A wrongful death occurs when someone is killed due to the negligence, misconduct or intentional actions of another person or a company. A personal representative of the victim’s estate may bring a lawsuit for wrongful death on behalf of the immediate family members. It is usually the surviving spouse who will receive the monetary compensation, then the children if there is no spouse, and lastly the parents if there are no other survivors. At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we have a thorough understanding of Colorado’s wrongful death laws and can help you get the compensation you deserve for your loss.
The most common examples of wrongful death include automobile, semi-truck and motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products.
At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we recover all types of damages for wrongful death claims including:
- Expenses incurred by the death of the victim such as funeral costs and medical bills
- Loss of future earnings of the victim
- Benefits lost due to the victim’s death such as medical insurance, pension plans, 401K, etc.
- Survivors’ pain
- Suffering and mental anguish caused by the victim’s death
- Loss of support
- Loss of love, companionship, protection, affection, care and comfort
- Punitive Damages may also be awarded to punish the guilty party and prevent them from harming others
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The Colorado wrongful death law puts a time limit (statute of limitations) for when a family member can file a claim. There are also limits for which family members may file a claim and when they are able to file a claim. You need a lawyer with an extensive understanding of Colorado wrongful death laws to help you get the compensation you deserve. So, it’s important that you don’t wait to contact The Bendinelli Law Firm and miss any important deadlines.
There are many legal issues that complicate a wrongful death claim. It’s very difficult for a family that has lost a loved one due to the negligence of someone else. Not only is the family grieving their loss, there are many questions that they want and need answers to. It’s important that families of wrongful death victims hire a Denver personal injury attorney who can tackle these complex issues, get some answers and protect their interests. At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we have the knowledge and experience you need and we’re ready to fight for your rights. A wrongful death claim is a civil case, which is a separate case from any criminal charges that may be filed against the at-fault party.
We tell our clients—we want you to concentrate on the important things: recovering from your grief and returning to your day-to-day life, while our attorneys take care of the complicated legal issues and deal with your wrongful death claim. We will work hard to protect your interests and help you get the compensation you and your family deserves. Call us. We can help.
Contact us today at (720) 457-6833 or 1-800-ATTORNEY for your confidential and free initial consultation.