• 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.

    Have you or a loved one been involved in a pedestrian accident in Denver? Contact an experienced Denver pedestrian accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.

    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.

    Have you or a loved one been injured while riding? Contact an experienced Denver motorcycle accident attorney today to discuss your options.

    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.

    Have you lost a loved one in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence? Contact an experienced Colorado wrongful death attorney to talk about your rights and options.

    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.

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provide an excellent source of information on a significant problem across the United States: drunk driving. Data from the CDC shows that about 1/3 of all people killed in motor vehicle accidents nationwide die in drunk driving accidents. With over 10,000 drunk driving fatalities every year, that is roughly 30 people every day on average. Perhaps the worst part of this sad statistic is that over 200 of these people, in 2010, were children aged 14 or under. Many of these children were riding in the car with the drunk driver. Over a million people are arrested for DUI each year, but based on self-reporting in polls, this is a tiny fraction of the people who actually drive drunk, which the CDC estimates at 112 million instances of drunk driving every year. That is well over 300,000 instances of drunk driving every single day.

    If your family has been hurt by a drunk driver, contact a dedicated Denver drunk driving accident attorney immediately to protect your rights.

    Everyone in the United states who is legally old enough to drive should know that driving drunk is dangerous. Everyone should know that driving while “buzzed” is still drunk driving. Most people will tell anyone who asks that drunk driving is wrong, and yet 300,000 times per day, someone gets behind the wheel after drinking too much. As a result, the drunk driving criminal charges are very severe. In many cases, these may be people who think they can “handle their liquor.” But regardless, research shows that even relatively small amounts of alcohol make driving extremely dangerous, not just to the driver, but to others as well. Most people have seen news reports about drunk drivers driving into buildings, or knocking down power lines, or other unpredictable results that create danger for many people.

    If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a drunk driving accident, contact a dedicated Denver drunk driving accident attorney today. While the drunk driver may face criminal charges in Denver, that does not help you pay for the medical bills, property damage, funeral expense, or lost wages that the drunk driver may cause. No one should face financial ruin on top of physical injury or worse because of the negligence of one person who decided to get behind the wheel after drinking. For more information, contact a personal injury attorney in your area today.

  • One man was killed in a wrong-way driving accident on US 36 in Westminster, according to 9 News. The eastbound lanes of the Boulder Turnpike had to be closed through the morning rush hour, so that a Major Accident Reconstruction Team can figure out exactly what went wrong to cause this tragic crash. Apparently, a Ford SUV traveling in the wrong direction on the Turnpike, US 36, crashed into an Acura in the early hours of the morning, before 3:00. A rider in the SUV was killed, and two people from each vehicle were taken to area hospitals, where their conditions have not been released. While investigators are unsure of the cause of the accident, they do believe that drugs or alcohol may have been involved in the accident.

    Have you lost a loved one in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver? Contact an experienced Denver wrongful death attorney right away to discuss your options.

    Car accidents are one of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States, as they are responsible for over 30,000 fatalities annually, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each of these accidents, regardless of cause, leaves at least one family to grieve the untimely death of a loved one. What makes these numbers more tragic is that many of these fatal crashes are preventable, caused by the negligent or careless driving of one or more driver. Furthermore, several thousand accidents are caused by drunk drivers every year. A fatal accident caused by drinking and driving seems even more pointless, because it is so easily preventable. Unfortunately, the fact that it could have been avoided is no consolation to the family of the deceased.

    If you have lost a family member in a car accident, contact an experienced Westminster wrongful death lawyer today to discuss your options. While you mourn the loss of a family member and care for the emotional well-being of your remaining family, you need someone who understands the legal system to ensure that the negligence of another driver does not cause your family undue financial stress. Medical bills incurred trying to save the life of your loved one and funeral expenses can add up quickly, and are very difficult to pay if that person was also the primary bread winner for your family. The compassionate Westminster wrongful death attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, PC can fight for your family, working to ensure that the person who caused your loss also pays for his or her damages. Don’t go through this painful ordeal alone; seek justice. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Fuicelli & Lee, PC today at (303)355-7202.

  • A alleged drunk driver crashed into a power tower, left the scene. And took himself to the hospital, according to the Denver Post. The man, who was found by police, and issued a summons for several charges, including DUI and hit-and-run, damaged the leg of an electrical tower operated by Xcel Energy, causing a situation where police and firefighters feared that the tower might actually collapse and fall on an area home. The owner of that home was called early in the morning by the city of Aurora, trying to warn him of the danger. He ignored the call, coming at about 5:30 in the morning, so a police officer and a firefighter went to his home to tell him that he should leave, as a precaution. Fortunately, the tower did not fall, and no one other than the driver was injured.

