Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog
Although motorcycles are often associated with a sense of freedom and adventure on the open road, they are considerably more dangerous than cars. Riders must prioritize safety, wear protective gear, and remain vigilant on the road. In the unfortunate event of an accident, consulting with a personal injury attorney is crucial to protecting your rights and seeking the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. To fully appreciate the risks associated with motorcycle operations, it is critical to understand how motorcycles pose a greater risk to riders than cars and the nature and extent of those risks.
Operating a motor vehicle is a huge responsibility. SUVs, cars, and trucks weigh thousands of pounds, and when they crash into a motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, or automobile, the results are often devastating.
When a driver is impaired by alcohol, their vehicle becomes a deadly weapon. Intoxicated drivers are physically and cognitively incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle and making the best decisions.
A phantom vehicle puts others on the road at risk – it has its headlights off after dark. Headlights are essential for safety from dusk to dawn. In Colorado, drivers are required by law to use their headlights between sunset and sunrise and under any other conditions, including inclement weather or when visibility is limited to less than 1,000 feet. Drivers in phantom vehicles can be cited and fined for a class A traffic infraction.
In Colorado, loss of consortium refers to the loss of moral support, affection, companionship, and sexual relations suffered by a spouse. It is an important element in personal injury claims as it could substantially impact compensation. If your spouse sustained injuries in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you could pursue a loss of consortium claim.
Amazon is known for its speedy delivery service. As convenient as it is to have an order placed and delivered as quickly as the next day, this benefit comes at a high cost to public safety. Every year, Amazon delivers an average of five billion packages, which translates to over 13.5 million packages daily. With so many Amazon delivery trucks on the road in a hurry to meet their deadlines, we all face an increased risk of accidents and injuries.
Working in the Insurance Industry
Prior to going to law school, I worked for one of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. I was taught how to investigate and evaluate claims from the insurer’s perspective and, as well as how to examine the facts of accidents to determine who was at fault. Initially, I had very little authority and settled relatively minor claims. As I gained experience, I began to handle larger and more complex claims, including commercial and litigation claims. I learned how to negotiate from the insurer’s perspective. Over time, I lost interest in working for a large insurance company and decided to attend law school.
As the name implies, dashcams are cameras mounted on the dashboard of your vehicle. They can record footage of the road ahead and, in some cases, record what is happening inside the vehicle. This footage can be a source of critical evidence to help you prove that the other driver was at fault for a car accident. Dashcam footage can be used as evidence in Colorado injury claims.
At the Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we provide vigorous criminal defense for our clients. We also represent clients who have personal injury claims by giving you individualized legal services.
Our team is proud of the success we have achieved, and we’re grateful to have the opportunity to give back to the community. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce the winner of our 2023 $1000 New Heights Scholarship.
Auto accidents happen every day in Colorado. Often, more than one party is at least partially at fault. For example, two cars collide in an intersection. One car was turning left. The other was traveling 10 miles per hour over the speed limit. In the past, many states applied the doctrine of contributory negligence to this situation. Under this doctrine, if the party seeking damages was in any way at fault, they were barred from receiving compensation from the other party. Over time, states and courts came to believe that this rule was too punitive and not fair. In order to address this inequity, many states enacted comparative negligence laws.
At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., we’re extremely pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s $1000 New Heights Scholarship:
- Ryan B.
- Victoria H.
- Becca C.
- Joshua K.
- Elsa Z.