Our client was struck crossing an intersection by a commercial vehicle, sustaining catastrophic injuries.
Our client was severely injured in a motor vehicle accident caused by the defendant while he was driving a company vehicle. While driving southbound on Interstate 25, our client noticed a vehicle on the side of the road and stopped to offer aid. Within minutes, she was pinned between her car and a van, driven by the defendant that had lost control.
Our client and her daughter were in Denver for a work-related conference and were guests at a local hotel. As our client suffers from Cerebral Palsy, a condition she has had since birth, she usually travels with her daughter. Despite having Cerebral Palsy, she was remarkably mobile, utilizing arm crutches for short distances and a wheelchair for long distances. She had been employed for 13 years prior to this incident. Due to her condition, our client specifically requested and paid for a handicapped accessible room, equipped with a roll-in shower and transfer bench, as required by the American Disabilities Act. After several meetings, our client returned to her room to shower. As she began her shower, she transferred herself to the bench, and shortly thereafter, the bench pulled away from the wall, tearing out tiles and cement. Our client violently fell to the ground, was seriously injured, and is now permanently confined to a wheelchair.
The hotel refused to accept liability, despite testimony from every hotel employee deposed, admitting these transfer benches were never maintained for proper operation and weight-bearing capabilities. Additionally, evidence proved that the benches had been moved post-installation, after this incident.
Our client was a passenger in a car that t-boned a taxi cab that made an illegal turn in front of them. The defendant was cited. Our client was transported by a private vehicle to a local hospital, complaining of facial, eye, and arm pain and swelling. She was referred to see her regular doctor to whom she complained of worsening symptoms of neck pain and numbness and tingling in her arms.
Our client was riding his motorcycle when he approached an intersection traveling within the legal speed limit and with the right of way. The defendant, driving a pick-up truck, ran through a stop sign and our client slammed into the side of the truck. After impact, our client landed approximately twenty feet from his mangled bike. He was bleeding from his face under his helmet. His lower torso was mangled. The at-fault driver fled the scene and later admitted he ran the stop sign because he blacked out because he was taking Vicodin. He later pled guilty to a single felony for fleeing the scene and failing to render aid.
Our client was riding with fellow riders when he was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light.
Our client sustained serious injuries when he fell on his apartment stairs that were negligently maintained
When the defendant noticed he was about to miss the entrance ramp onto a major highway, he made a right turn without checking for traffic and sideswiped our client’s car at approximately 40 miles per hour, forcing it onto the sidewalk, where his vehicle struck a pedestrian signal pole. Our client’s car was totaled and he suffered severe injuries.
Our client was struck in a Big Box Store parking lot by a Public Service Utility truck driven by the defendant who was driving illegally through the parking lot by cutting across the painted parking lines. He was cited for careless driving. The force of the collision pushed our client’s vehicle over 12 feet. The utility truck’s bumper intruded into our client’s car pinning her between the bumper and center console, breaking two ribs.
Our client was broadsided by another driver, who admitted fault. Our client reported the claim to her insurance company seeking MedPay benefits and also putting her insurance company on notice of a potential Uninsured Motorist/Underinsured Motorist (UM/UIM) claim. Her insurance company denied our client’s claim.
Our client was making a left turn on a green arrow, in the outer lane of double left-hand turn lanes. The driver of the at-fault vehicle, an SUV, ran a red light and broadsided a vehicle making a left-hand turn on a green arrow in the inner lane, pushing that vehicle into our client’s car.
While driving to a local community college for placement testing for the next semester, our client was involved in a motor vehicle crash when the defendant crossed the center line to make a left-hand turn. Unable to avoid the crash, our client hit the defendants’ SUV with her sedan. Her vehicle sustained over $6,000 damage and was totaled. Although the defendant was cited with “Failure to Yield” and “Improper Left Turn”, he refused to accept responsibility for the crash.
Our client was injured on-the-job when he fell on a piece of conduit that had been carelessly discarded by another worker who threw the piece of conduit on the floor instead of in the trash or “bone” pile (designated pile for trash).
Our client drowned while swimming at a public beach located in a State Park. When he began to struggle, splash and shout for help, the nearest lifeguard, who was 17 years old, did not attempt rescue until our client sank under the water and did not resurface. The lifeguards utilized a human chain to search for our client when he did not resurface, which is contrary to American Red Cross Standards. It took over 20 minutes to recover the body at which time our client was not breathing and all attempts at emergency resuscitation were unsuccessful.
Our client was slowing down for a red light and was rear-ended by the defendant. The impact of the collision was so significant that it pushed our client’s vehicle into the car in front of him. Our client’s vehicle sustained substantial damage to both the front and rear of the vehicle and he suffered significant injuries and faces future surgery. The defendant was cited with careless driving.