Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog

Timothy R. Bussey Officially Admitted to the Supreme Court Bar

By Timothy Bussey on March 31, 2020

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 »

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What Do You Need to Know about Colorado’s Negligence Laws?

By Timothy Bussey on March 10, 2020

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 »

Posted in: Personal Injury

Snow Makes Mountains Hard to Traverse

By Timothy Bussey on February 29, 2020

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 »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Your Colorado Personal Injury Glossary

By Timothy Bussey on February 19, 2020

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 »

Posted in: Personal Injury

How Many Vehicles Can Colorado Handle?

By Timothy Bussey on February 9, 2020

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 »

Posted in: Car Accidents

The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. Announces 2020 New Heights Scholarship

By Timothy Bussey on January 30, 2020

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.

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Marijuana Leads to More Crashes

By Timothy Bussey on December 30, 2019

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:

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Posted in: Car Accidents

We Welcome Winter, Not Slip and Falls

By Timothy Bussey on December 16, 2019

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.

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Posted in: Personal Injury

Is a Crash on Campus Handled Differently, When It Comes to Filing a Claim?

By Timothy Bussey on October 29, 2019

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 »

Posted in: Car Accidents

Bike Riding Safety Checklist

By Timothy Bussey on September 17, 2019

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 »

Posted in: Bicycle Accident

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