Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog
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It is common for someone involved in a motor vehicle crash to experience injuries. But what happens if the injured person already had an injury and the crash made it worse? For example, imagine a 60-year-old woman with degenerative disk disease is struck by another driver. The crash causes her back to suffer an injury greater than she otherwise would have if she had a healthy back. A defendant cannot argue that the injury isn’t his fault because of the preexisting back problems.
Expressive Aphasia is a neurological condition that impairs your speech and communication skills. Caused by damage to the part of the brain that controls language, aphasia makes it difficult or impossible to speak clearly, read, write, or follow conversations.
People who suffer from aphasia find it very frustrating. It’s important for friends and family members to treat them with patience and sensitivity.
Truck Driver Safety
Unfortunately, truck accidents are relatively standard in Colorado. While the number of trucks involved in fatal crashes in 2020 decreased by 4% from 2019, it’s still 33% higher than in 2011. In addition, the number of deaths caused by large truck crashes increased by 31% from 2011 to 2020.
Colorado Springs is beautiful in the wintertime. The snow-capped mountains and sparkling city lights are a sight to behold. However, ice and snow can make roads, sidewalks, and parking garages slippery, creating a hazardous environment. According to a recent study, parking garages are the most dangerous places to park your car in the winter. In addition, the study found that most accidents in parking garages occur on the top level, where the ice and snow can build up more and make the surface slick. Take extra care if you must use a parking garage in the winter. Watch your step and look for ice and other hazards because too many negligent drivers don’t.
Truck accidents are a severe problem in Colorado. Hundreds of people are killed in truck accidents yearly, and many more are injured. Truck accidents often involve large trucks, such as 18-wheelers, and can be very dangerous. A common cause of truck accidents is faulty brakes or faulty use of brakes. When brakes are not functioning correctly or used properly, it can be difficult for a truck driver to stop the vehicle promptly, leading to severe accidents.
Crashes that occur in a toll booth lane between vehicles and pedestrians are just as serious as any other crash that happens on the road. They can cause extensive property damage, serious injuries, and be very traumatizing for those involved. Also, as with any other road collision, when a toll booth crash occurs, responsible individuals can be held liable for providing compensation to cover the costs of the accident.
In Colorado, you may encounter different types of animals on the road, including livestock and wild animals. Wild animal accidents often include deer, fox, squirrels, and other animals. In Colorado, wild animal accidents may be more common than you think and are typically not the fault of the driver. This is because the driver may not have been able to leave sufficient space for following traffic if they had to react quickly after hitting the animal.
Have you been in an accident with a truck driver? Do you think some negligence from the truck driver or their company was involved? After an accident, you need qualified representation on your side. The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. is here to help you during this difficult time.
The loss of a loved one is always a tragic and devastating experience and impacts us for the rest of our lives. A loss is even more devastating when it is sudden, unexpected, and the result of someone else’s negligence. Colorado allows certain persons to pursue a wrongful death claim against a responsible party when they have caused the death of another person, but there are limitations on wrongful death claims, such as: