Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog

Hurt in an Accident Caused by Your Landlord’s Negligence?

By Timothy Bussey on April 16, 2022

You and your family have the right to be safe where you live. That’s why your landlord has a responsibility to address hazardous conditions in a timely manner, before you or someone you love is seriously injured.

Posted in: Premises Liability

How to Drive Safely Around Big Trucks

By Timothy Bussey on March 23, 2022

Trucks are massive, and they take a lot longer to stop than cars. That’s why drivers and passengers in regular vehicles, bicyclists, motorcycle riders and pedestrians are all vulnerable to the ravages of truck accidents. In a recent year, over 5000 people died in crashes involving trucks, and about 130,000 people are injured in these accidents annually.

Posted in: Truck Accident

Compensation May Be Available for Sports Injuries

By Timothy Bussey on March 14, 2022

Sports and recreational activities are a wonderful way to stay in shape, meet new people, and enjoy the great outdoors. Participating in organized leagues, river rafting, and snowboard rentals are just some of your sporting options in the beautiful state of Colorado.

With strenuous activity comes the risk of injury. Businesses and organizations that provide sports and recreation opportunities typically compel their clients to fill out a liability waiver when you sign up for their services. This is a common method used by businesses to get people to relinquish their right to a personal injury lawsuit if they are injured.

Posted in: Sports Injuries

New Rule Allows 18-Year-Olds to Drive Trucks Across State Lines

By Timothy Bussey on February 15, 2022

The trucking industry in America is dealing with a shortage of qualified drivers. Currently, a shortage of 80,000 truck drivers is adversely affecting the supply chain, as reported by Fortune. In response to this situation, the federal government has established the Safe Driver Apprenticeship Pilot Program, which will allow 18-year-olds with a state issued CDL and a clean driving record to drive big rigs across state lines, under the supervision of an experienced commercial driver.

Posted in: Truck Accident

Who’s Responsible for Car Accidents During a Colorado Springs Power Outage?

By Timothy Bussey on January 9, 2022

A power outage can wreak havoc on the flow of traffic in Colorado Springs. When traffic signals go out completely or a yellow light starts flashing in every direction at a busy intersection, drivers can get confused, and that can lead to accidents. Devastating side-impact crashes can occur when vehicles traveling east and west plow into vehicles traveling north and south, or vice versa. To better avoid these dangerous intersections, you can check power outages online on the Storm Center page of Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU).

Posted in: Car Accidents

What Led to a Dramatic Increase in Colorado Accident Fatalities?

By Timothy Bussey on January 5, 2022

More people died in Colorado motor vehicle accidents in 2021 than in any other year in nearly two decades. Statewide, the number of traffic deaths increased by 50% from 10 years ago. More than 672 people were killed on Colorado roadways last year. This is a tragic situation, as nearly all fatal car accidents are preventable.

Posted in: Car Accidents

How to Maximize Your Personal Injury Claim

By Timothy Bussey on December 14, 2021

If you have been seriously hurt because of someone else’s negligence, you will want to recover full compensation for the losses you have suffered. The following tips can help you maximize your personal injury compensation.

Posted in: Car Accidents

The Impact of Covid on Colorado Auto Safety

By Timothy Bussey on December 4, 2021

Like other states, Colorado has seen an increase in traffic deaths since the global pandemic began. Traffic fatalities had increased by 15% in Colorado by November 2021, as reported by Fox 31. Although stay-at-home orders kept more people off the roads, the number of fatal crashes actually rose. An analysis of 22 states, including Colorado, and the District of Columbia was conducted by researchers at Sam Schwartz. According to this analysis, the fatality rate per vehicle miles traveled for the first six months of the year increased by 12.7% from 2019 to 2020.

Posted in: Car Accidents

What Dangers Should You Look Out for on Highways in Colorado Springs?

By Timothy Bussey on November 21, 2021

Driving on Colorado roadways today is one of the most dangerous things we can do. Traffic crashes killed 672 people statewide in 2021 – the highest number of fatalities in two decades — as stated in a Denver Post article. El Paso County leads the list of the counties with highest numbers of crashes. Weather conditions can make Colorado roads hazardous for commuters, particularly out-of-state drivers traveling through the state. Some of the most dangerous stretches in the state are in Colorado Springs.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Recommended Automobile Maintenance to Help Avoid Accidents

By Timothy Bussey on November 14, 2021

Like all machinery, motor vehicles need regular maintenance. In fact, lack of vehicle maintenance can be a contributing factor to accidents. For example, worn brake pads could prevent you from stopping in time to avoid a collision. Worn wiper blades could leave streaks on the windshield that impair visibility. The following maintenance tips can help you stay safe on the road and avoid the hassle and expense of an accident. They can also help you avoid costly repairs to your vehicle in the future.

Posted in: Car Accidents

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