Refusal To Recall A Number Of Jeep Vehicles

Posted by Travis Luther on June 7, 2013 under Car Safety Technology | Be the First to Comment

 

According to the Denver Post, Chrysler has refused a request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to recall a number of Jeep vehicles. The NHTSA says that Jeep Grand Cherokee model years 1993 through 2004 and Jeep Liberty model years 2002 through 2007 have a potentially dangerous issue with their fuel tank, which is mounted behind the rear axle. In some cases, these fuel tanks may fail in rear-end collisions, leaking fuel and creating the possibility of fire. Chrysler says that the vehicles are safe. Chrysler moved the fuel tank in front of the rear axle on the Grand Cherokee in 2005 and on the Liberty in 2007, but the cost to the company of issuing this recall would be quite high.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured because of a defectively manufactured car Contact an experienced Denver product liability lawyer today to discuss your options.

Recalls of cars and trucks are actually quite common. The NHTSA has a website called safercar.goiv at which consumers can search for recalls on their vehicles. A search for recalls on a 2005 Honda Civic turn up 7 recalls. In most cases, recalls apply to aftermarket parts that may have been installed by a repair shop, or to very small parts such as bolts, washers and so on. Normally, the remedy is to take the vehicle to a repair shop and have the potentially defective part repaired or replaced at the manufacturer’s expense. A Denver product liability attorney can help protect your rights. In some cases, however, the recall may be over a design defect that seriously hampers the safety of the vehicle, not only for those riding in it, but for anyone involved in an accident with the vehicle as well.

Speak with an experienced Denver defective product attorney immediately if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident that you believe was caused by a defective car or truck. Even if the accident would have happened anyway but the defect made the damage worse, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the3 manufacturer for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering that directly result from the defective vehicle. Many Denver car accident attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay them a fee only after they successfully recover compensation for you. For more information,contact a Denver personal injury lawyer today.

Pedestrian Killed After Being Hit By A Car

Posted by Travis Luther on May 30, 2013 under Pedestrain Accident, Personal Injury | Be the First to Comment

 

A pedestrian who was crossing in the middle of a block was killed after being hit by a car, according to 9 News. While a 9 News reporter was at the scene reporting on the incident, she saw another pedestrian jaywalking. Although the pedestrian was crossing the street illegally, police believe that the driver was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Pedestrian accidents have become an increasingly big problem in the Denver area in 2013. Through April, there has been nearly a 22% increase in the number of Denver pedestrian accidents. The Mayor’s office, in conjunction with the Denver Police, Denver Public School, and some bicycle safety groups have begun the Heads Up campaign to try to curb the number of pedestrian collisions.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a pedestrian collision? Speak with an experienced Denver pedestrian accident attorney today to discuss your options.

The rise in the number of pedestrian accidents, and the accompanying rise in the number of pedestrian fatalities is certainly disturbingly. Denver car accident lawyers know that pedestrians and cyclists are much more vulnerable to serious injury in accidents than passengers in cars and trucks. As such, the injuries sustained are often much more severe. Serious injuries that cause permanent disability are sadly common, and victims may require ongoing medical care for the rest of their lives. This medical care become incredibly expensive, very quickly. There may even be Colorado criminal charges for the driver of the car.

Speak with the dedicated Denver car accident attorney Timms Fowler immediately to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident. He has helped countless Coloradans to recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering after serious car crashes. Many Denver personal injury attorneys work on a contingent fee basis, which means that you owe your attorney nothing until they successfully recover compensation for you. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Timms Fowler today

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Posted by Travis Luther on May 2, 2013 under Car Accident, Car Accident Litigation, Car Safety Technology, Distracted Driving | Be the First to Comment

 

Wrong way  driver kills one personMost people have been in at least one car accident, and most of us will be in at least one more at some time in the future. The good news is that most car accidents result only in property damage, and usually no one is hurt. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When a car accident is serious enough to hurt someone, there are all kinds of problems that can arise as a result. Some car accidents can even result in criminal charges. In these cases, you should contact a Denver criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights..

Common Auto Accident Injuries

Given the extreme force that is often exerted on the body when involved in a car accident, brain and spinal injuries are fairly common. These injuries are similar in several senses. Both the brain and the spinal cord are extremely delicate, and so both are extremely well protected. However, nature probably never envisioned the kind of force that can put on the head, neck, and back during a car crash.

