• A young woman from Evergreen was killed in a car crash in Iowa on Saturday night, according to the Denver Post. The 18-year-old student at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA died after a 68-year-old man driving the opposite direction crossed the center line and struck her car head-on. Both drivers were killed in the crash. Cornell, a very small liberal arts college, held a gathering in her honor for residents of her dorm, and another larger one for the school community as a whole. The college president also issued a statement about the loss to the institution.

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    The news article did not discuss the reason for the older man crossing the center line, and there are many reasons why this might happen. As tragic as this accident is, when a driver crosses the center line, these crashes are usually preventable. While the cause is sometimes an outside obstacle such as wildlife in the road, it is often drugs or alcohol, fatigue, distraction, or some other negligent behavior. When the irresponsible actions of one driver cause serious injury or death to someone else, that person, or in some cases, their family, may be liable for the damages sustained.

    Contact the dedicated Denver car accident attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, PC today to discuss your options if you have been injured or lost a family member to another driver’s negligence. Fuicelli & Lee, PC has many years of combined experience protecting the rights of Coloradans who have been injured by the negligence of others, and recovering financial compensation for their injuries. Whether you have property damage, medical bills, lost wages, or pain and suffering, the financial cost of a serious Colorado auto accident can add up quickly. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact the dedicated Denver auto accident attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, PC today at (303)355-7202.

  • According to 9 News, this year has seen a larger than usual number of auto-pedestrian collisions in It is not yet clear whether the spike is a statistical anomaly, or if there is a serious problem that could be long-term, but the number of pedestrian accidents for the first eight weeks of 2013 is nearly fifty percent higher than for the same period of the previous two years. Police are also extremely alarmed about the fact that the city saw 13 fatal hit-and-run accidents in 2012, which is a greater number then 2009 through 2011 combined. Denver Police Chief Robert White’s chief of staff indicated that rather than simply a police problem, this looks like a city-wide problem, but that police will need to begin working on it from an enforcement perspective.

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    As the story suggests, the dangers of auto-pedestrian accidents are very high. Obviously, pedestrians are much less protected in the event of a collision than those who are sitting in a car or truck. With none of the inherent protections that a motor vehicle offers, pedestrians are much more likely to be victim to serious injuries such as spinal cord or brain injuries. These injuries can change a victim’s entire life with ongoing medical care, permanent disabilities, and decreased quality of life. Not do the medical bills pile up, but when your life has been permanently changed in this way because of the carelessness of another person, you deserve to be compensated for that change by the negligent party.

    Contact a dedicated Denver pedestrian accident lawyer today if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident. An experienced Denver personal injury lawyer can help ensure that you receive the medical care that you need, rather than being turned away because of an insurance company refuses to pay the bills. Whether it is short term or long term care, Colorado personal injury attorneys who possess the legal skills and experience that you need can not only ensure your medical care, but also help you to recover the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Many Colorado pedestrian accident attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, and offer FREE CASE EVALUATIONS. For more information, contact an attorney today.

  • A 54-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a traffic accident in Brighton, according to the Denver Post. A 21-year-old man driving an SUV pulled in front of the motorcycle while making a turn at the intersection of East Bridge Street and South 22nd Avenue. Police are still investigating the cause of the accident, but do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved. The motorcyclist’s name was not released, because his family had not yet been notified of the crash.

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    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 4,000 motorcyclists die in traffic accidents each year in the United States. What makes this number particularly disturbing, is that motorcyclists represent more than one eight of all traffic fatalities, even though they represent much less than one eighth of total vehicle miles driven. This means that, statistically, a motorcyclist is more likely to be the victim of a fatal accident than the driver of a car or truck. There are quite a few reasons why this might be the case. The most notable is probably the fact that a motorcyclist is much less effectively protected by his or her vehicle than someone riding in a car. Of course, there are ways to maximize the safety of a motorcycle, including participating in rider training programs, always practicing safe riding habits, and wearing riding leathers and helmet. That said, it is also good to understand that in several states, including Colorado, riders over the age of 18 are not required to wear a helmet.

