Families in Colorado often cope with serious financial hardship as well as great emotional trauma when a loved one is lost unexpectedly. Monthly obligations may quickly become unmanageable when a relied-upon paycheck is no longer coming in, and monetary problems may be compounded by uncovered medical bills and other expenses such as funeral costs. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of others, you may be able to pursue civil remedies.
A Colorado business owner died after a car crashed into her place of business. The accident on July 12 involved a driver who was later charged with driving under the influence and several other violations.
A motorcycle accident in Aurora resulted in the death of one man on July 21. Police who investigated the accident said that they ruled out alcohol and excessive speed as contributing factors. They did not discuss whether the driver would be charged or cited in connection to the wreck.
A Colorado man pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge in a fatal Grand Lake crash that happened on July 4, 2013. The man received a sentence of one year in county jail and two years of probation. He was also ordered to complete an alcohol treatment program and 120 hours of community service.
According to authorities, a wrong-way collision near Las Animas left one woman dead and three people seriously injured. The July 5 incident reportedly involved two vehicles on Highway 50 at about 10:00 a.m.