What is considered to be a wrongful death, and what are your rights if you find yourself affected? Colorado law defines wrongful death as any death which is caused by the default, neglect, or wrongful act of a third party. Originally, wrongful death statutes were created to provide financial support for surviving spouses and children. While many wrongful death claims today are filed as a result of automobile accidents, this is not the only qualifying scenario, and spouses and children are not the only relatives eligible to file a wrongful death claim. If a person’s death is caused by negligence, recklessness, or the intentional behavior of another person or entity, the victim’s surviving spouse, children, or other relatives who were economically dependent on the deceased person may be able to recover economic damages from the responsible party.
In Colorado, a wrongful death suit can be brought based upon any fault or negligence by one person or company that resulted in the death of another person. Some examples of qualifying wrongful death accidents include:
- Car and Bus accidents
- Commercial Trucking accidents
- Gas Explosion accidents
- Nursing home neglect and/or abuse
- Substandard medical care
- Prescription Misfils
- Slips and falls
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dangerous or defective consumer products
The emotional pain of losing a loved one can cause untold suffering for the surviving family members, not to mention financial hardship. When that loss is due to an accidental death caused by someone else’s negligence, the pain can be unbearable. The after effects of a loss of this kind can make it feel impossible to move forward with life. In these circumstances, you need experienced, trustworthy legal advice from a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney. Whalen Hersh has a team of attorneys who are recognized leaders in Personal Injury Law and wrongful death matters. At Whalen Hersh, we understand what you and your family are going through, and we are available to you during your time of need.
Why Choose Whalen Hersh?
Our firm exclusively represents clients against insurance companies and corporations in personal injury matters. We aren’t afraid to take on these large companies and corporations on your behalf, and we have a history of winning for our clients that is undeniable. Our lawyers are accomplished trial attorneys with result driven success in Personal Injury Law. We have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and judgments, including over $9 million in wrongful death case representations. Whalen Hersh offers a different approach to personal injury representation. The lawyers at our firm establish direct, meaningful, trusted and reliable relationships with you, our clients. We work closely with you to ensure that you get the medical treatment you need, the support you deserve, and the representation your families rely upon.
If you’re thinking about pursuing a wrongful death action, time is of the essence. The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death suit in Colorado is two years, which can mean two years from the time of death or two years from when the actual cause of death is discovered. When you need an experienced, compassionate, qualified wrongful death attorney with a proven track record of success who will fight for your best interests in the courtroom, contact us today. You can reach us in Colorado Springs at (719) 644-7000 to learn more.