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Grand Junction And Western Colorado Personal Injury Law Blog

Premises liability matters must be handled right away

Premises liability matters are often difficult to handle because you have to prove that the property owner or that person's agent was negligent. When you are dealing with this type of issue, you might find it hard to come up with the evidence and points that are necessary to make your case. We will gladly help you to do this when we represent you in one of these cases.

There are many different types of cases that fall under this umbrella. Whether you fell and suffered an injury or were bitten by a dog, you might opt to seek compensation for the damages.

Indoor conditions can often invite slip-and-fall accidents

Indoor slip-and-fall accidents can often be prevented if property owners take action. There are several things that are hazardous indoors that these individuals should watch for. If there are hazards, they should take the time to correct them so that patrons of the business don't fall. Still, some don't do this and people fall.

One of the main hazards that businesses need to watch occurs when it rains or snows. Keeping entryways free of slippery conditions is difficult but necessary. Putting down mats, installing driers or fans and placing warning signage in the area are some of the options that might help to prevent slips. These same tactics can be used in the building if there is a spill or a slick area somewhere.

Would a crash reconstruction help your personal injury case?

In the aftermath of many collisions here in Colorado, at least one driver involved is not sure how it all happened. One minute, you are driving along, minding your own business, and the next, you hear the crunch of metal and feel the violent impact of another vehicle crashing into yours.

Even if you saw the other vehicle coming toward you, you may not understand what happened. This is where an accident reconstruction expert could prove invaluable, especially if you intend to file a personal injury claim against the driver deemed at fault.

The quiet danger of internal bleeding

The crumpled fender, the leaking fluids and the shattered windshield all told the story of your recent traffic accident. In fact, even without a mechanic's training, you may be able to see that the car is beyond repair or that, at the very least, it will take time and money to get it back on the road.

Unlike the damage to your car after an accident, the injuries you suffered may not be visible. You may have a bump on the head, scratches and bruises. You may even have the suspicion of a broken bone. However, even if you think your injuries are only minor, it would behoove you to have a medical exam as soon as possible.

We can help you file a brain injury compensation claim

There are many things that can lead to a brain injury, but when the injury is caused by someone else's negligence, you might need to consider seeking compensation. Doing so may help you recover money that you've spent on medical care, as well as other financial adversities that you have experienced.

We know that there are a lot of things for you to think about right now. We are here to help you sort through the matters at hand. We will look into every possible way that the accident affected you. This can include any medical expenses you had to pay, any other bills that you have due to the injury and lost wages if you weren't able to return to work. There might also be other damages that you can claim, so we can go over all the possibilities with you.

Don't let distracted drivers get off too easily

There isn't any good reason why you should have to deal with the effects of being crashed into by a distracted driver. These drivers made the choice to take their attention away from their driving duties to focus on something else. When an accident occurs because of this, the driver who was distracted must be held accountable.

We know that your life is probably in a complete upheaval right now. Adding a personal injury lawsuit into the mix might be the last thing that you want to do. What you might not realize right now is that your added effort could be well worth it.

Don't forget to drive safely in the snow and on the ice

Driving on the snow and ice is much different from driving on dry pavement. Because of the dangers of driving in these conditions, you need to make sure that you are taking precautions that will help you and everyone else around you to return home safely at the end of the day. While you can be as safe as possible on your end, you also count on everyone else to be just as safe.

Before you leave home or wherever you are, you need to clear your vehicle. Snow and ice on the top of the vehicle, the windshield, the windows or the lights can make it unsafe to drive. With this in mind, you need to make sure that you remove all of this from your vehicle. Don't forget to clear the license plate off when you are taking care of the rest of the vehicle. This might help you to avoid getting a ticket.

Slipping on ice or snow can be dangerous

Now that the winter season is here, you need to make sure that you are preparing correctly for walking out in the elements. Of course, you need to try to prevent hypothermia by having the proper winter weather gear, but the need for this goes far beyond this.

You need to make sure that you have shoes that are going to have enough traction on the wintry surfaces. This can help to ensure that you don't slip and fall on the ice and snow. While you are walking, you need to make sure that you are watching for changes in the surface composition so that you can adjust your walking accordingly. You also need to watch for changes in the height of the surface. Uneven pavement poses a trip hazard.

Staying safe while driving in winter weather conditions

It is winter, which means that drivers in Colorado will likely have to drive in snowy or icy conditions at some point. Most people who live in the state have experience driving in less-than-ideal conditions during portions of the year. Even drivers who have driven on icy roads should remember to stay safe.

Winter weather is not an excuse for poor decisions made while behind the wheel. Drivers are responsible for knowing how to get from place to place in snowy or icy conditions, and inexperienced individuals in this type of driving should stay off the roads. Victims of accidents caused by people driving irresponsibly in winter weather have the right to pursue their option to file a civil claim.

Colorado has laws that govern snow removal on sidewalks

Snow and ice are difficult to walk across. In fact, some people who aren't very steady on their feet, such as the elderly, might have more of a risk of falling on these surfaces. Even though it might not seem like a big deal to fall on snow, you can actually suffer from serious injuries when this happens.

Colorado has specific laws that govern the removal of snow and ice from sidewalks. These laws are meant to protect pedestrians and ensure that the right-of-way in impacted areas isn't impeded by snow removal efforts. Here are some points know about this issue:

CBA - Est. in 1897 | Colorado Bar Association American Association for Justice CTLA | Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Alaska Bar Association | alaskabar.org Christian Legal Society Wounded Warrior Project
National Eagle Scout Association Alaska Association for Justice
People Over Profits | Your Grassroots Network to Protect Civil Justice