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Fatal accident claims life of Colorado pedestrian

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.

Fatal injuries result from Colorado motorcycle crash

When motorcycles are involved in accidents, the outcomes are often devastating. The reasons that these incidents occur can vary, but often, drivers of larger vehicles tend to overlook motorcycles due to them being smaller. Unfortunately, if a larger vehicle turns in front of a motorcycle, fatal injuries could result.

Types of damages available in a wrongful death claim

Wrongful death is defined as the death of a person due to the negligence, recklessness or misconduct of another. This definition includes murder. In such a case, the surviving family members may sue the negligent party for wrongful death and be awarded several different types of compensation.

Car crash leads to fatality on Colorado interstate

In an instant, a highway with steadily moving traffic can turn into the scene of a tragic accident. In areas with multiple lanes and numerous vehicles, it is not uncommon for a car crash to involve several of those vehicles. Unfortunately, these incidents can also lead to serious and fatal injuries for those involved.

Young woman's death may spur wrongful death claim

Car accidents are events that claim the lives of people every day. No family wants to be the next to learn that their loved one has passed due to such an incident, but there is no way to predict whether it could happen to them. Surviving loved ones who are affected by such incidents may feel the need to take some sort of action, and filing a wrongful death claim is often an option to consider.

Fatal hit-and-run may have family considering wrongful death suit

Hit-and-run accidents are not uncommon incidents. While drivers have a duty to remain on the scene of a car accident, many people fearing negative consequences or for whatever other reason choose to leave, even if another individual has been injured. It can take time to find these drivers, but authorities are often able to apprehend them, which can give families the opportunity to file wrongful death claims if the incident proved fatal.

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death takes place when a fatality has been caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party. A wrongful death lawsuit may only be brought by the executor, or personal representative, of the deceased party's estate. Any damages awarded from such a case would be payable to the estate and then disbursed as dictated by a last will and testament. If the deceased party did not have a will, then the disbursement would take place at the discretion of a probate judge.

Hit-and-run crash may lead to wrongful death claim

When a driver leaves the scene of an accident, it is not unusual for the other parties involved or even witnesses to attempt to follow that driver. Unfortunately, the situation can sometimes become more dangerous than the initial collision. In fact, fatal injuries can sometimes result, and the fleeing driver may have criminal charges and civil claims for wrongful death to contend with.

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