A person's day can seem as normal as any other one instant -- and completely life shattering the next. Often, these life-shattering moments come when parties learn that they have lost a loved one due to a fatal accident. From that moment on, they know that their lives will never be the same, and they may have a great deal of upset to address for some time.
One family in Colorado may be trying to come to terms with such news after the recent death of a pedestrian. According to reports, the victim was crossing the street at an intersection when he was hit by a vehicle around 8 p.m. The driver of the vehicle involved apparently remained on the scene, and that person was released after police questioning.
The pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was declared dead at the scene. No identifying information was provided in the report. Authorities were continuing to investigate. Additional details regarding the incident, such as whether the victim was in the crosswalk and whether the driver may face charges, could be available at a later time.
If the driver of the vehicle involved in this fatal accident is considered at fault, the family of the victim may have reason to pursue legal action. A wrongful death claim could allow them to seek compensation for funeral expenses, other economic damages and possibly punitive damages caused by the incident. Information on this type of legal action and its process in Colorado may help the family determine whether they would like to pursue such a case.