Marijuana Dispensary Accidents
With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, the number of marijuana dispensaries is skyrocketing. Colorado has issued over 500 retail marijuana dispensary licenses across the state, with most located in urban areas like Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our Colorado marijuana accident lawyers understand that whether it’s for recreational or medical use, dispensaries in Colorado have a duty to keep their customers safe from unreasonably dangerous conditions while on store property, which can include parking lots and sidewalks. Marijuana in Colorado is a billion-dollar industry, and even though there are many good dispensaries who operate safe stores, there is simply no excuse when a dispensary allows unsafe conditions to exist. If you have been seriously injured at a Colorado marijuana dispensary, we invite you to call our knowledgeable Colorado marijuana dispensary accident lawyers today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation about your case.Dispensary Accidents and Colorado Premises Liability Law
So what happens if there is an accident at a marijuana dispensary and someone gets hurt? An experienced Colorado marijuana dispensary accident attorney will advise you that whether you were hurt in a slip and fall at a dispensary, or you were injured in any other type of accident in or around the property, most accidents that happen in Colorado marijuana stores are governed by Colorado’s Premises Liability Act. Our Colorado dispensary accident lawyers give you more specifics about Colorado premises liability law here.
As a rule, however, Colorado’s premises liability laws consider any marijuana dispensary customer an “invitee” who is entitled to the highest protection under the law, as would be the case at any other retail establishment such as a grocery store or restaurant. This means that a dispensary must take reasonable steps to protect customers from dangers on the property that it knows about or should know about.
If a dispensary operator fails to take reasonable steps to keep the store safe and a customer or visitor gets hurt, the dispensary can be liable for the injured person’s past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages and lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and physical impairment. An experienced Colorado marijuana dispensary accident attorney knows that, to protect themselves from these financial risks, marijuana dispensaries in Colorado typically carry substantial multi-million-dollar liability insurance policies. That way if an accident happens it is the policy and not the business itself that will pay for your damages.Evolution of Marijuana Sales in Colorado
At Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC, our marijuana dispensary lawyers have observed as Colorado’s economy has been transformed by the marijuana industry. The concept of buying marijuana in Colorado has evolved from illegal “weed” sales, to medical marijuana or MMJ, to now being able to legally purchase it for recreational use. Our Colorado dispensary accident lawyers agree that we are at a point now where the Colorado marijuana dispensary is as essential to Colorado’s identity as our state’s microbreweries and distilleries. Indeed, some of Colorado’s top dispensary brands are professional companies with impressive retail stores offering ample retail space and skilled “bud tenders” to help us choose the right marijuana experience.
With the growth of Colorado’s marijuana industry, some dispensaries have emerged as leaders in the sales of both MMJ and recreational marijuana. These dispensaries are responsible for millions of dollars in revenue, and our Colorado dispensary accident attorneys believe that and have every resource to maintain and operate their marijuana stores in a manner that keeps customers safe. As of 2018, the six largest marijuana dispensaries are:
- Native Roots
- The Green Solution
- Green Dragon
- and Lightshade
We recognize that these are just of few of the largest retailers, and there are many smaller marijuana dispensaries throughout the state. Many dispensaries are in mountain communities like Summit County so that they can take advantage of 420 tourism. Regardless of the size or target audience of a dispensary, a good marijuana dispensary accident attorney can hold an unsafe dispensary accountable.Call Cook, Bradford & Levy, LLC Today if You Have Been Injured at a Colorado Dispensary – Even if You Were Just Visiting Colorado
Whether you have been hurt in a slip and fall or any other type of accident at a Colorado marijuana dispensary, our experienced Colorado marijuana dispensary accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you are entitled to under the law. We invite you to call us today at 303-543-1000 for a free consultation.
We can help you whether you are a Colorado resident or just in town visiting when the accident happened. Our marijuana accident lawyers have a state-wide practice and can help you wherever the accident occurred. Call us today to start getting the legal help you need.