Many questions can plague the minds of individuals who have recently lost loved ones. In particular, families may wonder who was at fault for a fatal car accident and what action could be potentially taken to seek recompense. Though their loved ones cannot be brought back, family members facing this type of situation could pursue justice and financial compensation through wrongful death claims.
One family in Colorado may be exploring this type of legal route after a recent crash. Reports stated that the incident involved only a single vehicle. A pickup truck was traveling northbound on Interstate 25 when the driver lost control and veered into the opposite lanes of travel. The truck then overturned. There were two individuals in the pickup at the time of the accident.
Both the 63-year-old driver and the 48-year-old passenger were thrown from the truck, and they both suffered fatal injuries. It was noted that neither man was wearing a seat belt at the time of the incident. Authorities were still investigating the cause of the crash, but they did not believe that alcohol or speed were contributing factors.
If the family of the passenger killed in this Colorado car accident feel that filing a wrongful death claim could suit the situation, they may wonder whether such action is still possible due to the death of the driver considered at fault. In these types of cases, surviving loved ones of crash victims could file legal claims against the estate of a deceased driver. As with any type of legal action, complications could arise, and individuals in this type of situation may want to consider enlisting professional assistance.