    Contact a dedicated Denver motorcycle accident attorney immediately today if you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident. The fact is that injuries in motorcycle accidents tend to be very severe. With the lack of inherent protection, there is nothing to absorb the impact of a collision. Brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and serious broken bone injuries often result in extensive hospital stays, ongoing medical care, and lost quality of life. These injuries become not only expensive, but they can have a serious impact on the emotional well-being of the victim and his or her family. If this difficulty has been brought on by the negligent or careless actions of another driver, you may be entitled to collect compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. For more information, contact a Denver motorcycle accident attorney today.

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car accidents are the leading cause of death of children aged 12 and under. It is extremely important that children are properly restrained in an appropriate safety seat every single time they get in the car. Knowing which seat is the right one, and how to use it properly, is not always easy, however. Here are some tips on picking and using a safety seat for your child.

    • Read the Manufacturer’s Recommendations

      When you are looking at child safety seats at the store or online, look at the height and weight recommendations. They will give a minimum and maximum height as well as a minimum and maximum weight for the seat. As general rule, it is wise to keep your child in the seat that provides the most protection for as long as possible. However, if your child gets to be too tall or too heavy for the seat that they are in, their safety may be compromised,and it is time for a different seat.

    • Check Your Vehicle Owner’s Manual for Installation

      Your car or truck’s owner’s manual gives the location and proper use of anchor points and how to lock seat belts. A child safety seat can be safely installed using anchors and tether OR seat belt, but each vehicle is different. Make sure that you know exactly how to safely install the child safety seat in your vehicle.

    • Your Children Should Always Sit in the Back Seat

      Even after your child is too big for a booster seat, he or she is still safest in the back seat. At least until the age of 12, it is a good idea to have your child ride in the back. They should sit in a booster seat until they are big enough for the seat belt to sit across the thighs and chest without the booster. Even then, however, your child is still safer in the back seat.

    Contact the experienced Denver auto accident attorneys at the Gold Law Firm today if your child has been injured in a car accident. Unfortunately, child safety seats can only do so much to protect our children, and when an accident is caused by the negligence of another driver, your child may be injured even if he or she is properly restrained. The dedicated, compassionate Denver auto accident attorneys at the Gold Law Firm work hard to recover the maximum possible compensation for every client. If your child has been injured by the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost time at work to care for the child, and pain and suffering. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact the Gold Law Firm today at (303)694-4653.

  • An accident in which a car crashed into a mobile home resulted in the death of a teenage boy, according to 9 News. Four teenagers were riding in a car near the Fitzsimmons campus in Aurora, and the driver was practicing J-turns, in which the vehicle turns quickly to face the opposite direction with the help of the emergency brake. The driver, a teenaged girl, apparently lost control of the vehicle, and crashed into a home at the Denver Meadows RV Park. There is no report of anyone injured inside the home, but one passenger, a middle school student, was killed. The names of the kids in the car are not being released, because they were all minors.

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    Every year, several hundred Coloradans die in auto accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While this number is not huge, it is far too many for the families who lose loved ones, particularly if the fatality was caused by another driver’s negligence. If your loss was caused by the careless behavior of someone else, you may be entitled to recover compensation for loss of support and loss of benefits as well as loss of companionship. In some cases, a wrongful death claim may be the only way to ensure that the negligent party is held responsible for their actions. Colorado wrongful death law is complicated and often misunderstood. Speak with a Denver wrongful death lawyer today to make sure you understand your options.

    Contact a dedicated Colorado wrongful death attorney immediately to protect your rights and discuss your options if you have lost a loved one because of the negligence of someone else. The civil justice system exists to hold responsible those whose actions cause harm or financial damage to others. In some cases, the action may be a crime punishable under the criminal justice system as well. However, the criminal justice system does not typically provide assistance to the families and individuals who have been harmed. By filing a claim in civil court, an experienced Colorado wrongful death lawyer can fight to provide justice for your family after the reckless behavior of someone else. For more information, speak with a personal injury lawyer in your area today.