When teenagers first receive their license, they may feel a sense of freedom and excitement from the ability to drive around on their own. This newfound independence also brings about serious consequences if the new driver breaks Colorado driving laws. A teenage driver is just as responsible for his or her actions as an adult on the road. Disobeying any of the laws could cause serious injuries or a fatal accident.
Skiing is a wonderful pastime where individuals can enjoy the outdoors and get in some exercise. To ensure the safety of all skiers, guidelines have been put in place in Colorado. If these rules are not adhered to properly, a fatal accident may not be far behind.
Recently, a female pedestrian died after being struck by a hit and run driver in Denver. The fatal car accident occurred just after the woman exited her bus on her way to work. According to witnesses, the driver hit the woman and immediately fled the scene.
A catastrophic plane crash occurred on a Sunday afternoon. The fatal plane accident resulted in one fatality and caused injury to two other passengers. The incident happened when the plane's pilot was attempting to land at a Colorado airport.
When traveling in a vehicle, a person in Colorado often is focused on getting to his or her destination and handling his or her day-to-day responsibilities. Coming face-to-face with death is typically not one of his or her expectations. Thus, when the person dies in the fatal accident, family members who are left behind naturally are bewildered and grieve over the sudden loss. Financial damages certainly don't make up for the tragic loss of the person's life, but they may help the surviving loved ones to get reimbursed for the expenses and other damages that inevitably accompany these tragedies.
On March 22, 2011, a father and his 10-year-old son were killed in a horrific car accident. Their Toyota sport utility vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle on U.S Highway 160. Following the impact, their vehicle burst into flames. Now the victims' surviving family members, who were also injured in the fatal car accident, are bringing a case against Toyota, alleging that failures in the vehicle's impact-management system were at least partly to blame for the deaths.
An incident involving a resident's death at a nursing home has resulted in a wrongful death lawsuit. The female resident died after falling from a chair lift. The family has claimed that the Colorado nursing home acted in a negligent manner. They are also seeking punitive damages in the case of this wrongful death.
A Monday night accident involving three vehicles has claimed the life of a 12-year-old boy. The fatal accident has resulted in eight people injured. One of the injured is a five-week-old baby who is still being hospitalized at a Colorado medical facility.
A woman, who is also known as a marijuana activist and founding member of Moms For Marijuana International, has been in an accident. The Labor Day weekend in Colorado is one that should have been filled with barbecues and mingling with close friends and family. Unfortunately, the weekend was ravaged when the woman was killed in a fatal accident due to a drunk driver.
Many pedestrians know that walking the roadways can be a dangerous obstacle. As Colorado pedestrians are walking, crossing the street or jogging, they must protect themselves from drivers who are drunk, reckless or even drag racing. At times, these kinds of drivers may lose control of their vehicle. In this case, a 15-year-old boy's life has been cut short due to a fatal accident involving an alleged drag racer.