It is an unfortunate reality that many people have found themselves in situations where they receive a call or other notification that a loved one has died. Often, this information comes after a fatal car accident, and surviving family members are devastated to learn the news. Some of their first questions typically revolve around finding out what happened, and after they learn that someone else was at fault, they may then have questions regarding their legal options.
One family in Colorado may be hoping to gain information after a recent fatal crash. Reports stated that the incident involved two vehicles. Apparently, a 25-year-old woman driving a vehicle south attempted to make a turn, but a vehicle was heading northbound at the time. The two vehicles collided as a result.
A passenger in the woman's car suffered fatal injuries, and another passenger was also injured. The driver of the second vehicle suffered serious injuries as well. It was not mentioned whether the woman was injured. Authorities discovered open alcoholic beverage bottles in the car, and the woman stated that she had consumed three beers. As a result, she is currently facing charges for failure to yield, driving without a license and DUI-related vehicular assault.
This fatal car accident has undoubtedly left the victim's family shaken. If they wish to pursue legal action against the Colorado driver considered at fault, they may want to gain information on wrongful death claims. Filing this type of civil lawsuit could allow them to work toward obtaining compensation for damages resulting from the incident. Additionally, the seriously injured parties may have reason to file personal injury claims as well.
Source: Denver, CO Patch, "Open Liquor Bottles Found After Fatal Denver DUI Crash: Police", Jean Lotus, May 18, 2018