The true price of a deadly accident isn’t the medical bills. It isn’t the funeral costs. The true price of a deadly accident is that a loved one is stolen away from you without warning. The heartbreak is unimaginable, and as wrongful death lawyers in Colorado Springs, we see that heartbreak often. It’s a situation that a Southern Colorado family is going through right now as they mourn the loss of their mother.
She was walking through the parking lot of a retail store in Fountain when she was struck by a vehicle. The mother seemed to be doing everything right, walking in the pedestrian walkway, paying attention, but recklessness still found her. Worse, the driver that hit her sped away. The mother suffered a head injury that would ultimately take her life.
While the family mourned their loss, authorities were searching for the hit-and-run driver. It wouldn’t take long before they found the young woman they believed to be responsible. According to reports, she was driving without a license and had potentially stolen the car used in the wreck from her parents.
She is facing a laundry list of charges including:
- Vehicular homicide
- Aggravated auto theft
- Fleeing the scene of an injury accident
- Attempting to influence an officer
Any of these charges is serious enough, but together they could put the young driver behind bars for a long time. Hopefully justice will ease some of the heartbreak felt by the surviving family. They deserve as much after paying the true price of a negligent accident.
Contact Colorado Spring Wrongful Death Lawyers Today
If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, hopefully the court system will help you find your justice. Heuser & Heuser is here to work to make sure your family isn’t also saddled with the financial burden that follows an untimely death. Our Colorado Springs wrongful death attorneys are caring, compassionate, and ready to help.