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What Are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Grand Junction?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on March 31, 2020

No matter how responsibly and defensively you drive, other drivers still make poor and negligent decisions. Unfortunately, driving is a fact of life. We drive to work, to the grocery store, and to the houses of our loved ones. Not driving, for many of us living in Grand Junction, simply isn’t an option. But changing your commute to minimize your risk is. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most dangerous intersections in Grand Junction, so that we can do our part to help keep people safe while on the roads.

Highest Accident Rate

The highest accident rate doesn’t necessarily mean that highest number of crashes. Rather, it considers traffic by volume. So, if an area isn’t heavily trafficked, but it has several collisions a year, it will have a high accident rate.

The intersections with the highest accident rates are:

  • 30 Road & F 1/2 Road
  • 30 Road & D Road
  • 24 Road & G Road
  • Exit 26 & State Highway 50
  • 4th Street & Grand Avenue

Highest Number of Accidents

These intersections have the overall highest number of collisions in Grand Junction. The accidents vary in severity; however, any accident can be devastating. Fender benders, for example, lead to long-lasting injuries, even if those injuries do not require intense medical assistance.

The intersections with the highest number of accidents are:

  • 25 Road & Highway Six and 50
  • 12th Street & North Avenue
  • 5th Street & Pitkin Avenue
  • 1st Street & Grand Avenue
  • Four-Way Tie: 12th Street & Patterson Road, 28 3/4 Road & North Avenue, 7th Street & North Avenue, Highway Six and 50 & Independent Avenue

Highest Volume of Traffic

High traffic almost always makes roads more dangerous. It can be particularly hazardous with intersections, however. Intersections require everyone to be paying close attention to who has right of way. When there are a lot of people waiting for their turn, drivers may become impatient, not bother paying close attention, or become too anxious to behave responsibly. This can easily result in a serious accident.

The intersections with the highest volume of traffic in Grand Junction are:

  • 12th Street & North Avenue
  • 1st Street & Grand Avenue
  • 12th Street & Patterson Road
  • 7th Street & North Avenue
  • 5th Street & Pitkin Avenue

The Dangers of Intersections

Intersections are some of the most dangerous areas to drive and many people don’t know how hazardous they can be. Drivers must pay close attention to their surroundings in order to determine who has the right of way and when they can proceed with their route. That, added to the fact that you often must stop and speed up quickly, turn, or switch lanes, means that intersections can become incredibly risky to drive through.

When accidents do happen, they are often devastating. Intersection collisions can result in rear-ends, T-bones, or head-on accidents. Often times, these collisions happen because one driver wasn’t paying close enough attention to signs, signal lights, or to the flow of traffic. Unfortunately, if you were involved in an intersection accident, it’s likely you are suffering from serious injuries.

Injuries mean medical bills, time off work, and a lot of pain and suffering. You shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s poor decisions. If you have been involved in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, reach out to Peters & Nolan, LLC at (970) 243-4357 and find out how we can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Why Skiing Lawsuits are Uncommon in Colorado

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on March 10, 2020

Skiing is an exhilarating sport, and the Colorado slopes are known across the globe for having some of the best resorts for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. As the ski industry brings millions of visitors to the state each year, Colorado lawmakers have enacted a piece of legislation, the Colorado Ski Safety Act. This act limits the liability of ski resorts when a skier is injured.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

What to Do After a Dog Bite

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on February 13, 2020

Being attacked and bitten by a dog is a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. Certain breeds of dogs can cause extensive physical damage, particularly when they attack children. Unfortunately, dog bites are a frequent occurrence in Mesa County. It is best to be prepared and know what steps to take in case you are bitten.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

When a Dispute Gets Ugly: Facing a Domestic Violence Accusation

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on October 16, 2019

Family relationships can be complicated, even at the best of times. Unfortunately, a family dispute that escalates can bring severe consequences. The police may arrive at your home if called by a member of your household, a neighbor, or another person who heard a loud argument. Once law enforcement arrives at your door, one of the parties could be facing a domestic violence charge.

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Posted in: Domestic Violence

Does Marijuana Lead to More Crashes?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on September 30, 2019

Colorado was the first of ten states and Washington, D.C., to legalize marijuana for recreational use, but it has never been allowed on the road. Under CRS 42-4-1301 of the Colorado Code, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal. It does not matter if the drug is illegal, prescription, over-the-counter, or legal for recreational use, as in the case of marijuana.

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Posted in: DUI

Taking Mushrooms from Denver to Grand Junction

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on September 25, 2019

In May 2019, voters in Denver chose to decriminalize psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms. Initiative 301, which made arrests for possession of “magic mushrooms” the lowest law enforcement priority in the city and county, passed with a narrow 50.5% of the vote. For nearly 50 years, psilocybin has been classified as a Schedule I drug. This legislation mimics Denver’s vote to decriminalize cannabis in 2005.

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Posted in: Drug Crimes

Being the Victim of a Drunk Driver Can Be Tough

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on September 20, 2019

It’s no secret that impaired driving puts you at greater risk of being involved in an accident, as your motor skills and reaction times are greatly reduced. Therefore, it is a violation of the law in the State of Colorado to drive with a blood alcohol level in excess of .05% or when your ability to drive is impaired by alcohol, drugs or a combination of both so that you are less able to safely drive – even to the slightest degree.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

When a Drunk Driving Crash Ends in Death

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on August 5, 2019

It’s easy enough to explain the difference between vehicular assault and vehicular homicide in Colorado: to be charged with vehicular homicide, someone must have died. But in other respects, the two crimes are similar. Both are almost always charged in relation to driving under the influence or while impaired by alcohol, or driving under the influence of drugs (DUID).

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Posted in: DUI

What Happens If You Get into an Accident in Another State?

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on June 4, 2019

Being involved in an auto accident is stressful under any circumstances, but even more so when you are out of state, in an unfamiliar area. After the wreck, you may be wondering about your car insurance – are you still covered outside your state of residence, and is your minimum liability coverage adequate?

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Before You Sweep the Leg…

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on March 21, 2019

What do karate, Guam, and the Department of Revenue and Taxation all have in common?

Perhaps you’ve heard the old line, possibly from a movie, that goes something like: “I’m a trained karate expert. My hands and feet are registered as deadly weapons.”

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Posted in: Criminal Defense

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