Car accidents are events that claim the lives of people every day. No family wants to be the next to learn that their loved one has passed due to such an incident, but there is no way to predict whether it could happen to them. Surviving loved ones who are affected by such incidents may feel the need to take some sort of action, and filing a wrongful death claim is often an option to consider.
One family in Colorado may look into this legal avenue after the death of a young woman. Reports stated that the 25-year-old high school coach was driving a vehicle east when a westbound vehicle veered into the eastbound lane and collided with her vehicle. At the time of the report, authorities suspected that the 22-year-old driver of the westbound vehicle fell asleep behind the wheel.
The crash resulted in the 25-year-old woman suffering fatal injuries. Her passenger, a 24-year-old woman, was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. The other driver was also taken from the scene, also with serious injuries. The report indicated that the driver had received a court summons due to undisclosed charges stemming from the incident.
Because this incident resulted in a fatality, the family of the young woman may have reason to take legal action. A wrongful death claim could allow them to pursue compensation for funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages permitted under Colorado state law. Gaining information on this type of civil claim may prove beneficial to their situation.