The grief during the death of a family member can be all-consuming. It may take a lifetime to recover from a tragic death of a family member. In the case of a wrongful death, feelings evoked can include anger, disbelief and confusion.
Since the victim cannot speak for themselves, many families look for restitution. Although money can’t bring your loved one back, it can help rebuild the lives of you and your family and help you with your future.
If your loved one has died due to the negligent, wrongful or willful act of another, the personal injury attorneys of Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP, can help recover monetary damages. Under Colorado law, the statute of limitations is two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
What Is Required To Bring A Wrongful Death Claim?
These elements help define when a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed on your behalf:
- The death was caused by the misconduct or wrongful act of another person.
- The death was caused by the negligent act of another person.
- The victim is survived by spouse, children or dependents.
- The family has suffered monetary damages due to the victim’s wrongful death.
How Wrongful Deaths Occur
- Motor vehicle and air plane crashes
- Personal injury
- Unsafe premises
- Construction accidents
- Dangerous conditions
- Equipment failure
- Fire-related accidents
- Medical malpractice
While the limitation period is generally two years, if the surviving spouse chooses not to file a lawsuit within the first year, the children of the victim can file during the second year. Immediate family members seeking justice should not wait to call a wrongful death law firm in Denver.
Get Individualized Legal Advice
A Denver wrongful death attorney at Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP, can represent spouses and their children in wrongful or accidental deaths. In this time of need, trust an experienced law firm. Contact us toll free at 303-442-3366 or email us online.