In some cases, legal action may be warranted after the death of a loved one. Wrongful death claims are a type of civil litigation that surviving family members may have grounds to file when a death occurs due to the actions or negligence of another person. In particular, car accidents can often lead to this kind of lawsuit being filed.
The family of one man in Colorado may soon be looking into following this legal route after a recent accident. Reports stated that a vehicle traveling east moved into the westbound lanes and hit another vehicle head-on. Authorities did not believe that the eastbound driver was attempting to pass another vehicle when the accident took place. However, it was unclear what may have caused the driver to move into the wrong lanes of travel.
The incident resulted in the driver of the westbound vehicle suffering fatal injuries. Three additional people also suffered injuries in the crash, but it was unclear what vehicles those individuals were in. The report also did not have information on what types of injuries those parties may have suffered.
Because the death of a loved one can cause tremendous difficulties for surviving family, they may want to seek monetary restitution from the driver considered at fault for a fatal accident. Wrongful death claims could help with this type of action. The family of this Colorado victim may wish to determine whether filing a claim could suit their circumstances. Additionally, the other injured parties may also have reason to file claims for personal injury.