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Parents' grounds to sue questioned in Colo. wrongful death suit

In a case that has made national headlines, a Colorado woman is presumed dead after going missing on Thanksgiving Day. Approximately one month after her disappearance, authorities arrested her fiance, charging him with her murder despite the fact that her body is still missing. The charges against the one-time fiance include two counts of first-degree murder and three counts of solicitation, as authorities allege that he attempted to hire someone to kill the woman months before her eventual disappearance.

Improper footwear and car accidents

From the use of an electronic device while driving to drug and alcohol intoxication, negligent drivers exhibit many different dangerous behaviors while they are on the road. However, some may cause an accident due to an unexpected problem. For example, someone’s footwear may get in the way of their ability to drive properly, which could cause an accident in various ways. Sadly, these accidents can be extremely devastating regardless of what causes them, and it is crucial for the victims of these crashes to explore legal options.

Motor vehicle accidents on construction sites

Traffic accidents happen in many ways, from crashes on the freeway involving semis to head-on collisions at intersections. However, some accidents happen on private property or other circumstances that are less common. Moreover, they may be especially likely in certain situations, such as road construction zones and construction sites in general. There are different ways in which motor vehicle accidents can occur on construction sites and it is crucial to be aware of these risks if you are employed in the construction industry.

Angry drivers and car crashes

When a driver is experiencing strong emotions, such as severe depression, they may be more likely to drive erratically or cause an accident. Anger is one emotion which can be very dangerous on the road and many people struggle with road rage from time to time. Aside from road rage, a driver may be angry for any number of reasons and this can significantly increase the chances of something going wrong. If you ever feel angry behind the wheel, it is crucial to be aware of your feelings and focus on road safety. If necessary, you may need to get off the road.

How often is alcohol involved in fatal pedestrian accidents?

A pedestrian accident may be the result of a driver surpassing the speed limit, or it could be caused by a pedestrian attempting to dart across the road at night in a dangerous location. Many pedestrian accidents are the result of alcohol consumption, whether a driver is under the influence or a pedestrian is walking around while intoxicated. Moreover, some drivers and pedestrians do not realize just how common this actually is and how many pedestrian lives are lost as the result of intoxication on the road. It is pivotal to be mindful of this issue whether you like to walk or drive.

Pedestrian accidents while on vacation

Many people realize that driving a vehicle in a new area can be dangerous, especially if a driver is not familiar with the roads in a certain area or they do not have experience with the laws in a particular country. However, it can even be dangerous to walk while you are on vacation, for different reasons. People who are traveling are frequently tired, and they may also lack familiarity with roadways and the way things work in a particular spot. Some people also like to party while they are on vacation, and this can lead to intoxication and a higher likelihood of being struck by a vehicle.

The dangers of driving while you are too cold

It is pivotal to be mindful of any factor that could make an accident more likely, even if it does not seem likely. People realize the dangers that come with driving after taking certain types of prescription medication or drinking alcohol, but some people fail to realize that it may be dangerous to drive in other instances. For example, someone who is extremely cold may have a more difficult time behind the wheel and this could be dangerous. In many cities across the country, this is especially worrisome during the winter.

Wrongful death vs. survival action

Having been without being able to seek any sort of recourse can leave one feeling completely hamstrung. Those feelings of powerlessness do not necessarily disappear after the one who has been affected dies. Their family members in Broomfield may continue to feel the need to fight on their behalf. Most might assume that is that desire did prompt them to seek legal action, it would come in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit (due to the one on whose behalf it is brought being dead). Yet the individual circumstances of one's case will determine the resulting action. 

Holiday road trips and auto accidents

Many people travel to visit their loved ones during the holidays, whether they fly across the country or drive to another state. This can be a stressful time of year for many reasons and it can be especially difficult when a motor vehicle collision occurs. Moreover, motor vehicle crashes are particularly likely to happen during the holidays for a variety of reasons. As a result, you should be careful when you go on a holiday road trip to visit family members, and even when you drive around your home.

Snowmobiles and traffic accidents

Many different vehicles are involved in traffic accidents, from large trucks to motorcycles and passenger vehicles. Some, however, are less common but still pose a threat to those riding in the vehicle and others on the road. For example, a scooter may be involved in a crash or a snowmobile, especially in colder parts of the country that see heavy snowfall during the winter months. With winter weather appearing around the U.S., it is important for people in colder locales to be mindful of these risks.

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