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Dangers of Running Red Lights While Driving

Red lights are designed to properly manage traffic and keep drivers and pedestrians safe. Most drivers learn about red lights and stop signs before they ever step behind the wheel and typically adhere to the rules of red lights while driving. Those who don’t follow the rules, typically cause serious accidents with severe injuries. By disregarding red traffic lights while driving, the driver is putting their life and the lives of others at risk.

Fatal RTD Lightrail Accident

On the morning of October 10, 2015 E.N. was involved in a light rail/ pedestrian accident at the Lincoln RTD Station. E.N. was using the designated pedestrian crossing to get to the northbound track when she was hit by a light rail train traveling at 34.9 mph. Although she had checked for oncoming traffic before crossing, the train entered the station traveling at a speed well over the posted station speed limit of 10 mph. As a result, the train was unable to stop in time. E.N. was critically injured in the accident and passed away five days later...

Fatal Head-On Car Crash: Family Grieves the Loss of a Grandfather

On September 6, 2015, Benjamin Andrade lost his life in a head-on motor vehicle accident. Mr. Andrade was traveling north on Wadsworth Boulevard in the front passenger seat of a Tahoe at the time of the accident. The car was fully occupied: his daughter Valerie was driving and his wife and three grandchildren were in the back seat. Their Tahoe was struck by the Defendant, Amy Classen, who was traveling south on Wadsworth Boulevard near 6th Avenue. She was driving at a high speed crossing into northbound lanes until the collision. In the accident...

Fatal Drunk Driver Accident Settles for Surviving Minor Daughter

This case involved the tragic death of Lilly Duncan.  Ms. Duncan, age 31, was killed by a drunk driver in a head-on collision on I-25 at approximately 11:40 p.m. on May 14, 2011. Ms. Duncan left behind a 12 year old daughter who was orphaned by the accident, having lost her father several years before.  The drunk driver entered I-25 using an off-ramp, and then began driving southbound in the northbound lanes of traffic.  Eventually, the drunk driver collided head-on into Ms. Duncan’s vehicle.

Family recovers medical expenses - and pain and suffering - incurred during deadly ski accident.

In February 2009, Morton Futterman, M.D. was injured in a skiing accident at the Mountain High East ski resort in Wrightwood, California. Dr. Futterman entered an expert area, after the resort had failed to adequately mark, warn or close portions of the trails and slopes.

Negligent Nursing at Vibra Hospital

This was a wrongful death case arising from medical / nursing malpractice.  Barbara Griffin died in the early morning hours of September 25, 2010, only 12 hours after being admitted to Vibra Hospital for long-term acute management, tracheostomy weaning, and rehabilitation.  The admission records indicated that the staff was well aware that Ms. Griffin required restraints and high levels of medication in order to maintain her anxiety and agitation, and to keep her from pulling on her tracheostomy tubes.  Despite the staff’s knowledge of Ms....

Mother Brings Wrongful Death Claim for Electrocution of Son

Tina Mays brought a lawsuit against Knight Light, Inc. (“Knight Light”) for the wrongful death of her twenty eight year old son, Gerard “Jerry” Mitchell, who was electrocuted when he came into contact with a 277 volt energized circuit. Jerry was unmarried and had no children. He is survived by his mother Tina, and two sisters. Knight Light hired Jerry as an independent contractor to remove existing electrical ballasts in lighting fixtures on the fourth floor of the Texaco Building, and replace them with new, energy efficient ballasts.

$1.3 Million Verdict for Family in Wrongful Death Med Mal Case

A surgeon performed a routine, anterior cervical discectomy on a 54-year-old mother. During the operation, the surgeon injured the patient’s left common carotid artery. Although the doctor attempted to repair the damaged artery, after the surgery imaging studies revealed a large cerebral cortical infarct. The patient died two days later as a result of the injury to the carotid artery and cerebral cortical infarct.

$1.2 Million in Damages When Utility Truck Kills Grandmother

McCLELLAN v. JOHN PENNIE and YESCOMother and Grandmother Die from Car Accident Injuries.Husband Pursues Wrongful Death Claim