Fort Collins Fatal Car Crash
Aug. 20, 2020
A head-on collision has closed the 1600 block of South Taft Hill Road in Fort Collins this afternoon, August 19th, 2020. Fort Collins Police reports indicate that a black Toyota Corolla was headed northbound on Taft Hill Road when a Mini Cooper headed southbound drifted into oncoming traffic. While the male driver of the Corolla left the scene with only minor injuries, his 31-year old female passenger succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado shortly after the crash.
The Mini Cooper driver experienced serious injuries; it is yet to be determined if the accident was caused by an influence of alcohol or drugs.
Colorado Car Accidents
Although Covid-19 has reduced fatal crashes statewide by 25%, we have still seen a total of 82 deaths in 2020. Alcohol-impaired drivers were involved in 30% of these fatalities. With one in three people being affected by a drunk driving incident in their life, it is important to know Personal Injury Attorneys like Western States Law, P.C. are here to help you receive the compensation you deserve post-accident.
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How We Can Help with Wrongful Death Cases
Sadly, nearly all of these cases could have been prevented had the at-fault driver either been paying attention or simply not driving drunk. Some of these cases could have been prevented had a bar or tavern been responsible for not serving visibly intoxicated patrons.
In the aftermath of a fatal accident, the idea of taking on the burdens of a wrongful death lawsuit or claim is the last thing you should have to deal with. At Western States Law, P.C., we understand that you have more than enough to handle as it is. At the same time, we make ourselves available to provide whatever support we can during a difficult period of grief and transition. Our founding partner, Dallas Norton, provides his personal cell phone number to clients so that he can provide 24/7 advice.
If you need legal advice about your options following a fatal car collision, motorcycle wreck, or pedestrian accident, contact our top Denver personal injury lawyer and wrongful death attorneys at Western States Law, P.C. for a free consultation. Our experience with Colorado wrongful death claims, suits against drunk drivers, and claims against bars for overserving alcohol, allow us to provide you with professional representation. We can help you apply for victims' compensation funds that exist in most counties and for restitution through the criminal courts.