If you have lost a loved one through someone’s negligence or wrongdoing, no settlement or award can ever compensate you for your loss. A wrongful death claim is a legal option to seek justice for your loved one, hold responsible parties accountable, and recover compensation for your family’s future.
Our Denver wrongful death attorneys at The Fang Law Firm are dedicated advocates for wrongful death victims and their families. Call us today to schedule a consultation. Our Denver wrongful death lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees until we recover compensation for you.
Wrongful death occurs when a person dies due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another. A wrongful death claim is a civil action for the benefit of surviving family members of the deceased, filed against the party responsible for the wrongful death. It is similar to a personal injury claim the victim would have been entitled to pursue if he or she had lived.
Families of people killed by the negligent, reckless, or willful acts of others may seek compensation in a wrongful death claim. Common causes of wrongful death include:
There is an order of priority for filing wrongful death claims in Colorado:
Monetary damages for wrongful death are determined by the jury or the judge. The specific amount of damages awarded will depend on the facts of the case. Surviving family members may seek damages for losses including:
In certain cases, family members may be able to seek punitive damages. These damages are not based on compensation for losses suffered. They are designed to punish the defendant for extreme wrongdoing, negligence, or recklessness, and to deter similar actions in the future.
The Fang Law Firm was founded on the guiding principle that people deserve personal representation and communication throughout their claim. If you have lost a loved one through the negligence or wrongdoing of another, contact our office as soon as possible. Our Denver wrongful death attorneys can help you seek justice for your loved one in a wrongful death claim.