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Proving Negligence in a Colorado Wrongful Death Case

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on February 20, 2022

A wrongful death claim can be a painful process for the loved ones of the deceased. Colorado has a very particular set of statutory rules for wrongful death claims. The grief process is extremely difficult. It is not uncommon for family members to choose to seek justice for their loved one. Pursuing a wrongful death claim in Colorado may bring some degree of closure, by holding the liable party accountable for their acts. An adept wrongful death attorney can improve your chances of recovering a settlement after the loss of someone you love.

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Gathering Information After a Dog Bite

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on December 13, 2021

Being attacked by a dog can be physically painful and emotionally traumatic. If you or a loved one has been bitten, it is important to gather certain information as soon as possible after the incident. Facts about the victim’s injuries, the dog, and the circumstances surrounding the attack can have a bearing on a claim for compensation for dog bite injuries.

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Dram Shop Laws and Social Host Liability in Colorado

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on December 6, 2021

A dram is a unit by which alcohol was measured in colonial times. Dram shops were establishments where alcohol was sold by the drink. Dram shop laws allow people injured by intoxicated customers of establishments that sell alcoholic beverages to recover damages from those establishments under certain circumstances. These laws hold bars, restaurants, and clubs accountable for serving alcohol to underage or visibly intoxicated customers.

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Getting Compensation for Your Child’s Injuries

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on October 30, 2021

No one ever wants their child to suffer a serious injury. After such an accident, you may be scared, worried, and angry about what has happened to your child. If the injury occurred due to another person’s negligence, such as a reckless school bus driver or a dog owner, then you may be able to recover compensation for your child through a personal injury claim. However, in order to file a claim, you must first understand the unique legal regulations that govern child injury cases in Colorado.

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How Air Bags Cause Eye Injuries

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on September 21, 2021

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of eye injuries in the U.S., as stated in a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Researchers found an estimated 75,028 eye injuries associated with motor vehicle collisions that occurred in a seven-year period, with rates of injury highest among individuals 15 to 19 years of age. Air bags are a common cause of eye injuries in auto accidents.

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Liability in Mesa County Dog Parks

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on July 26, 2021

Mesa County is home to dozens of serene parks, great places to get lost in on a morning jog or evening bike ride. Throughout spring and summer, our parks fill up with family parties and barbeques as we all try to enjoy the fresh air. Our county is also home to several dog parks, where owners take their furry friends to get some exercise while they socialize with other owners. However, dog owners should never let their guard down, even in off-leash areas, as it is very easy for a dog to get territorial and bite an innocent pedestrian who was just trying to enjoy the park.

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Tricks of the Trade: How Insurers Avoid Paying Compensation

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on December 3, 2020

Insurance companies market themselves as caring about their clients’ well-being. After all, we turn to our insurance providers for help with covering medical costs, damage to our cars, and even for the health of our pets. Insurance can be a lifesaver, and insurance companies want to make sure you know that.

However, when it comes time to file a claim, you may be shocked to discover that the insurance company you speak to is not just reluctant to offer compensation, but is pulling every trick in the book to get you to agree to as small of a settlement as possible.

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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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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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When Dr. Water Becomes Mr. Ice

By Peters & Nolan, LLC on January 17, 2019

“I was just bringing in the groceries when all of a sudden, bam! I was on my back, howling in pain.”

“I was standing on the porch, waving goodbye to the kids, then all of a sudden, bam! I was on my back and howling in pain.”

“I have no idea what happened. I just opened the door, got out of the car like I normally do, then bam! I was on my back, howling in pain.”

Who or what is this mysterious force leaving Coloradans on their posteriors, shouting out with discomfort?

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