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Grand Junction And Western Colorado Personal Injury Law Blog

Psychological damage can come after a car crash

People who are in a car crash might suffer from long-term effects of the accident. These problems aren't always physical. In some cases, people might suffer from mental effects of the crash. This can make life very difficult, partly because other people can't see the mental damage that was done. Some people might even think that you are just trying to get sympathy for the accident.

We understand that there are many different psychological changes that can come after a car crash. Some of these changes might have only small impacts on your life, but others can railroad your life. You might find it difficult to get into a vehicle again. You may suffer from serious post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that makes it impossible to work or live your life.

Did someone's reckless driving leave you with serious injuries?

Most Colorado residents cannot wait to get behind the wheel of a car even from a young age. Having the ability to drive wherever you want may have given you a sense of freedom that you still enjoy as an adult. Of course, now that you have gotten older, you may also understand that driving has its risks and that other travelers could pose a significant hazard to you while on the road.

Unfortunately, numerous car accidents occur every day due to drivers acting carelessly or recklessly. Because reckless driving can put so many people at risk, it often results in criminal charges. Of course, if you suffer injuries due to a person driving recklessly, you may wish to consider taking civil legal action of your own.

Think about way a store accident can impact your life

You never expect that a shopping trip is going to end with you in the hospital. When an accident does occur on someone else's property, you might be reluctant to take action to get your medical bills paid. This is understandable, but you have to think about why you should be responsible for the cost of something that was someone else's fault.

Premises liability lawsuits are something that prudent business owners should plan for when they are getting their business together. More than likely, the store you went to has an insurance policy to help cover these incidents. But, what if that coverage isn't enough?

Remember fire pit dangers as the nights turn cooler

As the evenings get cooler, people might decide to take the chill out of outdoor gatherings by lighting a fire pit. You can find dedicated fire pits for your home, but some people make them in the sand. Either way, everyone around the fire pit should make sure that they remain safe.

The danger of a fire pit when it is lit is pretty obvious. Some children and all adults should know that the fire is hot and shouldn't be touched. Anyone who is working with the fire pit should make sure that they are only placing safe items, such as wood, into the fire pit. Chemicals shouldn't ever be used because of the danger of explosions and injury.

Snow and rain cause deadly crashes in Colorado

Fall weather means that the days are cooler, but there is also a chance of mist and rain. Some people don't realize this, but rain is actually a deadlier driving hazard than ice or snow.

Around 7,000 people die in this country each year because of weather-related traffic crashes. In 39 states, rain is responsible for more fatalities during car crashes than snow. Colorado was one of the states in which snow caused more fatal crashes than rain.

What behaviors count as impaired driving?

Colorado readers know that impaired driving is a dangerous threat to the safety of other motorists, but this type of behavior can include much more than just drunk driving. Impaired driving happens when a person is operating a vehicle while affected by something else, ultimately resulting in less-than-safe behavior behind the wheel.

Any type of impairment is dangerous and preventable, and victims of impaired driving have rights, no matter the specifics of the behavior that caused them harm. If you believe that your accident was the result of an impaired driver, you would be wise to seek an evaluation of your case to better understand the legal options available to you.

Don't let a car's appearance deceive you after a crash

The horrors of a car accident directly impact the people who suffer injuries in the crash, but they also impact people who weren't injured and those who love people who were involved in the crash. Car accidents range in severity from minor fender benders up to fatal crashes. Even in the case of a fender bender, there is a chance that occupants of the vehicles will suffer injuries.

Anyone who is involved in a car crash must realize that you can't really judge the likelihood of injuries based on the appearance of the vehicles. Some major injuries might come from an accident that looks minor. Some crashes involving mangled vehicles aren't associated with any injuries.

Your vision might be affected by a brain injury

There are many ways that a brain injury can impact the victim. One of these has to do with the person's vision. This is an effect of the injury that could affect every aspect of the victim's life.

When you think of vision, you might think of only the things that you see with your eyes. This is the basic function of vision; however, there are also other aspects of vision that can affect your life.

Protecting the well-being of Colorado pedestrians

There are many reasons why a person would choose to walk rather than drive a car, ride a bike or take public transportation. Many Colorado workers live within a reasonable distance from work, making walking a healthy and inexpensive way to get to work. Some walk for pleasure or exercise, but no matter why you are traveling by foot, you have the right to do so safely.

Whether you are walking through a parking lot or crossing at a busy intersection, you know that you are at risk of injury when drivers are not careful and attentive. If you suffered injuries in an accident while traveling by foot, you could have a valid personal injury case. Pedestrians have rights. 

Know how to handle brain injury claims

Suffering a serious brain injury is something that is difficult to cope with, but with careful planning, you might be able to learn to live with the effects. One thing that you can do is to seek financial compensation if the injury was the result of someone's negligence.

Some people might think that they don't have any option for compensation when they are injured. The fact here is that many cases can involve claims for compensation. Whether the injury was caused by a car crash or a slip and fall, there is a chance that a claim for compensation can result.

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