"Oh, my God, what's going on behind me?"
Here's a foundational and most material inquiry that virtually every plaintiff in personal injury litigation poses internally at or near the outset of a legal filing: Should I settle my claim or take it to a conclusion at trial?
La Veta pass, located in the gateway to the San Luis Valley can be especially dangerous for motorists. This pass is loaded with blind curves. Sure, solid yellow lines prohibit passing in these dangerous areas, but vehicles oftentimes ignore the law. Everyone knows that the rule of the road is DO NOT PASS on a solid yellow line.
An initial point to note regarding personal injury wrongful death cases is that questionable third-party conduct -- the driving factor and immediate catalyst that brings about a fatality -- knows virtually no bounds when it comes to the scenarios under which it can occur.
No reasonable person in Colorado or elsewhere ever argued that monetary compensation was a fully restorative legal remedy in a wrongful death case.
We note the concerns that family members often have associated with the need for select loved ones to spend time in nursing homes and the fate that might befall them in such locales.
In regard to today's above blog post headline, it's certainly true that the United States leads most other so-called "high-income" nations in many motor vehicle-related outcomes.
It's often hard for crash investigators to tell if the primary catalyst underlying a motor vehicle accident in Colorado or elsewhere was a zoned-out or flatly sleeping driver, because authorities can't simply question that motorist in the wake of a crash.
Much can be inferred about a wrongful death outcome in Colorado or elsewhere just from its very words.