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IIHS Study Suggests SUVs More Dangerous to Pedestrians Than Cars

Monday, June 15th, 2020

car stopping before pedestrians crossing | suvs more dangerous to pedestriansAccording to a new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, despite a number of design changes made over the past 20 model years meant to increase their safety, SUVs appear to be more fatally dangerous to pedestrians than smaller vehicles and cars (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…)

Tips for Filing a Hit and Run Accident Claim in Colorado

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

desperate man after car crash | Tips for Filing a Hit and Run Accident Claim in ColoradoHit and run accidents happen every day, and odds are that most of us will fall prey to an unethical driver at some point in our lives. A hit and run accident happens any time a motorist leaves the scene of an accident deliberately without giving his or her contact information.

A common place for hit and run accidents is a parking lot when someone hits your unattended vehicle and doesn’t leave a note. Hit and runs can also happen at intersections or on the road when another driver strikes your car and speeds away.  

Being the victim of a hit and run accident can leave you confused and feeling angry or frightened. You may be wondering who will pay for your injuries and the damage to your vehicle.

Luckily, there are things you can do in the wake of a hit and run accident to help make sense of this stressful and confusing situation. (more…)

June Crash Highlights the Dangers of Hit and Run Accidents

Friday, July 17th, 2015

dangerous crossingA hit and run accident in June resulting in one man in intensive care with multiple injuries, highlights the dangers of hit and run accidents.

Forty-five-year-old Christopher Baca was riding his motorcycle through the intersection of Interstate 70 frontage road and Kipling Street in Wheat Ridge one night when he was struck by a white Ford Dooley pickup truck.

The driver of the truck was making a left turn at the intersection and failed to stop after hitting Christopher. The truck continued with its left turn even as it rolled over Christopher and his bike. (more…)

Hit And Run Driver | Pueblo Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Friday, December 30th, 2011

According to , a woman who ran a red light at 35th and Tower Road, causing a fatal accident, has been aprehended and charged with several criminal offenses, including vehicular homicide. A woman driving a Dodge Intrepid ran a red light, hitting a Ford F-150 truck, then ran away from the scene. The Ford, whose three passengers were all minors, overturned onto a Saturn SUV. The driver of the Ford was ejected from the car and died at the scene. The two passengers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Saturn was not injured. The driver of the Dodge was stopped and arrested just north of the accident site near I-70 and Tower Road. She is believed to have been using drugs prior to the accident.

Have you or a loved one been involved in a drunk driving accident?  Contact a Pueblo drunk driving accident lawyer to discuss your options.

Impaired driving is a very serious problem in this country. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 30 individuals are killed by impaired drivers every day. That is about one third of the total number of traffic fatalities, and the real horror lies in the fact that they are so easily preventable. Many government agencies and private organizations are devoted to stopping the problem of impaired driving, but what is really needed is for every driver to truly comprehend the danger involved every single time they get behind the wheel after drinking or using recreational drugs.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a drunk-driving accident, contact a Pueblo drunk-driving accident lawyer today to discuss your options.  Mickey Smith has helped numerous families return to a normal life after serious drunk-driving accidents.  He has the knowledge and skill to work with the system to ensure that insurance companies pay out on claims, as well as well as the compassion and understanding to help your family deal with the pain of the situation.  For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Mickey Smith at (719)544-0062.

Hit-and-Run Causes Roll-over | Pueblo Car Accident Attorney

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

A Pueblo woman escaped injury Tuesday after a hit-and run accident. The Chieftain is reporting that the accident happened near the First Street on-ramp of Interstate 25. The victim was entering the interstate when an unidentified vehicle moved into the lane in front of the victim’s vehicle. The victim swerved to avoid the vehicle striking the concrete barrier and rolling the vehicle. The second vehicle did not stop after the accident. When someone has been seriously injured in a car crash, getting prompt medical attention is often the difference between life and death. “Therefore, it is viewed by many as a reckless disregard for human life when a driver fails to stop and give aid”, said Clearwater, Florida hit-and-run accident attorney Jim Dodson.

Anybody in a vehicle can become a fatality in a car accident. According to statistics by the NHTSA, 34,017 fatal crashes occurred in 2008. 19,220 drivers and 7,397 passengers were killed in car accidents in the United States.

Have you been injured in a vehicle accident? Has a loved one been killed or seriously injured? If you answered yes to either question then calling a Pueblo car accident attorney should be your next step. The attorneys at the Pueblo Personal injury law office of Mickey W. Smith have years of experience helping people like you obtain the compensation that they deserve after a vehicle accident. Call attorney Mickey Smith today at (719) 544-0062 today to talk to an experienced car accident attorney and receive a free case consultation.

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