There are people in Colorado that have dedicated themselves to protecting others. The men and women who have chosen to become police officers, firefighters, or emergency responders are constantly putting themselves in harm’s way and it can be a thankless job. Sometimes we take for granted just how dangerous their jobs really are until tragedy strikes.
Recently, a veteran of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department lost his life while patrolling on his motorcycle. Apparently, an elderly man was driving down Colorado 93 when he attempted to pass another vehicle. He stayed in the opposite lane for too long and ultimately struck the trooper’s motorcycle head-on. Despite wearing a helmet and other safety gear, the officer sadly lost his life in the accident. The reckless driver isn’t getting off scot-free, however. He’s been arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide and vehicular homicide, and we don’t have to tell you how serious those charges are, especially when a police officer is involved.
As wrongful death lawyers in Colorado Springs, we’ve seen the tragic aftermath of fatal accidents far too often. Families and friends are left without loved ones and valuable members of our society are taken away. It’s why recklessness can’t be tolerated, and we have to take a stand against those that put other’s lives at risk with their negligence. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth fighting for.
Looking for a Colorado Springs Wrongful Death Attorney?
A death that was caused by the carelessness of another person or persons is considered a ‘wrongful death.’ It means that someone can and should be held accountable for the premature death of someone you love. The Colorado Springs wrongful death lawyers at Heuser & Heuser have been serving the surviving families of accident victims for years, and we can help you, too.
You deserve some peace and some closure, and that’s why we approach every wrongful death claim with a true sense of compassion. We want to do everything we can to help, and all you have to do is contact us to find out how.
Source. Gazette.com, ‘http://gazette.com/man-83-arrested-in-crash-that-killed-deputy-in-colorado