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Trucker Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crash – Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney

Friday, September 24th, 2010

A trucker from Texas has pleaded guilty in causing the deaths of two women during a 2009 snow storm. According to 7News, Richard Widmier pleaded guilty to two counts of vehicular homicide on Wednesday in state court. Widmier was driving his tractor trailer eastbound on I-70 when it slammed into the back of a Jeep Liberty killing both women inside almost instantly. Investigators said that the Jeep was traveling in the far right lane at about 15 miles an hour due to white out conditions. Witness statements and accident reconstruction indicated that the tractor trailer was traveling between 56 and 63 miles an hour at the time of the collision.

When a large truck and a passenger vehicle collide, the results can be devastating. According to the “Large Truck Crash Causation” study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, when a passenger vehicle is in an accident with a tractor trailer, semi truck or an 18 wheel truck, the smaller vehicle’s passengers are more likely to be seriously injured or killed than those in the truck. The study reviewed 120,000 large truck accidents that occurred from April 2001 to December 2003. The study involved 241,000 total vehicles where injuries directly resulted from the accident finding that 44,097 crashes resulted in incapacitating injuries.

If someone you love has been injured or killed in an automobile accident, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo personal injury 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 personal injury 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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