El Paso Personal Injury Law Firm
El Paso County is the most populous county in Colorado with over 620,000 residents and its County seat, Colorado Springs, is the second most populous city in the state. As a highly populated area, as well as an area of diverse physical landscape, personal injury accidents are a daily occurrence in El Paso County.
When the negligence or reckless actions of another causes an injury accident, then that injury is considered a "personal injury." While a person cannot always protect themselves from the actions of others, the fact that Colorado personal injury accidents are preventable allow the victim to hold the at-fault party responsible.
Personal injury attorney Tim Bussey, founder of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., is committed to helping El Paso County accident victims and their families understand their legal rights and options so that they may make an informed decision about their recovery.
What an El Paso County Personal Injury Claim Accomplishes
Filing a civil suit in El Paso County is usually the last thing on your mind after an injury accident, but a personal injury claim, handled by the right attorney, may, in fact, benefit your recovery. After an injury, especially a serious injury, you are faced with a variety of hardships, including mounting medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish.
Filing a personal injury claim in Colorado gives you the opportunity to pursue compensation from the at-fault party so that you may have the financial security you need for optimal recovery.
Statute of Limitations in El Paso County
Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.) 13-80-108 state that an individual only has 2 years from the date of injury to file a personal injury claim against a negligent person or group of people. Deciding on the best course of action for your specific situation is of the utmost importance, but delaying the decision may end up hurting your chances of obtaining compensation.
Common Personal Injury Accidents
A personal injury claim can help you obtain compensation after a wide range of El Paso County injury accidents. Slip and fall accidents caused by negligent maintenance of a property, an injury caused by a defective product and injury or illness sustained due to a healthcare professional's failure to provide an appropriate standard of care are all situations in which a personal injury claim may be filed and in which you can hold the at-fault party liable. Though the aforementioned personal injury accidents do occur, the most common, by far, are motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Motorcycle collisions;
- Large truck accidents;
- Auto accidents; and
- Pedestrian accidents.
Motor vehicle crashes the most common type of personal injury accident, as well as a leading cause of fatal accidents. According to an El Paso County Department of Health and Environment report, unintentional injuries, such as those caused by motor vehicle crashes, are the leading cause of death for Coloradans ages 1 to 44 and are responsible for more than 28,000 hospitalizations across the state, every year. In El Paso County, motor vehicle crash death rates are highest for ages 15 to 24.
Our El Paso County Personal Injury Lawyers Help You Find the Answers
Oftentimes, it is the lack of financial support that prevents an injured victim from fully recovering from their injuries and their experience. A personal injury claim can make sure your recovery and the quality of your future life is not hindered because you didn't have the money.
At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., experienced El Paso County personal injury lawyer Timothy R. Bussey is dedicated to helping Colorado victims and families pursue rightful compensation for the damages and losses they have suffered as the result of another. To find out more about your legal rights and options, call for a free consultation today at (719) 475-2555.
El Paso Personal Injury Resource Center
- Personal Injury
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Pedestrian Injury
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death