Many Colorado residents find pleasure in riding a bicycle, either as a relatively inexpensive transportation alternative to motorized vehicles or simply for leisure and exercise. Often, bicyclists will travel off-road, on trails and such, to enjoy nature and avoid traffic. However, sometimes cyclists travel on the same roadways as cars and trucks, and when a collision occurs, unfortunately, the cyclist does not usually fare well. Such was the case when a bicyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle, and his family may now have grounds to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
Many Colorado residents ride their bicycles for both transportation and recreation throughout the state. While driving on streets or roads with other traffic, they certainly expect that motorists will be aware of their presence and travel near them with precaution. Unfortunately, this was not the case for a cyclist in Montrose County, where he was struck and killed by an impaired driver. The victim's family may decide to pursue wrongful death litigation due to the alleged actions of the driver.
Police in Colorado Springs have confirmed the death of a 62-year-old man after he was hit while riding his bicycle. The Colorado Springs resident was badly injured in a collision with a car and later died of his injuries. His family appears to have grounds to file a wrongful death suit against the motorist involved in the crash, separately from any criminal charges that are filed.
One person is dead and three more have been hospitalized following a serious accident in Denver. Colorado authorities have arrested a 25-year-old man in connection with the crash, after he allegedly fled the scene. Criminal charges have been filed, and the victims and their families will be entitled to file personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against him as well.
Two people lost their lives during the evening of Aug. 30, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The accident reportedly occurred on state Highway 9 and involved two vehicles. One woman has been taken into custody for alleged drunk driving in this case, and the families of the deceased may be considering filing wrongful death lawsuits in addition to the criminal charges.
One woman is dead and a 21-year-old man is in custody following a motor vehicle accident. According to the Colorado State Police, the man is believed to have been driving drunk at the time of the crash. Separate from the criminal case against him, the family of the deceased woman may also choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against him in civil court for his role in the tragedy.
An 18-year-old driver is facing serious charges following a car accident that claimed the life of another teen, according to local sources. The Colorado State Patrol said the driver suffered only minor injuries in the car crash that killed a 16-year-old boy. He faces charges of drunk driving, as well as vehicular homicide, and state law allows the family of the deceased teen to file a wrongful death lawsuit as well.
Police officers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. As they begin their shift each day they risk being shot by a suspect, targeted for their role as a law enforcer or involved in a high-speed chase gone wrong. Around every corner is another opportunity to be hurt or worse. This was unfortunately the truth for a Colorado State Patrol trooper who was recently accidentally killed while performing his duties. It is now possible that the person responsible for the accident may face a wrongful death lawsuit for their actions.
Doctors are often thought of as intelligent, level-headed, responsible members of society. They are expected to demonstrate care and consideration both in and out of the office. Sometimes, however, they make mistakes and act recklessly or even as though they are above the law. One Colorado doctor's seemingly poor judgment in his personal life cost the lives of a mother and her toddler. Now he faces criminal charges and also possibly a wrongful death civil claim for his deadly decisions on a Colorado roadway.
Losing a family member in an accident is a heartbreaking experience. Losing two family members at the same time is understandably even more devastating. A Colorado family experienced just that type of tragedy resulting from an accident during which an elderly husband and wife were both killed by a drunk driver. The driver in that accident has been sentenced to prison, and the victims' family clearly has grounds to pursue a wrongful death claim against the man.