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Unexpectedly losing a loved one can be a difficult experience, especially if someone else’s negligence or recklessness is responsible for his or her death. Under Colorado law, you may be eligible for compensation if you lost a relative under these circumstances — but navigating this process alone can be complicated.
Jordan Law can help. Our lawyers have decades of experience assisting families in Grand Junction and beyond with wrongful death claims, helping secure the compensation they deserve.
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If you are struggling with the aftermath of your loved one’s wrongful death, you may be eligible for compensation under a Colorado wrongful death lawsuit — and Jordan Law can help. Our attorneys will take the time necessary to learn your loved one’s story, investigate the accident, and build a strong case in your favor.
Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and begin planning your next steps.
Frequently Asked Wrongful Death Questions
What Is Wrongful Death?
A wrongful death occurs if your loved one died as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness. If your loved one survived the accident, he or she would have likely been eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Many different accidents can lead to wrongful death, including the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Construction accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
If you believe your loved one died as a result of someone else’s actions, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on his or her behalf. However, Colorado has strict rules regarding who may file this claim.
In the first year after the death, only the surviving spouse may file. During the second year, the spouse and any surviving children may file.
What If the Deceased Does Not Have a Spouse or Children?
If the deceased does not have a spouse or children, surviving parents may file. Concurrently, the personal representative of the deceased’s estate may file a survival action to collect compensation for final medical expenses and funeral costs.
How Do You Prove a Wrongful Death Claim?
While many accidents may result in wrongful death, you must prove the existence of negligence before you can seek damages in a wrongful death claim.
Establishing negligence requires you and your attorney to provide evidence to support the following three elements:
- The at-fault party owed your loved one a duty of care at the time of the accident.
- The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care to your loved one.
- Your loved one suffered the injuries that led to his or her death as a result of the breach of care.
The evidence you collect to support each element will vary based on the circumstances surrounding your case. For example, if your loved one died in a car accident with a drunk driver, you can establish the following facts.
- All drivers owe each other a duty of care to drive safely and follow traffic laws.
- Blood alcohol tests prove the at-fault driver was under the influence at the time of the accident, and drinking and driving is a violation of the law.
- Surveillance footage shows the drunk driver running a red light and crashing into the other vehicle.
- Your loved one’s medical records prove that the injuries associated with the crash led to his or her death.
Why Choose Us?
- Our attorneys have decades of experience in personal injury and wrongful death cases, honing the skills and strategies necessary to make a compelling case for your compensation.
- We prepare every case as if it will go to trial. If you do not receive an adequate settlement offer, we will not hesitate to move your case to the courtroom.
- Our firm balances the resources and power of a large firm with the consistent, clear communication of a small one. We will launch a full-scale investigation into your claim and inform you of any important updates.