Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog
Here’s an obvious fact: when a car hits a person, it’s bad for the person.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2015, there were 5,376 pedestrians killed in the U.S. Of these deaths, 26% occurred between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Believe it or not, 71% of the total pedestrian fatalities were NOT at intersections. Read the rest »
Colorado is famous for its outdoor recreation. These activities can be fun for both thrill-seekers and families, and participants can walk away with lifelong memories. Unfortunately, many of these pursuits, such as skiing, skydiving, rafting, bungee-jumping, and zip-lining, can pose serious risks to participants, especially novices. Read the rest »
It’s a familiar sight in Colorado. Street sweepers, the large machines mounted on truck bodies to vacuum dirt, trash, and debris that has accumulated in streets, can be found in many municipalities. While they provide a valuable service to communities in which they operate, they sometimes prove a nuisance, leaving injuries and property damage in their wake. Read the rest »
It’s a frightening scenario. Another driver smashes into you from behind, spinning you off the road and into the shoulder, but before your head stops spinning, the driver has fled the scene, leaving you all alone to deal with the aftermath.
If you were severely injured, this could even be a life-threatening situation. Read the rest »
Most people think parking lots are relatively safe, especially when it comes to car accidents. Sure, there might be an occasional fender bender, but they occur at such low speeds—we assume they can’t cause too much damage.
But complacency is the reason parking lot accidents have the potential to be extremely dangerous. Read the rest »
With summer in full swing, the kids are home from school all day and families from around the country are taking time out from their busy schedule for vacations. Colorado is a very popular summer destination for obvious reasons, but our state’s residents will also be hitting the road for travel spots outside of Colorado. Read the rest »
Timothy R. Bussey, founding lawyer of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., has distinguished himself yet again by being selected as one of the American Institute of Personal Injury’s Top 10 Attorneys in Colorado. Read the rest »
Summer is upon us. With it comes the opportunity for outdoor activities such as bicycling. Unfortunately, every summer sees a spike in the number of accidents and severe injuries on Colorado roadways involving cyclists.
No one likes contemplating worst-case scenarios, but do yourself and your family a favor and take a little extra time to think about bicycle safety before heading out this year. It’s always preferable to prevent accidents before they happen instead of dealing with their aftermath. Read the rest »
Colorado is a state that suffers from extreme weather—it can change from sunny and 65° on Monday to a windy whiteout on Tuesday.
Spring sees the potential for volatile storms which bring lighting and hail. Even tornadoes have been known to occur. Summer brings a high risk of expansive forest fires. And winter, of course, leads to blizzards and ice storms. Read the rest »
The National Sleep Foundation recognizes that drowsy driving is a growing problem in its annual “Drowsy Driving Prevention Week” every November. This nationwide campaign comes as studies have shown that fatigued driving causes a significant number of crashes every year.
Colorado is particularly prone to drowsy driving, due to the long stretches of highway and interstate that connect the major metropolitan areas across the rural areas of the state. In fact, Colorado has one of the highest percentages of fatal accidents caused by tired driving in the nation. Read the rest »