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How Loss of Consortium Claims Work in Colorado Lawsuits

By Timothy Bussey on July 25, 2023

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In Colorado, loss of consortium refers to the loss of moral support, affection, companionship, and sexual relations suffered by a spouse. It is an important element in personal injury claims as it could substantially impact compensation. If your spouse sustained injuries in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you could pursue a loss of consortium claim.

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Why You Need an Attorney Who Knows How Insurance Companies Work

By Timothy Bussey on July 5, 2023

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Working in the Insurance Industry

Prior to going to law school, I worked for one of the largest insurance companies in the U.S. I was taught how to investigate and evaluate claims from the insurer’s perspective and, as well as how to examine the facts of accidents to determine who was at fault. Initially, I had very little authority and settled relatively minor claims. As I gained experience, I began to handle larger and more complex claims, including commercial and litigation claims. I learned how to negotiate from the insurer’s perspective. Over time, I lost interest in working for a large insurance company and decided to attend law school.

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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.

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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why Hire The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. When You Have Been Injured in an Accident?

By Timothy Bussey on October 6, 2021

Lawyers holding brief cases.

There are many options when a person in Colorado Springs has been injured in an automobile, motorcycle or trucking accident. Who are the best lawyers to hire? Should I retain a big firm or a small firm?

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The Hidden Dangers of Internal Bleeding

By Timothy Bussey on March 29, 2021

After being involved in a serious accident, like an auto collision, you may be tempted to just go home and count your lucky stars that you survived unscathed. However, not all injuries are apparent right away, and you could be suffering from internal hemorrhaging. Neglecting to get a medical check could cost you your life.

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Spotting Bad-Faith Insurance in Action

By Timothy Bussey on March 9, 2021

Since an auto insurance company’s job is to provide compensation in the event of a crash, you would assume that making a claim would be an easy process to go through. You pay your insurance company premiums in order to retain your insurance, so when it finally comes time to use said insurance, your provider, or the provider of the at-fault driver, should happily hand over the compensation that you need. Sadly, you would be mistaken.

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