Posts Tagged ‘Crash’

Motorcyclists Ride for Police | Pueblo Motorcycle Crash Lawyer

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

The 13th annual Blue Thunder Motorcycle Run, honoring the memories of fallen police officers, was held along the front range, according to CBS Denver. The run, which began in honor of Douglas County Deputy Ron King, who was killed in the line of duty in 1999, raised money for Englewood Police officer Jeremy Bitner, who died after being struck by a suspected drunk driver while engaged in a traffic stop in May. Each year, dozens of motorcyclists, many of them law enforcement officers themselves, ride along the front range in an effort to raise money for the families of lost officers, and to increase awareness of the dangers police officers face every day, particularly motorcycle patrol officers. One of the goals of the ride is to attract more riders each year; over 100 participated this year.

Have you lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash? Contact a dedicated Pueblo motorcycle crash lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Pueblo Motorcycle Accident Attorney Motorcycle accidents can leave catastrophic injuries. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a dedicated Pueblo motorcycle accident attorney today to discuss your options.

Over 4,500 motorcyclists are killed in traffic accidents every year, based on data reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motorcycles represent a disproportionately high percentage of traffic fatalities when compared to total vehicle miles driven, which is due to a combination of factors. Certainly, there is no question that when riding a motorcycle, one is both less visible in traffic than a larger car or truck, and more vulnerable to serious injury or death in the event of a crash. It is extremely important for motorcyclists to be aware of their surroundings at all times, but also for drivers of cars and trucks to keep an eye out for smaller vehicles such as motorcycles and bicycles at all times.

If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle crash, contact a compassionate, dedicated Pueblo motorcycle crash lawyer immediately to discuss your options. Mickey Smith has helped countless people in Pueblo and the surrounding area to recover compensation for medical bills, property damage and loss of wages after serious injury accidents, including fatal crashes. When you have lost a family member, no one can return what you have lost, but if your loved one was taken away from you by another person’s recklessness or negligence, Mickey can help ensure that person takes responsibility for his or her actions. Someone else’s negligence should never cause you financial hardship on top of your grief. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact Mickey today at (719)544-0062.

Over 50% of Teens Text and Drive | Pueblo Distracted Driving Accident Attorney

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Texting and distracted driving statistics

(This graphic used with permission from
Lakewood Ranch car accident attorney Jim Dodson.)

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that according to a survey by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of all high school seniors admit to texting or emailing while driving. Amanda Lenhart of the Pew Research Center believes that these results are not surprising and indicates that texting is the most common way that many teens communicate with their peers. The survey did not ask about whether texting is done while the vehicle is in motion or stopped, at traffic lights for example, but the numbers still seem to reveal a rather unsettling trend in unsafe driving habits among teenagers.

Have you been seriously injured in a distracted driving accident? Speak with a dedicated Pueblo distracted driving accident attorney to discuss your options.

Distraction.gov, an official government website for distracted driving, reports that over 3,000 people were killed in crashes involving distracted driving in 2010, with over 400,000 more injured. Of course, there are more forms of distraction on the road than texting and driving, but regardless these numbers are disturbing. 18% of all injury crashes involved distracted driving.

If you have been injured in a distracted driving accident, speak with a veteran Pueblo distracted driving accident attorney immediately to discuss your options. Medical bills can pile up quickly after car accidents, with after-effects of injuries potentially lasting a lifetime. Mickey Smith can help make sure that you don’t have to suffer financial hardship on top of physical injury as medical bills, property damage, and lost wages create a hole that many people are unable to climb out of. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION contact Mickey today at (719)544-0062.

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Elk Causes Rollover | Pueblo Car Crash Attorney

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

According to The Chieftain, a single-vehicle rollover accident sent a mother and her daughter to the hospital. The woman, who lives in Lakewood, was driving just south of Pueblo when she swerved to avoid an elk in the road, and ended up rolling her Jeep Liberty. The woman’s one-year-old daughter, who was thrown from the vehicle, was transported to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs. The driver was taken to St. Anthony’s in Denver. A third passenger was taken to a hospital in Alamosa, but was released. The Colorado State Patrol does not believe that alcohol, drugs, or speeding were factors in the crash, but are looking into whether the child was securely restrained in a child safety seat.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car crash? Speak with an experienced Pueblo car crash attorney immediately to discuss your options.

Not every car crash happens because a driver acted carelessly or negligently. Sometimes, things just happen: wildlife in the road, extreme weather conditions, and emergency situations are issues that no one can control. However, in many cases, car crashes are the result of one (or more) driver either acting in a way that a reasonable person wouldn’t, or failing to act in a way that a reasonable person would. This is what is meant by negligence. When another driver’s negligence causes serious injury, you can be compensated for the cost of that injury.

