Multiple lanes of Weld County’s southbound Highway 85 are currently blocked due to a fatal car accident that involved two cars early this morning. While emergency responders are doing their best to clear the highway and get traffic moving again as soon as possible, law enforcement officials are currently looking into the exact causes of this severe car accident and have not, as of yet, announced whether any criminal charges will be filed in this case. If any of the following factors is eventually found to have allegedly caused (or contributed to) this fatal car accident, the responsible party can be held liable for compensating the victim’s family for their losses and mental anguish:
- Driver intoxication by alcohol, prescription medications, over-the-counter medications and/or illegal narcotics
- Driver distraction, such as texting while driving or using GPS systems while driving
- Driver fatigue
- Vehicle equipment malfunctions, such as failures associated with a car’s braking system, steering, tires and/or suspension
- Dangerous roadways, such as lack of signage, poorly set-up construction zones or lack of guard rails
While the other driver can be named as the defendant in a car accident lawsuit if any type of the first three factors involving driver error is found to have caused the fatal car accident, a car maker or the city or county responsible for roadway’s upkeep may be named as the responsible party in a car accident lawsuit if either the fourth or fifth conditions (respectively) are linked to causing the collision.
Denver Car Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in or have lost a loved one in a truck accident, car accident or in any type of traffic accident, you are encouraged to consult with the motor vehicle accident lawyers at the Law Office of Mike Hulen, PC.
Our trusted Denver personal injury and accident attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling car accident cases, wrongful death suits and other types of personal injury lawsuits, and we are experienced at helping victims and their families secure the maximum possible settlement for their losses. We encourage those who think they may have a claim to meet with us for a free initial consult to learn more about their legal rights and to receive a thorough evaluation of their case. Call us at (303) 932-8666 to get your case started at no upfront cost.