Fatal car accidents are always tragic, and when they are determined to have been intentional, the families of any victims may feel a range of emotions. It is often hoped that most people would feel remorse after causing such an event, but families may feel an even greater need for justice when they learn that someone purposefully caused a fatal crash. In these cases, pursuing a wrongful death claim may be warranted.
The family of one man in Colorado will certainly want to look into this legal option after a recent incident. Reports stated that a 25-year-old man was a passenger in a vehicle when he apparently became angry with the driver. As a result, he grabbed the steering wheel and veered the vehicle into oncoming traffic.
Their vehicle collided with another car, and the driver of that second car suffered fatal injuries. He was reported as being 77 years old. The passenger in the first car fled the scene, but he was apprehended by police a couple of days after the incident. He is currently facing multiple criminal charges, including first degree murder with extreme indifference.
The family of the Colorado man killed in this incident are undoubtedly angered and distraught by the other man’s actions that caused this event. In an attempt to pursue justice and compensation for resulting damages, they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the driver and his passenger. Information on this civil lawsuit option may help them determine whether it could suit their particular circumstances.