FleschLaw
We are here to help. Start with a free consultation 720-689-0322

Trial Tested. Trial Ready.We know the stakes. We know what it takes.

Denver Personal Injury Law Blog

What to do if you have been hit by an uninsured motorist

Few things are more frustrating than meeting your lawful responsibilities to society only to be in a motor vehicle accident with someone who does not follow the rules. If you are hit by an uninsured person, you face great uncertainty about who will pay for your property repairs, medical bills and any other expenses you incur.

Per the Insurance Research Council, one in eight drivers in the United States are on the road without the basic required insurance coverage. This means that you must be prepared and know how to handle the situation anytime you are hit by an uninsured driver.

Hit and run accidents often leave victims without compensation

A pedestrian in Colorado was recently struck by the car of a driver who failed to stop. Victims of hit and run accidents often end up with severe injuries and unable to seek recovery. Authorities say this incident happened on a recent Monday morning. Officers were looking for a particular SUV in connection with the crash.

Reportedly, the incident in which the vehicle hit the pedestrian was caught on the surveillance cameras of two businesses in the area. Based on that footage, officers could identify the SUV. They say the pedestrian was crossing the street legally in a crosswalk when he was run over. Surveillance shows the victim being thrown onto the hood of the vehicle before landing on the ground.

Traffic cameras at intersections reduce accidents

Some of our complaining about Big Brother watching every step we take may have to come to an end? At least if we are to believe a report published by Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. According to their study, traffic cams conspicuously placed at intersections with stop lights apparently have a positive impact on reducing accidents. Additionally, just having them visible at some intersections may be making a difference at intersections where no cameras have been placed.

The study was authorized in 2015 by the Chicago City Council and was led by Northwestern U’s Transportation Center Director, Hani Mahmassanni. The study concluded that auto accidents resulting in injuries reduced by as much as 10 percent in the study period after visible cameras had been placed at the intersection. The study also concluded that accidents referred to as ‘angle and turn crashes’ reduced by as much as 19 percent.

Auto-pedestrian accidents claim too many lives in Colorado

Whenever pedestrians and bicyclists share the roads with automobile operators in Colorado cities, lives will be threatened. Although all road users must comply with the rules of the road, cyclists typically have only crash helmets, and pedestrians have nothing to protect them from injuries. For this reason, most auto\-pedestrian accidents result in life-threatening injuries or death.

One such accident recently claimed the life of a woman who was cycling in Colorado Springs. A police report indicates that a man and a woman were riding their bicycles westbound on a local road when a vehicle struck the female rider. Emergency services responded to a call reporting the incident at about 2:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday.

Does daylight savings time effect our health and driving?

Presumably, there were good intentions behind the concept of Daylight Savings Time. Twice a year, the clock is adjusted in order to make better use of the lingering daylight in the summertime and the dwindling daytime hours in the winter. As the adage goes, you need to spring forward one hour and fall back an hour. While this accomplishes the goal of conserving energy and improving the use of the existing daylight hours, there are an increasing number of people who absolutely dread these time changes.

So this begs the question: Does Daylight Savings Time (DST) impact our health? Does it make it more dangerous or difficult for us to drive? According to Journalist's Resource, there's recent research that indicates that the Daylight Savings Time system is negatively effecting both the physical and mental well-being of a significant number of people across America. As this research gains notoriety, many people also are noting that Daylight Savings Time is an outdated tradition that is no longer necessary in our 21st century world. We no longer need to rely on the sunlight in order to be productive, as generations in the past did. 

Criminal law: Fighting charges requires strong defense strategy

Jail time may be a real possibility for anybody who faces criminal charges in Colorado. Those who run afoul of criminal law may lose their jobs, drivers licenses, rights to own firearms and/or even visitation or child custody rights. A 35-year-old Colorado Springs man will likely explore his defense options after his recent arrest.

According to police, the assistance of members of the community made it possible to arrest the 35-year-old man who is suspected of committing multiple crimes that involved many victims. Reportedly, Colorado Springs residents spotted the man breaking into a vehicle and called the police. A restaurant employee approached him and then followed the man and kept an eye on him until police arrived and arrested him about a block away.

It's Getting More and More Dangerous On Our Colorado Roads

Traffic fatalities are an absolute tragedy. These are unexpected deaths that occur under horrific circumstances, leaving family members and friends stunned, grieving and looking for answers. Unfortunately, more and more loved ones are experiencing these devastating circumstances each year.According to an article published on Bloomberg, the National Safety Council recently reported that there were more than 40,000 car accident fatalities in the United States in 2016. This startling number has rose 6 percent since 2015 and a whopping 14 percent since 2014. 

These are the kinds of facts and figures that stun people across the country, including those in Colorado who have lost family members and friends in local accidents. This recent report isn't just talking citizens by surprise, it's also cause for alarm for the National Safety Council. After recognizing the steep rise and the need for action to reduce the number of fatalities on U.S. roads and highways, the council has released several recommendations.

It's Getting More and More Dangerous On Our Colorado Roads

Traffic fatalities are an absolute tragedy. These are unexpected deaths that occur under horrific circumstances, leaving family members and friends stunned, grieving and looking for answers. Unfortunately, more and more loved ones are experiencing these devastating circumstances each year.According to an article published on Bloomberg, the National Safety Council recently reported that there were more than 40,000 car accident fatalities in the United States in 2016. This startling number has rose 6 percent since 2015 and a whopping 14 percent since 2014. 

These are the kinds of facts and figures that stun people across the country, including those in Colorado who have lost family members and friends in local accidents. This recent report isn't just talking citizens by surprise, it's also cause for alarm for the National Safety Council. After recognizing the steep rise and the need for action to reduce the number of fatalities on U.S. roads and highways, the council has released several recommendations.

Auto-pedestrian accidents: Foreign tourist and local student die

Two men lost their lives in Colorado on a recent Saturday afternoon when they were hit by a vehicle. Auto-pedestrian accidents typically cause severe injuries or fatalities to pedestrians, while often leaving the drivers of the automobiles unscathed. This was also the case in this tragic accident.

According to a spokesperson for the Durango Police Department, the crash investigation is ongoing, and limited information was made available. However, preliminary reports show a 76-year-old driver headed north in an SUV when the vehicle mounted the curb and struck two pedestrians who were not walking together. Neither of the two survived the accident.

Why are injury claims after motorcycle accidents so challenging?

Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable. For this reason, motorcycle accidents typically result in catastrophic injuries or deaths. Pursuing personal injury or wrongful death claims after bike crashes are best handled alongside experienced legal counsel.

If you are Colorado resident who is suffering the consequences of such an accident -- either as the injured victim or as the surviving family member of a biker that did not survive a crash -- you can save yourself from fighting the battle on your own by consulting with the attorneys at FleschLaw in Denver. Typical injuries suffered by bike riders range from road rash to catastrophic health problems such as traumatic brain and  spinal cord injuries. Those who are fortunate to survive may never be able to work in the same capacity again.

email us for a response

Contact Us For a Free Case Review

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy