Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyers
A "personal injury" occurs when one person is harmed by the negligence of another person, business, or organization. Unintentional accidents are the leading cause of injuries in Colorado. Car accidents, slip and falls, on-the-job accidents – all may lead to serious injuries.
In most cases, Colorado Springs residents have the right to seek compensation from any party whose negligence caused their injuries. You have the right to bring your case to court to prove their negligence and demonstrate how much compensation is due.
Every personal injury case arises from its own unique set of circumstances, which is why it's crucial to choose an experienced attorney who will focus on the specific facts in your case and fight for the compensation you need. At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., our Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys work to provide individualized representation to each of our clients and will work to win the compensation you need to heal.
Every year, Colorado Springs residents and visitors suffer injuries. Some of the more common ways in which injuries happen include:
Any other type of accident or incident that causes harm to one person through the negligence of another can also be considered a "personal injury," and the injured person may seek compensation from the parties responsible for the accident.
Colorado law imposes a "statute of limitations" on personal injury cases caused by a traffic accident in the state. This deadline gives you three years, in most cases, to file your case in court. The three years typically start from the date of your traffic accident.
It's important to seek the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer in Colorado Springs at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. as soon as you think you might want to seek compensation. An attorney can help you determine if the statute of limitations has expired and can also help you file your case before the deadline. If you miss the three-year deadline, courts in Colorado may throw your case out without hearing it, which means you lose a valuable chance to prove negligence and seek compensation. An experienced member of our legal team can help you protect your right to file a claim after you are injured.
Soft-tissue injuries involve any damage to muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and skin. For the most part, anything that isn't an injury to a bone, a joint, or an organ is considered a soft-tissue injury. While the name might suggest that this type of injury is not serious, the truth is that soft-tissue injuries can be painful, debilitating, sometimes permanent, and possibly life-altering. Torn ligaments and muscles can require major surgery to repair, followed by a long period of rehabilitation.
Typical soft-tissue injuries include:
- contusions (bruises),
- torn muscles, tendons, and ligaments,
- repetitive movement injuries (such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and
- herniated discs.
Certain types of motor vehicle accidents are more prone to causing soft-tissue injuries, such as being rear-ended while stopped. T-bone accidents are also a frequent cause of soft-tissue injuries. While equipping cars and trucks with airbags has gone a long way in reducing the frequency and severity of soft-tissue injuries from traffic accidents, they still occur far too often.
If you've suffered a soft-tissue injury, you're likely to face mounting medical bills, lost wages, and the costs of extensive physical therapy. If the accident that caused your injury was the result of another party's reckless or negligent act, you can recoup your losses, and also get compensation for things like pain and suffering, emotional duress, and more.
To receive compensation, also known as "damages," Colorado law requires you to prove that another party was negligent, that their negligence is what caused your injury, and that you suffered losses or "damages" as a result of your injury.
Damages are available in personal injury cases to cover many of the losses an accident typically causes. For instance, damages to cover past and future medical expenses are usually available, in addition to compensation for lost wages - both past and future. Finally, most Colorado Springs personal injury damages awards include an amount for "pain and suffering," to cover the physical and emotional burdens imposed by your injury.