What is Wrongful Death?
You may have heard the term “wrongful death” and wondered exactly what the term entails. In Colorado, a wrongful death is defined as any death which is caused by the default, neglect, or wrongful act of a third party. The majority of wrongful death cases today are centered around deaths which result from automobile accidents, but this is not the only circumstance where a wrongful death can occur. If a person’s death is caused by negligence, recklessness, or the intentional behavior of another person or entity, the victim’s surviving relatives may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim and recover economic damages from the person or organization at fault.
Some examples of qualifying wrongful death accidents include:
- Boating accidents
- Car and bus accidents
- Dangerous or defective consumer products
- Incorrect prescription fulfillment
- Nursing home neglect and/or abuse
- Slips and falls
- Substandard medical care
- Workplace accidents
- Gas explosions
Emotional distress, loss of companionship, and financial hardship are examples of the type of losses caused by the death of a loved one, and when that death might have been prevented had negligence not been involved, the pain is magnified. If your life has been affected by the wrongful death of a spouse, parent, child, or loved one, you need experienced, trustworthy legal advice from a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney. Whalen Hersh is a Denver law firm with a team of skilled, successful attorneys who are recognized leaders in Personal Injury Law. At Whalen Hersh, we understand what you must endure when you’ve suffered from the wrongful death of a loved one, and we are available to help you.
Why Whalen Hersh?
Our experienced personal injury firm represents clients exclusively against insurance companies and corporations in personal injury matters. We fearlessly take on these large companies and corporations on behalf of you, our client, and we have an impressive history of winning. Our lawyers are accomplished personal injury trial attorneys. We have represented hundreds of clients and obtained millions of dollars in settlements and judgements. Whalen Hersh offers a different approach to personal injury representation; we establish direct, meaningful, trusted and reliable relationships with our clients, and 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.
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 Denver at (720) 307-2666 to learn more.