Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog
We are incredibly excited and proud to announce that the founder of The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., Timothy R. Bussey, has been admitted as an attorney and counselor to the Supreme Court of the United States. He was officially admitted into the Supreme Court bar on March 23rd, 2020, and we are thrilled about what this will mean for our firm in the future. Read the rest »
Personal injury cases hinge on the legal concept of negligence. Negligence is a failure to take reasonable care, which leads to damage or injury to another party. In Colorado, personal injury cases are evaluated based on the concept of “contributory negligence.” This concept comes into play in many personal injury cases when both parties held some percentage of the responsibility for what occurred. In Colorado, it is common for a personal injury lawsuit to be answered by a countersuit claiming contributory negligence as a defense. But how does this work in real life? Read the rest »
Snow and ice-caked roads can be tricky to navigate, and particularly in the mountains. Colorado has some of the highest mountain roads in the country. Winter weather on high mountain passes can create hazardous driving conditions. Some of the most dangerous mountain roads for winter driving in Colorado include: Read the rest »
When you or a loved one are in the process of pursuing compensation for a personal injury, you will likely see or hear various terms that may be unfamiliar to you. This glossary should clear most of those up, though you should consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney if you have any more specific questions. Read the rest »
Colorado is home to two of the top ten places to live in the USA, according to a report from CNBC, so it’s not surprising that the Colorado population has increased by almost 15% in the last ten years, adding over 700,000 new residents in that short time. Unfortunately, the roads of Colorado were not designed to support a population boom – and residents are feeling the effects on the streets, especially during rush hour. Read the rest »
Last year, The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. was amazed at the support shown for our 2019 New Heights Scholarship and are happy to announce another round for 2020! The 2020 New Heights Scholarship is a nationwide award that will provide one high school senior or college student with a $1,000 grand prize to help further their education.
Cannabis, like alcohol, has measurable physiological effects that impair critical driving abilities, as reported by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Marijuana affects driving skills in several ways, including:
Freeze warnings have already been issued this year for El Paso County and Colorado Springs, as reported in The Gazette. In Colorado, the average date of the first fall freeze is October 1. With the drop in temperature comes widespread frost and a higher chance of snow showers. Anyone who has spent time in the Centennial State during the winter months knows the hazards of walking on icy, snow-packed roads and sidewalks. Slip-and-fall accidents due to winter conditions can cause serious or catastrophic injuries.
When someone is injured in a car crash on a college campus, the legal actions the victim takes to recover damages may be slightly different than when a collision occurs on a city street. This problem was raised by a recent case in which a Colorado State University freshman died from injuries after being struck by another student at a campus intersection. Several factors can come into play when an accident takes place on campus, which could affect who is held liable. Read the rest »
Bicycle season is here, and wipeouts are all but inevitable. As reported by People Powered Movement (PPM), there were 45,000 bicycle accidents reported in the U.S. in a recent year. Biking is an eco-friendly, healthy form of transportation that is becoming increasingly popular among active, health-minded people. Unfortunately, the more bike trips you take, the higher your risk for a crash. Read the rest »