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According to CBS News, a woman driving a Pontiac on I-70 in Aurora was killed after driving into the back end of a semi-truck. Police believe that the truck may have been having mechanical difficulties, and for that reason was driving very slowly in the lane of traffic. The woman came up behind the truck, and wedged her car underneath the back end of the trailer. She died at the scene. Investigators do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash.
Have you been seriously injured in a trucking accident? Contact an experienced Aurora trucking accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration traffic accidents involving large trucks account for over 50,000 injuries and about 3,000 fatalities every year. When a car or small truck is involved in a collision with a large, heavy commercial truck, the incredible difference in momentum can mean a terrible result for anyone inside the passenger vehicle. Of course, in most cases, commercial truckers are experienced, safe drivers but with the inherent difference in size, if a commercial vehicle accident is caused by negligent driving by the commercial driver, the outcome can be tragic.
If you have been injured in a trucking accident, contact an experienced, dedicated Aurora trucking accident lawyer right away. John Fuller is an Aurora trucking accident lawyer who has helped countless people in Aurora and around the Denver area who have been injured due to the negligence of other drivers to recover compensation. From conducting an independent investigation into the crash, to dealing with insurance companies, to explaining the facts of your case to a jury, he can provide the legal expertise and vigilant advocacy that you need. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact at John R. Fuller, PC today at (303)597-4500.
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According to CBS news, a garbage truck crashed into two other vehicles near Highway 287 and Arapahoe road shortly before 8:00 am during the morning commute. The State Patrol closed the road for several hours afterward to clear up and investigate the collision, which resulted in the tragic death of one person. There do not appear to have been any additional injuries. The exact cause of the accident is unclear; hazmat crews were dispatched to the scene in case any hazardous substance leaked from the garbage truck. There were some initial concerns that something may have been leaking, but there is no information as to whether this turned out to be the case.
Have you lost a loved one in a commercial vehicle accident? Contact an experienced Denver trucking accident lawyer immediately.
According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, several thousand people are killed in accidents with large trucks every year. This number is not huge, compared to the number of accidents, but it is certainly far too big for the families who are left to grieve the loss of loved ones. In addition to the fatalities, there are tens of thousands of injuries, and tens of billions of dollars in property damage annually relating to commercial vehicle crashes. One of the difficulties of these accidents is that the commercial trucking companies have dedicated attorneys whose job is to protect the company’s bottom line. In the case of a traffic accident, this often means denying responsibility and paying out as little as possible in insurance claims.
If you have lost a loved one in a commercial trucking accident, speak with an experienced Denver trucking accident lawyer today to discuss your options. John Fuller is a dedicated Denver trucking accident lawyer who can quickly and thoroughly investigate the crash independently, to determine what happened. If the truck driver was responsible for the crash, or if the accident was caused by poor maintenance of the commercial vehicle, John can ensure that your family recovers compensation for your loss. Of course, no one can return what you have lost, but John can help you hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact John Fuller at (303)597-4500.
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According to KDVR.com, Shawn Howell witnessed an accident this morning in which a trash collection truck rolled over onto a Jeep, causing significant damage to both the truck and the Jeep. Mr. Howell said that both vehicles were driving the same direction on Colorado when they came to another accident. In trying to avoid the other accident, the garbage truck rolled onto the Jeep. Shortly after the accident, an employee of Law Father who was on his way to work passed the accident site. He stopped to help, and took some pictures as workers returned the trash truck to its wheels.
Have you or a loved one been injured in a commercial vehicle accident? Contact an experienced trucking accident attorney to discuss your options.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports on large truck and bus collisions. Large trucks or buses are involved in 300,000 or more traffic accidents annually nationwide. The majority of these, including this morning’s wreck on Colorado Blvd, involve property damage only. Unfortunately, however, there are over 50,000 injury accidents involving large trucks and buses annually, with around 3,00 or more fatal crashes. It is very lucky that this particular crash was not one of them.
Have you or a member of your family been involved in a trucking accident? Contact a dedicated Denver trucking accident attorney today. Insurance companies are concerned with profits, and often seek to settle claims for less than they actually cost to fix, so that even if your accident involved property damage only, an attorney can help you get the maximum settlement from the insurance company. John Fuller is an experienced trucking accident attorney who knows how to work with the system to ensure that an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence does not become a financial hardship for you. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact John at (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.
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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
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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CBS4 is reporting that two semi-truck drivers were killed this afternoon when their tractor trailers smashed head on. The accident happened in Commerce City on Quebec Parkway between 64th and 80th Avenue. According to reports the driver of the southbound semi-truck crossed the center divide and slammed head on into the semi-truck traveling north. Both semi burst into flames. Both drivers were killed. It is unclear if there were any passengers in either truck.
According the American Trucking Association commercial trucks represent over nine percent of all registered motor vehicles. There are over three million commercial truck drivers in the United States moving 63 percent of all freight*. Unfortunately Colorado houses the county (Weld) with the highest rate of truck related accidents of any county in the United States*. And in almost 30 percent of all truck/automobile accidents, the truck driver is found to be at fault*. * Source
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a commercial trucking or big rig accident, you may want to consider speaking to a Denver trucking accident injury attorney. If the accident was the result of the negligence of another, you may be able to recover money for medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering. Contact Denver Colorado lawyer John Fuller for a free commercial trucking accident case evaluation. Call (303) 597-4500 today.
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Traffic was brought to a crawl this morning after a truck traveling on Northbound I-25 hit a guardrail and crashed in Thornton. The Denver Post is reporting that the truck crashed just around 7:50 a.m. near 130th Avenue. One other vehicle was damaged in the crash. According to reports the driver of the other vehicle suffered minor injuries.
Truck crashes can be so dangerous because of the size of commercial vehicles, their loads, and the time it takes them to stop when they realize they are in danger. In Colorado it is not uncommon for poor weather conditions to leave roads icy and truckers susceptible to jack-knifing or rolling their loads of the side of the road.
If you have been injured in a commercial trucking accident in Denver, chances are you have significant medical bills and property damage. You may also have lost wages as a result of the time you needed for recovery. If this is the case, you may want to consider speaking with a Denver trucking attorney for legal advice. Denver lawyer John Fuller has helped hundreds of vehicle collision clients successfully navigate confusing insurance questions and offers. Call Denver personal injury attorney John Fuller today for a FREE consultation – (303) 597-4500.
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