Archive for the ‘Commercial Vehicle Accident’ Category

Excessive Speed and Head-on Collisions in Colorado

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

front-end wreckExcessive speed may have played a role in a head-on collision, which lead to the death of 2 men. Ryan Gorter, 28, of Boulder, was riding a motorcycle westbound on Larimer Country Road 38E when he crashed head-on with another motorcycle driven by Rick Ross, of Loveland. The head-on collision caused both riders to be thrown from their motorcycles. Ryan Gorter died at the scene of the accident and Rick Ross was taken to a nearby hospital where he later passed away. (more…)

Questions to ask when hiring a trucking accident lawyer

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

 

truck-accidentRoad accidents that involve trucks are some of the most deadly accidents. If you or someone you know has been involved in a crash involving a truck, you need to get help from a truck accident attorney. This is because trucks are complex machines and some of the massive tractor-trailers that you see travelling on the roads are often equipped with advanced onboard computer systems. Although they are needed to transport goods and products from one place to another, they do pose a significant safety concern to other people on the roads. (more…)

Semi-Truck Rollover Along I-25 | Pueblo Trucking Accident Lawyer

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

According to the Denver Post, a semi-truck carrying the popular sports drink, Gatorade, rolled over near Colorado City along Interstate 25. The accident occurred early in the morning and shut down northbound lanes of I-25 for a period of time. The semi-truck held two passengers at the time of the crash. Both passengers were removed from the vehicle by emergency personnel and then airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries. No other vehicles were mentioned to be involved in the accident and police officials are still investigating the cause of the dangerous roll over crash. Luckily, the supply of Gatorade was not hazardous in any way as many shipments of other fatal trucking accidents can be.

Have you or a family member been involved in a traffic accident? Contact a Colorado commercial vehicle accident attorney to further discuss your options and legal right

Commercial trucks heavily populate Colorado highways and therefore it is extremely important to know how to properly drive among the large trucks in order to keep everyone on the road safe. Be aware of blind spots and road conditions and always allow for plenty of space between you and the truck.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a vehicle collision and have questions concerning your case, then contact an experienced Pueblo trucking accident lawyer today. Semi-truck accidents are often some of the most devastating highway accidents a vehicle can be involved with. Mickey Smith is a dedicated personal injury attorney that will work with insurance companies to make sure that someone else’s negligence does not cause you unjustified financial or medical hardship. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Mickey Smith at (719)544-0062.

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Two Students Injured in Bus Crash | Pueblo Car Accident Attorney

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

The Chieftain is reporting that two Centauri High School students suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning when the school bus they were riding on collided with another vehicle. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the bus, driven by 68-year-old Ronald Morch, was pulling out of a private drive onto County Road Z when it failed to yield to oncoming traffic. A pick-up truck, driven by 44-year-old Billy Parish, struck the right side of the bus. Two 16-year-old students on the bus were taken to the hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released. The driver of the pickup truck was also taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The driver of the bus was not injured in the crash but was charged with failing to yield the right of way.

Pueblo Public Transportation Attorney Big city buses can cause serious accidents, and the statute of limitations to take action after a public transportation accident may be shorter then normal. Contact a Pueblo public transportation accident today.

Bus accident statistics are limited; however, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System data for 1993 to 1997 shows that 141 buses were involved in accidents that resulted in the deaths of 21 occupants and injuries to 442 occupants.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident?  If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo car accident attorney immediately. Compensation may be needed to pay for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages and emotional pain and suffering. No matter what type of accident you were involved in, a Pueblo car accident attorney can help navigate you through the entire legal process, so you can focus on more important things. Call the Pueblo Personal Injury Law Office of Mickey M. Smith today at (719) 544-0062 for a free consultation.

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Trucker Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crash – Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney

Friday, September 24th, 2010

A trucker from Texas has pleaded guilty in causing the deaths of two women during a 2009 snow storm. According to 7News, Richard Widmier pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide on Wednesday in state court. Widmier was driving his tractor trailer eastbound on I-70 when it slammed into the back of a Jeep Liberty killing both women inside almost instantly. Investigators said that the Jeep was traveling in the far right lane at about 15 miles an hour due to white out conditions. Witness statements and accident reconstruction indicated that the tractor trailer was traveling between 56 and 63 miles an hour at the time of the collision.

When a large truck and a passenger vehicle collide, the results can be devastating. According to the “Large Truck Crash Causation” study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, when a passenger vehicle is in an accident with a tractor trailer, semi truck or an 18 wheel truck, the smaller vehicle’s passengers are more likely to be seriously injured or killed than those in the truck. The study reviewed 120,000 large truck accidents that occurred from April 2001 to December 2003. The study involved 241,000 total vehicles where injuries directly resulted from the accident finding that 44,097 crashes resulted in incapacitating injuries.

If someone you love has been injured or killed in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo personal injury attorney immediately. Compensation may be needed to pay for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages and emotional pain and suffering. No matter what type of accident you were involved in, a Pueblo personal injury attorney can help navigate you through the entire legal process, so you can focus on more important things. Call the Pueblo Personal Injury Law Office of Mickey M. Smith today at (719) 544-0062 for a free consultation.

