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Car Accidents | Grand Junction Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Blog - Part 2

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.

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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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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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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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How a Fender Bender Can Lead to Serious Whiplash

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on November 26, 2018

Most people think they only need to go to the hospital after a “major” car crash. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Believe it or not, getting into a fender bender can result in serious injuries. An accident that causes your neck to snap back and forth can cause a soft tissue injury commonly known as whiplash.

Studies have shown that a car going as slow as 2.5 miles an hour can cause injury symptoms in occupants, even though the vehicles aren’t damaged!

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Truck vs. Car Accidents: Not All Crashes Are the Same

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on September 6, 2018

A typical car accident can be expensive, frustrating, and frightening. Add an 18-wheeler to the mix, and things get even scarier. While car accidents and truck accidents go through similar processes, the nature of the crash and liability afterward can be quite different.

First and foremost, truck accidents usually cause much greater harm than car accidents due to the size and weight of most trucks. An 80,000-pound semi-truck making contact with a 3,000-pound car at a high speed can result in serious damage and injury for the car’s passengers. There are also certain types of accidents that are unique to trucks, like underride crashes, and they are particularly brutal.

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