    Have you pr a family member been the victim of a drunk driver? Call a dedicated Colorado drunk driving accident attorney immediately to protect your rights.

    Drunk driving is a widespread problem across the country and in every part of Colorado. While everyone accused of a crime in Colorado is entitled to representation from an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney, the victims of these crimes sometimes struggle to find a voice. There are thousands of people killed in drunk driving accidents every year, but people sometimes forget that there are also very unpredictable results of drunk driving accidents as well. An experienced Denver drunk driving accident attorney can help you recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering if you have been the victim of a drunk driver.

    Contact an experienced Colorado drunk driving accident lawyer right away to protect your rights after an injury in a drunk driving accident. In some cases, you may not have been injured, but may have experienced major property damage. It is not unusual for a driver who is intoxicated to crash into a building or other structure. In these cases, even if no one is injured, the owner of the structure may face major repair bills, particularly if there is damage to the structural integrity of the building. An experienced Denver drunk driving attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for this property damage, as well as major medical bills and lost wages. Colorado personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, so that you only pay him or her after you recover compensation, and many offer FREE INITIAL CONSULTATIONS. For more information, contact a Denver personal injury attorney today.

  • A car crashed through a plate glass window and into the dining room at Gaetano’s a popular Italian restaurant in Denver, according to the Denver Post. The car, a Ford Probe, collided with a minivan in the intersection of 38th Ave and Tejon St, in front of Gaetano’s. The minivan came to a rest in front of the restaurant, while the car actually went a couple of feet into the restaurant. No one in the restaurant was injured; three people from the vehicles were transported to hospitals. The restaurant sustained no structural damage according to building inspectors, and will be able to reopen soon. Gaetano’s, one of the oldest and most popular restaurants in Denver, was recently closed for several years for remodeling.

    Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a car accident? Contact an experienced Denver car accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.

    Statistics on how many cars crash into buildings are hard to come by, it really isn’t something that most people keep track of. However, it is a relatively common occurrence. In many cases, such as this one, there was a car crash on the road that resulted in a vehicle driving into a building. In some cases, it is a single-vehicle accident, where a car simply drives into a building. Fortunately, no one inside the restaurant was injured, although one person in one of the vehicles suffered a serious head injury. In some cases, a blow to the head during a car accident may result in very serious brain injuries, with symptoms lasting for life. If these injuries are caused by someone else’s negligent driving, that person may be entitled to recover financial compensation.

    If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, speak with a dedicated Denver car accident attorney immediately to discuss your options. You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages and pain and suffering for you injuries. A Denver auto accident lawyer with a thorough understanding of personal injury law and plenty of experience with traumatic brain injury cases can help you understand your options, and protect your rights. Additionally, many Colorado personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay them no fee until they collect for you. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, speak with a car accident attorney in your area today.

  • The primary vehicle used for student transport is the school bus. According to School Transportation school buses provide approximately 10 billion student trips every year. Every school day, over 480,000 school buses transport 26 million children to and from schools and school-related activities; over half of the country’s student population is transported by school bus. School buses are distinguished from other types of buses by design characteristics made mandatory by federal and state/provincial regulations. Federal safety standards require school buses to be painted the famous school bus yellow and equipped with specific warning and safety devices like exit doors and mechanical armed stop sign. Many of these safety devices can save lives of children when a bus is involved in an accident. If your child has been seriously injured in a car accident visit fowlerinjurylaw.com to learn about financial compensation your family may be entitled to.

    Accidents can even happen to a trained driver

    According to My Fox Orlando, a school bus driver ran a red light while commuting school age students. The bus collided with a vehicle, then crashed into a power pole in front of Red Bug Lake Elementary School. The School bus driver in question is a 66-year-old man. Troopers said he had ran the very same red light and caused a different wreck less than a year ago. The driver will be ticketed for running a red light. Witnesses reported that power lines could be seen on top of the bus after the crash. The police report said the extent of the crash was that a transformer was blown, the initial car wreck resulted in minor damages to both the bus and the other car. Luckily the students and driver were evacuated safely from the bus. No serious injuries were reported.

