2nd Deadly Hit and Run Pedestrian Accident Colorado Springs, CO in a week

Two fatal hit and run car accidents in less than a week in Colorado Springs, CO. The most recently fatality occurred on Saturday, November 16, 2019, around 10:16 p.m. Police say the man was walking East on Platte Avenue near Babcock Road when he was hit by an SUV. The ma was dead at the scene. Police have not identified the victim at this time.

The first deadly Pedestrian accident occurred on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, around 7:48 p.m. in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Police officers found one man dead around the 1400 block of South Nevada Ave., near Motor Way. The driver fled the scene prior to police arrival. The pedestrian victim has not been identified at this time. Police are still actively investigating and looking for a dark color SUV.

Any information on either fatality should be reported to police. 

Pedestrian accidents occur more often than most people expect. In fact this is the 41st hit and run in Colorado Springs, CO in 2019. In pedestrian accident cases, it is very import to hire an attorney as soon as possible to make sure your rights are protected and ensure that critical evidence is preserved. Our office represents injured individual and families of the deceased all over the state of Colorado, including, but not limited to the following counties: Denver, Arapahoe, Jefferson, Adams, Boulder, Douglas, Weld, Larimer, Mesa, El Paso, and all metro area counties. (Credit: GazetteKRDO, and KKTV ) (Photo: crime scene photo is courtesy of KKTV).

Contact our Colorado Springs Pedestrian Accident Attorneys today.

How Families Can Deal With A Wrongful Death Case

In legal terms, a wrongful death occurs when a life is lost due to the negligence or intentional actions of another.

Such deaths can occur in particularly nasty motorcycle, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents or car accidents. They usually occur when there is a car wreck or motorists ram into pedestrians on the crosswalks or sidewalk. If the victim’s family establishes that the death of their loved one is a result of the negligence or reckless driving on the part of another, they can make a wrongful death claim, and can be compensated for the loss of their loved one.

Other possible instances include the loss of life caused by criminal behavior such as medical malpractice, nursing home neglect and abuse, occupational hazards, defective products and any other deliberate acts or derelictions of duty. However, in this article we will discuss car accidents specifically.

Car accidents, which account for a lot of these cases, are quite common in Aurora. Here, as in other parts of Colorado, most of the blame for these sometimes-fatal events is pinned on distracted driving. But whether the offender is someone texting while driving or a motorist driving under the influence (DUI), their actions usually causes some kind of damage. In the worst-case scenario, there are human casualties.

How should families deal with the loss of loved ones (and the repercussions of their death) who are casualties of wrongful death?

The typical route taken by individuals seeking legal redress for the death of a family member under such a circumstance would be to make a wrongful death claim against the person or organization they believe to be responsible for the tragic occurrence. But there is a procedure to this.

How a Wrongful Death Lawsuit Works

When a car crash leads to injury or the death of an individual, the deceased’s family will want to find out what occurred. Immediately after the accident, they should hire an accident attorney to handle the case.  Wrongful death cases can be difficult and the insurance companies are not on your side. You need to ensure that your rights are protected from the beginning, you don’t have to do this alone, and at AGG law firm we are here to help you through this entire process. Call now for a free, no obligation consultation. We only get paid when we recover money for you.

Wrongful death cases are complicated, while it is possible to settle a wrongful death claim with the at-fault insurance company, you should hire an experienced attorney to make sure you are getting the maximum compensation for the death of your loved one. If a fair settlement cannot be reached with the at-fault insurance company, then the aggrieved family can file a complaint with the courts through their accident attorney. The complaints will contain their reason for pursuing a case against the accused party, the sections of the law backing up the case, and the damages they seek to obtain for their loss. These damages could range from personal injury inflicted on the victim, to the loss of the deceased person’s income.  

The at-fault party (the defendant) must be physically served with the complaint. They will be given a period of time to formally answer and defend against the complaint leveled against them. There is much more that occurs when a case is litigated and it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side. Contact our experienced litigation attorneys today to discuss your case.  

What to do in the event of Wrongful Death

In the event of wrongful death, aggrieved families should understand the rights they have under the law, and take advantage of those rights. This will ultimately require that they hire an experienced lawyer, who will take up their cause in the best way possible.

A seasoned attorney can help resolve the legal complications and uncertainties that might arise when pursuing a civil case against the responsible party. There are many instances where a wrongful death case isn’t clear-cut and establishing the culpability of the at-fault party will be particularly challenging.

