When a family member or loved one dies, the pain and loss is unimaginable and almost impossible to fully absorb. When your loved one is taken because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, the sense of loss can be even worse.
At Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., our Colorado personal injury attorneys have successfully litigated many wrongful death lawsuits. We understand the pain you are experiencing and, while we can’t bring your loved one back, we will do everything in our power to help you get the full compensation you deserve.
Wrongful death claims can arise out of an auto accident, medical malpractice or even a defective product. For example, a wrongful death claim may be brought if you lost a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence or reckless conduct, including but not limited to:
- Medical malpractice
- Motor vehicle accident
- Dangerous premises
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
- Work related injuries
- Defective products
WRONGFUL DEATH CASES MAY COMPENSATE FAMILY MEMBERS FOR:
- Pain and suffering of the decedent
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Funeral costs
- Other expenses
Depending on the circumstances of the case, damages could be recovered for funeral expenses, lost wages, future income potential, pain and suffering on behalf of the decedent and the decedent’s loved ones, medical bills, and other causes.
For help calculating and predicting expenses and damages in a wrongful death case, it is important to consult with a lawyer who has experience in these types of cases and can help you to determine and recover those damages from the responsible party or parties.
In many cases, there may be other avenues to pursue to receive compensation. These could include the person’s employer, your own insurance company, or some other party. In cases such as this, it is essential that you retain an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows where to look to find the resources you need to help your family get back on their feet.
In general, the decedent’s spouse, children, and/or parents can claim damages under a wrongful death claim. The guidelines can be confusing, however, so it is best to consult with a lawyer to determine just who has a legal right to damages in your case.
If one of your loved ones was killed because of someone else’s negligence in Colorado, Wyoming, or anywhere in the United States, you will need experienced wrongful death lawyers to represent you.