What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
Answers from a South Denver Personal Injury Attorney
Wrongful death lawsuits can be filed when one party is proven to be liable
for the death of another. These claims can be made for a variety of situations,
whether a loved one was killed in a drunk driving accident or due to issues
with a defective consumer product. The state of Colorado mandates that
the death must have been caused by either the negligence, recklessness,
or even intentional behavior of the culpable party.
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Who can file a claim?
Wrongful death cases are very similar to personal injury lawsuits; however,
because the victim is no longer alive to pursue a claim, family members
may step in to file for monetary damages. In the first year following
death, only the deceased spouse is allowed to file a wrongful death claim.
During the second year, either a surviving spouse or children may file
a claim. If there is not a surviving spouse or children, the parents of
the deceased or a representative of the estate may file.
Some of the damages that can be recovered in a wrongful death claim include:
- Lost earnings of the deceased
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical expenses
- Lost support
- Lost benefits
- Lost love, companionship, care, assistance, protection, or affection
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Wrongful death claims are civil lawsuits, meaning that monetary damages
may be awarded. Because of the statute of limitations in Colorado, all
lawsuits must be filed in a court of law within two years of the date
of death. If a family member has died due to the actions of another party,
our South Denver attorneys at
The Vaughn Law Offices are ready to offer you well-informed guidance and compassionate support
as we pursue the compensation that your family is rightfully owed. We
proudly serve clients throughout the Arapahoe County area.
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at (303) 622-5508 and learn more!