Excessive speed may have played a role in a head-on collision, which lead to the death of 2 men. Ryan Gorter, 28, of Boulder, was riding a motorcycle westbound on Larimer Country Road 38E when he crashed head-on with another motorcycle driven by Rick Ross, of Loveland. The head-on collision caused both riders to be thrown from their motorcycles. Ryan Gorter died at the scene of the accident and Rick Ross was taken to a nearby hospital where he later passed away.
Fatality of Head-on Collisions
Head-on collisions are among the most serious accidents, and hold one the highest fatality rates. When involved in a head-on collision, the two vehicles involved in the crash combine speed, causing the human body to undergo and absorb a tremendous amount of force. For instance, if both cars were traveling at 55 miles per hour, it would be like hitting a brick wall at 110 miles per hour. In 2005, head-on collisions made up for approximately 2% of all car accidents but accounted for 10% of fatalities.
Head-on Collision Injuries
Injuries sustained in head-on collisions can be quite serious. When severe injuries are sustained, victims can deal with months or even years of recovery time. In addition, car accident victims will suffer an immense amount of pain and suffering. Injuries can include broken and shattered bones, nerve damage, brain injuries, spinal trauma, lacerations, burns and in the most traumatic of cases, death.
Head-On Collisions and Wrongful Death
When a loved one is lost in a head-on collision, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death claims are based on the negligence of the driver that caused the accident. Proving that the “at fault” driver failed to respond in an appropriate manner, causing an accident can be difficult. It is crucial to seek legal representation if you think you are eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado.
Immediately after a head-on collision, it is best to consult with an experienced Pueblo car accident attorney immediately. Medical bills, therapy, lost wages, and medications can add up to an overwhelming amount of money. Your attorney can help you collect the compensation that you need to help you while recovering, and for any pain and suffering, as well as future problems that are unforeseen.
Contact Pueblo Car Accident Attorney Smith & Smith Today
If you or someone you love is injured in a Pueblo head on car accident, it is important to contact an experienced Pueblo car accident attorney immediately. Your attorney will need to investigate all aspects of your case to determine who is ultimately to blame for your accident and your injuries.
Call Pueblo attorneys at Smith & Smith today for a free consultation at (719) 544-0062.
Attorney Smith serves clients in Pueblo, Pueblo West, Penrose, Florence, Salt Creek, Avondale, Boone, Canon City, Colorado City, Swallows, and Fort Carson.