In most personal injury cases, the central question in the lawsuit is negligence. If the defendant had an obligation to provide a safe environment and did not, they can be held liable for any injuries or deaths that occur as a result.
Sometimes, the offender goes beyond negligence and deliberately creates a dangerous situation. When others are injured as a result, the question of intent can make a big difference in your claim.
Fox 21 News reports that Colorado Springs Police have arrested a 35-year-old man who allegedly stole a motorcycle from a local pawnshop. That same night, he was involved in a hit-and-run accident at Galley Road and North Powers Boulevard.
The offender fled both scenes, but was taken into custody on June 28 around 11:00 p.m. He is facing charges of motor vehicle theft, burglary and various traffic violations.
If anyone was injured as a result of the thief’s reckless behavior, their injuries would be a direct result of his criminal activity. Behavior deemed “reckless” means that the wrongdoer knew that his actions may cause harm and he did it anyway.
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Reckless offenders are punished more harshly, because they have willfully disregarded the safety of others. In civil and criminal cases, this minor degree of intent can make a big difference.
Hit-and-run drivers can flee the scene due to intoxication, distraction or otherwise reckless behavior. Riders need lawyers who know how to fight for motorcyclists, and have experience advocating for their right to travel safely. For your best chance in court, you need a Colorado law firm with 30 years of civil law experience.
Call today to discuss your motorcycle accident with one of our licensed attorneys.
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