Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog
Widespread public unrest and protests stemming from the homicide of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers has led Mayor Suthers to enact a curfew within the Colorado Springs city limits. Unless the order is extended, the curfew is in effect between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., beginning Wednesday, June 3, and ending on Monday, June 8, 2020, at 5:00 a.m.
The sudden loss of a loved one is devastating. Even more so when it’s unexpected and when someone else caused it. The emotional toll is great. The financial loss can be devastating to a family. Read the rest »
Truck accidents are among the most dangerous accidents you could find yourself in. 18-wheelers can weigh upwards of 80,000 lbs. and have the size to match their weight. When a passenger vehicle and truck collide, the truck always comes out on top. The end result is catastrophic injuries and property damage for those in the smaller vehicle. Filing a claim against the negligent truck driver and their company can help minimize the financial stress truck accident victims often find themselves under, but winning a claim requires a rigorous investigation and proper evidence.
That is where black boxes come in. Read the rest »
It seems almost impossible that just two weeks ago we announced the finalists for the 2020 New Heights Scholarship! Since then we have been hard at work reading and re-reading the final essays, scratching our heads and trying to figure out who among them would receive the $1,000 scholarship. It was an incredibly difficult task. Every finalist brought their own flair, their own passion, to the table. However, after a long night of debating, we at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. have made our decision. Read the rest »
Timothy R. Bussey and his staff have been hard at work reviewing all of the incredible applications and essays for the 2020 New Heights Scholarship since the deadline on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020. With this scholarship, we wanted to see where the young people of today see their futures and educations taking them. Because the head of our firm, Timothy R. Bussey, has dedicated so much of his life to his studies, we know that education is one of the most important things to strive for in today’s age. After reading all of the essays, we are even more thrilled to award one current student $1,000 to help further that dream of education. Read the rest »
We are incredibly excited and proud to announce that the founder of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., Timothy R. Bussey, has been admitted as an attorney and counselor to the Supreme Court of the United States. He was officially admitted into the Supreme Court bar on March 23rd, 2020, and we are thrilled about what this will mean for our firm in the future. Read the rest »
Personal injury cases hinge on the legal concept of negligence. Negligence is a failure to take reasonable care, which leads to damage or injury to another party. In Colorado, personal injury cases are evaluated based on the concept of “contributory negligence.” This concept comes into play in many personal injury cases when both parties held some percentage of the responsibility for what occurred. In Colorado, it is common for a personal injury lawsuit to be answered by a countersuit claiming contributory negligence as a defense. But how does this work in real life? Read the rest »
Snow and ice-caked roads can be tricky to navigate, and particularly in the mountains. Colorado has some of the highest mountain roads in the country. Winter weather on high mountain passes can create hazardous driving conditions. Some of the most dangerous mountain roads for winter driving in Colorado include: Read the rest »
When you or a loved one are in the process of pursuing compensation for a personal injury, you will likely see or hear various terms that may be unfamiliar to you. This glossary should clear most of those up, though you should consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney if you have any more specific questions. Read the rest »
Colorado is home to two of the top ten places to live in the USA, according to a report from CNBC, so it’s not surprising that the Colorado population has increased by almost 15% in the last ten years, adding over 700,000 new residents in that short time. Unfortunately, the roads of Colorado were not designed to support a population boom – and residents are feeling the effects on the streets, especially during rush hour. Read the rest »