Early in the morning on August 14, 2013 in Grand Junction, Colorado and elderly driver exited westbound I-70 at Highway 6&50. In doing so he went off of the side of the exit-ramp and hit a large backhoe that was parked off of the roadway in a construction area. Riding as a passenger with him was 81 year-old Lillian Aiko Cummins who unfortunately later died at the hospital due to multiple blunt force injuries. The driver was also taken to the hospital but his condition is still unknown. Both the driver and Lillian Cummins were from California.
Fatal accidents such as this one can be absolutely devastating. Nothing can truly take away the pain and suffereing caused by the sudden and tragic loss of a loved one. However, it is important to know that surviving family members may be entitled to significant compensation for thier loss. Wrongful death claims arise when an individual loses his/her life because of someone else's negligent conduct. If you have losed a loved one because of someone else's negligence, protect your legal rights by working with a competent attorney who can evaluate your potential claim and get you the compensation you deserve.