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A collision between two trains in a Denver railyard was, fortunately, not the cause of any injuries, according to KDVR News. Two locomotives crashed into each other in the yard at 47th Ave and Packing House Rd, which caused one of the engines to leak diesel fuel. Because the accident occurred on railroad property, a private contractor was brought in to handle the clean-up. It is extremely fortunate that no one was injured, and no water source is believed to have been endangered. Have you been seriously injured in an accident that you believe was caused by someone else’s negligence? Speak with an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately to protect your rights. While train crashes are relatively uncommon occurrences, given the size and weight of the vehicles, and the speed at which they are able to travel, the potential for serious injury in a train collision is extreme. When trains collide with cars at railroad crossings, there is frequently a fatality involved. Unfortunately, many train crashes occur because a driver, cyclist, or pedestrian thought that he or she could “beat” the train at a crossing. The simple fact is, when a train hits you, whether you are in a vehicle or not, you lose. The chances of death are very high, and the chances of serious injury even higher. If you have been injured in a serious accident, speak to an experienced Denver personal injury attorney right away. If your accident was caused by someone’s negligence, then you are entitled to compensation for the costs of the accident, from medical bills, to property damage, to lost wages. John Fuller is a Denver personal injury attorney who has helped countless people get back to a normal life after accidents. An accident that was caused by someone else’s reckless behavior should not cause you financial hardship on top of physical and emotional injury. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact John R. Fuller, PC at (303)597-4500.
The Aspen Daily News reports that a woman who was seriously injured last spring in a skiing accident has filed a claim against the man who she says caused her injuries. Susan Kern, who was in fact a ski instructor at Aspen for over 40 years, had slowed down as she entered the slow skiing area around a gondola plaza when she was struck by another, apparently out-of-control, skier. Ms. Kern, who is in her late 60’s, was wearing a bright red jacket, and should have been highly visible, when she saw the other skier behind her, approaching very quickly with no control. With broken ribs, hip, and leg bones as well as a deflated lung, Ms. Kern spent a significant time period in multiple hospitals as well as a nursing home. A year later, she is still in pain, has difficulty walking, has had to give up her job at Aspen, and in general her quality of life has declined significantly. Her suit says that the other skier failed to meet the quality of care that is due to other skiers under the law, and as such is responsible for her injuries, as well as her subsequent pain and suffering. Have you been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s carelessness?  Speak with an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately to protect your rights. Although skiing is generally recognized as a potentially dangerous hobby, according to information reported by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), there tend to be about 40 serious injuries, as well as about 40 fatalities per year in skiing accidents. Given the tremendous popularity of the sport, these numbers are actually quite low. It is important, however, for everyone who skis to recognize that by being careful and staying within their own ability level, they are not only protecting their own safety, but the safety of others as well. In fact, the Ski Safety Act of 1979 is a Colorado law that creates a standard of care for everyone involved in skiing, from the owner of the ski area, to the lift operators, to the skiers themselves. While most people have probably not read the act, to a large extent, the law requires that skiers ski within their ability level, and under control in order to avoid just this kind of accident. If you or a family member have been seriously injured in a skiing accident caused by the negligence of another skier, you should speak with a Denver personal injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. It is, of course, important to keep in mind that skiing is potentially dangerous, and some injuries are to be expected from time to time, however just as you have a duty to be careful for the sake of your fellow skiers, so do they have a duty to be careful for your sake. Denver personal injury attorney John Fuller has experience recovering compensation for people who have been injured in all kinds of accidents. Your family should never have to face financial hardship because of someone else’s carelessness. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact John R. Fuller, PC today at (303)597-4500. 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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The left over ice on residential roads can be extremely dangerous, especially with more snow and cold weather in the forecast. According to 9 News, a vehicle lost control on some ice in a Lakewood neighborhood and hit three young pedestrians. Witnesses claim that the entire street is covered with sheets of ice and when the car attempted to stop, it slid and jumped the curb. The three pedestrians were rushed to a nearby hospital with severe injuries. The police are still investigating the accident but they believe the car did not realize the street was a dead end and had to stop suddenly.  Clearwater pedestrian accident lawyer, Jim Dodson said, “Pedestrian traffic accidents and fatalities have become a dangerous epidemic. When a pedestrian is hurt in an accident, the injuries are often very serious and many times, fatal”. There are no signs in the area indicating a dead end. All thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families for a speedy recovery. Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in an auto crash and have questions concerning your personal rights? Contact a dedicated Colorado pedestrian accident lawyer to evaluate your case. With no where to pile all the recent snow, many just threw it in the streets that were not being plowed. Many residential roads went unplowed after numerous snow storms that eventually compiled into sheets of patchy ice, making it extremely difficult to drive on. With more snow inevitably on its way this winter, make sure to drive with caution, even in low speed areas. Any accident involving a child is tragic, making sure to drive carefully when any amount of snow or ice is on the ground is advisable. If you or a family member have been injured in a car accident due to inclement weather conditions, then contact a professional Denver pedestrian accident attorney today. Personal injury due to a devastating auto collision can be extremely difficult for family members to cope with. John Fuller is a dedicated and committed vehicle accident lawyer who will fight for you to make sure you receive the full compensation that you deserve. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact the Fuller Law Office at 303-597-4500. Return to Homepage Bookmark and Share
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 review of your case contact his office today 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
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
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
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. Return to our Homepage Bookmark and Share