A man is being criminally charged after another man died in a car accident in Longmont, according to 9 News. Longmont Police tried to pull the driver over for weaving in and out of traffic, but rather than pulling over, he led them on a chase. The chase ended when the man ran a red light, and struck another car. The crash resulted in the death of the other driver, as well as injury to two passengers that were in the runaway car. Prosecutors plan to charge the driver with several criminal offenses, including 1st degree murder. The driver himself does not appear to have been seriously injured in the incident.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, speak with a dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney immediately to discuss your options.
Each year, several hundred Coloradans die in traffic accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There are many factors that contribute to car accidents, but studies show that most are caused by human error in some form. Two of the factors most frequently linked to motor vehicle accidents are speed and driver distraction. In a significant number of accidents, the driver’s behavior could be considered negligent. This means that the driver was driving in a way that a reasonable person would not have done. When one driver’s negligent actions result in injury to someone else, then that negligent driver may be held liable for the damage that he or she causes. By filing a Colorado personal injury claim in civil court, the injured party has an opportunity to hold the negligent party responsible, as well as recover financial compensation for medical bills, property damage, and any lost wages that the injury cost them. In addition, the injured party may be entitled to compensation to make up for significant losses in quality of life.
Contact a dedicated Denver personal injury attorney today to discuss your options if you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident. The costs of serious car accident injuries can add up very quickly. Many of the more serious injuries that people sustain in auto accidents can result in a lifetime of medical bills, causing a financial problem that is only compounded by missed time from work in order to recover. These kinds of injuries, aside from the medical care required, may result in a major changes to your lifestyle. Some people find that they are no longer able to work in their chosen profession due to permanent disability, or that they are no longer able to work at all. Many people are no longer able to participate in some of the activities that made their lives full, and feel that loss every day. An experienced Colorado personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for pain and suffering as well as for the actual monetary costs of your accident. For more information, contact a Denver personal injury lawyer today.