Patricia M. Jarzobski, P.C.
Contact Us Today
303-322-3344
Menu Icon
View Our Practice Areas

Careless driving a frequent cause of serious car accidents

Car accidents are often caused by the carelessness of one or more drivers. Carelessness can be in the form of a distraction, such as the radio or a cell phone, or it can be in the form of impatience, such as drivers in too big of a hurry to get to where they are going. The damage from some car accidents can have long-lasting impacts -- financially, physically and emotionally. One woman is experiencing first-hand the implications of careless driving while on a highway in Colorado.

The woman, driving an SUV, was headed north on U.S. Highway 550 at a speed approximately 28 mph over the posted limit just before 6 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2015. She hit the back end of a sedan, causing the sedan to spin into the southbound lane and collide head-on with a pickup truck. The woman driving the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene. Her passenger and a passenger in the pickup truck were injured but both survived the incident.

The SUV driver was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide and careless driving. She signed a plea agreement and pleaded guilty before the judge presiding over the case. She could be sentenced to a prison term of up to two years at her sentencing next month.

A report on the incident did not indicate whether the family of the deceased woman intends to take legal action against the SUV driver. Should they decide to do so, they would be within their rights to seek a monetary judgment for all documented financial losses. When car accidents cause serious injuries or result in fatalities, victims -- or the surviving families of deceased victims -- may benefit by speaking to an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney who can give some insight as to how to proceed.

Source: durangoherald.com, "Farmington woman pleads guilty to vehicular homicide", Shane Benjamin, March 3, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Super Lawyers Patricia M. Jarzobski | 5 Years
  • Best Lawyers 2020
  • Super Lawyers Patricia M. Jarzobski | Super Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Patricia M. Jarzobski | Top Attorney
  • Americas Top 100 | 2017 | High Stakes Litigation
  • Super Lawyers | 2020
  • Best Law Firms 2020

Contact Patricia For Help and Answers Today

Office Image
Office Image
Call 303-332-3344 or contact us online using the form below to talk to us today.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Map Image
${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}

3575 Ringsby Court
STE 308
Denver, CO 80216

Phone: 303-322-3344
Fax: 303-322-6644
Map & Directions