When getting behind the wheel, most people have a destination in mind, the route they will take to get there and what they will do once they arrive. Very few, if any, have the idea that they may not get where they want to go because of an accident. Car accidents can happen in Colorado anytime, anywhere and on any road. Three drivers were recently affected in one of many car accidents coming off a major interstate.
Legal ground is being broken in a recently filed lawsuit. The wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a Colorado marijuana distributor and the manufacturer of edible marijuana by the family of a woman who was allegedly killed by her husband after he had eaten some candy containing THC, the active ingredient in pot. The wrongful death suit claims the businesses did not sufficiently warn consumers of the possible side effects once the pot was consumed.
When a person dies as a result of negligence on the part of another person, the family of the deceased often chooses to file a lawsuit to seek financial compensation. The amount requested in a wrongful death suit can be based on several different factors, such as medical costs relating to the death, funeral and burial expenses, and even pain and suffering experienced by the members of the family. The son of a Colorado woman was awarded over $5 million after he filed a wrongful death suit against the nursing home in which his mother was living at the time of her death.
The attorney for the defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit is seeking to transfer the suit from the state of origin to federal court in Colorado. He has listed several reasons for the relocation of the case. The automobile manufacturer, Hyundai, is named in the wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of a young woman who was killed while riding in one of its vehicles on a Colorado road.
The parents of a 15-year-old girl have filed a wrongful death suit after she died from wounds received by a gunshot. The wrongful death suit, which was filed in the Colorado U.S. District Court, attributes the girl's death to three companies that manufacture guns and gun-related items. The amount of compensation the parents are seeking was not specified but covers all legal expenses, emotional suffering and loss of future earning potential.
The murder of Colorado socialite, Nancy Pfister, has led to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by her daughter. The daughter's attorney has stated she wants justice for the murder because she feels it was not served in the outcome of an earlier criminal court proceeding. The dollar amount sought in the wrongful death suit was not revealed in a report on the case.
A wrongful death lawsuit is usually filed by surviving family members of someone who has died because another party was negligent. Many circumstances can result in the filing of such a suit. A recent case was brought before an appellate court concerning a woman who died in a Colorado river rafting accident. The wrongful death suit was filed by the woman's son but did not end as the son was anticipating.
The vast expanses of Colorado include busy highways that thousands of motorists share on a daily basis. Some are tourists and many are residents, traveling here or there and hoping to arrive safely. When an accident occurs, it can leave disaster and tragedy in its wake. If a crash proves fatal, the devastation is magnified; when caused by driver negligence, it sometimes leads to a wrongful death claim being filed in a civil court.
The parents of a 14-year-old Colorado boy have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a man after he allegedly killed their son. The wrongful death suit was filed in federal court because the man is from another state and because the amount the parents are seeking, although unspecified in a media report, is over $75,000. The parents also have requested a trial by jury.
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.