Damages Sought In A Wrongful Death Claim
Since wrongful death laws are different among many states, hiring an attorney specializing in Colorado wrongful death laws is important.
No amount of money can bring your loved one back, but compensation can help rebuild your family’s life and provide financial security. At Purvis Gray Thomson, LLP, our attorneys have the necessary knowledge and experience to help secure your family’s future.
There are two different types of wrongful death awards. Wrongful death compensation is for monetary and non-monetary damages. Monetary awards are considered economic in nature, while nonmonetary are considered noneconomic. For example:
- Funeral and medical expenses
- Loss of future earnings and benefits (calculated based on the age the victim would retire or die a natural death)
- Loss of inheritance
Non Monetary Awards
- Loss of companionship, love, affection, services and protection
- Mental anguish of the survivors
- Pain and suffering the victim encountered before their death
A jury will determine the award in a wrongful death lawsuit in Denver. The amount of compensation is based on the victim’s age, character, gender, earning potential and health. Usually the amount of awards for elderly victims and children is lower since it is difficult to prove earning potential. Compensation can also be awarded if the victim is a homemaker or stay at home parent.