The loss of a loved one as a result of the mistake of another (negligence) is always devastating, emotional, and stressful. While no amount of money will bring your loved one back — or compensate you for your loss when death results due to another's fault — Colorado law allows the heirs and next of kin a claim for money damages; this is called a "wrongful death claim."
Common causes of Wrongful Death include
Car, truck and motorcycle crashes
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
Medical and dental malpractice
Defective products (also known as product liability)
A wrongful death lawsuit is brought against the person or company whose fault caused the wrongful death, and will include claims for:
Loss of income which would have been earned by your loved one
Associated financial losses (medical bills, burial and funeral expenses)
Loss of the advice, care, comfort, and companionship of your loved one
The insurance company of the person who caused your loved one's death will have an attorney to represent its insured's best interests; and so should you. If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence, contact an experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer at Dominick Law to discuss your rights, and how we can assist you in handling the legal issues involved so you can concentrate on healing yourself, and your family.