If your family is dealing with a wrongful death case in Aurora, AGG Law Firm can help you get closure. Our seasoned team of legal experts will see your case through from the pre-lawsuit stage up until judgment or settlement. Our services are accessible and always start with a free, no obligation consultation; get in touch with us at (720) 708-4050, and we will be there to answer any of your concerns.

18-year-old Pedestrian hit by driver under the influence in Brighton, Colorado

On Friday, September 27, 2019, at approximately 10:15 a.m. in Brighton, Colorado an 18-year-old man was struck by a car. The victim was crossing North 11th Avenue, between Walnut and Strong when he was hit. The victim was taken to the hospital and his condition is unknown. 

Police say the driver, 30-year-old Adryan Chinn, was arrested for driving under the influence and booked into the Adams County Jail on the following charges: driving under the influence of drugs, vehicular assault, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and no proof of insurance. (Credit: Denver 7 News)

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family. 

In pedestrian accident cases, it is very important to hire an attorney as soon as possible to make sure your rights are protected and ensure that critical evidence is preserved. Our office represents injured individuals and families in cases that result in death all over the state of Colorado. If you or a loved one have been the victim in an automobile pedestrian accident, contact us now to get the dedicated and aggressive representation you deserve.


What Victims Should do After a Motorcycle Accident

Every year, thousands of victims die or sustain grievous personal injury as a result of motorcycle accidents in Colorado Springs, Colorado. These accidents usually occur as a result of driving under the influence, distracted driving, or speeding. Sadly, when a motorcycle collides or has a head-on accident with an automobile, the motorcyclist is 28 times more likely to be killed than those in the other vehicle.

Although a motorcycle accident can be an unsettling experience for victims, they should take the time to calm down, assess what happened and understand the next steps to take. The actions taken in the aftermath of a motorcycle wreck will have a significant impact on the outcome of settlement or litigation proceedings.

What to do After a Motorcycle Accident

After a T-bone or head on motorcycle accident, the police usually arrive to secure the accident scene, take statements, interview witnesses and document evidence. Victims should maintain their composure and keep calm, especially when interacting with law enforcement. Individuals should also contact the police in the event of personal injury, death or substantial vehicle damage. The police will interview all those involved in the accident as well as witnesses. Then, they use this information to create an incident report. It’s also important not to admit any fault for the motorcycle accident to avoid damaging one’s chances of receiving adequate compensation.

Seek Medical Attention

Victims of motorcycle accidents should access urgent medical attention. While some injuries are easily detectable, others like internal hemorrhaging, injuries to internal organs and concussions are not.

Take Photos of the Accident Scene

Since establishing the culpability of the at-fault party sets the stage for successful settlement negotiations, victims need to have as much evidence as they can get their hands on. As such, it’s great to have multiple photos of the accident scene (shot from various angles). Photo documentation can help motorcycle accident attorneys prove who was at fault for the accident. They can also obtain the insurance information, license numbers, name, phone number and address of the driver at fault. This is only if you have the capacity to take photos. Of course, if you are injured don’t move and wait for the ambulance to arrive.

Contact an Attorney right away

You should avoid speaking to the insurance companies, without talking to the experienced attorneys at AGG law firm first. Speaking with insurance companies alone can harm your case.

Why Victims Should Seek the Expertise of a Motorcycle Accident Attorney?

To avoid jeopardizing the case or inadvertently ruining their chances of receiving adequate compensation, victims are advised to engage the services of a personal injury and motorcycle accident attorney in Colorado Springs, CO.

In most cases, the insurer of the at-fault party will approach victims with a settlement offer. Insurance adjusters make lowball offers hoping that victims will take the bait, thus enabling them to close the case as quickly as possible. Since these offers are made when victims may still be suffering the shock and aftereffects of the accident, they aren’t in the best position to understand, assess and accept such offers.

Also, most victims do not understand their rights, the full extent of their injuries or the magnitude of settlement they are entitled to. As such, it’s best to consult extensively with a seasoned motorcycle accident attorney before accepting a settlement offer, no matter how attractive.

Wrapping Up

Health always comes first. Which is why victims of motorcycle accidents should focus on recuperating from their ordeal and hand over the job of obtaining adequate compensation to a motorcycle accident attorney. Such attorneys can take over the responsibility of obtaining supporting evidence, documenting injuries and damage to property and building a solid case to establish the fault of the responsible party.

The attorneys at AGG Law Firm are experts with years of experience in settling and litigating personal injury and accident cases. We thoroughly investigate motorcycle accidents to understand the root causes and the culpability of the at-fault party and use the evidence garnered to build a bulletproof case. Contact us today!