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Grand Junction And Western Colorado Personal Injury Law Blog

Hurt in a boating accident? Find out if you have a valid claim.

For many people in Colorado, boating is an important factor in their leisure and recreational activities. Whether you live in Colorado or you were a tourist to the area, you may need to know what to do if you suffer injuries in a boating accident.

Like car accidents, boat accidents are often the result of careless or reckless operation. If you are the victim, you may find it beneficial to take immediate action to protect your interests and learn if you may have grounds to seek financial compensation. With the weather warming up and more people in the water, the number of recreational boat accidents will likely increase.

Pedestrians are vulnerable to serious injuries

At some point, everyone is a pedestrian, even if it is just taking a few steps across the parking lot to your car. This is why pedestrian safety is something that should concern everyone, especially since nearly 5,000 pedestrians die after being struck by motor vehicles each year, and hundreds of thousands suffer injuries that land them in the emergency room.

Those on motorcycles and bicycles at least have helmets, and some wear other protective clothing. However, when you are walking where there is traffic, you are completely vulnerable to serious, even life-threatening injuries. Keeping yourself safe is critical since Colorado drivers do not always extend proper courtesy to those on foot.

Many causes of car accidents you might need to remember

Car accidents aren't anything that you can predict before you leave home. You have to just always do your best to drive safely and you count on others to do the same. When accidents do happen, the question of cause usually comes up. You should remember that there are many causes of car crashes and some are more common than others.

Some of the most common causes of car crashes are the driver's actions. Driving too aggressively or while not giving your full attention to the road can lead to accidents. Drivers shouldn't drive when they are fatigued or intoxicated since these don't allow the driver to react appropriately to hazards they encounter. Failing to obey traffic laws, including stopping at red lights and following the speed limit, are also dangerous behaviors.

Foggy brain symptoms can make life a true challenge

Brain injuries can make remembering things very difficult. This can mean that simple things that you've done hundreds of times become challenging. When you have a brain injury, getting dressed or driving to work might be too complex because of the number of steps you have to remember. You can imagine what type of impact this will have on your life.

We understand that you might not be sure what you can do now. You do know that your finances are in shambles and your health is suffering all because someone caused an accident that resulted in your brain being harmed. We can help you determine if you have any legal options for dealing with the issue.

Will the increase in distracted driving in Colorado affect you?

Colorado readers know that distracted driving is a problem in the state, and unfortunately, statistics indicate that the issue is only getting worse. In fact, 89 percent of drivers who participated in a statewide study admit they drive while distracted. Despite the well-known dangers of this particular behavior, people still make the choice to be reckless with their own well-being and the well-being of others.

April is distracted driving month, which means that officials are working to increase the awareness around this type of problem. For instance, they are trying to inform residents about the prevalence of the problem and the dangers of engaging in any form of distracted behavior while operating a vehicle.

Your memory can be impacted by a brain injury

Trying to work after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) might be a test in your patience. This is because a TBI is associated with memory issues. When you have trouble with your memory, it can be difficult to remember the steps for tasks. Other issues might also persist.

When it comes to job duties, employers are often very specific in what they want. If you have a TBI, you might find that you get confused about the steps. This is understandable. It means that you need to find memory management techniques that will help you as you go about the daily tasks at work.

Understand your options for premises liability claims

Premises liability law covers a variety of situations. When you are injured on another person's property, you need to take the circumstances of the injury into account to determine what action you are going to take. We can help you to explore the options that you have so that you can make the decision you feel is best for your needs.

We recently discussed what you can do when a dog bites you. This is one of the possible scenarios that will come up with premises liability. Slip and falls, falling objects and similar accidents are also possible. In all of these cases, you need to consider the impacts the injuries will have on your life when you are making plans for what you are going to do.

Immediate signs of a spinal cord injury

In a car accident, you will only have limited time to process what is happening. These accidents often happen without warning and end in a matter of seconds. During those few seconds, your life could change forever.

Once your vehicle comes to rest, you may be better off not moving until you take a personal assessment. There is no way to predict the type or severity of the injuries you suffered during the impact, and moving could make a spinal cord injury worse.

What happens if your neighbor's dog bites you?

The United States is, quite arguably, a nation of dog lovers. However, not all of the dogs out there are exactly lovable. In fact, some people's pet pooches can be outright vicious.

If you happen to be bit by a neighbor's dog in Colorado, can you hold the owner legally responsible?

Don't settle for little after a brain injury

A brain injury is one that impacts your entire life. It can also affect your family members. Many people focus on the physical effects of these injuries, but the other impacts such as the emotional and mental changes might be even more difficult to deal with.

In some cases, the effects of the brain injury cause financial difficulties for the person and his or her family. These can come from the loss of income if the person who had the injury was an income earner for the home, as well as from the influx of medical bills that might come in the mail.

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