Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in Colorado

Posted By Matthew Clawson || 7-Aug-2014

Until one is faced with the realities of filing a wrongful death claim in Colorado, it is not something that is usually "top of mind". If you are facing the loss of a loved one and considering this type of legal action, there are some very important questions that must be answered before you move forward.

As a Colorado attorney who specializes in wrongful death suits, I am usually asked about case eligibility first, as each state has different requirements about who is eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Most of the time, the deceased person's heirs are able to seek financial damages for their loss, which would include parents, children, siblings and spouses.

It is incumbent upon the claimant in these cases to prove that the deceased party died because of the negligence, recklessness or illegal behavior of another person, and that the damages they seek are a direct result of their loved one's death. This could be interpreted as monetary loss, such as income from a job, that has been incurred because of the death, but it can also be manifested in other ways.

Filing a wrongful death claim in Colorado and winning compensatory damages usually requires the plaintiff to seek counsel from a qualified attorney. A wrongful death attorney in Colorado can help you win compensatory damages, including reparations for the stress and grief caused by the loss of a loved one's companionship. In many cases, punitive damages will be sought to prevent the defendant from engaging in the behavior that caused the wrongful death, but most people seek compensatory damages only.

If you want to learn whether your case could potentially result in a wrongful death suit, the best way to find out is by consulting directly with the attorneys at Clawson & Clawson, LLP. Their attorneys have the experience and know-how to help you with filing a wrongful death claim in Colorado.

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