Colorado Springs Man Found Negligent In Wrongful Death Case

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A Colorado Springs man was found negligent in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of the victim and ordered to pay $260,000. According to the Gazette, he was convicted of manslaughter in 2003 for stabbing a man. The conviction was later overturned and he reached a deal to serve two years in prison.

Have you or or a loved one suffered a tragic loss due to the negligence of another? Contact a wrongful death attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options.

Loss of Control on I-25 Leads to Rollover Crash | Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer

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According to The Gazette, a rollover accident held up traffic along Interstate 25 for an hour in Colorado Springs on Wednesday morning. The accident occurred in the southbound lanes of I-25 near the Garden of the Gods Road. Police reports indicate that a vehicle, driving south on I-25, sideswiped another vehicle and lost control. The vehicle then swerved off of the highway and landed vertical into a roadside fence. The driver of the car was able to exit the vehicle by herself before emergency personnel arrived on scene and took her to a local hospital with minor injuries. No other passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the accident and no other injuries were reported. Police are still investigating the cause of this accident but will most likely cite the driver with careless driving.

Have you or a family member been injured in a vehicle accident due to the negligence of another? Contact a Colorado traffic accident attorney to further discuss your options and legal rights.

Teen Arrested After Driving While Drunk | Colorado Springs DUI Defense Lawyer

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According to The Gazette, a teenage driver was arrested after driving while intoxicated and crashing his vehicle. The accident occurred early Saturday morning in Palmer Park. Police were called to the scene after the vehicle, carrying four people, swerved off of the road and crashed into a tree. The driver, a 17 year old, was arrested for a DUI and a 17 year old passenger was hurt with a broken arm during the accident. Two other passengers reportedly ran away after the crash before police officials arrived on scene. The driver is being held at the county’s juvenile detention center with charges of vehicular assault pending further investigation. According to police statements, alcohol and driver inexperience is to blame for the off road collision.

Tragic Series of Events Left Two Pinned Between Cars | Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyer

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According to 9 News, a tragic series of events left two people pinned between two cars when they were unloading their van in Colorado Springs. The accident was initiated when a car swerved in an attempt to avoid hitting a truck that was driving in the wrong lane. This caused the car to hit several parked cars where two men were unloading tools from their van. The parked cars were pushed together pinning the two men between them. One man died at the scene and the other had to be freed by firefighters and then taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries. The incident is still under investigation as to the cause of the devastating accident, no charges have been filed as of yet as a result of the collision.

Have you or a family member been injured in an auto crash? Contact a Colorado personal injury attorney to further discuss your options and legal rights.

Colorado City Semi-Truck Rollover Crash | Pueblo Trucking Accident Lawyer

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According to the Denver Post, a semi-truck carrying a shipment of the popular sports drink Gatorade, rolled over near Colorado City along Interstate 25. The accident occurred 4 in the morning and shut down northbound lanes of I-25. Two passengers were in the semi at the time of the crash. Both passengers were removed from the truck by emergency first responders and then airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries. No other vehicles were reported to be involved in the accident and officials are still investigating the cause of the dangerous roll over crash. Luckily, the supply of Gatorade was not hazardous as many shipments of other fatal trucking accidents can be.

Have you or a family member been involved in a traffic accident? Contact a Colorado commercial vehicle accident attorney to further discuss your options and legal right

Robbery at Video Game Store | Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Lawyer

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A man who robbed a Game Stop store on Space Center Drive is being sought by the Colorado Springs according to the Gazette.  A  man who appeared to be in his twenties, after entering the store with a fun, demanded money from the store’s employee. He was given money, and ran away.  No one was injured during the robbery.

Have you been charged with a crime?  Contact a dedicated Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal rights.

Red Light Cameras Improve Intersection Safety | Pueblo Vehicle Accident Attorney

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We have all seen the little cameras strategically placed at certain red light intersections but do we really know the impact that they have on our general safety? According to The Pueblo Chieftain, red light cameras have decreased the number of car collisions at two major Pueblo intersections. The intersections of Thatcher and Prairie and of U.S. 50 at Norwood Avenue have both seen an impressive drop in side impact accidents since the installment of automatic cameras in 2009. The city traffic engineer has reported that broadside collisions have dropped from around 26 percent to about 5 percent over two years and has therefore made these intersections more safe for travelers. Even though these red light cameras appear to be beneficial in these cases, many complaints throughout other local cities claim the cameras are intrusive and have little impact on traffic safety.

Have you or a family member been involved in a car crash due to the negligent driving of another? Contact a Colorado auto accident lawyer to further discuss your options and legal rights.

Attorney Sommer Luther Selected “Top 40 Under 40″ by the National Trial Lawyers Association

the national trial lawyers associationColorado personal injury attorney Sommer Luther has been selected as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40-years-old by the National Trial Lawyers Association for 2011. Membership to the 40 Under 40 is invitation only “and is extended exclusively to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young trail lawyer.” This recognition is the most recent for Ms. Luther. In 2011 she was named the Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association’s New Lawyer of the Year. She was also recognized as a SuperLawyers Rising Star for both 2010 and 2011. And in 2011 she was nominated as an Oustanding Woman in Business by the Denver Business Journal. Ms. Luther is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She is currently a board member of the Colorado Trial Lawyer Association and is Co-Chair of the organization’s Membership Committee. She is also a member of the American Association of Justice. Her practice areas include automobile accidents, wrongful death, brain injury, and spine injury cases. She has offices in Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado.

If you or a loved one have been injured, you can contact Ms. Luther for a FREE case consultation at 1(800)517-4439. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a claim, so please call immediately.

Pickup Truck Plows Through Light Pole in Tragic Accident | Colorado Springs Car Crash Attorney

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Medical emergencies and many other unpredictable events are possible while driving, causing many dangerous traffic accidents. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, a tragic fatal accident involving a black pickup truck has investigators further questioning the cause. The accident occurred on Thursday along Westmeadow Drive in Colorado Springs. The truck was traveling north when the driver turned off the road and drove directly into a light pole, destroyed a bus bench and finally crashed into landscaping boulders. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene and was wearing a military uniform at the time of the accident. The police have reported that there is no indication that the driver made any attempt to slow down or turn to avoid any of the objects. Westmeadow Drive was closed while police officials cleaned the accident. The crash is still being investigated by the police.

Have you or a family member been injured in an auto crash? Contact a Colorado vehicle accident lawyer to further discuss your options and legal rights.

Morning Commute Brings Dangerous Head On Collision | Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

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Due to the force of impact that head on collisions cause for the passengers of the vehicle, serious injuries such as neck and head injuries are very common. When head on collisions occur at top speeds on highways, countless devastating injuries are possible. According to CBS News, three people were seriously injured during the morning commute in a head on collision on Highway 85 in Castle Rock. The crash involved a blue Hyundai and a gold SUV that collided with each other head on. The accident occurred around 7:20a.m. and caused Highway 85 to be closed for an hour while the crash was cleared and investigated by police. Both drivers were rushed to local hospitals with serious injuries as well as a passenger in the SUV. It is still being determined who was at fault for the crash and what caused the incident.

Have you been injured in a vehicle accident and have questions concerning your case? You need an experienced Colorado Springs personal injury attorney to further discuss your options and legal rights.