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.
We at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., enjoy swimming with our families during the hot Colorado summer. (Yes, even lawyers cut loose once in a while.) Who doesn’t? It’s a fun activity for the whole family.
But we want to remind you of the potential dangers at the swimming pool. Read the rest »
Colorado is one of the most dog-friendly states in the nation. According to Safewise, Colorado was the fifth friendliest state for dogs in 2018. With some of the country’s best outdoor activities and businesses that embrace canines, it’s true that Coloradans love dogs. Read the rest »
Colorado is famous for its outdoor recreation. These activities can be fun for both thrill-seekers and families, and participants can walk away with lifelong memories. Unfortunately, many of these pursuits, such as skiing, skydiving, rafting, bungee-jumping, and zip-lining, can pose serious risks to participants, especially novices. Read the rest »
Coloradans are not strangers to hazardous sidewalks. We’re used to severe weather all year round, whether it’s thunderstorms in the summer or blizzards in the winter. These extremes mean that even something as simple as walking down the street can lead to unfortunate accidents.
We don’t really think about “Who’s to blame?” for a poorly maintained sidewalk until someone has been hurt. Rather than put that conversation off until you or a loved one has been hurt, we’re going to discuss it now. Read the rest »
Amputations usually occur from injuries or diseases that harm parts of the body to the point that damaged tissue cannot heal. Traumatic injuries such as those sustained in automobile or workplace accidents can lead to the need for amputation. It is essential if you or a loved one have suffered amputation injuries that you speak to a knowledgeable lawyer to help you with legal and medical costs. Read the rest »
Tragedy struck a Colorado family recently. According to a story on Denver’s Fox 31, a four year old girl drowned in a pool at a private residence in Windsor a few days ago. The girl was attending a birthday party at the time.
With the arrival of summer’s heat comes the returning call for child swimming pool safety. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children ages one to four have the highest rate of drowning, with the majority of deaths happening in home swimming pools. These shocking figures and the sad story above make pool safety essential to all families. Read the rest »
While you’re making your New Year’s resolutions, consider adding “check our household fire safety” to the list.
January is one of the worst months for house fires, according to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). While the number-one cause of house fires year-round is still cooking-related accidents, the addition of various heating methods in the winter months further increases the risk of fire. And when temperatures tend to plummet in January, the risk goes up accordingly. Burn injuries can cause severe pain and result in permanent disabilities, as many experienced Colorado Springs injury lawyers have seen.
Fireplaces, wood stoves, chimneys, and space heaters can all pose a fire risk. You can help reduce this risk for yourself and your family by taking a second look at your household’s fire safety rules this January. Here are some places to start: Read the rest »
Fireworks are the premier event of Fourth of July celebrations all over Colorado, and for many Coloradoans, they’re also a family tradition. However, fireworks injuries can cause serious harm or even death. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), over 9,600 people suffered injuries that required emergency room care in 2011 after failing to use fireworks carefully or using defective fireworks.
If you’re injured by fireworks this holiday season, the skilled Colorado Springs burn injury lawyers at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. can help you defend your rights. You can help reduce your risk of injury and the risk of injuring those you love by following a few safety tips. Here are six ways to help reduce the risk of fireworks injuries this Fourth of July: Read the rest »
For many Colorado families, summer means hanging out by the pool or relaxing in the hot tub. While poolside fun can mean great family memories, it can also cause serious injuries if an accident occurs or swimmers are not properly supervised.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), about 75 percent of those injured in pool and hot tub accidents each year are children age 15 or younger. Educate kids about the risks of swimming pools and hot tubs, and teach them how to protect themselves and others in order to preventing injuries.
When teaching kids about pool safety, it’s important to cover both the pool rules and the practical skills they need to protect themselves and others when swimming. Teach young children to never approach the pool without supervision and to never go in the water unless a responsible adult is watching them. Also, remind them to stay in shallow water unless they have the swimming skills to handle deeper water. Read the rest »