Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog

Leading Causes of Child Wrongful Death

By Timothy Bussey on July 5, 2016

As a parent, there is nothing worse than the death of a child. The loss of a child is a traumatic and tragic event, not even including the pain you experience afterward. Unfortunately, death is an unavoidable part of life. Children are vulnerable, and sometimes, the worst happens no matter how careful you or your children are.

It is tragic, but child maltreatment is a leading cause of child wrongful death in the United States. Maltreatment includes neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and psychological abuse. When the child is denied their basic needs, such as food and housing, these are examples of neglect. Shaking and hitting are examples of physical abuse. According to the 2014 report by the Administration for Children and Families, out of every 100,000 children, 1,580 die every year. Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

Common Questions Following a Colorado Springs Child’s Wrongful Death

By Timothy Bussey on June 29, 2016

After the wrongful death or injury of your child you will be left with a lot of questions. These are questions you might not know the answer to, especially when you are also grieving. The loss of a child is always earth shattering. It’s hard to know how to continue your daily life. It’s also hard to know what steps you might need to take. This is even more true in the event of a child’s wrongful death.

When you are grieving the loss of a child, the first question you might be asking is: “What’s the point of lawsuit or claim?” This is a valid question, and an understandable one. No matter what you do, it won’t bring your child back, and that’s really all you want. However, a wrongful death suit or claim can help alleviate the immediate financial burden your family is experiencing. Unfortunately, there are costs involved with the death of a loved one and it can be hard to meet those costs. Even more so when the loss involves a child. You never expect to lose a child. Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. Attends Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Fundraiser

By Timothy Bussey on June 24, 2016

bussey-attends-cheyenne-zoo-ball-fundraiserColorado Springs criminal defense attorney Timothy Bussey and his wife, Christine, recently attended a fundraising event at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Busseys are proud long-time supporters of the zoo and its mission to preserve endangered species and help connect people with wild places and wildlife. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Ball is an annual event held to raise funding for the zoo and keep it one of the top five rated zoos in America. Read the rest »

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Common Causes of Colorado Springs Intersection Bike Accidents

By Timothy Bussey on June 22, 2016

Bikes and cars frequently meet at intersections and it is a common place for accidents to occur. The most common type of intersection collision happens when the cyclist is required to stop at a stop sign and the motorist does not have a stop sign. What frequently happens is that after stopping, the cyclist then rides out into the intersection in front of the car, when in fact the car has the right-of-way. In this situation the cyclist is as fault. Oftentimes, this type of accident occurs with cyclists under 15 years of age. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Broken Bone Injuries Commonly Suffered in Colorado Springs Bike Accidents

By Timothy Bussey on June 17, 2016

Bicycling is more than just a form of recreation for several people throughout Colorado Springs, it’s also a leading mode of transportation. There are unquestionable benefits to riding a bike. Bicycling is better for the environment, costs very little to maintain, and is a great method of exercise. It’s no wonder than more and more people are taking up bicycling and making it a part of their daily lives. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Common Serious Colorado Springs Injuries that Lead to Amputations

By Timothy Bussey on May 26, 2016

Amputations usually occur from injuries or diseases that harm parts of the body to the point that damaged tissue cannot heal. Traumatic injuries such as those sustained in automobile or workplace accidents can lead to the need for amputation. It is essential if you or a loved one have suffered amputation injuries that you speak to a knowledgeable lawyer to help you with legal and medical costs. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Student Injured in Colorado College Campus Accident

By Timothy Bussey on February 11, 2016

A 20-year-old Colorado Springs student was recently struck and dragged by a car while crossing the street. The pedestrian accident occurred at a crosswalk on Cascade Ave. near the Colorado College campus. Officials say the student was waiting at a crosswalk at the time of the accident. It is unclear from the report if the student was seriously injured or if the driver will be cited for the crash. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Colorado Springs Car Crash Proves Fatal

By Timothy Bussey on February 4, 2016

A driver was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Colorado Springs  near Gallery Road and Powers Boulevard. Officials say the driver was the only person in the car when it struck a utility box, knocking out power in the area. Police investigating the scene believe the driver may have been drinking. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Best Friends Killed in Colorado Crash

By Timothy Bussey on January 29, 2016

Two young men were killed in a Colorado Springs car accident when their Honda Civic was involved in a head-on collision. The fatal car crash occurred on Austin Bluffs Parkway near Union Boulevard in Colorado Springs. Officials say the Honda struck a patch of ice, crossed into oncoming traffic, and struck a Jeep Liberty. The Jeep then hit a white van. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Former Players Appeal NFL’s $1 Billion Concussion Plan

By Timothy Bussey on January 26, 2016

Traumatic Brain Injury DementiaAs we march toward the Super Bowl, there’s no shortage of talk about the effect of concussions in contact sports like football, hockey, and boxing. There is a large and growing list of former National Football League players who’ve been diagnosed with concussion-related brain diseases. The recent suicides of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau and All-Pro safety Dave Duerson have been linked to the frequent concussions they suffered during their careers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Sports Injuries

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