On Tuesday, June 11th, one person was killed in Conifer, Colorado after a semi-truck rollover accident that occurred on Highway 285 that evening. The accident resulted in the semi-truck’s load being dumped onto five vehicles. 

Semi-Truck Rollover Accident Leads To The Death Of One Motorist on Colorado HighwayAccording to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), troopers received a report of a semi-truck rollover around 5 pm. The accident occurred on Highway 285, at milepost 232, just south of Conifer. 

CSP reports say the semi was traveling southbound when it veered off the edge of the highway, causing the truck to roll onto its side and dump its load of pipe and angle iron on top of five other vehicles. 

The victim who died because of this accident was a person inside one of the five vehicles that was struck by the load. The person was pronounced dead at the scene, according to CSP reports. 

Due to the overturned semi, its load, and the other involved vehicles, Highway 285 roadway was blocked through Wednesday morning. 

Potential Avenues of Legal Actions Available to Victims of This Crash 

There are a few potential options that victims of this accident may have in terms of legal recourse. Depending on the circumstances and the injuries they sustained, victims may file:

Wrongful Death Claim

The family of the man who died due to the accident may pursue a wrongful death claim. To pursue this claim, it will need to be determined who caused the accident. Responsible parties may include the truck driver, the trucking company, or third parties, like a parts manufacturer, maintenance company, or even municipal entities responsible for the condition of the road. In some cases, there may be multiple parties that can be held accountable. 

The family may be able to recover damages such as:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of income the deceased would have otherwise provided
  • And more

“Our hearts go out to the family of the victim who tragically passed away in Tuesday evening’s accident,” says Kevin Hannon, attorney at Singleton Schreiber, “we hope that the cause of the accident can be determined quickly so the family can have some closure. It is important that they, and other families facing similar situations, know that they may have legal recourse and could consider contacting a personal injury lawyer to learn more about their options.”

Personal Injury Claim

The other victims involved may be eligible to file a personal injury claim. For a successful personal injury claim, victims will need to prove who was at fault for causing the accident, these parties could also include the truck driver, the trucking company, or third parties, like a parts manufacturer, maintenance company, or even municipal entities responsible for the condition of the road. 

Potential damages victims may be able to recover may include compensation for:

  • Property damage
  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional turmoil
  • And more

If you have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck or tragically lost a loved one in a collision with a semi-truck, contact the team at Singleton Schreiber to learn more about your options. You can reach us by calling (720) 400-7443 or emailing us at info@singletonschreiber.com