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Two Students Injured in Bus Crash | Pueblo Car Accident Attorney

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

The Chieftain is reporting that two Centauri High School students suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning when the school bus they were riding on collided with another vehicle. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the bus, driven by 68-year-old Ronald Morch, was pulling out of a private drive onto County Road Z when it failed to yield to oncoming traffic. A pick-up truck, driven by 44-year-old Billy Parish, struck the right side of the bus. Two 16-year-old students on the bus were taken to the hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries and released. The driver of the pickup truck was also taken to the hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released. The driver of the bus was not injured in the crash but was charged with failing to yield the right of way.

Pueblo Public Transportation Attorney Big city buses can cause serious accidents, and the statute of limitations to take action after a public transportation accident may be shorter then normal. Contact a Pueblo public transportation accident today.

Bus accident statistics are limited; however, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System data for 1993 to 1997 shows that 141 buses were involved in accidents that resulted in the deaths of 21 occupants and injuries to 442 occupants.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident?  If you or someone you love has been injured in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo car accident attorney immediately. Compensation may be needed to pay for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages and emotional pain and suffering. No matter what type of accident you were involved in, a Pueblo car accident attorney can help navigate you through the entire legal process, so you can focus on more important things. Call the Pueblo Personal Injury Law Office of Mickey M. Smith today at (719) 544-0062 for a free consultation.

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Colorado Train Collides with Semi-truck – Colorado Trucking Accident Lawyer

Friday, June 4th, 2010

According to the Daily Sentinel, a coal train collided with a semi-trailer truck on June 3, 2010 at 9:54 a.m. The Colorado trucking and train accident occurred near Hotchkiss, Colorado where J.80 Road crosses the railroad tracks and caused Colorado Highway 133 to be closed. The empty coal train was towing 109 empty cars when it collided with the large semi-truck that was attempting to cross the tracks. Luckily, there were no injuries reported to either party.

Pueblo Trucking Accident Attorney Large commercial vehicles and semi-trucks can cause serious accidents. Contact a dedicated Pueblo trucking accident attorney immediately to discuss your options.

In 2008 alone, 380,000 large trucks were involved in accidents across the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These accidents were responsible for 4,229 fatalities and over 90,000 injuries. (source) While this Colorado trucking accident did not produce any injuries, the majority of trucking accidents are catastrophic and can lead to devastating injuries. Injuries to the head, neck and spine can lead to a lifetime of disabilities and chronic pain.

If you or someone you love is injured in a Colorado trucking accident, it is important to contact an experienced Colorado trucking accident attorney immediately. Due to the severity of these accidents, you may need financial compensation to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation and lost wages for years to come. Your Colorado trucking accident attorney can review your case to determine who the responsible parties are and file any claims necessary. Call the Pueblo injury law firm of Mickey W. Smith today at (719)544-0062 and receive a free consultation of your case and an explanation of your legal options.

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School Bus Injures Fifth Grader – Colorado Accident Injury Attorney

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

A Jefferson County fifth grader was accidentally run over Friday morning by a school bus. The Denver Post is reporting that the accident occurred at about 8:50 a.m. Friday morning. According to Denver Police Department spokesman, Lt. Matt Murray, the student had missed his bus and was chasing it when he tripped and fell under a wheel. The student was transported to Swedish Medical Center with serious injuries to his hip and leg. The accident remains under investigation.

National school bus accident statistics define a school bus-related crash as those that directly or indirectly involve a school bus-type vehicle, a vehicle functioning as a school bus by transporting students to or from school or related activities. According to Onlinelawyersource.com, 1,450 people have been killed in school bus related accidents since 1990. Approximately 27 school aged children die each year in school bus related accidents.

If you, or someone you love, have been injured in a school bus accident, you may be eligible to file a claim to seek compensation in a personal injury or wrongful death case. You may wish to speak to an attorney who can advise you of your legal rights and options in a school bus accident case. Colorado Accident Attorney Mickey M. Smith can help you through the legal process and get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact the Colorado Personal Injury Law office of Mickey M. Smith at (719) 544-0062 today for a free consultation.

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