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Trash Truck Driver Cited for Motorcycle Accident – Pueblo Personal Injury Lawyer

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

The driver of a trash truck has been cited by Pueblo police for “careless driving causing bodily injury” after the driver pulled out in front of a motorcycle causing the motorcycle to collide into the truck. According to The Pueblo Chieftain, the motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Parkview Medical Center “suffering serious bodily injury and a broken jaw.”

The article mentioned above was quick to point out that the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 96,000 people were injured in motorcycle accidents in the US in 2008. Many of these injuries involved serious head and brain injuries, which were the result of riders failing to wear helmets. Head and brain injuries can leave a person with months of recovery and sometimes a lifetime’s worth of side effects. It is important for riders to realize the dangers of riding without a helmet and to take proper precautions whenever going for a ride.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important to obtain an experienced Pueblo Motorcycle Accident Attorney to review your case. An attorney at the offices of Mickey W. Smith can assist you throughout the legal process. Contact us today at (719) 544-0062 for a free consultation and review of your case.

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Colorado Train Collides with Semi-truck – Colorado Trucking Accident Lawyer

Friday, June 4th, 2010

According to the Daily Sentinel, a coal train collided with a semi-trailer truck on June 3, 2010 at 9:54 a.m. The Colorado trucking and train accident occurred near Hotchkiss, Colorado where J.80 Road crosses the railroad tracks and caused Colorado Highway 133 to be closed. The empty coal train was towing 109 empty cars when it collided with the large semi-truck that was attempting to cross the tracks. Luckily, there were no injuries reported to either party.

Pueblo Trucking Accident Attorney Large commercial vehicles and semi-trucks can cause serious accidents. Contact a dedicated Pueblo trucking accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.

In 2008 alone, 380,000 large trucks were involved in accidents across the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These accidents were responsible for 4,229 fatalities and over 90,000 injuries. (source) While this Colorado trucking accident did not produce any injuries, the majority of trucking accidents are catastrophic and can lead to devastating injuries. Injuries to the head, neck and spine can lead to a lifetime of disabilities and chronic pain.

If you or someone you love is injured in a Colorado trucking accident, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado trucking accident attorney immediately. Due to the severity of these accidents, you may need financial compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages for years to come. Your Colorado trucking accident attorney can review your case to determine who the responsible parties are and file any claims necessary. Call the Pueblo injury law firm of Mickey W. Smith today at (719)544-0062 and receive a free consultation of your case and an explanation of your legal options.

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School Bus Injures Fifth Grader – Colorado Accident Injury Attorney

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

A Jefferson County fifth grader was accidentally run over Friday morning by a school bus. The Denver Post is reporting that the accident occurred at about 8:50 a.m. Friday morning. According to Denver Police Department spokesman, Lt. Matt Murray, the student had missed his bus and was chasing it when he tripped and fell under a wheel. The student was transported to Swedish Medical Center with serious injuries to his hip and leg. The accident remains under investigation.

National school bus accident statistics define a school bus-related crash as those that directly or indirectly involve a school bus-type vehicle, a vehicle functioning as a school bus by transporting students to or from school or related activities. According to Onlinelawyersource.com, 1,450 people have been killed in school bus related accidents since 1990. Approximately 27 school aged children die each year in school bus related accidents.

If you, or someone you love, have been injured in a school bus accident, you may be eligible to file a claim to seek compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death case. You may wish to speak to an attorney who can advise you of your legal rights and options in a school bus accident case. Colorado Accident Attorney Mickey M. Smith can help you through the legal process and get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Colorado Personal Injury Law office of Mickey M. Smith at (719) 544-0062 today for a free consultation.

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Deadly Car & Semi-trailor Crash – Pueblo Car Accident Lawyer

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

One person was killed Saturday in a crash involving two cars and a semi-trailer on U.S. 287 south of Pueblo. The Pueblo Chieftain  is reporting that Hilton Sease of Aurora was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries he sustained in the crash. The accident happened shortly after midnight on U.S. 287 about 18 miles south of Pueblo. The Colorado State Patrol said the semi-trailer was traveling southbound when it attempted to pass a Toyota Camry in a no-passing zone. The semi then struck a Chrysler New Yorker, killing Sease, and sending it head-on into the Camry. The driver and another passenger in the New Yorker were seriously injured in the crash. The driver and two passengers in the Camry sustained minor or no injuries. The semi driver was also unhurt in the accident. The driver of the semi was arrested and charged with one count of careless driving resulting in death, three counts of careless driving causing injury and one count of passing on left where prohibited.

According to Car-Accidents.com, There were nearly 6,420,000 auto accidents in the United States in 2005. A staggering 2.9 million people were injured and 42,636 people killed. Roughly 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States.

If you or someone you love was injured in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo Colorado car accident attorney immediately. Call the Pueblo injury law firm of Mickey W. Smith today at (719)544-0062 and receive a free consultation of your case and an explanation of your legal options.

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