Denver Wrongful Death Lawyer

Denver wrongful death lawyer

In the aftermath of a fatal accident, lawsuits and lawyers are probably the last thing on your mind. However, it’s imperative for surviving family members to speak immediately with an experienced Denver wrongful death lawyer. Wrongful death is a claim against a person or persons whose negligence may have been responsible for an accidental death. The wrongful death of a loved one may be caused in a variety of ways including but not limited to:

  • Car, truck or motorcycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Workplace accidents

If someone close to you has been a victim in a wrongful death incident in Colorado, speak immediately with an experienced Denver wrongful death lawyer at the law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C. We represent family members seeking justice in their Colorado wrongful death claims. Our wrongful death attorneys can help protect your rights while we fight for the compensation that can help survivors move ahead meaningfully with their lives.

WHO CAN FILE A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT IN DENVER?

A wrongful death lawsuit seeks to compensate the survivors of the deceased for the losses as a result of his death. These lawsuits seek to recover compensation to compensate not the deceased for his suffering, but the survivors for all of the losses that they have suffered as a result of the loss of their loved one.

The laws in Denver, Colorado relating to the decease of a loved one are complicated. Under Colorado law, specific persons only are eligible to file a wrongful death claim. A claim that is filed in the first year after the person’s decease can be filed only by the surviving spouse. However, in the second year after the person’s death, more than one person may be eligible to file a claim. During this time, the surviving spouse, as well as the children of the deceased, can file a claim. In those cases, in which the person died, but left behind no spouse or children, the parents may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Under Colorado law, heirs are entitled to make a claim for the wrongful death of a loved one but the estate of the deceased also has a claim called a “survival action.” While the heirs and beneficiaries of an estate are often the same, this is not always the case. Creditors of the deceased can make a claim against an estate but not against the survivor’s wrongful death claim.

An experienced Denver wrongful death attorney at Norton and Bowers, P.C. can help sort out the claims and explain your family’s rights. We represent families adjusting to life without a spouse, parent, or child. Our detailed knowledge of Colorado law may help you recover damages in cases where the cause of death was never precisely determined or where the statute of limitations might appear to preclude a wrongful death claim.

In any unfair death case, Norton and Bowers, P.C. will stand with our clients, keep the lines of communication open, and provide the frank and candid legal advice you need. We do not believe you should be “strong armed” into hiring an attorney at this difficult time in your life but you do need competent legal advice. An initial consultation and case evaluation is always free.

WHAT KIND OF DAMAGES CAN I RECOVER IN A DENVER WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?

Colorado law states that certain survivors of the deceased may have the right to bring a wrongful decease action against the person or party whose negligence caused the death. Through a wrongful decease claim, survivors can claim several monetary damages that compensate them for the loss of earnings of the deceased. One of the primary types of compensation that you can recover in a wrongful death claim is loss of financial support. This will include the loss of the income that the deceased would have earned, had he lived. The financial benefits can also include loss of insurance or loss of inheritance from the deceased.

Apart from financial benefit, you may also qualify for compensation for all of the non-monetary losses that you have suffered as a result of the death. For instance, your wrongful death claim compensation can include damages for the loss of protection, care, comfort and companionship. Damages may also account for the emotional distress, grief and mental anguish that you have suffered as a result of your loved one’s death.

You may also be compensated for any expenses that you have incurred as a result of the wrongful death, including funeral expenses and medical bills from the deceased.

The court may also decide that the wrongful decease was a result of the defendant acting with extreme negligence. In these cases, the court may decide to award punitive damages to the deceased’s loved ones. These damages typically tend to be heavy, and are typically awarded not to compensate the wrongful death claimants, but rather to punish the defendant for egregious and reckless behavior and teach them a lesson.

To learn more about how you can get started filing a wrongful death claim, speak to a Denver wrongful death attorney. No amount of money can make up for the loved one. However, with the help of a Denver wrongful death attorney, you will be able to recover financial compensation that can make life after your loss, free of financial stress. At Norton and Bower, P.C., we also provide representation to personal injury victims in cases involving insurance bad faith, premises liability, defective products, and more. Because we have years of experience working in so many different kinds of cases involving negligent behavior, our team has the legal knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

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The experienced Denver wrongful death lawyers at Norton and Bowers, P.C. serve clients on a contingency fee basis. This means there will be no attorney’s fees until a recovery is obtained. If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence anywhere in the state of Colorado, please contact us right away at 303-400-8100 to arrange a free consultation or fill out the form on this site. You’ll be able to meet with and speak directly to an attorney rather than a paralegal or other non-lawyer sent to sign you up.. Offsite, weekend, and evening appointments are also available. If you’re the survivor of a wrongful death victim, let Norton and Bowers, P.C. work for you, and do not wait to make the call to learn more about our services.

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