Fatal car accident may have family considering legal options

Fatal car accident may have family considering legal options

On Behalf of | Sep 11, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

A life-changing accident can leave any family reeling. Even those not directly involved in the incident could feel the repercussions for a long time, especially if a car accident has fatal injuries. Unfortunately, lives are lost on the roadways every day, and often, the incidents that claim these lives are preventable.

It was recently reported that a fatal crash in Colorado claimed the lives of three individuals, including the driver considered at fault. Reports indicated that the 36-year-old man was driving a pickup truck when he attempted to pass another vehicle. During that attempt, the man’s truck collided head-on with another pickup truck. That man and a 55-year-old woman and 2-year-old child in the other truck all suffered fatal injuries in the incident.

Reports mentioned that the man had multiple other vehicle-related offenses on his record, including:

  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Eluding police
  • Speeding more than 40 miles over the limit
  • Not obeying a traffic control device
  • Passing where prohibited

The man was out on bail for recent offenses and failed to show up to a court appearance just three days before the fatal car accident. Though he was also killed in this Colorado crash, the surviving family of the other victims may have reason to file a wrongful death claim against the man’s estate. Such claims could allow them to pursue compensation for damages, such as medical expenses, funeral costs and more, depending on the exact details of the incident and its outcomes. Personal injury claims may also be warranted for surviving injured victims of the crash.