When a person’s negligent or reckless behavior leads to another person’s death, their loved ones are permitted to file what is called a wrongful death lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit can be used to recognize an individual for their actions and can even help the surviving family members recover compensation for medical expenses if their loved one sought treatment before their death, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of companionship, and more.
If your loved one was killed in an accident involving an intoxicated driver in Colorado and you would like more information on filing a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf, the Colorado wrongful death lawyers at Bryan & Terrill Law, PLLC are ready to discuss this with you.
Colorado Parents Sue Drunk Driver for Crash that Killed Their 25-Year-Old Daughter
The accident that was responsible for claiming the life of Angela Wimmer occurred in September 2018, but it wasn’t until 2019 that her parents brought a wrongful death lawsuit against the drunk driver who caused it. 9News says the lawsuit named Todd Grudznske along with the operators of the three bars he had visited in the hours before the tragic accident as the defendants in the case.
According to the source, after Grudznske had visited two bars and consumed multiple drinks at each, he then visited a third bar where he consumed several more. Within five minutes after leaving the third bar, Grudznske crashed into Wimmer’s vehicle that had been sitting at a red light. About an hour after the crash, Grudznske’s blood-alcohol level was recorded at .341 which well beyond the legal limit of 0.08.
Between the six DUI convictions Grudznske already had on his record coupled with the fatal accident that involved Wimmer, he was later convicted of first-degree murder among other charges, and is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. Although Grudznske was convicted for the crimes he committed, Wimmer’s family decided that wasn’t enough and proceeded to file suit against all the parties they believed played a role in the accident that took their daughter’s life.
In the lawsuit, Wimmer’s parents have asked that they be awarded damages for medical and funeral expenses, grief, mental anguish, loss of companionship, pain, and suffering, and emotional distress.
If you are ready to seek justice for the death of a loved one and would like to begin discussing the steps you need to take to do this, contact Bryan & Terrill Law, PLLC now to speak with a Colorado wrongful death lawyer.
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