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Colorado Springs Wrongful Death Lawyer

Colorado Springs Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death occurs when someone loses his or her life as a result of another person or entity’s negligence or recklessness. Losing a loved one unexpectedly can lead to serious consequences for the deceased’s family, including economic hardship, emotional anguish, and loss of companionship. If you lost a loved one due to someone else’s actions, you may be eligible for compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Jordan, Herington & Rowley can help guide you through this process.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our attorneys have decades of experience assisting residents of Colorado Springs and beyond with their wrongful death lawsuits. We understand the processes, strategies, and arguments necessary to prove your claim.
  • Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis for maximum affordability. If we do not secure a wrongful death settlement, you do not have to pay legal fees.
  • Determining damages in wrongful death cases can be tricky. Our attorneys will meet with you to learn your loved one’s story, identify potential damages, and help you find optimal pathways toward maximum compensation.

Who Can File a Colorado Wrongful Death Claim?

Not all people close to the deceased have the right to file a wrongful death claim. According to Colorado law, only the surviving spouse of the deceased can file a lawsuit during the first year after the wrongful death. During the second year, the spouse and any surviving children may also file. If the deceased did not have a spouse or children, or these individuals are no longer alive, his or her surviving parents may file a wrongful death claim. In addition, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate may file a separate claim to collect compensation for losses to the estate.

What Damages Can You Collect in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

There are two types of lawsuits you can file after a wrongful death: the wrongful death lawsuit or a survival action. Typically, family members file a wrongful death lawsuit for their own losses, while the personal representative of the deceased’s estate files a survival action for other types of damages. Damages in wrongful death lawsuits revolve around the losses that the family suffers as a result of the deceased’s passing. These may include lost wages and other forms of compensation that the deceased would have earned and the loss of benefits the deceased held. In addition, family members may also claim compensation for the loss of love, comfort, companionship, assistance, and affection from the deceased. In survival actions, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate claims compensation for direct losses to the estate. These may include the final medical expenses for the deceased, as well as the cost of his or her funeral and burial. If you are unsure what damages you qualify for or which action is most appropriate for your claim, speak to an attorney at Jordan, Herington & Rowley today. Our Colorado Springs wrongful death attorneys will evaluate your case and advise you on which action is right for you.

Contact a Colorado Springs Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you recently lost a loved one in Colorado Springs due to someone else’s negligent actions, contact Jordan, Herington & Rowley today. Our attorneys will meet with you to learn your loved one’s story and help you strategize your next steps. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our wrongful death lawyers and learn more about your legal options.