Pueblo Work Accident at Train Yard Results in Fatality

June 29th, 2019

train derailment | Pueblo Work Accident at Train Yard Results in FatalityIn May 2019, Pueblo police were called to a fatal industrial accident near Rocla Concrete in Pueblo. According to accounts, workers were attempting to move train cars when another yard worker became stuck between two train cars. The 27-year-old man died as a result of his injuries. Here’s the story of a Pueblo work accident at train yard results in fatality. 

Work-related accidents like this one occur at an alarming rate in Colorado and across the United States. Fortunately, the vast majority of work-related accidents result in non-fatal injuries. In 2017 alone, there were 2.8 million non-fatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported. One-third of those injuries and illnesses resulted in missed time from work for an average of 8 days. Many of these cases, 51,380 injury cases to be exact, also resulted in hospitalization from injuries ranging from overexertion to falls.  Read the rest of this entry »

Mickey W. Smith – Mediation

June 10th, 2019

Motorcycle Accident Attorney Mickey SmithIn more than 43 years of law practice, Mickey W. Smith has successfully participated in hundreds of mediations, settlement conferences and jury trials including: Read the rest of this entry »

100 Deadliest Days of Summer are HERE

June 4th, 2019

3 female teenagers riding on a car | 100 Deadliest Days of SummerSummertime is here and with it comes the rush of warm weather, longer days, and more drivers on the road. Whether you’re driving to a vacation or to a family picnic, the summer months are a fun time to spend with family and friends. After all, school is out and so is the sun. Unfortunately, summer also ushers in the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” This is the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day and it is the deadliest time of the year for teenage drivers. In fact, nine of the ten deadliest days for teen drivers occur during the summer months. Read the rest of this entry »

Pedestrian Killed in Accident Near Highway 50 in Pueblo

April 25th, 2019

boy run over by a car | fatal pedestrian accidentPueblo police officials are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred near Highway 50 in Pueblo in March. The accident occurred at 9:15 pm on Friday, March 22 near Highway 50 and Club Manor Drive. The victim was wheelchair bound and was attempting to cross the street when they were hit by a vehicle. No details have been released following the fatal accident. Read the rest of this entry »

Insomniac Colorado Truck Driver Charged with Vehicular Homicide

March 24th, 2019

truck accident | Colorado Truck Driver Charged with Vehicular HomicideA Colorado truck driver has been charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal trucking accident occured in Rapid City, South Dakota. The 53-year-old driver worked for a Denver-based trucking company called Navajo Express. The trucker crossed the median on Interstate 90 and crashed head-on into a Jeep traveling the opposite direction. The driver of the Jeep was killed. After the crash, the driver admitted to using Ambien, a medication for insomnia, two days before the fatal collision occurred. Read the rest of this entry »

Employers Can Reduce the Number of Work Related Accidents

February 16th, 2019

truck crashed onto an automobile | work-related vehicular accidentsWhen most people think about work-related motor vehicle accidents, they tend to think of occupations that only involve driving professionally, such as truckers and commercial drivers. This is often not actually the case, however. A study by Denver-based Pinnacol Assurance Inc., the largest workers’ compensation insurer in Colorado, revealed that more workers in non-professional driving occupations are spending an increased amount of time on the road as part of their jobs. This in turn has lead to serious car accidents and fatalities. Read the rest of this entry »

How Healthy is Colorado?

January 25th, 2019

How healthy is Colorado? The state has long been thought of as one of the healthiest states in the country. Residents here enjoy an active lifestyle and generally eat better than other Americans. They take better care of their weight, their health, and their families. This year, Colorado still made the list of healthiest states, although it fell slightly. The 2018 America’s Health Rankings listed Colorado as the 8th overall healthiest state in the country. Hawaii, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, and Utah were the top 5 healthiest states.

For the past 29 years, the America’s Health Rankings report has been conducted. This report includes a variety of factors to overall health, including obesity, cancer rates, children in poverty and high school graduation. According to this year’s report, Colorado residents had lower obesity, lower cancer death rates, and fewer children in poverty. Over the past 5 years, Colorado residents have decreased smoking by 6% and the number of children in poverty has also decreased 35%. Read the rest of this entry »

Kids, Car Seats and Winter Coats: What Parents Need to Know

December 27th, 2018

child asleep in a car seat | Car Seats and Winter CoatsParents are constantly required to make choices in order to keep their children safe from dangers in today’s world. Even something that occurs every day, like traveling in a car, can be risky.  From researching the safest and most reliable vehicles on the market, to purchasing a certified and safety tested car seat, to bundling up against the cold winter weather, parents and caregivers have many important decisions to make. One unexpected decision parents don’t always take into consideration has to do with how to keep a child warm without risking their safety in a car. Here’s what all parents should know about kids, car seats and winter coats: Read the rest of this entry »

What are a DUI Crash Victim’s Rights?

November 28th, 2018

When you are involved in an accident with a driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you have a right to collect compensation. You can file a lawsuit against the drunk driver and collect the money you need to pay for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Unfortunately, this isn’t always easy and there are some additional factors to consider in drunk driving accidents. Understanding what a DUI crash victim’s rights are is crucial to collecting the money you need to recover. Read the rest of this entry »

One Concussion can cause Long-Term Structural Brain Damage

October 12th, 2018

Wireframe model of the human brain | One Concussion can cause Long-Term Structural Brain Damage

It’s just a bump on the head right? Just one small concussion so it shouldn’t be a big deal – right? Wrong.

Just one concussion can cause long-term structural brain damage, according to a new study released earlier this year. Researchers at the NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City used a 3D MRI to examine the volume of brain matter in 19 concussion patients over the year after their injury. They also studied 12 individuals who had not had a concussion. The concussion patients scans’ revealed measurable brain atrophy, compared to healthy individuals who had not sustained a concussion. This finding directly counters popular belief that concussions are “no big deal.” Read the rest of this entry »