Gov. Polis has declared legal services as essential and so are your legal needs! Our law firm is still open for business and accepting new clients. While our physical office is closed to protect the health and safety of our employees and clients during the evolving COVID-19 Coronavirus situation, we are offering new and current clients the ability to meet with us via email, telephone or through videoconferencing. Please call or email our office to discuss your options. We realize there may be some delays, but we will do our best to return your message as quickly as possible.
Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP
한국어 문의 가능합니다
Se Habla Español

Call today for a free consultation

한국어 문의 가능합니다
Se Habla Español
Award-Winning Personal Injury Lawyers

Colorado wrongful death: Street race turned fatal

| Jul 1, 2013 | Uncategorized |

Unfortunately, street racing in Colorado can often lead to injuries and death. When the party deemed responsible loses his or her life during a car accident, many believe that all hope of justice is lost. This is a misconception. Those victimized, including the surviving families of any that were also killed, retain the right to pursue wrongful death claims against the estate of the deceased where the evidence suggests that negligence led to a tragic outcome for another.This may be the case after a recent car crash that claimed the life of a woman and a street racer. Upon preliminary investigation, Colorado police indicate that the street racer was driving east on a main road. The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck another oncoming car driven by an older woman. The woman died on impact. The street racer was later declared dead at a local hospital.It is unclear what caused the street racer to lose control of the vehicle, though excessive speed is a likely factor. The incident is still being investigated, and the authorities are attempting to locate the other driver involved in the street race. It was not indicated if the other car was involved in the actual crash.As the authorities continue to investigate the fatal car crash, more details may become available. Should it be determined that the driver’s negligence played a causal role in the accident, the surviving family members of the deceased are entitled to pursue a wrongful death suit against the street racer’s estate and any separate owner of the vehicle involved. Colorado law typically allows surviving family this path of legal recourse in the event that a negligent party does not survive a serious car accident. Moreover, the second street racer may be added as a defendant.Source: ABC 7 News, “Street racing blamed for deadly crash in Colorado Springs,” Deb Stanley, June 24, 2013 

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
10 Best Client Satisfaction
Best Lawyers Best Law Firms U.S. News 2018
Tomazin, Hillyard & Clor, LLP Attorney Rating Badge. 5.0 out of 5 reviews.
Thomas J. Tomazin Super Lawyers Badge
Penelope L. Clor Super Lawyers Badge
Neil A. Hillyard Super Lawyers Badge


FindLaw Network