Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog

Colorado Children and Pool Safety

By Timothy Bussey on August 13, 2015 - Comments off

best-iphone-games-1Tragedy struck a Colorado family recently. According to a story on Denver’s Fox 31, a four year old girl drowned in a pool at a private residence in Windsor a few days ago. The girl was attending a birthday party at the time.

With the arrival of summer’s heat comes the returning call for child swimming pool safety. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children ages one to four have the highest rate of drowning, with the majority of deaths happening in home swimming pools. These shocking figures and the sad story above make pool safety essential to all families. Read the rest »

Posted in: Personal Injury

 

Timothy Bussey Named To “10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction” List

By Timothy Bussey on July 20, 2015 - Comments off

Bussey Named 10 Best

Timothy Bussey is having quite a year so far. Just three months after becoming the only attorney in the state of Colorado to obtain an ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation, Mr. Bussey has received the “10 Best 2015 Client Satisfaction” distinction from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). This recognizes Mr. Bussey as one of 10 Colorado attorneys exemplifying highest standards in the personal injury arena. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

 

Five Top Tips for Colorado Boating Safety

By Timothy Bussey on July 6, 2015 - Comments off

Boating in ColoradoBoating is one of the summer’s most popular activities in Colorado – but a single boating accident can ruin the entire summer for you, your friends and your loved ones.  Play it safe by practicing these top safety tips from the U.S. Coast Guard:

 

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Posted in: Boating Accident

 

Not Wearing a Motorcycle Helmet DOES NOT Bar Recovery for Damages

By Timothy Bussey on June 23, 2015 - Comments off

Colorado Motorcycle CrashMotorcyclists from across the country come to experience Colorado’s open roads and natural beauty every year. Unfortunately, no matter how careful a motorcyclist is when driving on the road, other drivers are always a risk. If you or a loved one have been injured in a motorcycle accident the damages, including medical bills, can be staggering. Colorado does not require motorcyclists to wear a helmet. One of the most frequently asked questions about motorcycle accidents is whether not wearing a helmet will bar or lessen an injured motorcyclist’s right to seek financial compensation.

When addressing this issue it is important to review the four essential elements of a motorcycle claim. Read the rest »

 

Motorcycles and Summer Riding were Meant to go Together

By Timothy Bussey on June 15, 2015 - Comments off

Colorado Motorcycle AccidentFrom Rocky Mountain National Park to the Comanche National Grassland, Colorado’s natural beauty is unparalleled. As the temperatures rise, motorcyclists flock to Colorado to ride through the scenery on the many roads that traverse our state. Enjoying the highway on a motorcycle comes with risks, however. According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,668 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in 2013 alone. Additionally, 88,000 people were injured in a motorcycle accident. Read the rest »

 

Lower Gas Prices Mean More Traffic Deaths This Summer, Experts Say

By Timothy Bussey on June 2, 2015 - Comments off

Colorado Car CrashIf you knew that this summer was expected to see more traffic deaths than the summer of 2014, would you drive more carefully?

Experts – and experienced Colorado car accident lawyers – hope so.  The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that the summer of 2015 will result in more car accident deaths and serious injuries than the summer of 2014, despite the fact that the number of fatal crashes has been decreasing on U.S. roads for several years. Read the rest »

Posted in: Car Accidents

 

What is a Wrongful Death in a Colorado Accident?

By Timothy Bussey on May 11, 2015 - Comments off

When an injury suffered in a car crash or other Colorado accident proves fatal, the injured person’s surviving family members may be able to bring a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party with the help of an experienced attorney.

A “wrongful death” is a death caused by the negligence of another person or company.  A death resulting from a car accident, a slip and fall, or from using a product with a deadly hidden defect are just a few of the situations that may give rise to a wrongful death claim. Read the rest »

Posted in: Wrongful Death

 

Can a Bicycle Helmet Decrease the Risk of Catastrophic Brain Injuries?

By Timothy Bussey on May 4, 2015 - Comments off

Spring is in full swing in Colorado, which means that adults and children alike are heading out onto the roads to enjoy bicycling. Although Colorado does not require bicyclists to wear helmets, choosing a helmet may significantly reduce the risk of a fatal or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in certain accidents.

A study in the New England Journal of Medicine examined 235 case studies of patients admitted to emergency rooms with head injuries following a bicycle crash. It compared these head-injury patients to 433 patients who received emergency room care for other bicycle accident injuries. Read the rest »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

 

4 of the Most Annoying Things to Do on a Road Trip

By Timothy Bussey on April 30, 2015 - Comments off

Colorado Springs Car CrashWho doesn’t love road trips? There’s nothing more exhilarating than hopping into the car with your friends and setting off on an adventure. Plus, America is made for this. You can travel from coast to coast using our country’s extensive freeway systems and experience all kinds of cultures and landscapes. New sights, sounds, memories – all of these and more are what make road trips great.

However, road trips are also potential friendship breakers. There’s nothing that tests a relationship more than being stuck with someone inside a cramped space for hours on end. Good times can easily turn sour when everyone has a short fuse. Read the rest »

Posted in: Interesting

 

NHTSA Urges GM Vehicle Drivers to Get Ignition Switches Fixed

By Timothy Bussey on April 6, 2015 - Comments off

In recent months, General Motors’ trouble with faulty ignition switches that have caused serious car accidents and deaths has made national news.  Nonetheless, thousands of GM vehicles remain on the road with dangerously defective ignition switches in place, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

As a result, the NHTSA urges owners of the recalled GM vehicles to get them fixed as soon as possible.  A vehicle can be taken to any GM dealership, which will make the repair free of charge.  Until the repair can be made, GM recommends that drivers “use only the ignition key with nothing else on the key ring,” according to the NHTSA’s website. Read the rest »

Posted in: Product Liability

 

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