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Wrongful Death Caused by Auto Accidents

If your loved one was wrongfully killed in a car accident you are entitled to seek to recover damages from the person who caused your loss. While nothing can adequately compensate you for your loss, a wrongful death lawsuit may provide you with the monetary settlement that you need to secure the future of your family.

In addition to a significant settlement, if your lawsuit is successful you may also receive compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, funeral, and burial expenses.

In order for a wrongful death suit to succeed there must be:

  • A reckless or negligent driver responsible for causing the accident, or a car manufacturer responsible for a defective or poorly made vehicle
  • Adequate insurance or assets to provide compensation

If someone you love was killed in a car accident and you believe that another party is responsible, the Denver wrongful death lawyers at PURVIS • Gray Thomson, LLP can evaluate your situation and advise you on your options.

Causes of Wrongful Death

Wrongful death from a car accident can arise in many ways, including but not limited to the followings:

  • Driving while under the influence of either alcohol or drugs
  • Speeding
  • Falling asleep at the wheel
  • Talking or texting on a cell-phone while driving
  • Inattentive driving
  • Disobeying traffic signals, running red lights, stop signs, and yield signs
  • Defective brakes, tires, or other car parts

With the guidance of a trained attorney you and your family may secure compensation that can assist you in going forward with your lives.

According to Colorado wrongful death laws, the statute of limitations is two years in which to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If the surviving spouse chooses not to file a lawsuit within the first year, the children of the victim can during the second year.

Our attorneys in Boulder and Denver, CO can help

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, contact PURVIS • Gray Thomson, LLP about filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Our law firm is ready to resolve your legal problems. To schedule a consultation at no charge to you, contact us at 303-442-3366 or send a web email form.