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Serious I-25 Accident North of Pueblo Results in Tragedy

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

car flipped over on the road with emergency truck about to respond to the accident | two-vehicle accident on i-25 near puebloA serious two vehicle accident north of Pueblo on Interstate 25, shut down the northbound lanes of the highway for four hours on Tuesday, January 28th. (more…)

What Exactly is an Insurance Dispute?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

medical claim denied | what exactly is an insurance dispute?Insurance policies are usually purchased to protect against financial losses due to illness, injury, disability, and death.  Insurance can also provide liability protection if the insured causes bodily harm to someone else, or damages another person’s property in a car accident or other type of accident.   (more…)

Unnecessary And Dangerous Surgeries To Avoid

Monday, November 18th, 2019

CT scan of the human brain | dangerous surgeries to avoidIf you or a loved one is considering undergoing surgery, make sure that you have considered all of your options. All surgeries have a certain amount of risk involved in them. It is important that you understand the risks involved with any surgery you, or a loved one, is going to partake in. Having an open line of communication with your doctors throughout the process can help make sure that your symptoms after the surgery are completely normal. Learn about the 4 dangerous surgeries to avoid down below. (more…)

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…)