Another thing that the brain and spinal cord have in common is that injuries to them are extremely serious, and are often accompanied by lifelong health problems. These health problems can result in astronomical medical bills, which may continue accumulating for many years. If these bills are ultimately caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, you should speak with a dedicated Denver auto accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident, speak with an experienced Denver car accident lawyer right away to discuss your rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages and more. Many Denver personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so that you can afford a lawyer even if you have limited income. For more information, speak with a dedicated Denver auto accident lawyer today.

Tragic Car Crash Takes 2 Lives

Posted by Travis Luther on April 29, 2013 under Car Accident Litigation, Personal Injury, Wrongful death | Be the First to Comment

A tragic car accident claimed two lives, according to 9 News. A man driving an SUV, along with an infant sitting in the seat behind him, were killed after their SUV was struck by a truck in the intersection at I-225 and East 17th Place. The crash caused the SUV to spin, and hit a utility pole. A woman who was sitting in the back seat next to the child was seriously injured as well, but is expected to live. The truck that hit the SUV was driven by a minor, and there was another minor passenger in the truck. Both say that they had a green light at the intersection. There do not appear to be any other witnesses to the crash.

Have you been seriously injured, or lost a family member, in a car crash? Speak with an experienced Denver auto accident attorney today to understand your rights.

Each year, over a million people are injured in motor vehicle accidents across the United States. Of these, over 30,000 people are killed. When you have been hurt or lost someone in a car accident, it can be incredibly difficult to know what to do next. You may be entitled to recover financial compensation for medical bills and property damage that results from the accident. It is important to understand that if you have been seriously injured, and will require ongoing medical care that will continue into the future, you may be entitled to collect for those future medical bills as well as bills that you have already incurred.

Contact a dedicated Colorado personal injury attorney immediately to discuss your options if you have been injured in a car crash. Even if you know that you are entitled to compensation, knowing how to recover is complicated. An experienced Denver car accident attorney can help you take care of the legal side while you care for the physical and emotional well-being of your family. Many Colorado personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis, meaning that you pay a fee only if your lawyer successfully recovers compensation for you. For more information, speak with a Denver personal injury lawyer today.

Car Crashes Into Store

Posted by Travis Luther on April 10, 2013 under Car Accident, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury | Be the First to Comment

Denver Police are working to get to the bottom of a crash which sent a car 50 feet inside a retail store in near, according to CBS Denver. Around noon, a driver whose car was parked says that she accidentally pushed the gas pedal instead of the brake, and she drove into the Cost Plus store on Cross Dr. near Southwest Plaza Mall. Fortunately, no one was hurt, even though the car apparently did not immediately stop upon entering the store, continuing until it was well inside. The driver, who was taken to Denver Health Medical Center, did not appear to be seriously injured. She is being investigated for DUI and careless driving.

Have you been involved in a serious car accident in Denver? Contact an experienced Denver car accident attorney today to discuss your options.

Each year, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there are over 5.5 million car accidents in the United States. While the vast majority of them, roughly 4 million, result in property damage only, with no injuries, some of these result in very large amounts of damage, including structural damage to homes and other buildings. In addition to the huge amounts of property damage that may result, well over $40 billion every year, there are also over 1.5 million auto accidents that result in injury and over 30,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents annually.

Contact an experienced Denver auto accident attorney immediately to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured, or have had major damage to your property, caused by another driver’s negligent actions. Accidents happen, they are a part of life, but many of the traffic accidents that occur every year are needless and preventable, caused by one or more drivers failing to observe caution, common sense, or traffic laws. If you have been victim to one of these accidents, a knowledgeable Denver auto accident lawyer may be able to help you collect financial compensation for present and future medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and more. Many Colorado personal injury lawyers work on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay them a fee only after they successfully recover money for you. For more information, call a Colorado auto accident attorney today.

Every Day Someone Somewhere Is Seriously Injured

Posted by Travis Luther on April 2, 2013 under Car Accident, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury | Be the First to Comment

Every day, someone somewhere is seriously injured because of the negligent, reckless behavior of someone else. A business owner didn’t repair the damage to their building, which resulted in an accident; a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed into two cars in the intersection; a surgeon failed to live up to the standard of care for the procedure and the patient was left with a permanent disability. In each of these cases, the person who failed to do what they were supposed to may be liable for damages to the person who was injured. Many people basically understand this, but have questions about negligence.

