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Denver Wrongful Death Attorney

A wrongful death occurs when someone is killed due to another person or company’s negligence, misconduct or intentional actions.

A personal representative of the victim’s estate may bring a lawsuit for wrongful death on behalf of the immediate family members. It is usually the surviving spouse who will receive the monetary compensation, then the children if there is no spouse, and lastly, the parents if there are no other survivors.

At the Bendinelli Law Firm, we understand that this is a difficult time for you, and we are here to support you. We have a thorough understanding of Colorado’s wrongful death laws and will help you get the compensation you deserve for your loss.

The most common examples of incidents that result in a wrongful death claim include:

Why Hire Our Attorneys

At the Bendinelli Law Firm, we recover all types of damages for wrongful death claims including:

  • Expenses incurred by the death of the victim such as funeral costs and medical bills
  • Loss of future earnings of the victim
  • Benefits lost due to the victim’s death, such as medical insurance, pension plans, 401K, etc.
  • Suffering and mental anguish caused by the victim’s death
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of love, companionship, protection, affection, care, and comfort
  • Punitive Damages may also be awarded to punish the guilty party and prevent them from harming others

The amount of compensation that you might receive depends on the facts of your case. Our Denver wrongful death lawyers diligently explore all causes of action to maximize the compensation your family is entitled to receive. We carefully document all damages and present a compelling and convincing case for full compensation of all damages and losses.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?

The Colorado wrongful death law puts a time limit (statute of limitations) for when a family member can file a claim. There are also limits for which family members may file a claim and when they are able to file a claim.

You need a lawyer with an extensive understanding of Colorado wrongful death laws to help you get the compensation you deserve. So, it is important that you do not wait to contact the Bendinelli Law Firm and miss any important deadlines.

Criminal Cases vs. Wrongful Death Lawsuits

In some cases, the state might file criminal charges against the person who caused your loved one’s death. The state handles the criminal case. You do not have any say in how the case is resolved. The state might choose to accept a plea agreement without taking the matter to court.

However, a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil case. It is separate and apart from any criminal charges the person might face. You can file a wrongful death lawsuit even though the person is not charged with a crime. Your lawsuit can continue in civil court regardless of the outcome of the criminal case. A person can be held financially liable for wrongful death damages, even if the person is judged innocent in the criminal case.

In a wrongful death lawsuit, you are in charge. If you want to proceed to court, you have that choice. If you want to agree to settle the claim without going to court, that is also your choice. Our Denver wrongful death lawyers provide advice and guidance to help you make a decision that is best for you and your family.

Why Should I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Money will not bring back our loved one. It will not undo the terrible tragedy that your family experienced. However, it does provide financial support for you and your family. Also, money is the only way the judicial system has to compensate a family for the loss of a family member.

The compensation for a wrongful death claim can help pay your living expenses, keep your home, and help pay for your children’s college education. For young families, the compensation may allow a parent to remain at home with young children to help them as they continue to adjust to the loss.

Another reason to file a wrongful death lawsuit is to seek justice against the party who caused your loved one’s death. If criminal charges are not filed, the person could get away with causing your family member’s death without any consequences. Holding the responsible parties financially liable is a real consequence of their actions.

Wrongful death lawsuits are about holding parties financially responsible for their negligence and wrongdoing, while also, calling attention to the party’s misconduct so that another family might avoid the tragedy of losing a family member.

Contact Our Attorneys Today

At the Bendinelli Law Firm, we want our clients to concentrate on the important things: recovering from your grief and returning to your day-to-day life, while our Denver personal injury attorneys take care of the complicated legal issues and deal with your wrongful death claim. We will work hard to protect your interests and help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.

Contact us today at 1-800-ATTORNEY for your free consultation.