Posted on Sunday, November 17th, 2013 at 8:17 pm
Over the last few years, nearly 1,000 Fort Collins bicyclists have been injured in bicycle-automobile accidents. These numbers are expected to rise as Fort Collins traffic engineers continue to see an “upward trend in bicycle crash frequency.”
According to reports, since 2008, there have been 923 bicyclist injuries, four of which ended in fatality. In 2013, alone, 141 cases of bike-car accidents have been reported.
Dr. Schott Johnson, medical director of the Poudre Valley emergency room, continues to urge drivers to pay more attention to cyclists.
Bicycles provide people with an environmentally-friendly, economical means of transportation in addition to promoting physical fitness. Cyclists shouldn’t be subject to physical injury. If you have suffered in a bicycle-car accident near Denver, contact Hull & Zimmerman P.C. at (720) 377-9631 to learn more about legal resources.
Posted on Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 10:21 pm
Englewood, Colorado police are investigating the details of a car accident involving a semi-truck that caused a 13-vehicle pileup that wounded four people at a Cherry Hills Village intersection on Monday, October 21.
A white big rig hauling a long flatbed trailer was making its way westward on the Highway 285/Hampden bypass at around 3:30 p.m. when its driver failed to yield at South Clarkson Street, causing the vehicle to crash into the cars stopped at the intersection.
According to witness Emily Pond, it was an out-of-control semi-truck that had caused the pileup. The semi-truck was identified to be owned by Englewood’s Winslow Crane Service Co.
Police records showed five cars scrunched in a cluster and four other vehicles were in various states of disrepair at the intersection of Hampden bypass/Jefferson Avenue and Clarkson.
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of other people in Denver, our laywers at Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., can help you explore your legal options. Call us today at (303) 331-4436 to discuss pursuing compensation.
Posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 at 7:52 pm
Toyota recalled over 800,000 vehicles with leaky air conditioning filters which have caused airbag malfunction.
The recall includes 803,000 vehicles sold in the United States, such as the year 2012 and 2013 Camry, Venza, Cambry Hybrid, Avalon, and Avalon Hybrid.
So far, Toyota has recorded 35 cases of airbag warning lights prematurely coming on and three cases of the airbag being accidentally deployed.
According to a Toyota announcement of the recall, “water from the air conditioning condenser unit housing could leak onto the airbag control module and cause a short circuit, resulting in illumination of the airbag warning light”.
Toyota spokeswoman Cindy Knight said that in many cases, spiders have caused the problem by weaving webs that block an important drainage tube within the air conditioning units.
If you or a loved one have been harmed by an auto defect, you may be entitled to compensation. Please contact our experienced personal injury attorneys at Hull & Zimmerman P.C. by calling (720) 377-9631 to discuss your case today.
Posted on Friday, October 4th, 2013 at 3:59 pm
Brothers and Holly residents Eric and Ryan Jensen, owners of Jensen Farms, are facing a misdemeanor charge and were indicted on Thursday, September 26 in a U.S. District Court in Denver after allowing cantaloupes, obtained from a processing plant in Granada, that were allegedly contaminated to get into the U.S.’s food supply in 2011.
These dangerous cantaloupes resulted in at least 33 deaths and 147 hospitalizations in 28 states, data from federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed.
A trial is set to commence on December 2 and was ordered by Magistrate Judge Michael Hegarty. Prosecutor Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime Pena estimated the trial to last two weeks.
At Hull & Zimmerman P.C., our lawyers are dedicated to upholding the rights of people in Denver who have suffered harm due to the a dangerous product. If you are dealing with such a situation, contact us today to find out how we might be able to help by calling (303) 331-4436.
Posted on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 at 8:38 pm
Three people were injured in a two-vehicle traffic accident between Colorado residents Curtis Wright and Darrell Goss at around 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, September 22 at 2600 East Mary Street.
Goss’s passenger, 45-year-old Garden City resident Laura Goss, was taken to St. Catherine Hospital after the accident.
Meanwhile, Wright and his passenger, Angela, both 45, were transported to St. Catherine Hospital. They were later transferred to a Wichita, Kansas hospital.
According to Finney County Sheriff Kevin Bascue, Wright was headed east on U.S. Highway 50 and exited at Mary Street, where he turned left at a red light. He emerged directly in front of Goss’s northbound 2010 GMC Yukon. Apparently, Goss was in the clear and had the go signal.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident due to another’s carelessness, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side. Please call our attorneys at Hull & Zimmerman P.C. in Denver at (720) 377-9631 to discuss your case today.
Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at 8:42 pm
Fifty-three-year-old Belen resident Chris Wallace filed a personal injury lawsuit against Walmart, Frontera Produce Ltd., and Primus Group, Inc. in Santa Fe District Court, claiming that a cantaloupe sold, manufactured, and tested (Colorado-based Jensen Farms, particularly) by the companies, respectively, made him sick, as it was contaminated with listeria.
According to the lawsuit, Wallace incurred brain injuries as a result of having consumed the cantaloupe in August 2011, and was immediately taken to an Albuquerque emergency room after suffering a stroke on Sept. 7, 2011.
Wallace then had to have a feeding tube inserted into his body and undergo an array of tests, after which he was transferred to a rehabilitation center where his health continued to deteriorate.
According to his attorney, Wallace was living a healthy life except for momentary rheumatoid arthritis attacks since 2006, but is now suffering from short-term memory loss.
Unfortunately, contaminated food and food products cause people in Denver to suffer from serious ailments. Call our legal team of Hull & Zimmerman P.C. at (303) 331-4436 to find out if you are eligible to file a product liability claim against a manufacturer or distributor who caused your suffering.
Posted on Sunday, September 1st, 2013 at 6:45 pm
A 47-year-old Aurora tow truck operator died in a three-vehicular crash on Highway 85 in southern Weld County, Colorado Saturday, August 24. The accident also wounded a Colorado State Patrol police officer.
C&J Auto Service tow truck operator Martin Braden was sweeping debris in the southbound lane of Highway 85 when a Ford F-250 heading south and driven by 61-year-old Dana Beales crashed into a parked police cruiser that was behind Braden’s service truck. The crash sent the cruiser down the embankment, causing injuries to Trooper Scott Rendfrey, before slamming into Braden.
According to the state patrol’s official statement, charges against Beales will not be filed until after the investigation.
Posted on Monday, August 19th, 2013 at 7:32 pm
A six-year-old boy, who is a resident of Vail, Colorado, was left in critical condition after he got hit by a bus on Saturday, August 10.
The accident happened at around 6:59 p.m. when the bus, which was heading west towards East Meadow Drive across from the Solaris Plaza in Vail Village, hit the boy. The bus was driven by a 68-year-old man, who was placed on paid leave until the conclusion of the crash’s investigation.
The child was moved to Denver Health after receiving initial treatment at the Vail Valley Medical Center.
The Vail Police Department is still conducting further investigations into the accident, and the Colorado State Patrol is lending support by conducting a mechanical inspection of the vehicle.
Our legal team at Hull and Zimmerman, P.C., are dedicated to helping people in Denver get the compensation and justice they need after being harmed in a vehicle accident caused by someone else. If you have been the victim of such an accident, call us at (303) 331-4436 so we can discuss your case with you.
Posted on Thursday, August 1st, 2013 at 8:46 pm
The circumstances surrounding the vehicular accident that led to the death of a two-year-old girl in Estes Park, Denver is being investigated by the Estes Park Police Department. According to the police, initial investigation revealed that the crash happened at about 10:53 a.m. on Sunday, July 28 in a parking lot at 501 Big Thompson Avenue.
Police officers responded to the scene of the crime to find that the child had sustained life-threatening injuries. The girl was rushed to the hospital, but she later died due to the gravity of her wounds.
The driver of the vehicle that hit the little girl was a 43-year-old Lafayette woman.
Police did not release the names of the people involved in the crash. Charges will be filed by the district attorney’s office.
Posted on Sunday, July 21st, 2013 at 7:32 pm
The Denver Broncos, in a statement released on Tuesday, July 9, recognized “a disturbing pattern of irresponsible behavior” when its recently hired director of personnel Tom Heckert was arrested on June 11 for charges of driving under the influence and careless driving.
Heckert served as general manager of both the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles during his more than two decades’ worth of work in the NFL. In his position with the Broncos, he works closely with Executive Vice President John Elway and director of player personnel Matt Russell, who was charged with driving under the influence and careless driving resulting in injury in connection with a crash that happened July 6.
Unfortunately, many unsuspecting people are injured by drunk drivers in Denver every year. At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., our lawyers are committed to helping those who have been injured by such drivers. If you have been the victim of a drunk driver, call us at (303) 331-4436 today to discuss pursuing compensation for your injuries.