Colorado Wrongful Death Lawyer

A family never plans on seeking a wrongful death lawsuit. And so, if you have been put in the position to consider one, it’s a good idea to seek a Colorado wrongful death lawyer. This is a difficult time for you and your loved ones, and the last thing you need to do is handle legal matters like negotiating with insurance companies. 

A Colorado wrongful death attorney at Lerner and Rowe can offer these services to you – and more. Allow us to take on the emotional burden of a complex wrongful death suit so that you can focus on planning a service, supporting your family, assessing your future, and going through the grieving process.

You can contact our Colorado injury attorney at 303-333-8888, as well as through this FREE online form and convenient LiveChat feature. We commit to providing you with excellent communications, so reach out whenever you’re ready – whether it is the middle of the night or the middle of the day. We are here for you 24/7.

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Why Hire a Colorado Wrongful Death Lawyer?

An attorney takes care of many aspects of a wrongful death case on behalf of the family. But, even more valuable is their understanding of Colorado law and their guidance through the claim process. 

For example, there are limitations on who can file for a wrongful death claim in our state. But, we also have something unique called “survival actions.” Survival actions can allow a representative of the victim’s estate to recover compensation for costs that were directly related to the death of their loved one. And, those that file for a wrongful death lawsuit may be able to also file a survival action on top of the initial suit, potentially bringing up the amount of money they could receive. 

Without an attorney, you may not know how to work through Colorado’s strict wrongful death laws, so hire an attorney that has the experience you need at Lerner and Rowe.

Types of Claims Your Colorado Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Represent

We represent the following Colorado claims that commonly result in wrongful death scenarios:

Reach out as soon as you’re ready if your loved one passed away due to any of the above incidents, or if you suspect that these incidents may have played a role.

Common Causes of a Wrongful Death Claim in Colorado

There are many things that can cause a wrongful death in Colorado, but the overarching terms are negligence and recklessness. In other words, if a party owed a duty of care to the victim, failed to keep the victim safe, and the victim passed away due to the party’s action or inaction, the family can sue.

Compensation for a wrongful death may cover:

  • Funeral costs
  • Burial costs
  • Medical expenses

It may also cover non-economic damages like a loss of emotional support, loss of future income, loss of companionship, and the pain and suffering of both the family and the victim.

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How Statute Of Limitations Work Differently In Colorado for Wrongful Deaths

Wrongful death laws in Colorado are complicated, and are dictated through the Colorado Wrongful Death Act. According to Colorado’s Revised Statutes 13-21-201 through 13-21-204, certain family members of victims who suffered a wrongful death may file for compensation within two years of the date the accident took place. This is different from the personal injury statute of limitations, which is outlined in Colorado’s Revised Statute 13-80-101, and gives an additional year.  

Following a wrongful death in Colorado, the spouse of the deceased is the only party that can file a claim. In the second year, either the spouse or any adult children may file. The parents of the deceased may file a claim if the victim had no spouse or children.

Why Choose a Colorado Wrongful Death Lawyer from Lerner and Rowe?

In Colorado, our legal team focuses on fighting any aggressive insurance companies who may attempt to go out of their way to undervalue your wrongful death claim. We also have a proven track record of recovering results for clients just like you. Lastly, we do not charge any fees at all until we win your case, making lawyer bills one less thing you have to worry about. Call us today to learn if your family has a valid claim.

Reach Out to a Colorado Wrongful Death Lawyer at Lerner and Rowe When You’re Ready

If you are the surviving spouse, adult child, or parent of the victim of a wrongful death, you need to understand your options for a lawsuit in Colorado. Call Lerner and Rowe today at 303-333-8888 to schedule a free case evaluation and consultation. Or, fill out this FREE online form or use LiveChat to connect right away. Don’t try to go through the legal side of things during this tumultuous adjustment period. Instead, lean on the knowledge and experience of an attorney from Lerner and Rowe.