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Richard J. Dehncke

Richard J. Dehncke
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Richard Dehncke has the distinct honor of being recognized as one of Colorado’s Super Lawyers. Injury Attorney Richard Dehncke has proudly represented seriously injured persons and their families confidently, competently, and compassionately for 30 years. His legal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death. A graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Dehncke has attended the prestigious Harvard Law School Center for Legal Negotiation. He is an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Memberships include the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and Colorado Bar Association. He has been awarded the highest national AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

 


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  Colorado Roll Over Injury Attorney

Even though rollover accidents are a rare occurrence, they are unfortunately one of the most deadly. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, rollover accidents account for almost 22% of all automobile fatalities and 61% of all SUV fatalities. While there are many reasons that contribute to the seriousness of a rollover accident, the main reason rollover accidents are so dangerous is that automobile and truck roofs are not designed to withstand the crushing forces of the accident. When a rollover accident occurs, the roofs of automobiles and trucks crumple and often trap victims inside with serious life-threatening injuries.

Causes of Rollover Accidents:

  • Defective Tires
  • Defective Automobile Parts
  • Speeding
  • Hitting a curb, median or low lying object that “trip” the car
  • Vehicle swerving off the road
  • Driving a Sport Utility Vehicle unsafely

SUV's and Rollovers:

Throughout the last decade, Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) have become increasingly popular in America. While they certainly have their advantages, they also have surprising disadvantages. A small car traditionally will not rollover without a substantial amount of force being applied.  An SUV, on the other hand, will rollover with a much smaller amount of force because of its higher center of gravity. While manufacturers are constantly trying to improve their design, many SUVs are still considered top heavy and dangerous to handle in many situations

Tire Blowouts, Defective Tires and Rollover Accidents:

In 2000, Firestone tires were thrust into the national spotlight when they were linked to 271 automobile accident deaths. Since then, the company issued a recall of over 6.5 million tires, many of which were standard issues for the popular SUV, Ford Explorer. When a tire is defective, it can cause the tire to suddenly rupture. When this rupture (otherwise known as a blowout) occurs at high speeds, the result can be deadly. Unfortunately, defective tires can be the cause of serious automobile accidents and can lead to a lifetime of disabilities and pain and suffering.

Manufacturers have a responsibility to the public to ensure that the products they make are safe. If you or a loved one was injured or killed in a rollover accident, contact a personal injury attorney immediately to determine if you have reason to file a claim. Rollover accidents can be some of the most serious accidents and can lead to spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, chronic neck and back problems and even paralysis.

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Colorado Personal Injury Attorney - Additional Practice Areas

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Childhood Injury Attorney
Big Rig Accident Attorney

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Rollover Accident Attorney
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The Colorado Personal Injury Law Offices of Richard J. Dehncke serves all of Colorado including the residents of cities such as Denver, Aurora, Brighton, Parker, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Westminster, Northglenn, Commerce City, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Thornton, Arvada, Lakewood, Englewood and Centennial, as well as Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Denver County, Larimer County, Weld County, and Colorado's Western Slope.
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