Wrongful death is the result of an individual’s negligence that leads to another individual’s untimely death. A wrongful death case may arise in a number of different contexts, including car accidents, construction site accidents, swimming pool accidents, medical malpractice, even slip and fall accidents and fires in the home.
The goal of a wrongful death case and our wrongful death attorneys is to get compensation to the survivors and beneficiaries for their loss.
The following types of damages are considered in a wrongful death case:
- Sorrow, mental anguish, which includes loss of companionship, comfort and guidance;
- The expected loss in income of the person who died;
- The expected loss of services, protection, care, and/or assistance which the person who died provided to the survivors/beneficiaries;
- Expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the person who died related to the injury resulting in death.
In times of grief, it is obviously difficult for family members to understand the importance of a prompt investigation of the circumstances of the death, preservation of evidence and identification of responsible parties.
If someone you love died a wrongful death and you don’t know what to do, you may have a valid claim for those injuries. Call a Colorado wrongful death lawyer from Seawell and Buckmelter now at 303.297.3200 or contact us.