According to an analysis of 2 million insurance claims, surgeons and general practitioners are tops on the list of drivers most likely to cause a car accident. In fact, the top ten list of most accident-prone drivers includes an alarming number of healthcare professionals. (more…)
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If you are a member of Allstate, you may believe that you are protected by one of the nation’s largest insurance companies. After all, their slogan promises: “You are in good hands with Allstate”. Yet after a tragic accident, nothing could be farther from the truth. Allstate’s policy is to protect their shareholders—not their policyholders and they go to extraordinary lengths to do so. (more…)
This winter has already been brutal, and Colorado has seen plenty of snow, ice, and freezing rain. This wintery weather mix can be particularly dangerous for anyone who needs to drive on Colorado roads. While the best way to avoid catastrophic and deadly Colorado car accidents is to stay indoors during bad weather, there are times when individuals are forced to hit the roads. If you are driving in winter weather this season, here are several important safety tips to keep in mind. (more…)
I was injured in a rear end accident in Pueblo, Colorado; my neck hurts, is it whiplash?
I was hit from behind and now I can’t turn my neck, could I have whiplash?
My mom was injured in a car crash and now she has stiffness in her neck; could she have whiplash? (more…)
Road 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…)
On August 4, a Ford Explorer collided with a casino bus and then wrecked into a Chevy sedan in Golden at Tunnel 1 on U.S. Highway 6. The crash occurred at approximately 6:00 a.m. after the Ford Explorer crossed over the center lane and into incoming traffic. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead on the scene, eight of the 40 passengers on the casino bus were hospitalized for injuries, and two passengers in the sedan were also taken to a hospital for minor injuries. The cause of the crash is unknown at this time.
Consider the following head-on collision statistics according to a 2011 report conducted by the Federal Highway Administration:
approximately “20% of roadway departure fatal crashes involve an opposing direction collision”
“75% [of head-on collisions] occur on undivided two-lane roads”
“most head-on crashes result from a motorist making an unintentional maneuver”
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—-your recovery. If you or someone you love is injured in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo car accident attorney immediately. Call Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney Mickey M. Smith today for a free consultation. (719) 544-0062.
A rollover accident on I-25 resulted in three serious injuries, according to the Pueblo Chieftain. The accident, a single vehicle rollover south of Pueblo resulted in the highway being closed for a time on a Monday morning. An SUV driven by a 21 year old man went off the road while heading north. The driver over-corrected, and rolled the vehicle. His two passengers were thrown from the truck. Both passengers were seriously injured, and transported to different local hospitals for treatment. It is not immediately clear why the driver veered off the road, or whether drugs or alcohol may have played a part in the crash.
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a car accident? Speak with an experienced Pueblo auto accident attorney today to discuss your options.
It seems that there are as many different causes of car accidents as there are crashes. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there are over 5 million car accident every year in the United States. Most of them are exactly what they sound like: accidents. Additionally, most of them don’t result in anyone being seriously injured. However, the ones that do result in serious injuries, or the over 30,000 each year that result in fatalities, can be extremely expensive, on top of the physical and emotional pain that they cause. Medical bills can rack up quickly, especially if medical care is needed for years into the future for massive injuries such as traumatic brain injury.
Contact dedicated Pueblo auto accident attorney Mickey Smith today if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a Colorado car wreck. Mickey has been helping Coloradans for many years, and has both the legal skills and experience that you need if you have been injured by the negligent actions of another driver. No one should have to face financial hardship on top of physical injury because of someone else’s carelessness, and Mickey Smith is a Pueblo auto accident attorney who cares. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Mickey today at (719)544-0062.
A commercial truck driver was ticketed in connection with an accident at the Speer Blvd. overpass across I-25 in Denver, according to 9 News. Road signs warn well in advance of a clearance that some semi-trucks can’t make in certain lanes, but the driver in this case was in the wrong lane, and hit the overpass. Chunks of concrete and metal debris came down on the road, damaging four cars, and seriously injuring the driver of one. A Denver Police spokesman indicated that the woman was seriously injured but is expected to survive. She had two children in the car with her; the children were not injured. The bridge itself sustained minor damage, but engineers have determined that it is still safe.
With an incredible difference in size and weight from passenger vehicles, commercial semi-trucks have the potential to create terrible wrecks. When a truck strikes a car directly, it is quite common for serious injury or death to result. In some cases, those who are injured in these kinds of crashes have serious traumatic brain injuries, which may result in completely changed life and a lifetime of medical bills. While these bills will keep mounting forever, the trucking companies lawyers will probably be fighting hard to make sure that those expenses aren’t their problem. Even if their driver was negligent in the accident.
