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Posted on Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 9:53 pm    

Dangerous Driving Diversions – Colorado State’s New Ad Campaign

Colorado's Clamping Down on Dangerous Driving Diversions

The Colorado State Patrol is taking a humorous  approach to stopping dangerous driving diversions with it’s “Get Your Head out of Your Apps,” ad campaign. The ads target drivers who, despite the dangers, continue to talk, text, tweet, and post when they should be concentrating solely on operating their vehicle safely. The new campaign was launched on the heels of a two-year period in which Colorado witnessed 40,000 distracted driving collisions.

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Posted on Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 8:51 pm    

Doctors are Distinguishing Between PTSD and TBI Using Brain Scans

Distinguishing Between PTSD and TBI Using Brain Scans

Many symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are similar. Yet, effectively treating the two conditions must be done very differently. A new study, published in PLOS One, has discovered a method of distinguishing between PTSD and TBI using brain scans. (more…)

Documents show yet another GM recall failure

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 3:28 pm    

Detroit, Michigan-based automaker General Motors Co. recalled a small batch of Pontiac G6 midsize cars because of a faulty brake line system in 2009 but failed to recall approximately 2 million vehicles with the same braking system until May of this year.

According to GM spokesman Adam Adler, the problem with the later model G6s, Chevrolet Auras, and Saturn Malibus was shared with dealers, but not with car owners directly, resulting in a safety problem that GM management failed to look into for years.

The main problem posed by this particular automobile recall is that a vehicle’s brake lights may not light up when the brake pedal is pressed, failing to warn drivers that these vehicles will be slowing down or stopping. Additionally, GM noted that this problem could be connected to a number of other issues, including concerns over cruise control disengaging and the vehicle shifting out of “park” unexpectedly.

Manufacturers have a responsibility to provide safe products to consumers, and to announce any defects or malfunctions in a timely manner in order to ensure consumer safety. If you or someone you know has been injured because of a defective automobile or other product, contact the Denver product liability attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman P.C., by calling (720) 377-9631 today.

Hit-and-run attributed to previous brain injury

Posted on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 3:47 pm    

According to Danny Foster, attorney for Colorado fire chief’s wife Adriene Garcia, Garcia likely fled the scene of a car accident that injured two children because of a previous brain injury, CBS Denver reported on May 15.

Aurora fire chief Mike Garcia called 9-1-1 as soon as he learned about the incident. In a statement Foster made to CBS 4, he confirmed that Adriene had a pre-existing brain condition from an accident that occurred several years earlier, thereby explaining why she left after causing the wreck. Police were able to contact Adriene 21 minutes after she left the scene.

Excessive speed or alcohol were not a factor in the accident, police authorities said. Prior to this incident, Garcia possessed a clean driving record.

If you have been the victim of a personal injury accident in Denver and need legal counsel and representation to help claim financial compensation, call our attorneys at Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. by dialing (720) 377-9631 today.

Colorado police officers not penalized for car accidents they caused

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 at 5:32 pm    

An investigation by Denver-based CALL7 shed light on several Colorado police officers who were never sent to court after causing several vehicular accidents, thereby maintaining clean driving records.

According to CALL7, over 300 preventable car accidents from 2011 to 2013 had been caused by members of the police department.

A personal injury attorney interviewed by CALL7, Kyle Bacchus, explained that the police department can avoid being held liable for personal injury accidents caused by an officer if the matter is not touched by civilian agencies and is solved internally.

Our highly experienced Denver-area attorneys at Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. represent those involved in incidents like personal injuries and vehicular accidents, among other things. If you need sharp legal representation, call our offices at (720) 377-9631 to see if we may be able to help.

School bus accident in Fort Collins injures five people

Posted on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 4:46 pm    

Five people were injured when a vehicle collided into the back of a Poudre School District bus around 7 a.m. in Fort Collins on Friday, April 18.

Three students from the Poudre School District and the bus driver were taken to nearby hospitals. The driver of the car that crashed into the bus was critically injured and rushed to a nearby medical facility.

Poudre School District spokesperson, Danielle Clark said that the bus was traveling to the Eyestone Elementary School and the Wellington Middle School when the accident occurred.

Our attorneys at Hull & Zimmerman P.C., serve Denver personal injury victims with our legal experience and the technical skills. Call our offices today at (720) 377-9631 to discuss your case with a member of our team.

 

Man pleads guilty to charges for bus stop accident

Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 4:35 pm    

Mark Skipper, the man who struck pedestrians waiting at a bus stop waiting for their ride in Denver, Colorado, pleaded guilty to charges of vehicular assault, third-degree assault, and violation of bond conditions on Friday, April 4 and is awaiting his sentence.

The crash at the Regional Transportation District bus stop on Colfax Avenue and Josephine Street occurred on July 30, 2013 and had been caught on tape.

Skipper was accused of leaving the scene of the accident by getting out of the passenger-side window of his vehicle and running away. He was arrested the following day.
Skipper is due in court on May 1.

Our lawyers at Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., are dedicated to helping people in Denver who have been the victims of other people’s reckless actions. If you have been harmed in such an accident, call (720) 377-9631 today to discuss filing a personal injury claim.

Colorado judge rejects plea agreement for fatal rollover accident

Posted on Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 3:17 pm    

On Friday, March 14 Weld County Court Judge Michele Meyer rejected a plea agreement that would allow Anthony Alacca, 22, to avoid jail time after causing a rollover accident that killed three people and injured one person.

The accident occurred in August of 2013 when Alacca was driving north on U.S. Route 85 from Greeley. He fell asleep while driving, causing the car to lose control and roll.

Michael and Mariah Lynn de la Rosa and Michael Gnoato all died at the scene. Mariah Motschman, Alacca’s girlfriend, was critically  injured and remains in a Denver hospital.

The attorneys at Hull & Zimmerman P.C., advocate for the victims of serious accidents and their families. If you have sustained serious injuries as the result of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Call our office today at (303) 423-1770.

 

Colorado launches campaign to curb DUIs

Posted on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at 3:39 pm    

The State of Colorado has launched a $1 million initiative aiming to curb accidents caused by drunk and stoned driving.

The program, called “Drive High, Get a DUI,” was launched on Thursday, March 6. The main goal of the program is to establish an understanding that the legalization of marijuana in Colorado does not legalized driving while under the influence of marijuana.

Chairman of Colorado’s Interagency Task Force on Drunk Driving said that education and enforcement are equally important when it comes to solving the problem of impaired driving.

Car accident injuries can be extremely painful as well as expensive. If you have been hurt in a car accident due to the negligence of someone else, you could be eligible to receive compensation. The attorneys at Hull & Zimmerman P.C., advocate for Denver people. Call us at (303) 423-1770 to discuss your legal options.

Toyota recalls 1.9 millions vehicles

Posted on Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 7:37 pm    

Toyota recalling 1.9 million of its Prius cars after the company’s engineers found problems with the power converter software.

The recall was issued on Wednesday, February 12. It  is the largest volume recall that Toyota has released for the Prius since its market release in 1997.

The software defect could set off of the vehicle’s warning lights causing the car to operate on reduced, fail-safe, power. According to a company spokesman, in the worst case scenario, the Prius would suddenly stop operating.

If you have been injured as the result of negligent manufacturing, you could be eligible for compensation. The attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman P.C., represent injury victims in Denver. Call (303) 423-1770 to discuss your legal options with a member of our legal team.