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100 Deadliest Days of Summer are HERE

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

3 female teenagers riding on a car | 100 Deadliest Days of SummerSummertime is here and with it comes the rush of warm weather, longer days, and more drivers on the road. Whether you’re driving to a vacation or to a family picnic, the summer months are a fun time to spend with family and friends. After all, school is out and so is the sun. Unfortunately, summer also ushers in the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” This is the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day and it is the deadliest time of the year for teenage drivers. In fact, nine of the ten deadliest days for teen drivers occur during the summer months. (more…)

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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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.

12 Year Old Pueblo Boy Killed in Drunk Driving Accident | Pueblo Drunk Driving Attorney

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Top 5 Alcohol-Related Traffic Fatalities By Holiday From The Tafoya Law Firm

(This graphic used with permission from Denver criminal defense attorney Alaurice Tafoya-Modi.)

According to the Pueblo Chieftain, a 12-year-old Pueblo boy was killed in a drunk driving accident that also resulted in other passenger injuries. The 39-year-old Pueblo driver was under the influence of alcohol when she drove off of the road on Interstate 25, about three miles north of Pueblo, Colorado. The truck flipped over about two times before coming to a complete stop in the middle of the highway. Sadly, the young boy was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and was projected from the vehicle and pronounced dead on the scene. The Pueblo drunk driver was also ejected from the car and suffered major injuries, while the other front seat passenger, who was wearing his seatbelt, was released from the hospital with minor injuries.

Drunk driving is a serious offense that takes thousands of lives every year. While the percentage of drunk driving related accidents has been on the decline in the Colorado area, serious and often fatal drunk driving accidents still occur in the Pueblo area.

If you or a love one has been injured in a drunk driving accident in the Pueblo area a Pueblo drunk driving accident lawyer can help you receive the compensation you deserve. Pueblo drunk driving attorney, Mickey Smith, understands the intricacies surrounding drunk driving accidents in the State of Colorado. As such, he fights aggressively to ensure that the negligent driver is held responsible for the injuries and damages that he or she has caused. Call (719) 544-0062 today for your FREE CONSULTATION.