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Filing a Colorado Wrongful Death Claim

By Burg Simpson
January 26, 2021
3 min read

Losing a beloved family member is heartbreaking, but losing a loved one due to another party’s negligence can be devastating. Not only are you faced with medical bills and funeral expenses, but you may be also be experiencing a loss of financial support.

Families who are attempting to cope with this kind of loss are often overwhelmed, but Burg Simpson’s wrongful death attorneys have the experience to handle your legal matter so you can take the time you need to grieve.

Dealing with insurance companies can also be especially difficult during these challenging times, so we recommend that you have an experienced lawyer on your side to fight for you and protect your future.

Our legal team will also handle the investigation and provide you with the guidance you need. Estimating the amount of damages that you can recover will depend on many factors, but our attorneys have the resources and the experience to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

The Colorado statute provides compensation for the family members of anyone whose death was the result of “a wrongful act, neglect, or default of another.” If you have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, call Burg Simpson for help now.

Burg Simpson shareholder Stephen J. Burg is the Practice Group Leader of the Wrongful Death and Personal Injury department. See Stephen Burg’s recent video on “Wrongful Death Cases” here.

Recovering Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

During your free consultation,  Burg Simpson’s wrongful death lawyers will assist you in calculating and predicting the expenses and damages associated with your legal matter. Burg Simpson has the experience and the resources to help you to determine and recover damages from the parties who are responsible for your loss.

Family Members May Receive Compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of income and benefits
  • Care of minor children
  • Survivors pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

When the Responsible Party is Uninsured

When the responsible party is uninsured, there may be other avenues to pursue compensation. These may include the responsible party’s employer, your own insurance company, or a third party.

Call the experienced personal injury lawyers at Burg Simpson.  Our attorneys have decades of experience handling wrongful death matters and we know how to identify all possible resources that will get you the help you need. Call us now at (866) 649-8734 or fill out our FREE Case Evaluation Form.

Can I File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Generally, the decedent’s spouse, children, and/or parents are the parties who have standing to file a wrongful death claim, but it is important to be aware that Colorado’s statute of limitations on wrongful death cases is limited to two years.

Contact Burg Simpson’s Wrongful Death Lawyers Now

At Burg Simpson, our wrongful death attorneys have successfully litigated numerous wrongful death cases over the last four decades. We understand the depth of your suffering, and we will do everything possible to obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you have lost a family member in an incident caused by another party’s negligence, Burg Simpson’s expert wrongful death attorneys are here to help you now. Contact us at (866) 649-8734 or complete our FREE CASE evaluation FORM today.

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