People have a much higher chance of dying from natural causes, like cancer or a heart problem, than they do of dying from a dog bite. In fact, a Colorado resident would be more likely to die at the hands of a stinging insect, like a wasp or bee, than they would from a dog bite.
National Dog Bite Prevention Weeks occurs in April. As such, this month is a good time to remind dog owners in Colorado to make sure that all people, particularly children, are safe around the family pet.
Like other states, Colorado law allows victims of accidents to recover exemplary damages, which are sometimes referred to as punitive damages, in certain circumstances.
This blog has discussed how the law behind personal injury plays out in a variety of contexts. As one may be able to tell just by reading prior posts, there are relatively few injuries where the party responsible for an accident set out to hurt someone. In most cases, whether on the ski slopes, on the roads, in a store or business, or somewhere else, it was the careless or thoughtless behavior of another person that caused a severe injury.
Dillon is a well-known location for skiers and snowmobilers to visit since it is centrally located in the midst of different Colorado ski slopes and recreational areas. In the summer, Dillon also has a lot to offer those who want to take advantage of the cooler mountain air.