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Fatal Accident on Colorado 115

Monday, December 10th, 2012

According to The Denver Post, a woman lost control of her vehicle when driving on an icy section of Colorado 115. She was on a snow-covered road in Fremont County when she lost control of her vehicle and slid off the road and into a ravine.  She was ejected from the car and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. She was the only passenger in the vehicle. The woman’s car was the only vehicle involved in the fatal crash.

Have you lost a loved one in a serious car accident? Contact a Pueblo serious car accident attorney to learn about financial compensation that you may be entitled to.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that being ejected from a vehicle is one of the most injurious events that can happen to a person in a crash. In fatal crashes, 75% of passenger car occupants who were totally ejected from the vehicle were killed. The majority of those totally ejected from a vehicle died due to injuries sustained from being ejected. Among passengers over 4-years-old, safety belts saved an estimated 11,889 lives in 2000. There were more than 5.4 million police-reported motor vehicle crashes in the United States in 2010. Twenty-eight percent of those crashes resulted in a life changing injury, and fewer than 1% resulted in a death. In 2010 nearly 60% of fatal crashes involved only one vehicle. A total of 32,885 people lost their lives in motor vehicle crashes in 2010, and another 2 million people were injured. Car accidents are one of the most common ways to die in the United States. Police agencies are always encouraging seat-belt use and that drivers to heed to speed limit signs. Speeding is the most common reason for drivers between 24 and 30 to die in a car accident. Losing control of a vehicle at high speeds can result in many injuries and more frequently death.

If you’ve lost a loved one after being seriously injured in a car accident contact Mickey Smith a Pueblo serious car accident attorney. Loosing a loved one to a negligent driver is hard, there is no way to bring back your loved one and no amount of money can make the loss easier, but seeking justice is necessary. One way to gain justice is to hold the negligent driver responsible and seek financial compensation from them. By doing this you could receive financial compensation that can cover burial costs, and any medical expenses your loved one may have accumulated while in the hospital. No amount of financial compensation will bring back your loved one, but it can help your family recover from the loss.  Seeking financial compensation is a good way to reduce debt that surviving family members will have the burden of. If you want to talk to an experienced and compassionate attorney today about your loss contact The Pueblo Personal Injury Law Office of Mickey W. Smith for a FREE CONSULTATION at (719) 544-0062

4 Years in Prison for DUI Crash that Injured an Officer – Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

A Colorado Springs man will spend the next 4 years of his life in prison for his role in a DUI crash the injured police officer, Sgt. Philip LeBeau. LeBeau, who specializes in DUI enforcement, “was catapulted 45 feet off his motorcycle” when Raymound Laracuente, 27, struck the officer while driving drunk. According to a report by 9 News, Laracuente’s “blood-alcohol content was measured at .112 after the crash,” and he had a prior conviction for driving under the influence. LeBeau’s family members wept as they described the impact the injury has had their lives.

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, an “alcohol-related fatality in Colorado costs $3.6 million: $1.1 million in monetary costs and $2.5 million in quality of life losses.” When it is all said and done, automobile accidents “involving alcohol set the state back an astounding $1.9 billion a year.” To be sure, money is not the only way, or even the best way, to count the costs of the loss of a life. However, it does paint a bigger picture of what these accidents cost not only the family who loses a loved one but the larger community as well.

Luckily, the police officer in the above case did not lose his life. He did, however, sustain life changing injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident involving someone who was driving under the influence of alcohol, you need to speak to a Pueblo personal injury attorney about your legal options. There may be insurance funds you don’t know about but are entitled to that can help cover the costs of your personal injury. Mickey W. Smith is a qualified and passionate personal injury attorney who can help you find justice. For free review of your case call his office today at (719) 544-0062.

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