    Commercial vehicle facts:

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that commercial vehicles account for more than 12% of traffic on the roads. Their presence on the roadways affects the traffic of a city. Commercial vehicles describes semi-trucks, oil tankers, school buses, moving trucks, and much more. They are large vehicles that weigh in sometimes an excess of 2 tons. Most of these drivers are trained in operating their vehicles but there are many conditions that can affect their vehicle that can cause an accident. In 2010 there were over 3,000 reported fatalities involving large trucks/commercial vehicles. This is a high volume of deaths associated with one type of vehicle. The weight and size of these trucks make normal driving maneuvers a very big challenge. Have you been seriously injured in a commercial vehicle accident? Visit traumalawyer.com to contact a lawyer who can help ensure that you’re getting the medical attention you need.

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has many regulations regarding commercial vehicle operation. There are rules and regulations for the drivers, the vehicle, and the companies transporting goods that each can be penalized for. For example, drivers are expected to only drive a certain amount of hours a day. This is to ensure that drivers are not fatigued when operating a vehicle. There is also very strict guidelines about influence of substances when behind the wheel; these guidelines are so strict it has been limiting some drivers based on their prescribed drugs. This can mean if a driver is taking a sleeping aid he is not allowed to operate a commercial vehicle. The vehicles are regularly inspected and have weight restrictions that the company and driver are held responsible in knowing. Overall there are many rules about these large vehicles due to the dangers they posses to other drivers.

    If you have been seriously injured in any type of car accident it is important that you seek out a personal injury attorney. Visit pueblopersonalinjuryattorney.com today to find out details about what a personal injury attorney can do for you.

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  • According to the Gazette a California woman suffered fatal injuries after being involved in a car accident. The woman crashed at county road 123 and County road 67. The woman was driving a minivan and after stopping at a stop sign designated intersection pulled in front of a Dodge Ram. The Californian was struck on the driver side of her vehicle and was airlifted to a Colorado Springs hospital. She died at the hospital due to her extensive injuries.

    Have you lost a loved one to a car accident, contact a personal injury lawyer today to find out if your loss means you have a case. Visit www.autoaccidentdenverlawyer.com to find out more information about what to do after a car accident.

    What are the statistics on car accidents?

    Every year there are millions of car accidents. The likelihood that you or a loved one will be involved in an accident is high. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 28% of all the crashes result in serious injuries. Serious injuries can occur in a car accident for many reasons, but it is important to remember that many injuries can have life altering effects. Many times an injury is not made apparent until time has lapsed from the accident. Common types of injuries are:

    • neck injuries
    • head injuries
    • broken bones
    • bruising

    This is not an exhaustive list of injuries that can occur from a car accident but they are the most common. Many times an injury in an accident does not become apparent until after your bodies adrenaline levels have gone down. Many people brace before an accident and can become very sore the next day as a result of your body trying to retrain the force of a hit. Other times injuries are extensive.

    When to seek out a personal injury attorney for your car accident

    Have you suffered a life threatening injury from a car accident caused by another drivers negligence? By exploring www.coloradospersonalinjurylawyer.com you can find out ways to receive financial compensation for the injuries you have incurred and options you have. It is important to hold a negligent driver responsible for their actions. By making the insurance companies pay for damages it is the first step to gaining justice after your accident, but holding the driver responsible is the next step. When a drivers negligent behavior resulted in an accident that compromised your health, it is important that the driver responsible is held accountable. One way of the simplest ways to do that is by contacting an attorney. A car accident can have life changing results.

    More statistics on car accidents

    There are multiple reasons and causes that car accidents are so common. When the causes are broken up there is a clear reason why drivers are held accountable for most accidents.Driver error accounts for more that 50% of accidents. This reiterates why it is so important to hold a negligent driver responsible for their behavior that caused you serious injury. But what happens if that drivers insurance company denies having to pay for damages?

    Who do I contact when my insurance claim has been denied?

    If you are having trouble with insurance companies agreeing to pay for the damages of your accident it is important you stand up against them. After a serious auto accident it can be very hard to deal with the medical bills and debt. The good news is, you are not alone. Every year many people are struggling with insurance companies trying to get the medical care and compensation they deserve, and insurance companies deny having the responsibility to pay. Don’t fight an insurance company on your own. Learn about bad faith insurance companies at Fuicelli&Lee.com/inusrance-disputes. Finding a dedicated and compassionate attorney to help you fight the insurance companies can be a difference between recovering and not. Don’t let your recovery suffer because you can’t afford the care you need after your accident.

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