One individual has suffered major injuries in a motor vehicle crash involving three motor vehicles in Colorado. According to authorities, the serious accident was the result of another individual’s decision to drive recklessly. Fortunately for the injured party, when a person causes major injuries to another individual due to reckless driving, this is grounds for civil litigation.
According to police, the recent Colorado accident involved a car, a semi, and a sport utility vehicle. Police said the three motor vehicles ended up crashing at the intersection of two streets. One of the passenger vehicle’s drivers ended up with serious injuries as a result of the crash. No one else was injured in the wreck.
Police reported that both of the passenger vehicles sustained major damage to their back ends. They also said that the semi truck driver caused the accident due to driving carelessly. The truck driver was thus arrested on a careless driving charge following the accident.
The injured driver may opt to file a personal injury claim against the semi truck driver, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages sustained in the collision. If the truck driver ends up being convicted on his charge, proof of the conviction may be presented in a related civil court proceeding with the goal of establishing liability in the accident. A claim that is fought successfully might lead to a damage award to cover the injured party’s medical bills, the loss of wages and other expenses resulting from this type of serious accident in Colorado.