Most deadly accidents are preventable tragedies. If the reckless disregard for the safety of others or an intentional act led to a fatality in your family, you may have grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit. We understand that families may not know where to turn after the sudden or unexpected loss of a loved one. When choosing a wrongful death attorney, it is crucial that you look for a law firm that has both the experience and resources needed to litigate even the most complex wrongful death lawsuits.
Before proceeding with a wrongful death lawsuit, negligence must be established. A natural death that could not be prevented is not considered a wrongful death. Only when a party’s negligence or reckless actions caused a fatality can the party or parties be held accountable for their actions. Proving negligence is the root of winning a wrongful death suit and proving negligence can be difficult without the help of experienced wrongful death lawyers.
Lapham Law Firm, P.C. handles all categories of wrongful deaths:
- Fatal auto accidents — car crashes, trucking accidents, drunk driver accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian and bicyclist knockdowns
- Motorcycle and recreational vehicle accidents — snowmobiles, All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), boats
- Automotive design flaws — Roof crush, defective air bags, failed seat belts
- Medical malpractice — surgical error, emergency room error, birth injury, medication error, failure to diagnosis cancer, misdiagnosis
- Construction / industrial accidents
- Dangerous drugs — e.g., Vioxx, Bextra, Phen-Fen
- Burn injuries or electrocution
- Pool drowning
Wrongful death lawsuits or claims are generally filed by family members or beneficiaries of the person who died. When you contact us, our Colorado wrongful death lawyers will help you to determine who in your family may file the wrongful death lawsuit. In some instances, these claims are filed to obtain monetary damages to cover the earnings the deceased person would have provided. Other damages that may be recovered include:
- Expenses associated with the death, such as medical and funeral bills
- Lost benefits, such as insurance, from the death
- Pain, suffering or mental anguish suffered by the survivor of the decedent
- Loss of companionship, care, or protection
- Punitive damages, intended to punish wrongdoers and prevent them from harming others
Losing a loved one is one of the worst events that anyone can experience. If you have recently lost a loved one, and you believe another person is at fault, we urge you to contact our office as soon as possible at 303.815.1587 or please click here for a free consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney in Colorado. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you owe us nothing until we recover money on your behalf.