Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog
After being involved in a serious accident, like an auto collision, you may be tempted to just go home and count your lucky stars that you survived unscathed. However, not all injuries are apparent right away, and you could be suffering from internal hemorrhaging. Neglecting to get a medical check could cost you your life.
The very first automobile was invented in 1886 and was nothing more than a carriage with a heavy gas engine attached. Ford eventually began mass-manufacturing cars in the early 1910s. At the time, these vehicles could only go around 10-20 mph, but were still dangerous. Without seatbelts or airbags, and incredibly top heavy, death via car crash was common in the early twentieth century.
If you have been the victim of a hit-and-run recently, you may be holding out hope that the police will be able to solve your case quickly. Sadly, the statistics point to a cold case as the most likely outcome. That does not necessarily mean, however, that you will not be able to recover the compensation you deserve.
Since an auto insurance company’s job is to provide compensation in the event of a crash, you would assume that making a claim would be an easy process to go through. You pay your insurance company premiums in order to retain your insurance, so when it finally comes time to use said insurance, your provider, or the provider of the at-fault driver, should happily hand over the compensation that you need. Sadly, you would be mistaken.
When you are merging or making a turn, you most likely glance over your shoulder to check your blind spot. A blind spot is the area near the back corner of a car that neither the side nor the rearview mirror can see. This area should always be checked when a driver is changing lanes, otherwise he or she could slam into another car.
What many drivers may not realize, however, is that the blind spots on a commercial truck are much larger — and far easier to get stuck in than your standard passenger vehicle. Anyone who gets behind a wheel should keep the blind spots of big rigs in mind. Otherwise, they may find themselves in a serious accident. Read the rest »
The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., is once again announcing our New Heights Scholarship, this time for the year 2021! Last year’s batch of essays blew us away, and picking a winner was tough work. We are thrilled to be launching this incredible scholarship once again and cannot wait to offer this year’s winner the $1,000 grand prize. Read the rest »
No parent wants to see their child hurt. In fact, most parents will do everything they can to make sure their children have as safe a life as possible. Sadly, children are small and fragile. Even with cautious parenting, kids can still become catastrophically injured, and may even be left with life-long disabilities as a result.
In these tragic cases, many parents find themselves worrying about how they can provide for their child with expensive medical bills beginning to mount. Thankfully, you may have more options for financial recovery than you realize. Read the rest »
While the country is slowly opening back up from quarantine, we are all still feeling the effects that COVID-19 has had on our communities. One of the areas impacted has been our roadways. When Colorado, like most other states, went into lockdown, people were instructed to stay at home as much as possible. With so few people traveling to work in the morning, the streets were left empty. To many negligent drivers, empty streets mean one thing: speeding. Read the rest »
Everyone knows about the horror of a hit and run. You are driving back home from work, doing your best to be responsible and safe, when another driver suddenly comes veering towards you and slams into your car. Before you can get out of your car and demand to know who the driver is, they speed away. You are left not knowing who is responsible for the damage to your car, your injuries, or your emotional trauma.
But if the other driver never actually hit your car? What if they missed, but still managed to cause an accident? Read the rest »
After getting in a serious car accident, you will likely have to seek medical help. Depending on your injuries, you may have to get extensive surgeries, countless physical therapy sessions, and mounting medications in order to heal properly. That sort of treatment can’t just be put off until your claim is settled, as a settlement can take months. But if your medical bills are high, and you’re stuck trying to negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance provider, what are you supposed to do in order to seek relief? Read the rest »