Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog

The Deadly Impact of Cargo Spills

By Timothy Bussey on July 12, 2021

Tanker truck in front of businesses on a sunny dayWe have all driven next to a truck with “Hazardous Material” stamped on its side and felt our whole bodies tense up. Tanker trucks that transport hazardous materials must be handled with great care, as a single mistake by the trucker can cause a devastating accident.

You might assume that these trucks only transport oil, biofuels, and gasoline, but “hazardous materials” can also include everyday products like paint and hairspray. Even with this seemingly harmless cargo, there is still the potential for a deadly cargo spill.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

How New Vehicles Keep Pedestrians Safer

By Timothy Bussey on June 28, 2021

Toyota Vehicle RecallPedestrians are the most at-risk group on our roads. Simply crossing the street or stepping out of your car can end in a catastrophic collision and near-fatal injuries if you encounter a negligent driver. But just as auto manufacturers are working to protect drivers and passengers, so too are they developing technology that can prevent serious pedestrian accidents.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Getting the Most Out of Your Motorcycle Accident Claim

By Timothy Bussey on June 24, 2021

Colorado Motorcycle AccidentThe cost of a motorcycle accident can easily bury a person or family. Beyond the simple property damage of a collision, bikers can suffer catastrophic injuries and disabilities that take them away from work and make it difficult for them to put food on the table.

Even if you have good health insurance, you are still looking at expensive medical bills and weeks to months of lost wages. When it comes time to file a claim, it is important to include all of the costs you have suffered and fight for the maximum available award. A tough lawyer can help.

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Collecting Evidence for a Bike Accident Claim

By Timothy Bussey on June 17, 2021

Bicyclists in Colorado Springs are at the mercy of the drivers around them. You might hope that they will always follow the law and avoid driving recklessly, but the unfortunate truth is that it is very easy for a driver to slip up and catastrophically injure a bicyclist. Following a collision with a car, you deserve full compensation for all of the trauma you have gone through. But to get the money you need to heal and move on with your life, you need to build a strong case against the driver – otherwise, their insurance company will fight tooth and nail to minimize your claim.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Rideshare Accidents: Who You Can File Against

By Timothy Bussey on May 17, 2021

Auto AccidentUber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies have become more popular than ever in recent years. The two rideshare giants, Uber and Lyft, have captured a major share of passengers departing from or arriving at the Colorado Springs Airport, according to an article in The Gazette. This increasing presence of rideshare drivers poses a risk for others on our roadways. If you are involved in an accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, you will want to know who you can file a claim against to recover compensation.

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Posted in: Car Accidents

Dooring: What Makes It Dangerous?

By Timothy Bussey on May 14, 2021

A dooring accident happens when a motorist opens a car door directly in the path of a bicyclist. This sudden obstacle makes a crash inevitable, often seriously injuring the cyclist. Dooring accidents can easily be avoided if drivers and passengers check for cyclists before opening their doors.

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Posted in: Bicycle Accident

Meet the 2021 New Heights Scholarship Winner

By Timothy Bussey on May 12, 2021

The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of debates as our team at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., worked to decide the winner of the New Heights Scholarship. We thought it was hard selecting five finalists out of 827 applicants, but narrowing our list down to one winner has really been a struggle. But after multiple re-reads and discussions, we selected one student to win a $1,000 scholarship to the school of their dreams.

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Types of Damages in a Colorado Wrongful Death Claim

By Timothy Bussey on April 30, 2021

After the loss of a loved one, you may be left with leftover medical bills, funeral expenses, a loss of future wages, and other costs that you should not have to bear alone. If you lost someone to a wrongful death, you may be able to recover all of these costs and more to give you and your family a brighter future.

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Posted in: Wrongful Death

Welcome the 2021 Finalists of the New Heights Scholarship!

By Timothy Bussey on April 29, 2021

2020 may have been a hard year, but that has clearly not stopped the young people of America from pursuing their dreams and a higher education! We at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., have been hard at work for the past few weeks reading all of your essays for the 2021 New Heights Scholarship. This has been no easy task. We had an incredible 827 sent into the firm. Nothing could make us happier, however, as this purpose of this scholarship is to encourage the students of today to continue their education and reach for new heights!

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Garbage Trucks: More Dangerous Than You Think

By Timothy Bussey on April 6, 2021

A city needs garbage trucks in order to run properly. Without them, garbage would pile up, and there would be serious hygiene and health problems in Colorado. However, just because garbage trucks are necessary doesn’t mean they are safe. In fact, garbage trucks are incredibly dangerous to those near them.

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Posted in: Truck Accident

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