Personal Injury | Grand Junction Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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?
They aren’t always man’s best friend. Being attacked by a dog can be a traumatic and possibly even life-altering event. Colorado law protects victims who have been seriously injured by a dog bite, but sometimes it can be difficult to know when a bite is worthy of reporting.
If you have been attacked by a dog, your best bet is to consult with a knowledgeable Grand Junction personal injury attorney to learn more about your rights regarding compensation.
Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.
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