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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.
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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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
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