Archive for the ‘Motor Vehicle Accident’ Category

Understanding Speed Limits

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Pueblo Car Accident Lawyer Mickey W. Smith

25 mph Sign against blue sky | Pueblo Car Accident LawyerSpeed limits have actually been around even longer than cars have. In fact, 200 years before the automobile was invented, Newport, Rhode Island banned galloping horses on main roads to prevent injuries to pedestrians. In Boston, travel for horse-drawn carriages was limited to “foot pace” on Sundays in an effort to safeguard those walking to and from church.

With the advent of gasoline engines, automobiles could travel as fast as 13 mph. That was 1885- today’s vehicles are capable of traveling many times faster than that. And sadly, it is speeding that is blamed for as many as one out of every three deadly car accidents. (more…)

Surgeons are Most Likely Professionals to Cause Car Accidents

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

trafficAccording 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…)

Allstate and Insurance Disputes

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Insurance disputesIf 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…)

Use Extra Caution When Driving in Winter Weather

Friday, January 24th, 2014

trafficThis 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…)

What are the Symptoms of Whiplash?

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

car-accident-contactWhat are the Symptoms of Whiplash?



  • 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…)

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…)

Collision on U.S. Highway 6, One dead and Ten Injured

Monday, August 19th, 2013


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”


Have you or someone you know been injured in a car accident. Contact a Colorado personal injury attorney to ask questions and discuss your options.

mickey-officeCompensation 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

Monday, April 29th, 2013


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.

mickey-officeContact 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.

Accident At The Speer Blvd. Overpass Across I-25 in Denver

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

truck-accidentA 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.

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in a commercial vehicle accident? Contact an experienced Pueblo trucking accident attorney today to discuss your options.

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.

mickey-officeContact 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.

Teenage Girl Faces Charges

Monday, February 18th, 2013

front-end wreckA 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.
mickey-officeContact 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.