One of the most common questions asked of Denver auto accident attorneys goes basically like this: I was seriously injured in an auto accident. The accident was mostly the other guy’s fault, but honestly, it was partly my fault. Does this mean that I don’t have a case?

You might be surprised by how many people don’t pursue their legal rights because they think they have no case because the accident was partly their own fault. What they don’t understand is that the Colorado civil justice system is not all or nothing. The system is designed to recognize shades of gray. While there is more to a Colorado personal injury claim than proving that the accident was the other guy’s fault, this issue is important, and bears a closer examination.

Assuming that you have shown to the jury that you suffered damages, and that the damages resulted from the accident, the next step is to show that the “other guy” was liable for your damages. Liability can be apportioned to various people. If the other person was 100% responsible for your damages, then that person (or company) should be liable for 100% of your damages. However, in the auto accident that was partially your fault, the jury can decide how much it was your fault and how much it was the other guy’s fault. If they decide that it was, for example, 75% the other guy’s fault, then that person would be liable for 75% of your damages. In an accident in which you are seriously injured, it is very likely that this would absolutely be worth pursuing.

If you have suffered serious injury in a car accident involving someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced Denver car accident attorney today to discuss your options. You may be entitled to recover compensation for a number of different types of damages: medical bills, future medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of companionship, loss of consortium. A knowledgeable Colorado personal injury lawyer may be the difference between knowing that you are entitled to these damages, and actually recovering them. For more information, call a dedicated Denver auto accident attorney today.

A Semi-Truck Hit And Damaged Overpass

Posted by Travis Luther on April 1, 2013 under Trucking Accident | Be the First to Comment

A stretch of I-25 in downtown Denver had to be closed for several hours after a semi-truck hit and damaged an overpass, according to 9 News. Despite signs more than a mile in advance of the overpass indicating overpass clearance heights and which lane commercial vehicles should drive in, a commercial truck in the wrong lane hit the overpass at Speer Blvd late in the morning. Pieces of concrete and metal rained down, damaging four other vehicles, and causing serious injury to one driver. The road was closed for about four hours, and the driver was cited for a misdemeanor criminal offense in connection with the crash.

Have you or a family member been hurt by the careless driving of a commercial truck driver? Speak with a dedicated Colorado commercial vehicle accident attorney today.

While most commercial truck drivers are excellent, well-trained, cautious professionals, there are roughly 3,000 fatal commercial vehicle accidents annually in the United States according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Additionally, there are over 50,000 accidents involving injury, and tens of billions of dollars worth of damage done. Given the extreme size and weight of these vehicles, the potential for damage when a driver is careless, or just plain negligent, is very high. Victims of these accidents may find themselves in serious financial trouble, and in need of Denver debt management assistance.  When you are injured by this carelessness, you are entitled to financial compensation for your damages.

Contact a dedicated Colorado trucking accident attorney immediately to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident. Recovering compensation from trucking companies is not always easy; most have insurance companies with experienced lawyers protecting the company’s bottom line. You need a Denver personal injury attorney with a thorough understanding of Colorado personal injury law, and experience working with commercial trucking accident victims. Many Denver commercial vehicle accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you pay a fee only after they successfully recover compensation for you. For more information, contact a personal injury lawyer in your area today.

Ford Motor Company Plans To File Appeal In A Case Of A Rear-End Collision

Posted by Travis Luther on March 29, 2013 under Car Accident, Car Accident Litigation, Car Safety Technology, Personal Injury, Wrongful death | Be the First to Comment

After a nearly $3 million jury award, Ford Motor Company plans to file and appeal in a case of a rear-end collision that resulted in permanent disability for the driver of a Ford Explorer, according to 9 News. In 2009, a Boulder man was rear-ended by another driver, when the recliner mechanism on the driver seat slipped. The seat dropped into a fully reclined position, and the man was thrown head-first into the back seat, where he suffered spinal cord damage in his upper neck. As a result of this serious spinal injury, the man has long-term disability in his speech, cognition, and visual functions. As a result of this disability, he was forced to give up his job as a physical therapist.

Has a car accident resulted in serious long-term disability for you or a family member? Contact a dedicated Denver auto accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.