If you have been seriously injured by another driver’s negligence, speak with an experienced Pueblo car crash attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. There can be a lot of complicated factors involved, and some insurance companies will try to maximize profits by avoiding payment of legitimate claims. Mickey Smith has helped countless people who have been victims of car crashes to recover the compensation they needed to get back to normal life. His thorough understanding of the law, as well as the processes of investigation and insurance can help you. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Mickey at (719)544-0062 today.

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Drunk Driver Kills 3 | Pueblo Wrongful Death Attorney

Monday, April 30th, 2012

DUI Consequences In Colorado

(This graphic used with permission from
Greeley DUI Attorneys Grant, Hoffman & Kamada, PC.)

A tragic car crash that took the lives of three young people in Pueblo may have been related to drinking and driving, according to the Pueblo Chieftain. A pick-up truck driven by a man who police believe was drunk ran a red light at high speed, and hit a compact car, killing three teenage girls inside. The driver of the pick-up was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and then booked into jail on multiple charges, including vehicular homicide and driving under the influence. This tragic accident is all the more tragic because it could so easily have been avoided.

One of the best known organizations for educating people about the dangers of drunk driving is Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). According to statistics reported on their website, someone in the United States will be killed by a drunk driver every 50 minutes on average. Someone will be injured in an alcohol-related crash every minute. Furthermore, MADD cites a statistic that between half and three fourths of people convicted of drunk driving will continue to drive on their suspended license. In many cases, the drunk driver who kills innocent people may go to jail, but that jail-time doesn’t help the devastation left behind to the families of the victims.

Losing a loved one is always a terrible and difficult thing, but when someone is taken away from you in a drunk driving accident, the suddenness of the loss often serves to compound and intensify the grief. While no one can bring back your loved one, an experienced Pueblo wrongful death attorney can help manage loss of income and companionship. Mickey Smith is a compassionate attorney who has experience helping the families of victims of wrongful death. While legal action is certainly not the first thing on your mind at such a difficult time, sometimes you need someone to help with the more difficult aspects of the situation. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact the Law Office of Mickey Smith at (719)544-0062.

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Semi-Truck Rollover Along I-25 | Pueblo Trucking Accident Lawyer

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

According to the Denver Post, a semi-truck carrying the popular sports drink, Gatorade, rolled over near Colorado City along Interstate 25. The accident occurred early in the morning and shut down northbound lanes of I-25 for a period of time. The semi-truck held two passengers at the time of the crash. Both passengers were removed from the vehicle by emergency personnel and then airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries. No other vehicles were mentioned to be involved in the accident and police officials are still investigating the cause of the dangerous roll over crash. Luckily, the supply of Gatorade was not hazardous in any way as many shipments of other fatal trucking accidents can be.

Have you or a family member been involved in a traffic accident? Contact a Colorado commercial vehicle accident attorney to further discuss your options and legal right

Commercial trucks heavily populate Colorado highways and therefore it is extremely important to know how to properly drive among the large trucks in order to keep everyone on the road safe. Be aware of blind spots and road conditions and always allow for plenty of space between you and the truck.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a vehicle collision and have questions concerning your case, then contact an experienced Pueblo trucking accident lawyer today. Semi-truck accidents are often some of the most devastating highway accidents a vehicle can be involved with. Mickey Smith is a dedicated personal injury attorney that will work with insurance companies to make sure that someone else’s negligence does not cause you unjustified financial or medical hardship. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Mickey Smith at (719)544-0062.

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Red Light Cameras Appear to be Beneficial | Pueblo Vehicle Accident Attorney

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

According to The Pueblo Chieftain, the presence of red light cameras have reduced the number of traffic collisions at two major Pueblo intersections. Both intersections of Thatcher and Prairie and of U.S. 50 at Norwood Avenue have seen a dramatic drop in side impact collisions since the installment of red light automatic cameras in 2009. The city traffic engineer has stated that broadside collisions have dropped from around 26 percent to about 5 percent and has consequently made these intersections safer for drivers. Even though these red light cameras appear to be beneficial in these cases, many complaints throughout other local cities claim the cameras are intrusive and have little impact on general safety.

Have you or a family member been involved in a car crash due to the negligent driving of another? Contact a Colorado auto accident lawyer to further discuss your options and legal rights.

Pueblo Auto Accident Attorney If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in an auto accident in Pueblo, contact a dedicated Pueblo car accident attorney right away to protect your rights.

Traffic safety is a major concern for government officials and if red light cameras are showing statistical evidence of producing less accidents then the city of Pueblo should support the effort. Auto collisions are devastating for everyone and all safety procedures should be utilized by the government and by the drivers themselves.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a vehicle collision and have questions concerning your case, then contact a professional Pueblo vehicle accident attorney today. Mickey Smith is an aggressive personal injury attorney that will work with insurance companies to make sure you receive everything you are entitled to. He has the knowledge and skill to work with you to ensure that someone else’s negligence does not cause you undue financial or medical hardship. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Mickey Smith at (719)544-0062.

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Hit And Run Driver | Pueblo Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Friday, December 30th, 2011

According to 9News.com , 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.