Making the decision to take legal action after a fatal car accident can be difficult for surviving family members. They certainly know that seeking compensation cannot bring their loved one back, but they may gain some semblance of closure and justice if they choose to file a wrongful death claim. Though this type of action can be complicated, it may prove beneficial.
This type of civil claim could potentially result from a recent accident that took place in Colorado. Reports stated that a head-on collision occurred, but additional information on how the accident took place was not available in the report. It was mentioned that both vehicles caught fire. The two drivers were the only parties involved in the incident.
Unfortunately, both individuals suffered fatal injuries as a result of the crash. It was not mentioned whether they were taken from the scene to area hospitals or if they were declared dead at the accident site. Authorities were continuing to investigate at the time of the report to determine what factors may have played a role in the fatal event. Additional information may become available at a later time.
Though both drivers were killed in this Colorado crash, a legal claim could still potentially be warranted. The family of the driver not considered at fault for the crash could have grounds to file a wrongful death claim against the estate of the driver considered responsible. Information on this type of lawsuit and how to go about filing against a deceased person's estate may prove useful if the family is interested.
Source: CBS Denver, "Two Killed In Fiery, Head-On Crash", March 11, 2018