On Monday two families’ lives were destroyed. Aaron Godines and Haile Everts, engaged to be married, were driving in their vehicle with their young daughter, Tessleigh Godines, and Aaron’s parents, Christina and Emilano Godines. They families were travelling from Wyoming to Denver, Colorado to celebrate Aaron’s 20th birthday.
According to investigators, a 2015 Ford Edge, a 2013 Ford Focus and a 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander were in the left lane of northbound I-25 around 1:30 p.m. and slowed for traffic. A Kenworth semi-truck was also northbound in the left lane when it struck the Ford Edge from behind. The semi-truck then rear-ended the Ford Focus, pushing the Focus into the Mitsubishi. This multi-vehicle accident tragically resulted in at least five deaths. The Colorado State Patrol continues to investigate the accident and is actively searching for witnesses.
The importance of preserving evidence:
Legal contributor Attorney Brian Mickelsen, an experienced truck accident lawyer, represents victims injured or killed in semi-truck accidents. Below, Attorney Mickelsen shared his insight into the legal options available to victims injured in commercial truck accidents.
“While it appears the semi-truck driver was clearly at fault, it is critically important to preserve evidence. An attorney is able to send a preservation of evidence letter to the truck driver and the company that employed him, demanding that they preserve evidence such as dash cam footage, hours of service logs, photographs from the scene, electronic black box data from all vehicles involved, vehicle inspections, and toxicology reports.”
An experienced attorney at Mickelsen Dalton LLC can help determine if you have a claim and advise you of your options. Our attorneys have successfully represented several victims in cases arising from trucking and towing accidents. Within the past three years, Mickelsen Dalton LLC has recovered over $40 million in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. We have been featured in Fox News, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and several other national news organizations.
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