Wheat Ridge Wrongful Death Attorney
Losing a loved one is a painful experience. When a loved one’s death was caused by another person’s negligence, you may be left with feelings of anger, as well as intense feelings of loss and grief. Unfortunately, creditors and collection agencies aren’t sympathetic to families who have just lost a loved one. Even while you are grieving, you may find yourself facing foreclosure or even eviction because of unpaid bills. When this occurs, it is critical that you contact an experienced Wheat Ridge wrongful death attorney immediately. Attorney Brian Murphy can help you and your family during this difficult time, and will work tirelessly to protect your future.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
While no amount of compensation could ever replace the loss of your loved one, you and your family should not endure financial hardships because of another person’s negligence or carelessness. A wrongful death lawsuit can help you collect the money you need to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, and more. But not everyone is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Before filing, your attorney will establish clearly if another person’s negligence directly led to or contributed to your loved one’s death. Establishing liability is critical to collecting the money you need.
Colorado Wrongful Death Law (C.R.S. 13-21-201) identifies which family members may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado. Some of the family members which may be able to file a lawsuit include:
- Surviving spouse
- Other family members
An experienced wrongful death lawyer can help you determine when you are able to file a lawsuit and if you have a case. There is a two year statute of limitation, however, so time is critical. Your attorney can also help you avoid missing critical deadlines for filing claims. Even if you believe that you have missed the time for filing a lawsuit, you should still speak to a lawyer immediately. There are situations when a wrongful death lawsuit can still be filed after the deadline – especially if new information about your loved one’s death has been uncovered.
Causes of Wrongful Death
Any accident or act of violence could cause serious and fatal injuries. In general, however, the most common causes of wrongful death include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Assault and battery
- Defective products
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
Contact Our Wheat Ridge Wrongful Death Lawyers
If someone you love has been killed in an accident in Wheat Ridge or anywhere in Colorado, it is important to choose a wrongful death attorney with the compassion and experience needed to tackle these delicate situations. At the Murphy Law Firm, our Wheat Ridge wrongful death lawyers can help you during this difficult time. Call us today for a free initial consultation and review of your case. Call us at 303-536-7000 to start building your case!