Personal Injury | Colorado Springs Personal Injury Blog
Nearly five million people are bitten by dogs every year in the U.S., as reported by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). In a recent year, close to 27,000 people needed reconstructive surgery for dog bites, according to dogsbite.org. What is the most alarming, however, is that fact that nearly one in every five dog bites becomes infected. Infections can lead to hospitalization, illness, and life-long disabilities if not treated in time. Read the rest »
Widespread public unrest and protests stemming from the homicide of George Floyd while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers has led Mayor Suthers to enact a curfew within the Colorado Springs city limits. Unless the order is extended, the curfew is in effect between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., beginning Wednesday, June 3, and ending on Monday, June 8, 2020, at 5:00 a.m.
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 »
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 »
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 »