Losing a loved one is extremely difficult especially when that loss comes as a result of the negligence of someone else. According to 9 News, the family of a Colorado man is accusing the state of not properly maintaining a bridge that gave way when the man fell and died. The body of George Aldrich Jr. was found under the bridge after a two-week search in Aspen, Colorado. Maroon Creek Bridge is old and had a badly damaged fence around it that was not repaired according to the parents of Aldrich. The family is now suing the Colorado Department of Transportation for failing to properly repair the old bridge and putting the public’s safety at risk. Despite the family’s claim, the deputy coroner has issued a release of the toxicology tests that shows Aldirch had been intoxicated at the time of his death. Further investigation is pending in the case. Even though this incident occurred in Aspen, the state has a responsibility to maintain bridges and other public areas throughout Colorado for the safety of all.
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The death of a loved one can leave emotional and mental trauma for family members, in addition to credit debt, medical expenses and child care. Being able to grieve without additional stress is important after the loss of a loved one. While no amount of compensation can replace a loved one, seeking help during this devastating time could help regain some personal security.
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