Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog

Comparative Negligence in Colorado

By Timothy Bussey on May 30, 2023

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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.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Announcing Our 2023 New Heights Scholarship Finalists

By Timothy Bussey on May 23, 2023

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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.

Posted in: Firm News

Road Dangers Posed to Us on St. Patrick’s Day

By Timothy Bussey on March 10, 2023

DeLorean car with shamrocks across the bumper.

If you go out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, take extra care on the roads. March 17 is one of the most dangerous days of the year. Traditionally, St. Paddy’s Day is celebrated with the wearing of the green, corned beef and cabbage, shamrocks, and excessive alcohol consumption. Between parades, pub crawls, and private parties, motorists, pedestrians, and anyone sharing the road is at risk.

Posted in: Car Accidents

Colorado Ski Resorts and Injuries–What Does My Waiver Mean?

By Timothy Bussey on February 20, 2023

Colorado is well-known for its skiing. As one of the top ski destinations in the world, skiing generates over $4.5 billion dollars in economic output, supports more than 45,000 jobs, and provides $1.9 billion in labor income. It’s really big business in Colorado.

But what happens when an individual skier is injured on the slopes of one of these large corporations? Everyone knows skiing can be dangerous and comes with risks. Each year, skiers are injured on Colorado’s slopes. These injuries can range from blown knees to concussions to death.

How AI Could Help Prevent Truck Accidents

By Timothy Bussey on February 17, 2023

In a recent year, nearly 5,000 people in the U.S. were killed and 147,000 were injured in traffic crashes involving large trucks, as reported by the National Safety Council (NSC). There are more trucks than ever on the roads today, and the trucking industry is losing experienced drivers. The good news is that artificial intelligence (AI) technology is emerging that could significantly reduce the risk of truck accidents.

Posted in: Truck Accident

The Role of the NTSB After a Truck Accident

By Timothy Bussey on February 15, 2023

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent federal agency. It is charged by Congress with investigating every civil aviation accident in the U.S. and significant accidents in other modes of transportation, including fatal truck crashes. Among other things, NTSB, determines the probable cause of the accident and issues safety recommendation to help prevent similar incidents in the future.

Posted in: Truck Accident

Recovering Damages in a Colorado Personal Injury Case

By Timothy Bussey on February 8, 2023

Serious personal injury cases alter lives forever. The costs of medical care, damaged property, and lost income can be exorbitant. These examples are all hard costs. But, how does someone quantify the loss of the ability to enjoy and experience life like they did before they were injured, or what they endured in pain, suffering, stress, and anxiety from the injury?

Posted in: Personal Injury

New Heights Scholarship 2023

By Timothy Bussey on February 7, 2023

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Whether you wish to pursue a career in law, education, medicine, engineering, social services, or countless other fields, your path to success begins by choosing the right education.

To help you reach your goals and secure a brighter future, the Bussey Law Firm, P.C. offers a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student every year. Our 2023 New Heights Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students from across the nation.

Posted in: Firm News

The “Eggshell” Plaintiff and Pre-Existing Conditions

By Timothy Bussey on February 1, 2023

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.

Posted in: Personal Injury

A Expressive Aphasia from Car Crashes and Other Accidents

By Timothy Bussey on January 15, 2023

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.

Posted in: Car Accidents

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