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Wrongful Death – Denver Personal Injury Attorney

Wrongful Death - Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers - Burg Simpson

When a family member or loved one dies, the pain and loss is unimaginable and almost impossible to fully absorb. When you lose a loved one because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, that sense of loss can be even more painful. Colorado law provides relief for anyone who’s lost a family member because of the careless actions of another. Specifically, 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.”

At Burg Simpson, our Colorado personal injury lawyers have successfully litigated many wrongful death lawsuits over the last four decades. We understand the agony you are going through and, while we cannot 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’ve lost a loved one as a result of someone’s negligence or reckless conduct, including but not limited to:

  • Medical malpractice: Medical errors are now the third-leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Motor vehicle accident: More than 1 million drivers – and passengers – die on America’s roadways every year.
  • Dangerous premises: This can include several different incidents, but ultimately hold a property owner and/or manager liable for any death on the property.
  • Dog bites: While dog bit deaths are rare, they’re particularly tragic because they’re easily preventable and the victims are almost always young children.
  • Nursing home abuse: Nursing home residents, sadly, suffer in silence. Studies reveal that nearly 70 percent of abuse cases go unreported in this country.
  • Work related injuries: Nearly 5,000 workers die on the job every year.
  • Defective products: Defective and poorly labeled products kill more than 22,000 people annually.

If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by someone’s negligence, Burg Simpson’s Colorado personal injury attorneys are here to help you right now. Call us at 303-792-5595 or complete our FREE CASE evaluation FORM right now.

Depending on the circumstances of your particular 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 Denver injury lawyer who has the experience and resources to help you to determine and recover the appropriate damages from the responsible party or parties.

WRONGFUL DEATH CASES MAY COMPENSATE FAMILY MEMBERS FOR:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of benefits
  • Care of a child
  • Pain and suffering of the survivors
  • Punitive damages

In many cases, there may be other avenues to pursue to receive compensation for your loss. These may include the person’s employer, your own insurance company, or a third party. In cases like this, it is essential that you retain an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows where to look to find the resources needed to help your family get back on their feet. Call us today at 303-792-5595 or fill out our FREE Case Evaluation Form now to receive a no-cost, no-obligation consultation before it’s too late.

In general, the decedent’s spouse, children, and/or parents can claim damages under a wrongful death claim. The guidelines can be confusing so it is in your best interest to consult with a reputable lawyer to determine who has a legal right to damages in your case.

Also, it is important to keep in mind that, generally speaking, Colorado’s statute of limitations on wrongful death claims is limited to 2 years.

If one of your loved ones was killed because of someone else’s negligence in Colorado or anywhere in the United States, you need experienced wrongful death lawyers to represent you.

CONTACT A DENVER INJURY ATTORNEY TODAY

If you have lost a loved one because of someone’s mistake or actions, call a Denver personal injury attorney! Remember, time is not on your side. Reach out to us as soon as possible at 720-500-5995 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form here right now.

Michael Burg body broker interview

 March 19, 2019

Inside Edition Interviews Michael Burg on Body Broker Case

Esteemed founding shareholder Michael Burg explained the details of a body broker case in Arizona brought by several families against Biological Resource Center, Inc. and its owner, Steve Gore. In this terrible case, the families donating their deceased loved ones’ bodies to scientific research did not realize the company intended to dismember the corpse and… Read more »

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Colorado Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Wal-Mart’s Challenge to the Collateral Source Rule

Colorado Supreme Court Refuses to Take Up Wal-Mart’s Challenge to the Collateral Source Rule In the 2018 case of Forfar v. Wal-Mart, 2018 COA 125, Burg Simpson Attorney Nelson Boyle won an important appeal on behalf of Burg Simpson’s client Robert Forfar. Mr. Fofar was represented at trial by several attorneys at the Paul Wilkinson… Read more »

Michael Burg on KHOW

 March 15, 2019

Michael Burg on KHOW Talk Radio: Your Money, Your Retirement, on Saturday, March 16th at 2 pm.

