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How to Avoid Common Childhood Injuries 

Monday, October 14th, 2019

teddy bear using a seatbelt in a car | transportation and roadside accidents in childrenChildren are society’s most precious asset. After all, children are truly the foundation upon which a family is built. Families in Colorado, however, have witnessed an increasing number of accidents and incidents leading to injuries to children. Although advocacy groups, federal authorities, and Colorado state authorities have taken good steps toward identifying and addressing these issues, child injuries continue to occur statewide. When a child is injured due to the negligent actions of another person or organization, a parent or caregiver should be prepared to seek expert legal guidance through an experienced personal injury attorney. (more…)

DUI Accidents and College Students

Monday, September 16th, 2019

college students drinking and partying | college students and DUI accidentsStudents across the country are back at campus and either well into their first year, or well into continuing their path to higher education. This means books and homework, but for many, it also means exposure to parties and alcohol. (more…)

How Does Colorado Rank for Deadliest Car Crashes?

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

man frustrated in his car | Colorado Deadly Car Crash RankResidents of the Mile High State know all too well the perils of commuting here. Heavy volumes of traffic mixed with unpredictable weather patterns can cause horrific and even fatal car accidents. But how does Colorado compare to the rest of the country when it comes to deadly car crashes? Learn about the current Colorado Deadly Car Crash Rank by reading below. (more…)

Car Drivers and Motorcyclists Need to Learn to Share the Road

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

man riding on a motorcycle running on the road with cars | Car Drivers and Motorcyclists Need to Learn to Share the RoadAccording to the Colorado Department of Transportation, motorcycle crashes are up 32% in Colorado since 2011. In 2018, 103 motorcyclists were killed on Colorado roads. Why? Colorado drivers simply don’t always look out for motorcyclists on the road. In addition, the increase in distracted driving has led to an increase in motorcycle accident deaths in recent years. 

All car drivers and motorcyclists need to learn to share the road, in order to prevent serious accidents from occurring. To help combat the rise in motorcycle crashes, the Colorado Highway Patrol operates the Colorado Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Program across the state. 

In order to stay safe on the road this season, however, it is important to know what you can do to share the road.  (more…)

Pueblo Work Accident at Train Yard Results in Fatality

Saturday, 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.  (more…)

Mickey W. Smith – Mediation

Monday, 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: (more…)

100 Deadliest Days of Summer are HERE

Tuesday, 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. (more…)

How Healthy is Colorado?

Friday, 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%. (more…)

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

Thursday, 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: (more…)

What are a DUI Crash Victim’s Rights?

Wednesday, 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. (more…)