Wrongful Death

Denver Wrongful Death Lawyers

Wrongful Death

In tragic cases, a person’s negligence can cause the death of an innocent person. For example, a drunk driver can strike another car, causing fatal injuries or a negligent construction company can build a faulty structure that fails and causes the death of several people.  In cases like these, the loved ones of the deceased can seek compensation for their suffering and economic losses.

A wrongful death is perhaps the most traumatic event a family will experience.  You need an experienced attorney to investigate the cause of death, identify the responsible party, navigate the insurance claim process, achieve a fair settlement and, if negotiation fails, to bring the  wrongful death lawsuit.

Based in Denver, Colorado, our accomplished wrongful death lawyers are ready to review your claim.  We work quickly and diligently on behalf of every one of our clients.  Our goal is to recover fair compensation for grieving family.

  1. What is Wrongful Death?
  2. What can be Included in Wrongful Death Damages?
  3. What is Required for a Successful Wrongful Death Claim?

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death is a term that is used when a person’s death is caused by another party’s negligence. If a loved one has been the victim of a wrongful death, you may file a wrongful death claim against the negligent individual, group or company. Typically, a wrongful death claim is filed as a result of an accident, but it may also stem from a criminal act such as a violent robbery or medical negligence.

Many families find it difficult to file a wrongful death claim; not only must they cope with their grief over the untimely loss of their loved one, but they must also deal with complex legal matters. Please remember that if your loved one’s death was the result of another person’s negligence, you have the right to be compensated for your loss.

What can be Included in Wrongful Death Damages?

In Colorado, a wrongful death lawyer may pursue monetary compensation on behalf of the heirs of the deceased for the following:

  1. Loss of any future income of the deceased
  2. Loss of future services typically provided by the person who has died
  3. Loss of the companionship, assistance, and affection from a deceased spouse
  4. Negligence-related medical and funeral expenses
  5. Property damage
  6. Punitive damages, if the death resulted from an egregious act.

What is Required for a Successful Wrongful Death Claim?

What needs to be proved: Before you may collect wrongful death damages, you must prove that the other party was negligent and that his or her negligence caused the death of your loved one.

Who needs to file the claim: Typically, wrongful death claims must be filed by immediate relatives of the deceased, which may include the spouse, children, and / or parents.

When the claim needs to be filed: Each state has a statute of limitations, which is the amount of time allotted to file a claim for negligence. In Colorado, a wrongful death claim must be filed two years from the date of the death.

Get Started on a Wrongful Death Claim

If your loved one died as the result of another person’s negligence, you may be able to bring a successful wrongful death claim against the negligent party. The experienced wrongful death lawyers at McDermott Law, LLC can navigate the law and fight on your behalf so you can concentrate on healing emotionally. If you are located in or around Denver, Fort Collins, or Colorado Springs, Colorado and may have a wrongful death case, contact McDermott Law, LLC today for an honest case review.

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