Aspen, CO – According to the Aspen Times, in a hit-and-run ski accident that occurred in 2020, a Colorado court decision concluded that alcohol was involved on the behalf of the defendant. One person crashed into another while under the influence. The victim suffered injuries and filed a lawsuit for medical costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress, and permanent disability, only to name a few.
The incident at Aspen Highlands occurred when the defendant is also violated Colorado’s Ski Safety Act for being intoxicated and not adhering to post-collision protocols while refusing to yield before the collision.
The Colorado Court of Appeals found the defendant 55% at fault, thus making the victim eligible to receive compensation for exemplary damages.
Can you file for wrongful death if you don’t die?
Colorado Law allows for families of the deceased to file a suit on their family member’s behalf. Also, a person may be eligible to file a wrongful death suit if they have suffered damages that can never be recovered.
Many common reasons to file for wrongful death include:
- Intentional or Criminal Act from another party or individual
Some common results of winning wrongful death suits include:
- Recovered wages that were lost during a time of injury/death
- Life insurance payouts
- Medical Expenses
- Funeral Costs
- Compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, and grief.
In the case mentioned above, the accuser is able to file a suit because the reckless nature of the defendant led to gross negligence.
Our Team is Ready to Get You the Compensation You and Your Family Deserve
There are loopholes in the law that an experienced Colorado Wrongful Death Attorney can help your case with. Don’t wait to file as Colorado Law only allows for two years of filing for most cases that follow traditional wrongful death criteria. Our award-winning firm has a history of winning large settlements in court.
We always strive for the most compensation we can win. While we understand that filing a wrongful lawsuit against a negligent party can’t undo the string of events that caused a person’s death, it can help a family gain closure and potentially recover damages.
Colorado residents should immediately contact our office to receive a free case evaluation. Reach Bryan & Terrill Law, PLLC at 720-923-2333.
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