A seventh-grade student was tragically killed in a crash the night of June 8. Colorado police have identified the 13-year-old student, who attended a nearby school. The driver of the pickup truck involved in the crash has been apprehended. He is now being held in a county jail on suspicion of DUI and vehicular homicide, among several other charges. Even if he is not found guilty of the criminal charges, the boy's family are entitled to file a wrongful death suit against him in civil court as well.
When a loved one of a Colorado family dies in a car accident that resulted from another person's negligence, that family's financial future may be at risk. A wrongful death lawsuit can be filed, but it is a complicated field of the law that is best navigated by an experienced attorney. A lawyer will be familiar with the steps to take to relieve the financial burden that follows an unanticipated death.
One woman is dead and another has been injured following a two-car crash near Austin Bluffs on the morning of April 4. Police in Colorado Springs responded to the accident that claimed the life of an unknown woman and sent a 19-year-old woman to the hospital. While police have not yet filed criminal charges, it may ultimately be possible for the family to sue for wrongful death.
One woman is dead and a man is in serious condition following a wrong-way crash on Highway 550, according to state police. Colorado authorities were called to the scene of the two-car accident that claimed the life of an 89-year-old female passenger in one of the vehicles. So far, no criminal charges have been filed against either driver, but a wrongful death suit might still be possible in civil court.
Two people who were killed in a single-vehicle accident in Garfield County have been identified by police, according to local sources. Colorado authorities responded to calls about a serious accident in Rifle that claimed the life of two passengers and injured a third. The driver may face criminal charges, and state law will also allow the families of the deceased to file wrongful death suits against him in civil court.
A pedestrian is dead following a car crash on Interstate 76, according to authorities. Colorado police responded to the fatal accident the night of Nov. 19. The driver involved has not been criminally charged as of this report, but it is still possible the family of the deceased victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit in civil court.
A 30-year-old man is dead following a collision with a police cruiser, according to local sources. Colorado Springs Police have yet to issue an official statement, but it has been confirmed the unidentified motorcyclist lost his life in the crash. So far, no criminal charges have been filed, but the family of the deceased man may choose to assess the viability of filing a wrongful death claim in civil court.
Legal repercussions over the murder of socialite Nancy Pfister continue. Her daughter, Juliana, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado against Nancy Masson-Styler, the woman she believes was complicit in the murder of her mother. The wrongful death lawsuit also claims that William Styler III, Masson-Styler's husband at the time of the murder, fraudulently confessed to the murder solely to keep his wife from standing trial for the crime.
It happens more often than Colorado residents may think. A person dies because of the negligence of another party, and the family of the deceased chooses to file a wrongful death lawsuit on his or her behalf. A teenage boy was recently killed amid circumstances that could constitute grounds for a wrongful death claim. Should the family opt to pursue this type of legal action, they would have to meet the two-year deadline as required by the state's statue of limitations
Lawsuits are filed for all kinds of reasons. When someone is injured or dies because of the negligence of another party, those affected may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit. A Colorado man recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a marijuana store and a manufacturer of pot candy.