A wrongful death claim can be initiated in the first year following the death by a surviving spouse. During the second year after death, the surviving spouse or children may file a wrongful death claim. If there is not a surviving spouse or children, the parents of the decedent may file a claim. Wrongful death claims must be filed within 2 years of the date of death. If you have lost a loved one you may have questions regarding Colorado Springs wrongful death claims. An experienced attorney will be able to let you know what your options are, and what the best way to proceed is.
Types of Wrongful Death Damages
The types of damages you may be able to recover can include medical expenses prior to death due to injuries, funeral and burial costs, loss of the victim’s future wages and benefits including medical coverage, pension plans, retirement plans, mental anguish, pain and suffering of the survivors, along with loss of companionship, comfort and care from the decedent.
In some circumstances family members may be able to collect punitive damages for punishment to the wrongdoer for gross negligence actions – punitive damages are a form of punishment and are meant to discourage others from the same type of behavior.
Wrongful death claims are complex and require a skilled attorney with a broad knowledge and understanding of Colorado Law. The Rector Law Firm has over 75 years of combined experience handling wrongful death claims. Call us today for a free no-obligation consultation.
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While we realize no amount of money can replace a life, you and your family do not have to be alone – we will work diligently to protect the rights of you and your family so that you can work towards trying to get back to as normal of a life as possible while we obtain the results you deserve.