Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog

New Heights Scholarship 2023

By Timothy Bussey on February 7, 2023

Whether you wish to pursue a career in law, education, medicine, engineering, social services, or countless other fields, your path to success begins by choosing the right education.

To help you reach your goals and secure a brighter future, the Bussey Law Firm, P.C. offers a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student every year. Our 2023 New Heights Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students from across the nation.

Posted in: Firm News

The “Eggshell” Plaintiff and Pre-Existing Conditions

By Timothy Bussey on February 1, 2023

It is common for someone involved in a motor vehicle crash to experience injuries. But what happens if the injured person already had an injury and the crash made it worse? For example, imagine a 60-year-old woman with degenerative disk disease is struck by another driver. The crash causes her back to suffer an injury greater than she otherwise would have if she had a healthy back. A defendant cannot argue that the injury isn’t his fault because of the preexisting back problems.

Posted in: Personal Injury

A Expressive Aphasia from Car Crashes and Other Accidents

By Timothy Bussey on January 15, 2023

Expressive Aphasia is a neurological condition that impairs your speech and communication skills. Caused by damage to the part of the brain that controls language, aphasia makes it difficult or impossible to speak clearly, read, write, or follow conversations.

People who suffer from aphasia find it very frustrating. It’s important for friends and family members to treat them with patience and sensitivity.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Why Truckers Fall Asleep at the Wheel

By Timothy Bussey on December 25, 2022

Truck Driver Safety

Unfortunately, truck accidents are relatively standard in Colorado. While the number of trucks involved in fatal crashes in 2020 decreased by 4% from 2019, it’s still 33% higher than in 2011. In addition, the number of deaths caused by large truck crashes increased by 31% from 2011 to 2020.

Posted in: Truck Accident

How Winter Weather Plus Parking Garages Equals Danger

By Timothy Bussey on December 17, 2022

Colorado Springs is beautiful in the wintertime. The snow-capped mountains and sparkling city lights are a sight to behold. However, ice and snow can make roads, sidewalks, and parking garages slippery, creating a hazardous environment. According to a recent study, parking garages are the most dangerous places to park your car in the winter. In addition, the study found that most accidents in parking garages occur on the top level, where the ice and snow can build up more and make the surface slick. Take extra care if you must use a parking garage in the winter. Watch your step and look for ice and other hazards because too many negligent drivers don’t.

Posted in: Car Accidents

How Incorrect Downhill Truck Braking Could Hurt Coloradans

By Timothy Bussey on November 20, 2022

Truck accidents are a severe problem in Colorado. Hundreds of people are killed in truck accidents yearly, and many more are injured. Truck accidents often involve large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, and can be very dangerous. A common cause of truck accidents is faulty brakes or faulty use of brakes. When brakes are not functioning correctly or used properly, it can be difficult for a truck driver to stop the vehicle promptly, leading to severe accidents.

Posted in: Truck Accident

The Causes of Toll Booth Lane Accidents

By Timothy Bussey on October 15, 2022

Crashes that occur in a toll booth lane between vehicles and pedestrians are just as serious as any other crash that happens on the road. They can cause extensive property damage, serious injuries, and be very traumatizing for those involved. Also, as with any other road collision, when a toll booth crash occurs, responsible individuals can be held liable for providing compensation to cover the costs of the accident.

Posted in: Car Accidents

When Animals Contribute To Wrong-Way Accidents

By Timothy Bussey on September 20, 2022

In Colorado, you may encounter different types of animals on the road, including livestock and wild animals. Wild animal accidents often include deer, fox, squirrels, and other animals. In Colorado, wild animal accidents may be more common than you think and are typically not the fault of the driver. This is because the driver may not have been able to leave sufficient space for following traffic if they had to react quickly after hitting the animal.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Dangerous and Common Trucking Industry Practices

By Timothy Bussey on September 10, 2022

Have you been in an accident with a truck driver? Do you think some negligence from the truck driver or their company was involved? After an accident, you need qualified representation on your side. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.  is here to help you during this difficult time.

Posted in: Truck Accident

Five Things You Should Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Colorado

By Timothy Bussey on August 20, 2022

The loss of a loved one is always a tragic and devastating experience and impacts us for the rest of our lives. A loss is even more devastating when it is sudden, unexpected, and the result of someone else’s negligence. Colorado allows certain persons to pursue a wrongful death claim against a responsible party when they have caused the death of another person, but there are limitations on wrongful death claims, such as:

Posted in: Wrongful Death

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