When someone is killed in a motor vehicle collision, in addition to facing criminal charges, the responsible driver can also face a civil wrongful death claim brought by the family of the victim.
The first week of daylight saving time is always a time for Colorado residents to be more careful on the road. The reason is that the loss of one hour of sleep makes everyone drowsy, raising the risk for crashes. In fact, a study published in Current Biology has found that there are 6% more fatal car crashes in the U.S. during the first week of DST. An estimated 28 more fatal crashes occur in this week each year, and many more that do not end in death likely occur as well.
An unexpected tragedy can change your entire life in mere moments. Losing a loved one in a crash caused by a drunk driver may feel like a nightmare that you can't wake up from. Daily life often becomes much more difficult when people must struggle through the fog of grief. For many people, the only thing that keeps them going after such a tragic loss is the drive to see justice served.
There is nothing quite like the excitement felt at a sporting event. Fans from all over come to cheer on their favorite players and share their love of the sport. Unfortunately, recent fan falls have taken the focus off the team and put it on sporting complexes and their obvious safety issues.
For whatever reason, there are individuals out there that want to hurt others. Whether it's incredible anger or debilitating mental illness, sometimes people just want to inflict pain and suffering on individuals they know or care about. As intense and direct as this blinding desire seems, it often times catches other people in the crosshairs. As one Colorado woman is finding out, her boyfriend's desire to hurt two other people lead to a crash that almost cost her life.
There are over 200 million licensed drivers in the U.S. alone. That is a lot of traffic and creates the potential for fatal accidents. All sorts of dangerous behaviors from drinking to texting are responsible for causing injuries and deaths to thousands each year.
Losing a child is hard enough, but when that loss is suspected to have come at the hands of one of the parents, such a tragedy can be even more traumatic. Unfortunately, a Colorado woman has recently filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband, the boy's father, claiming wrongful death of their son.
Those who have lost loved ones as the result of an accident, defective product or medical malpractice usually have many questions. Survivors mainly want answers surrounding the circumstances involved in the untimely death. The biggest questions are typically, "Who was at fault, and could the death been prevented?"
Readers may recall the listeria outbreak linked to a Colorado cantaloupe farm. The contaminated produce reportedly caused 30 deaths, as well as illness in 140 other consumers.