Losing a loved one is a difficult experience, and losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness can be even more painful. If you are struggling with the aftermath of a wrongful death in Boulder, you and your family can experience serious damages, such as loss of earnings, emotional anguish, and additional debt to pay for your loved one’s final expenses.
You can claim compensation for these damages through a wrongful death lawsuit, but navigating this process alone can be difficult. In these cases, Jordan, Herington & Rowley can help.
Why Choose Us?
- Our attorneys have extensive trial and negotiation experience to help your family obtain the compensation you need to recover. We will not hesitate to take your case to trial.
- We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not charge you any legal fees unless we secure a settlement on your behalf.
- Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts for our clients. With our proven track record, we will create a strong and compelling strategy for your claim.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
Under Colorado law, only certain individuals can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. In the first year after the death, only the surviving spouse can file a wrongful death claim. During the second year after the death, both the surviving spouse and any surviving children may file this lawsuit.
If the deceased person did not have a spouse or children, his or her parents may file the claim. In addition, the deceased person’s estate representative may also file a similar claim to recover certain losses, such as final care expenses and burial and funeral costs.
Common Types of Wrongful Death Accidents
Many accidents can result in a wrongful death — the unifying thread through each type is the negligent actions of another person or entity. Some of the most common types of wrongful death accidents include the following.
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous or defective products
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
How to Prove a Wrongful Death Claim in Colorado
To prove that the death of your loved one was wrongful, you and your attorney will need to establish that the circumstances surrounding his or her accident involved negligence. You will need to prove the following elements to accomplish this.
- The at-fault party owed the deceased person a duty of care.
- The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care.
- The breach of care directly caused the deceased person’s death.
Establishing these facts can be difficult without legal assistance — and Jordan, Herington & Rowley has the resources, knowledge, and skills you need. We will work closely with you to learn your loved one’s story and launch a full-scale investigation to gather the evidence necessary to prove your case.
Contact Our Boulder Wrongful Death Lawyers for a Free Consultation
If you recently lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, Jordan, Herington & Rowley can help. We understand Colorado’s wrongful death statutes deeply and are available to help you navigate the complex claims process.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our wrongful death attorneys. We are happy to meet at our offices in Greenwood Village or an alternate location upon request.