Michael S. Burg, the founding shareholder at the law firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, will be appearing on the weekly talk radio show, Your Money, Your Retirement on Saturday, March 16th at 2 pm. Mr. Burg will be a guest of co-host Tim Smile on KHOW radio. Michael Burg will be discussing… Read more »

 March 11, 2019

Burg Simpson Presents Awards to the 2019 Scholarship Competition Winners!

     Each year, Burg Simpson awards college scholarships to the graduating high school seniors who win our essay competition regarding the importance of the U.S. civil jury system, and how it is being threatened. The annual Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition is an outstanding opportunity for high school seniors to obtain additional funds for college,… Read more »

 March 19, 2019

Colorado “Stop-as-Yield” law

By David P. Hersh, Burg Simpson Shareholder Colorado “Stop-as-Yield” law In May 2018 Colorado adopted a new statewide standard regulating bicycles when they are approaching intersections.  C.R.S. § 42-4-1412.5 establishes as the standard what is known as “stop as yield” throughout Colorado.  However, individual local governments can choose whether or not to adopt this standard… Read more »

Let Us Handle Your Personal Injury Matters, While You Concentrate on Your Recovery

 March 5, 2019

Let Us Handle Your Personal Injury Matters, While You Concentrate on Your Recovery

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Making the Right Choice – Burg Simpson is the Right Choice | Michael S. Burg

 February 14, 2019

Making the Right Choice – Burg Simpson is the Right Choice | Michael S. Burg

When you find yourself in need of legal representation, finding the right lawyer can be a daunting task.  Since 1976, Burg Simpson has been helping injured individuals and their loved ones rebuild their lives after a serious accident or injury.  Burg Simpson  is a law firm with more than 60 trial lawyers operating out of… Read more »

Cedar Ridge Apartments Explosion – Personal Injury Lawyers – Denver Burg Simpson

 August 29, 2018

Gas Company Found Responsible for Cedar Ridge Apartments Explosion

The news seems to be filled with stories of gas explosions. Whether it’s in a residential area, such as the one in a Denver neighborhood that blew a hole through a multi-family residence, or the one at a gas collection facility in Grand County, Colorado, that injured two workers in July, these preventable tragedies appear… Read more »

Workers’ Compensation Claims – We Will Be Your Guide

 March 5, 2019

Workers’ Compensation Claims – We Will Be Your Guide

The workers’ compensation system is very complicated and difficult to navigate on your own, but Burg Simpson can help.  Our award-winning attorneys specialize in workers’ compensation claims to ensure that your rights and benefits are protected. Our workers’ compensation lawyers have decades of experience in dealing with Colorado workers’ comp laws, and in making sure that our… Read more »

Let Us Handle Your Personal Injury Matters, While You Concentrate on Your Recovery

 March 5, 2019

Let Us Handle Your Personal Injury Matters, While You Concentrate on Your Recovery

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Colorado Deadlines for Construction Defect Lawsuits – Statute of Limitation & Statute of Repose

 March 5, 2019

Colorado Deadlines for Construction Defect Lawsuits – Statute of Limitation & Statute of Repose

Colorado has some of the shortest deadlines in the country for filing a construction defect lawsuit. Generally, a homeowner or a homeowner association board has a limited amount of time from obtaining the certificate of occupancy to filing a claim. But do not assume that your opportunity to file a construction defect claim has passed. If… Read more »

How Do I File a Construction Defect Claim in Colorado? – What is the CDARA Process?

 March 5, 2019

How Do I File a Construction Defect Claim in Colorado? – What is the CDARA Process?

Filing a civil action against a construction company, contractor, architect, engineer, or other construction professional for a construction defect can be complicated. This is especially true if you are filing as an individual homeowner or a member of a homeowner’s association. In this short and informative video, Construction Defects attorney, and Burg Simpson shareholder, Craig… Read more »

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