Archive for the ‘Personal Injury’ Category

Pedestrian Killed in Accident Near Highway 50 in Pueblo

Thursday, 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.

Unfortunately, accidents like this occur in Pueblo and across the United States each year. In 2016 alone, 5,987 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle crashes across the United States according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This accounts for 16% of all traffic fatalities and was a 9% increase from 2015. Pedestrians are often vulnerable on the roads, especially during the evening hours when visibility is limited.

Pedestrians Need Experienced & Aggressive Legal Assistance

Pedestrian accidents are unlike other accidents. They’re often catastrophic and result in lifelong injuries and disabilities. In many cases, the at-fault driver even flees the scene of the crash, further complicating the situation. When this occurs, pedestrian accident victims need someone they can trust in this dark hour.

A pedestrian accident attorney can help you get the money you need to pay for damages and injuries after a crash, including:

  • Current medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Long-term care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of lifestyle
  • Pain and suffering

Pedestrian accident injuries are often complicated and can result in months or even years of surgeries, pain and suffering, and rehabilitation. Accident victims may not ever fully recover, putting more financial stress on their families as they are unable to work or provide for their family in the same ways. During this time, insurance companies will be trying to reduce your claim and pay you as little as possible. Your attorney, however, will be in your corner throughout the legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected and safeguarding your future.

Contact Our Pueblo Pedestrian Accident Attorneys

Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney Mickey SmithIf you or someone you love is injured in a pedestrian accident, it is important to know that you are not alone. Insurance companies are not on your side after an accident – even when they claim to be. Attorney Mickey W. Smith can help you through this difficult time and ensure that you receive maximum compensation for all of your injuries. Without a lawyer on your side, you may not recover the money you need. Call Pueblo attorney Mickey W. Smith, today for a FREE CONSULTATION – (719) 544-0062.

Employers Can Reduce the Number of Work Related Accidents

Saturday, 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. (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…)

Falling Poses a Serious Danger for the Elderly

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Senior couple walking outdoors in springFalling poses a serious danger for the elderly. So much so, that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) are working to increase healthcare provider’s understanding of the dangers of falling. Falls lead to approximately 27,000 fatalities each year, and sadly, most of those at risk are older Americans. The issue has become so troubling, that safety advocated have begun to call the matter a public health issue. (more…)

The Importance of Rest After a Brain Injury

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

X-ray image of the brain computed tomography | Importance of Rest After a Brain Injury

Many advancements have been made recently in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries. Despite all these advancements, however, the primary prescription for those suffering a brain injury remains “rest.”

The term “rest” is somewhat of a relative term, meaning different things to different people, and all based on what their idea of an active or full schedule may be. In addition to that, there is a general misconception that merely resting the body is sufficient to recover from a brain injury. When, in actuality, the brain itself needs rest just as much- or more. But just what is required to fully rest the mind and body, so that you can maximize your healing after a brain injury? (more…)

Car Accidents Caused by Road Debris

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

overloaded truck driving down highway | Car Accidents Caused by Road DebrisWe’ve all seen it at one time or another- the vehicle traveling down the road with a bumper or exhaust pipe tied to the body of the car with a wire, or the pickup truck with an overstuffed bed full of items stacked precariously high, unsecured and bobbing around with every move of the vehicle.

After witnessing events like these, it’s no surprise when you see random debris littering, and sometimes, blocking the road. This debris can be much more than an eyesore, however, it can often cause traffic delays and dangerous car accidents that result in injuries or fatalities.

The American Automobile Association (AAA) recently released a study that indicated there were nearly 200,000 car accidents caused by road debris between 2011 and 2014, resulting in 500 deaths and an additional 39,000 injuries. (more…)

Fibromyalgia and Car Accidents – An Interesting Connection

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Man with Fibromyalgia | Fibromyalgia and Car Accidents A recent study suggests an interesting connection between fibromyalgia and car accidents –   Drivers diagnosed with fibromyalgia seem to be at an increased risk of being in car accidents.

Published in the July issue of the Journal of Rheumatology, the investigation determined that, even years after their initial diagnosis, persons who suffer from fibromyalgia demonstrated a car accident risk double that of the general population. Lead researcher, Dr. Donald Redelmeier, a senior scientist with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto, noted these accidents were more than just mere fender-benders, but the type of accidents that sent victims to the hospital with injuries. (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…)

Surgeons are Most Likely Professionals to Cause Car Accidents

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

trafficAccording to an analysis of 2 million insurance claims, surgeons and general practitioners are tops on the list of drivers most likely to cause a car accident. In fact, the top ten list of most accident-prone drivers includes an alarming number of healthcare professionals. (more…)

Motorcycle Accidents Frequently Result in TBI

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

motorcycleThe majority of motorcycle accident fatalities occur because of head injury, yet the state of Colorado only requires that drivers and passengers under the age of 18 wear a DOT approved helmet. Regardless of the law, all Colorado motorcyclists should wear a helmet. Why? By wearing a helmet, you drastically lower your chances of severe injury and/or death. In fact, in 2011, the NHTSA estimated that motorcycle helmets saved over 1600 lives. (more…)