Many people question the size of jury awards in cases such as these. In fact, Ford is probably counting on that questioning in filing an appeal. However, when you consider the facts, the jury award may seem very reasonable. Some people have to give up their jobs because of disability; in some cases, they are never able to return to work. This lack of income will make paying for the long-term medical care, including doctor bills, possible surgical procedures, and occupational and physical therapy extremely expensive. If someone’s negligence causes a person a lifetime of medical bills, while also forcing that person to give up their chosen profession, it seems reasonable that the negligent party, not the innocent one, bear the brunt of that cost.

Contact a dedicated Colorado auto accident attorney today if you or a family member have suffered long-term injuries due to another person’s negligence in a car accident. You may be entitled to recover compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Knowing your rights is difficult, protecting them even harder. Many Colorado personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you pay your lawyer a fee only after he or she successfully recovers compensation for you. For more information, contact a Denver auto accident lawyer today.

Driver Went Straight Through A Busy Intersection

Posted by Travis Luther on March 28, 2013 under Car Accident, Distracted Driving, Personal Injury | Be the First to Comment

Despite being in a left-turn-only lane, a driver went straight through a busy intersection, according to CBS Denver. Driving straight through the intersection at Lincoln and Speer out of the left turn lane, the driver struck a car in the opposite turn lane. The other car was pushed into a light pole, and the driver was rushed to the hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. The crash occurred shortly before 6:00 pm on Sunday. The driver who went through the intersection suffered minor injuries, and was issued a citation by the police.

Have you or a loved one been in a car crash that resulted in serious injuries? Speak with a dedicated Colorado car accident lawyer immediately to discuss your options.

In any civil claim, including one based on a car accident, the plaintiff, the person filing the claim, must show three elements in order to be successful. He or she must show that there were damages. In a car wreck, this may be property damage or physical injury. The second element is injury causation. The plaintiff has to show that his or her injuries are the result of the accident. Finally, the plaintiff must show liability. This means that they have to show that the person or entity named in the claim did something negligent to either cause the accident, or to make an inevitable accident worse. All three of these elements must be present for a successful claim.

Contact the experienced Denver car accident attorneys at Fuicelli & Lee, PC today if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident. Keith Fuicelli has helped countless Coloradans to recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering after serious injuries caused by the negligence of someone else in a traffic accident. Fuicelli & Lee, PC work on Colorado personal injury claims on a contingent fee basis, so you pay them only after they recover compensation for you. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Fuicelli & Lee, PC today at (303)355-7202.

Man Charged In Car Accident Death

Posted by Travis Luther on March 15, 2013 under Car Accident, Wrongful death | Be the First to Comment

A man is being criminally charged after another man died in a car accident in Longmont, according to 9 News. Longmont Police tried to pull the driver over for weaving in and out of traffic, but rather than pulling over, he led them on a chase. The chase ended when the man ran a red light, and struck another car. The crash resulted in the death of the other driver, as well as injury to two passengers that were in the runaway car. Prosecutors plan to charge the driver with several criminal offenses, including 1st degree murder. The driver himself does not appear to have been seriously injured in the incident.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, speak with a dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney immediately to discuss your options.

Each year, several hundred Coloradans die in traffic accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are many factors that contribute to car accidents, but studies show that most are caused by human error in some form. Two of the factors most frequently linked to motor vehicle accidents are speed and driver distraction. In a significant number of accidents, the driver’s behavior could be considered negligent. This means that the driver was driving in a way that a reasonable person would not have done. When one driver’s negligent actions result in injury to someone else, then that negligent driver may be held liable for the damage that he or she causes. By filing a Colorado personal injury claim in civil court, the injured party has an opportunity to hold the negligent party responsible, as well as recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, and any lost wages that the injury cost them. In addition, the injured party may be entitled to compensation to make up for significant losses in quality of life.

Contact a dedicated Denver personal injury attorney today to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident. The costs of serious car accident injuries can add up very quickly. Many of the more serious injuries that people sustain in auto accidents can result in a lifetime of medical bills, causing a financial problem that is only compounded by missed time from work in order to recover. These kinds of injuries, aside from the medical care required, may result in a major changes to your lifestyle. Some people find that they are no longer able to work in their chosen profession due to permanent disability, or that they are no longer able to work at all. Many people are no longer able to participate in some of the activities that made their lives full, and feel that loss every day. An experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for pain and suffering as well as for the actual monetary costs of your accident. For more information, contact a Denver personal injury lawyer today.