Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog

Five Things You Should Know About Wrongful Death Claims in Colorado

By Timothy Bussey on August 20, 2022

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:

Posted in: Wrongful Death

What Happens if Your Injury Case Goes to Trial?

By Timothy Bussey on August 15, 2022

If you’ve been injured and you’ve filed a lawsuit, there’s a chance your case could go to trial. The court process can be lengthy and complicated, so it’s essential to understand what to expect if it happens.

First, both sides will present their case to a judge or jury. This will include opening statements, witness testimony, and closing arguments. Then, the judge or jury will deliberate and reach a verdict.

Posted in: Personal Injury

What is a Settlement Mill and Why You Don’t Want One

By Timothy Bussey on July 30, 2022

Settlements are becoming increasingly common for personal injury case resolutions. Many people are now familiar with the term, but they might not know what it really means. While a settlement can be the best option for your personal injury case, there are times when it is responsible and essential for your lawyer to advise you to go to court over the incident that led to your injuries.

Posted in: Personal Injury

What to Do After an Accident at a Rental Property

By Timothy Bussey on July 15, 2022

When you own a rental property in Colorado, you need to be aware of the duties of care that you owe your tenants and the right way to handle issues that have happened on your property related to an accident. When landlords are negligent, there can be serious penalties leveled against them for the neglect of their property. Knowing Colorado premises liability laws and the standards that you are supposed to adhere to when you are managing a rental property is critical to responsible ownership of your rental.

Posted in: Premises Liability

What To Do if You Were Hurt in a Crash on a Highway

By Timothy Bussey on June 15, 2022

Driving on the highway is a lot more difficult than driving on regular streets within the city and suburbs. Unfortunately, this also means that crashes on the highway can be a lot more serious. If you find yourself in a highway crash, you must enlist the help of a qualified and experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Call The Bussey Law Firm P.C. at (719) 475-2555 for a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Why It’s Important to Call a Lawyer Immediately After a Car Accident

By Timothy Bussey on June 1, 2022

A car accident can be a truly shocking and emotionally taxing event in your life. People often think that it will never happen to them, so it really takes them by surprise if they do find themselves in an accident. Naturally, the first instinct is to take care of medical and insurance matters. However, what about the legal side of things?

Posted in: Car Accidents

Colorado Springs Accidents Involving Uber

By Timothy Bussey on May 30, 2022

Dealing with the insurance company after a standard car accident is difficult enough, but when you are forced to deal with a ride-sharing company like Uber or Lyft, you will be surprised at the complexity. Despite the fact that Uber claims to offer resources for accident victims, many individuals still find themselves confused and alone after the wreck. Since Uber does not require any type of professional training, licenses, or education, their drivers may not be able to provide you with any useful information.

Posted in: Car Accidents

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.

Your landlord must maintain a fit and habitable environment where you and the people you love will be safe. The failure to take reasonable steps to prevent an accident is inexcusable. You may want to seek the advice of an experienced premises liability attorney to pursue compensation if you were injured due to a hazardous issue that should have been corrected.

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

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