Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog

Are Motorcycles That Much More Dangerous Than Cars?

By Timothy Bussey on October 15, 2023

Motorcycle standing in a parking garage.

Although motorcycles are often associated with a sense of freedom and adventure on the open road, they are considerably more dangerous than cars. Riders must prioritize safety, wear protective gear, and remain vigilant on the road. In the unfortunate event of an accident, consulting with a personal injury attorney is crucial to protecting your rights and seeking the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. To fully appreciate the risks associated with motorcycle operations, it is critical to understand how motorcycles pose a greater risk to riders than cars and the nature and extent of those risks.

How Does Alcohol Physically Impair the Ability of Drivers?

By Timothy Bussey on September 15, 2023

A mans hands on top of a wooden bar holding a car key in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.

Operating a motor vehicle is a huge responsibility. SUVs, cars, and trucks weigh thousands of pounds, and when they crash into a motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, or automobile, the results are often devastating.

When a driver is impaired by alcohol, their vehicle becomes a deadly weapon. Intoxicated drivers are physically and cognitively incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle and making the best decisions.

Posted in: Car Accidents

What Is a Phantom Vehicle and Why Are They So Common?

By Timothy Bussey on August 15, 2023

Up close shot of a cars headlight off at night time while driving

A phantom vehicle puts others on the road at risk – it has its headlights off after dark. Headlights are essential for safety from dusk to dawn. In Colorado, drivers are required by law to use their headlights between sunset and sunrise and under any other conditions, including inclement weather or when visibility is limited to less than 1,000 feet. Drivers in phantom vehicles can be cited and fined for a class A traffic infraction.

Posted in: Car Accidents

How Loss of Consortium Claims Work in Colorado Lawsuits

By Timothy Bussey on July 25, 2023

Sad young woman crying in her bedroom at home. Mental health concept.

In Colorado, loss of consortium refers to the loss of moral support, affection, companionship, and sexual relations suffered by a spouse. It is an important element in personal injury claims as it could substantially impact compensation. If your spouse sustained injuries in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you could pursue a loss of consortium claim.

Posted in: Personal Injury

Why Amazon Delivery Drivers Rush, Endangering Us All

By Timothy Bussey on July 15, 2023

Amazon Prime delivery vehicle stops in residential neighborhood to deliver packages

Amazon is known for its speedy delivery service. As convenient as it is to have an order placed and delivered as quickly as the next day, this benefit comes at a high cost to public safety. Every year, Amazon delivers an average of five billion packages, which translates to over 13.5 million packages daily. With so many Amazon delivery trucks on the road in a hurry to meet their deadlines, we all face an increased risk of accidents and injuries.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Why You Need an Attorney Who Knows How Insurance Companies Work

By Timothy Bussey on July 5, 2023

Personal Injury Claim Form on wooden desk with a black pen.

Working in the Insurance Industry

Prior to going to law school, I worked for one of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. I was taught how to investigate and evaluate claims from the insurer’s perspective and, as well as how to examine the facts of accidents to determine who was at fault. Initially, I had very little authority and settled relatively minor claims. As I gained experience, I began to handle larger and more complex claims, including commercial and litigation claims. I learned how to negotiate from the insurer’s perspective. Over time, I lost interest in working for a large insurance company and decided to attend law school.

Posted in: Personal Injury

How Dashcams Help Colorado Injury Claims

By Timothy Bussey on June 20, 2023

Car video camera attached to the windshield to record driving and prevent danger from driving

As the name implies, dashcams are cameras mounted on the dashboard of your vehicle. They can record footage of the road ahead and, in some cases, record what is happening inside the vehicle. This footage can be a source of critical evidence to help you prove that the other driver was at fault for a car accident. Dashcam footage can be used as evidence in Colorado injury claims.

Posted in: Car Accidents

New Heights Scholarship 2023 Winner Announced

By Timothy Bussey on June 6, 2023

At the Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we provide vigorous criminal defense for our clients. We also represent clients who have personal injury claims by giving you individualized legal services.

Our team is proud of the success we have achieved, and we’re grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the community. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the winner of our 2023 $1000 New Heights Scholarship.

Posted in: Firm News

Comparative Negligence in Colorado

By Timothy Bussey on May 30, 2023

multiple toy cars piled on top of one another

Auto accidents happen every day in Colorado. Often, more than one party is at least partially at fault. For example, two cars collide in an intersection. One car was turning left. The other was traveling 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. In the past, many states applied the doctrine of contributory negligence to this situation. Under this doctrine, if the party seeking damages was in any way at fault, they were barred from receiving compensation from the other party. Over time, states and courts came to believe that this rule was too punitive and not fair. In order to address this inequity, many states enacted comparative negligence laws.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Announcing Our 2023 New Heights Scholarship Finalists

By Timothy Bussey on May 23, 2023

Two young students male and female wearing graduation caps and looking out into the ocean on a beach

At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we’re extremely pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s $1000 New Heights Scholarship:

  • Ryan B.
  • Victoria H.
  • Becca C.
  • Joshua K.
  • Elsa Z.

Posted in: Firm News

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