A wrongful death lawsuit has recently been dismissed with a settlement of an undisclosed amount. A woman died while skiing on a Colorado mountain and her family claims it was the fault of another skier. The wrongful death case was set to go to trial early next year but that has been removed from the schedule as a condition of the dismissal.
At the request of the defendant in the case, a venue change has been granted in a wrongful death trial. The judge came to his decision because jurors will need to make several site visits to a Colorado mountain where a man died in an avalanche. The mountain is located in the county where the wrongful death trial will now be held.
A Colorado woman has accused her ex-husband of negligence which, according to her claims, led to the death of their son. She has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against him, which includes a claim for loss of consortium. A report on the wrongful death suit did not specify the amount she is seeking in damages.
When the weather gets colder, icy roadways and other treacherous situations are often prevalent. These circumstances mandate that Colorado drivers use caution, obey posted speed limits and drive according to existing conditions. Unfortunately, some drivers are not as cautious, and those actions could result in serious injuries or even a fatal car accident.
Drivers who are speeding are not only breaking the law, but they also may struggle to maneuver their vehicles correctly. Navigating turns and curves are much more difficult when a Colorado driver is going too fast. To protect everyone, the law has posted speed limits and other traffic devices in place. Disobeying speed limits can lead to injuring innocent victims or even result in a fatal car accident.
At all times, drivers must be ready to think on their feet. Having a quick reaction time allows a Colorado resident the ability to be prepared for whatever may come at him or her while driving. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The inability to maintain control of one's vehicle, even for a moment, can lead to serious injuries or a fatal car accident.
Even when pedestrians are careful when walking on or near roadways, the possibility still exists that they could become victims of irresponsible drivers. When pedestrians choose to walk during non-daylight hours, they increase their chances of becoming victims. In a recent Colorado accident that occurred during the early morning hours, a male pedestrian was the victim of a fatal car accident.
With all of the hectic situations in people's lives, it can be difficult to find the time to get an adequate amount of rest. After a long shift at work or a day of doing errands, a Colorado driver may begin to start feeling sleepy. Understandably, a driver should not get behind the wheel if he or she is too tired because of the risk of falling asleep. If one's eyes start getting too heavy, he or she should pull over to side of the road to prevent any possibility of having a fatal car accident.
Although it may seem like a good idea to a person at the time, drinking and driving is never a good idea. Even after the first drink, impairment can be evident. The more a person drinks, the less likely he or she is to keep track of how much has been consumed. Many a fatal car accident in Colorado could have been avoided if the driver had simply avoided driving while intoxicated.
Many people are taking advantage of the fall weather and taking part in physical activity. Lots of people in Colorado enjoy riding their bicycles and enjoying the scenery. Even if a rider obeys every safety precaution, there is still a chance that he or she could be injured. If a driver is not paying attention to his or her surroundings, the cyclist could be the victim of a serious, it not fatal accident.