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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’re going through and, while we can’t bring your loved one back, we’ll 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’ve 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’s 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’s 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’s in your best interest to consult with a reputable lawyer to determine who has a legal right to damages in your case.

Also, it’s 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’ve 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.

 December 18, 2018

David P. Hersh Recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2019

David P. Hersh, a named shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has been recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Lawyer for the 6th year in a row. This organization is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community… Read more »

 December 17, 2018

Communities are Made Great by Those Who Give

  As a national litigation law firm, Burg Simpson recognizes that communities are made great by those who give. Our ingrained culture of service and our passionate desire to make a difference in the lives of others in our communities is the essence of our firm,and the philosophy of our lawyers and legal professionals nation-wide. In… Read more »

Washington Capitol Building

 December 12, 2018

Letter Urging Senate to Defend Democracy Co-Signed by Former Senator Al Simpson

A week after giving his moving eulogy at late President George H.W. Bush’s wake, former Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson joined with forty-three other former Senators across party lines in publishing a letter to the Washington Post. This co-signed letter urges the current Senate to embrace a bipartisan defense of democracy and constitutional values as… Read more »

 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… 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 »

Sterilization Breach – Personal Injury Attorney – Denver Burg Simpson

 August 20, 2018

Sterilization Breaches Put Patient Lives at Risk

Odds are, if you’re at the doctor’s office or the waiting room at the dentist, it’s because you don’t feel well. You’re there because you want to feel better, and you have faith that these trained professionals can help with that. So, it can be particularly devastating when these places of healing end up making… Read more »

Natural Gas Explosion – Personal Injury Lawyer – Burg Simpson Denver

 August 17, 2018

Natural Gas Explosion Injures Several in Denver

An explosion shattered an otherwise typical, late summer afternoon in Denver earlier this week. A natural gas line burst in the historic Baker neighborhood, blasting a hole through a multi-family residential unit. The explosion left nine people injured – one of them critically. One fire department official told the Denver Post that it was the… Read more »

Kids Safe – Colorado Personal Injury Attorney – Burg Simpson

 August 8, 2018

Keep Your Kids Safe This Summer Season

It’s as surprising as it is scary, but three out of four parents mistakenly think their child’s in the correct size or kind of car seat, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Considering that motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of child deaths, it’s an issue worth addressing. Nearly 650 people… Read more »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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