It is not uncommon for lawsuits to be filed after people are injured in car accidents. Usually, however, the plaintiffs and the defendants involved in the car accidents are not well acquainted. One Colorado woman may choose to file a suit against her friend, however, after the friend apparently crashed the car in which she was a passenger.
A police car on late-night patrol encountered an oncoming speeding vehicle. The officer turned his cruiser lights on, though he did not pursue the driver. Even so, the driver apparently sped away even faster. A short time later, it was discovered that the driver had crashed his car into a median not far from where he had come across the police car. Once the driver could not go any farther in his vehicle, he fled the scene on foot and left his passenger behind.
The passenger crossed the street to get herself out of the way of traffic and was treated for a broken arm by emergency personnel. Police believe the driver thought they were looking for him and that he became agitated when he saw the patrol car pass him. Although his speed at the time of the crash had not been determined, his vehicle sustained significant damage. Police know the identity of the man and, once he is apprehended, will bring charges of leaving the scene of an accident and reckless driving resulting in bodily injury.
Even minor car accidents can cause serious injury, leaving a victim with enormous medical and rehabilitation bills, lost wages from time off work and precious time away from family and friends. Many people who have been injured in accidents choose to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party or parties believed responsible, seeking an award of monetary damages that will cover the resources lost. A Colorado attorney with extensive knowledge of the state's laws can represent victims in their pursuit of financial compensation.
Source: kktv.com, "Man crashes, ditches passenger after seeing police", April 25, 2017