi caught fire after the crash.
In Colorado, DUI and impaired offenses are misdemeanors; injury-related DUI offenses are class 4 felonies. 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 being alcohol related.
The simple act of drinking and driving is considered by many to be one of the most dangerous combinations an average individual can make. Alcohol impairs a person’s judgment, slows their reaction time, and generally detriments any person’s ability to drive. Drinking and driving is responsible for many accidents in Colorado each year and drunk driving is listed as one of the leading causes of automobile fatalities for the state. Driving after drinking is not only a bad decision; it can also be a deadly one.
If you have been injured in a drunken driving accident or if you have a loved one who has been injured or killed by a drunk driver, help is available. Colorado DUI injury attorney John Fuller has helped hundreds of clients get the compensation they deserved following car accidents and can help you get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about your legal options and to receive your free initial consultation, call attorney John Fuller today at 303-597-4500.
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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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