Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog
There are many options when a person in Colorado Springs has been injured in an automobile, motorcycle or trucking accident. Who are the best lawyers to hire? Should I retain a big firm or a small firm?
Bicyclists put their lives on the line when they head out on the roads throughout Colorado Springs. Whether out training for a marathon or enjoying our pleasant weather, cyclists are the most exposed group on the road and often at the mercy of other drivers. While proper training for both bicyclists and drivers can help eliminate bicycle accidents in our communities, new technology may also lend a helping hand.
We have all driven next to a truck with “Hazardous Material” stamped on its side and felt our whole bodies tense up. Tanker trucks that transport hazardous materials must be handled with great care, as a single mistake by the trucker can cause a devastating accident.
You might assume that these trucks only transport oil, biofuels, and gasoline, but “hazardous materials” can also include everyday products like paint and hairspray. Even with this seemingly harmless cargo, there is still the potential for a deadly cargo spill.
Pedestrians are the most at-risk group on our roads. Simply crossing the street or stepping out of your car can end in a catastrophic collision and near-fatal injuries if you encounter a negligent driver. But just as auto manufacturers are working to protect drivers and passengers, so too are they developing technology that can prevent serious pedestrian accidents.
The cost of a motorcycle accident can easily bury a person or family. Beyond the simple property damage of a collision, bikers can suffer catastrophic injuries and disabilities that take them away from work and make it difficult for them to put food on the table.
Even if you have good health insurance, you are still looking at expensive medical bills and weeks to months of lost wages. When it comes time to file a claim, it is important to include all of the costs you have suffered and fight for the maximum available award. A tough lawyer can help.
Bicyclists in Colorado Springs are at the mercy of the drivers around them. You might hope that they will always follow the law and avoid driving recklessly, but the unfortunate truth is that it is very easy for a driver to slip up and catastrophically injure a bicyclist. Following a collision with a car, you deserve full compensation for all of the trauma you have gone through. But to get the money you need to heal and move on with your life, you need to build a strong case against the driver – otherwise, their insurance company will fight tooth and nail to minimize your claim.
Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies have become more popular than ever in recent years. The two rideshare giants, Uber and Lyft, have captured a major share of passengers departing from or arriving at the Colorado Springs Airport, according to an article in The Gazette. This increasing presence of rideshare drivers poses a risk for others on our roadways. If you are involved in an accident caused by an Uber or Lyft driver, you will want to know who you can file a claim against to recover compensation.
A dooring accident happens when a motorist opens a car door directly in the path of a bicyclist. This sudden obstacle makes a crash inevitable, often seriously injuring the cyclist. Dooring accidents can easily be avoided if drivers and passengers check for cyclists before opening their doors.
The past two weeks have been a whirlwind of debates as our team at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., worked to decide the winner of the New Heights Scholarship. We thought it was hard selecting five finalists out of 827 applicants, but narrowing our list down to one winner has really been a struggle. But after multiple re-reads and discussions, we selected one student to win a $1,000 scholarship to the school of their dreams.
After the loss of a loved one, you may be left with leftover medical bills, funeral expenses, a loss of future wages, and other costs that you should not have to bear alone. If you lost someone to a wrongful death, you may be able to recover all of these costs and more to give you and your family a brighter future.