Wrongful Death Lawyer
When a loved one has been killed because of another person’s negligence, it can seem like your whole world comes to a stop. Unfortunately, even while you and your family are grieving, creditors and collection agencies come calling. When this occurs, it is important to have an experienced Boulder wrongful death lawyer on your side to protect your rights. While no amount of compensation could ever replace the loss of your loved one, you and your family should not have to suffer unnecessary financial burdens during this time.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Colorado Wrongful Death law (C.R.S. 13-21-201) specifically identifies which family members are allowed to bring a wrongful death claim in Colorado and the time limits for filing this claim. In Colorado, the surviving spouse has exclusive rights during the first year to file a wrongful death claim. If there is no spouse, then children may bring a claim during the first year. If there is no spouse or children, then the parents may file a wrongful death claim.
In Colorado, there is a two-year statute of limitations. This means that all wrongful death lawsuits must be filed two years from the date of death. It is important not to miss this deadline. Failure to file a claim within this time period could mean that you are unable to ever file a wrongful death claim. There are circumstances, however, when a family member may be eligible to file a claim after the two-year statute of limitations has passed. That is why it is imperative that you contact an experienced attorney immediately. Your attorney will be able to review your case and help you choose the legal option that is best for you and your family.
Causes of Wrongful Death
There are many accidents that could cause the death of a loved one, but the most common include:
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Trucking accidents
- Defective products
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Slip and fall accidents
Types of Damages that Can be Recovered
Colorado wrongful death law states that spouses, children, and surviving family members may be eligible to obtain monetary damages to cover:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of support
- Loss of insurance or benefits
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages
Contact Our Wrongful Death Attorney
When someone you love is killed because of another person’s negligence in Boulder, or anywhere in the state of Colorado, we can help. Boulder wrongful death attorney Debbie Taussig offers compassionate legal care during this difficult time. Contact our personal injury law firm today for a free initial consultation and review of your case. Call 303.442.0176 or fill out our confidential contact form.