Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog
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 »
We’re all accustomed to the increased traffic in Colorado around the holidays. Our state’s highways, train stations, bus terminals, and airports become more congested as travelers head or return home for family gatherings and other engagements.
With more vehicles on our roads, please do yourself and your family a favor and be more careful this holiday season. Read the rest »
Coloradans are not strangers to hazardous sidewalks. We’re used to severe weather all year round, whether it’s thunderstorms in the summer or blizzards in the winter. These extremes mean that even something as simple as walking down the street can lead to unfortunate accidents.
We don’t really think about “Who’s to blame?” for a poorly maintained sidewalk until someone has been hurt. Rather than put that conversation off until you or a loved one has been hurt, we’re going to discuss it now. Read the rest »
Accidents happen, but our society likes to lay blame, sometimes, regardless of its accuracy. Drivers who have been involved in a single-car accident probably have firsthand experience with this phenomenon. There is a commonly held belief that if a driver gets into a crash with no other cars involved then it must be that driver’s fault. This, however, is an assumption that overlooks plenty of examples of single-vehicle accidents in Colorado where the driver was not at fault. Read the rest »
As a parent, there is nothing worse than the death of a child. The loss of a child is a traumatic and tragic event, not even including the pain you experience afterward. Unfortunately, death is an unavoidable part of life. Children are vulnerable, and sometimes, the worst happens no matter how careful you or your children are.
It is tragic, but child maltreatment is a leading cause of child wrongful death in the United States. Maltreatment includes neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and psychological abuse. When the child is denied their basic needs, such as food and housing, these are examples of neglect. Shaking and hitting are examples of physical abuse. According to the 2014 report by the Administration for Children and Families, out of every 100,000 children, 1,580 die every year. Read the rest »
After the wrongful death or injury of your child you will be left with a lot of questions. These are questions you might not know the answer to, especially when you are also grieving. The loss of a child is always earth shattering. It’s hard to know how to continue your daily life. It’s also hard to know what steps you might need to take. This is even more true in the event of a child’s wrongful death.
When you are grieving the loss of a child, the first question you might be asking is: “What’s the point of lawsuit or claim?” This is a valid question, and an understandable one. No matter what you do, it won’t bring your child back, and that’s really all you want. However, a wrongful death suit or claim can help alleviate the immediate financial burden your family is experiencing. Unfortunately, there are costs involved with the death of a loved one and it can be hard to meet those costs. Even more so when the loss involves a child. You never expect to lose a child. Read the rest »
Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney Timothy Bussey and his wife, Christine, recently attended a fundraising event at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. The Busseys are proud long-time supporters of the zoo and its mission to preserve endangered species and help connect people with wild places and wildlife. The Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Ball is an annual event held to raise funding for the zoo and keep it one of the top five rated zoos in America. Read the rest »
Bikes and cars frequently meet at intersections and it is a common place for accidents to occur. The most common type of intersection collision happens when the cyclist is required to stop at a stop sign and the motorist does not have a stop sign. What frequently happens is that after stopping, the cyclist then rides out into the intersection in front of the car, when in fact the car has the right-of-way. In this situation the cyclist is as fault. Oftentimes, this type of accident occurs with cyclists under 15 years of age. Read the rest »
Bicycling is more than just a form of recreation for several people throughout Colorado Springs, it’s also a leading mode of transportation. There are unquestionable benefits to riding a bike. Bicycling is better for the environment, costs very little to maintain, and is a great method of exercise. It’s no wonder than more and more people are taking up bicycling and making it a part of their daily lives. Read the rest »