Experiencing the loss of a loved one is something that most people go through at some point in their lives. In some cases, a person’s passing may be expected due to old age, illness or other matters, but in others, a person’s life could end suddenly and unexpectedly due to the action of another individual. In the latter cases, surviving families may end up exploring wrongful death claims.
The family of one woman in Colorado may be exploring this legal option after a recent fatal accident. According to reports, the woman was standing on the median of a roadway waiting to cross before she started across the road in front of a pickup truck. The truck ended up hitting the woman, and she suffered fatal injuries as a result.
The incident was under investigation at the time of the report. Authorities did not suspect that alcohol played a role, but they are apparently looking to determine whether speed on the part of the pickup driver was a contributing factor. No charges had been filed, but more information on that possibility may be available at a later time.
The family of the woman killed in this Colorado accident may never have expected to learn such heartbreaking news. Now, they must continue on without their loved one and handle any difficulties her death may bring about. Depending on the outcomes of the investigation, the family may have reason to file a wrongful death claim against the driver of the truck involved in the incident. Gaining information on this legal option may be worthwhile.