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Texting While Walking is Dangerous

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Texting While Walking is DangerousAuthors of a recent study report substantial differences in the gait of young adults who text while they walk when compared to their stride when not texting.

The findings, published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Applied Biomechanics, indicate that among the thirty young adults tested, texting on cell phones as they walked affected their walking speed, the width of their step and double stance time increased, as toe clearance, step length, and cadence diminished. (more…)

Rising Tension Between Motorists And Cyclists

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

 

The Denver Post reports on rising tension in recent years between motorists and cyclists in Jefferson County. It seems that every year, more and more cyclists use the roads in the foothills to enjoy the scenic beauty of Colorado. Of course, this is something that motorists also do. There also seems to be an increasing number of incidents of conflict between motorists and cyclists. Sometimes these conflicts arise from cyclists who violate traffic laws or safety, and sometimes it arises from motorists who are either not paying attention to cyclists, or behave aggressively toward them. Various police agencies run patrols in areas that are especially known for these situations, in an effort to reduce their incidence. In many cases, citations are issued to motorists and cyclists over failure to observe traffic laws.

Have you been seriously injured in a accident in Colorado? Speak with an experienced Pueblo automobile accident lawyer today to discuss your options.

Each year, several hundred cyclists are killed in bicycle accidents nationwide. With the large number of cyclists here in Colorado, we seem to get more than our share of them. While these numbers are not huge, in any give accident, the danger of catastrophic injury or death to a cyclist when hit by a car is extreme. Bicycle simply don’t provide their riders with the inherent protections of cars, and regardless of who caused the accident, the cyclist is likely to be far worse off than the driver of the car. It is therefore vital that every bicyclist and every driver pay close attention to their surroundings, in order to avoid these collisions.

mickey-officeSpeak with dedicated Pueblo personal injury attorney Mickey Smith today to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a bicycle accident. They can help you assess liability and negligence in the case, and assist you in pursuing your legal rights if the other party was negligent. No one should have to face financial hardship on top of physical injury because of another person’s reckless or negligent actions. Mickey is an experienced Pueblo spine and back injury attorney who can help you understand your legal situation, and help decide what if any action to take. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Mickey today by calling (719)544-0062 or using the contact form on this website.

Woman Dies on I-25 | Pueblo Personal Injury Lawyer

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The Cheiftain reported a fatal car accident on I-25. The police released information saying that there was a woman crossing the Northbound highway when she was struck by an SUV. The woman who was hit died on the scene. The report indicated that she traveled 50 yards after being struck by the SUV. The driver of the SUV is expected to not be cited for the accident. The driver reported that she was driving the posted speed when the woman came into her lane. The car’s rear and front windshields were broken along with some damage to the hood. The driver remained on scene to aid police. The fatal car-pedestrian collision slowed northbound traffic for a few hours.

Have you been in a car collision in Pueblo? Contacting a Pueblo personal injury lawyer could help you recover financially from the set backs.

Pueblo Wrongful Death Attorney When a loved one dies because of the negligent actions of someone else, your family is left with mounting bills in addition to grief. Contact a Pueblo wrongful death attorney to discuss your options.

In 2009, according to City-Data.com, there were two pedestrians involved in fatal accidents. This is out of 8 fatal accidents that year. In comparison with Denver who in 2009 had a count of 35 fatal accidents. In 2009, Pueblo had 17% the population of Denver, but 23% of fatal car accidents that Denver did. Relative to the population of these cities Pueblo has a higher rate of fatal car accidents.

Have you lost a loved one to a car-pedestrian collision? Contact a Pueblo personal injury lawyer who will help separate financial burden from your grieving process. Loss of a loved one is not only emotionally straining, but it can become a financial stress. By contacting a dedicated Pueblo personal injury lawyer the financial stress can become more bearable. If you want to find out what you may be entitled to after the loss of your loved one don’t hesitate to call The Pueblo Personal injury Law Office of Mickey W. Smith at (719) 544-0062 for a FREE CONSULTATION. A dedicated, experienced personal injury lawyer is just a phone call away.

No Charges Expected in Pedestrian Accident – Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The Pueblo Chieftain has reported that a man who hit and killed a “woman walking on Interstate 25 early Saturday north of Pueblo likely won’t be cited.” The Colorado State Patrol spokesperson who was interviewed for the report didn’t elaborate on why the man won’t be charged. Both the woman who was hit and the driver were from Colorado Springs.

4,378 people were killed in pedestrian accidents involving automobiles in 2008. According to an article at Walking Info, this averages to around 12 fatalities everyday. Beyond this, there were around 69,000 pedestrian injuries in the same year.

No one who goes for a walk on a sidewalk or near a road expects to be struck by a car. If you or someone you know has been struck by a car and are injured, you need a Colorado Personal Injury Attorney to help you understand your legal options. There are insurance claims that you may be entitled to make and a qualified and experienced attorney can help you with this process. Mickey W. Smith has the skills and experience you need. For a free review of your case call us today at (719) 544-0062.

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3 Killed and 2 Seriously Injured in Rollover Accident – Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney

Monday, August 16th, 2010

3 people were killed and 2 others seriously injured in a rollover accident in Capulin early this morning. The Colorado State Patrol believe drugs and alcohol played a role in the accident and are still trying to sort out the details. According to The Pueblo Chieftain, no one in the truck was wearing a seat belt when it “swerved to avoid an unidentified pedestrian in the road, hit a stone fence, rolled and struck a utility pole and two parked cars before stopping on the porch of a house.” The State Patrol are not sure who was driving at the time and do not know the present conditions of the two female teens who were hospitalized.

According to a statistical report by Alcohol Alert, 202 people were killed in alcohol related crashes in the state of Colorado in 2008. These fatalities accounted for 37% of all car crash deaths in the state that year.

If someone you know has been injured or killed in an automobile accident involving alcohol, you need an experienced and knowledgeable Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney to review your case. An attorney at the offices of Mickey W. Smith can assist you throughout the legal process. Contact us today at (719) 544-0062 for a free consultation and review of your case.

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