Contact dedicated Colorado trucking accident attorney Mickey Smith today to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a commercial vehicle crash. Mickey has helped countless Coloradans to protect their rights, and to recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering after serious accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mickey has many years of experience, and possess the legal skills you need to get the best possible outcome for your accident. He works on a contingent fee basis, which means that you pay him only after he recovers compensation for you. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION, contact Pueblo trucking accident attorney Mickey Smith today at (719)544-0062.
A teenage girl faces charges of careless driving causing injury after a crash on I-25, according to the Pueblo Chieftain. Four teenagers were injured during rush hour when a Mitsubishi Eclipse when two of the kids were thrown out of the car, and a third may have been ejected. The driver was one of two girls and two boys that were riding on I-25, exiting at Ilex, and crashed into a guard rail. Shortly after, a truck also crashed, possible because the driver was watching the first accident. The two girls both suffered significant injuries, and the boys both suffered minor injuries. The two Colorado car wrecks backed up traffic for several miles.
Have you been seriously injured because of the negligence of another driver? Contact a dedicated Pueblo car accident attorney today.
Every year, there are millions of car accidents across the country, resulting in hundreds of thousands of injuries and a very tragic number of deaths. Unfortunately, sometimes the people injured or killed are riding in a car with a friend. It can be very difficult to know what to do when you have been seriously injured because of the negligent behavior of a friend. Sometimes, what you need is to speak with someone who has experience and skill in the field, and can help you understand what the best options is for you. Car accidents sometimes result in the need to make very difficult decisions, but no one should suffer financial difficulty because of an injury that was someone else’s fault, even if that person is a friend.
Contact Pueblo car accident attorney Mickey Smith immediately if you have been injured in a car accident. Mickey has helped countless people in and around Pueblo who have been seriously injured through no fault of their own. If another driver’s negligence or recklessness has caused you serious injury, you need to advice and assistance of a Pueblo car accident attorney who can help you recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, and even pain and suffering. Mickey Smith works on a contingency fee basis, which means that you only pay him after he recovers money for you, and he offers FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION. For more information, call the Pueblo Personal Injury Law Office of Mickey W. Smith today at (719)544-0062.
No matter how safe of a driver you are there is still a risk of another careless individual wrecking into your vehicle. Just recently this proved to be true. According to the Chieftain, a woman was driving under the influence of drugs and she ended up wrecking into a parked truck. The accident occurred near Seventh and Main Street in Downtown Pueblo. Because of the angle and speed of the driver she ended up roller her car. The driver under the influence, Heidi Caruso, 44, suffered minor injuries because she was wearing a seat belt. Police chief reported that Caruso was under the influence of some kind of narcotic. She was accused of careless driving, driving without a license and no insurance. The crash closed Main Street for a nearly an hour for clean up and investigation.
If you have suffered high property damages due to a negligent or careless driver it is important that you seek financial compensation. Contact a Pueblo personal injury lawyer today to find out how much you deserve.
The dangers of a rollover accident may be immediately apparent to most people however it is worth learning more about to prevent it from ever happening to you. Rollover accidents occur more frequently with large trucks or light trucks than any other vehicle type. However, it is important to understand a rollover accident can happen to anyone for a number of reasons. A rollover accident is defined as a rollover if the vehicles 4 wheels leave the ground and any side or end of the car hits the ground.
There are a few types of roll-overs.
- A tripping rollover is when a vehicle is sliding sideways, and the tires strike a curb, dig into soft ground, suddenly causing a sudden lateral force that causes the car to tilt on its side.
- Depending on your speed a car can roll completely over or just land on its side.
- When a narrow object causes one side of the vehicle to accelerate upwards, but not the other, causing the vehicle to rotate along its long axis resulting in a tipping action by the car.
- A car collision that involves a side impact can accelerate a vehicle sideways.
- As a vehicle crosses a ditch or steep slope.
- When hitting a large obstacle with one of its wheels or when maneuvering over uneven terrain.
It is always important to check your vehicle for roll-over warnings and concentrate on your speed when navigating turns, curbs, or even ditches. Speed of a vehicle is a big factor for reasons cars roll-over.
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault and caused you or a loved one serious injuries there is no time to waste. Mickey Smith is a dedicated Pueblo personal injury lawyer who can help you recover from the financial setbacks of a car accident immediately. Many times after a car crash insurance companies will delay or even deny covering financial costs of your injuries, medical bills or even property damage. Don’t let this happen to you. By contacting a Pueblo personal injury lawyer today you don’t have to stand alone in an insurance dispute. As a dedicated and experienced personal injury attorney Mickey Smith can help get your family the financial compensation that you deserve. Call today for a free case evaluation at (719) 544-0062.