Wrongful death occurs when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another individual, company, or entity. A personal representative of the victim’s estate may bring a lawsuit for wrongful death on behalf of the immediate family members. It is usually the surviving spouse who will receive the monetary compensation, the children if the spouse is non-existant, and lastly the parents if there are no other survivors. Every state has a variant statute that establishes the procedures for filing wrongful death claims. At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we have a thorough understanding of Colorado’s wrongful death laws and can help you get the compensation you deserve for your loss.
The most common causes of wrongful death are automobile, semi-truck and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products.
At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we recover all types of damages for wrongful death claims including:
- Expenses incurred by the death of the victim such as funeral costs and medical bills
- Loss of future earnings of the victim
- Benefits lost due to the victim’s death such as medical insurance, pension plans, 401K, etc.
- Survivors’ pain
- Suffering and mental anguish caused by the victim’s death
- Loss of support
- Loss of love, companionship and comfort
- Punitive Damages may be awarded to punish the guilty party and prevent them from harming others
Receive the Help You Deserve
The Colorado wrongful death law puts a time limit on when a family member can file a claim and limits which family members are able to file a claim. You need a lawyer with an extensive understanding of Colorado wrongful death laws to help you get the compensation you deserve.
It is important that families of wrongful death victims hire a Denver personal injury attorney who can tackle these complex issues and protect their interests. At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we have the knowledge and experience you need and we’re ready to fight for your rights.
We tell our clients-we want you to concentrate on the important things: recovering from your grief and returning to your day-to-day life, while our attorneys take care of the complicated legal issues and deal with your wrongful death claim. We will work hard to protect your interests and help you get the compensation you and your family deserves.
Contact us today at (720) 457-6833 for your confidential and free initial consultation.