Wrongful Death

Denver Wrongful Death Lawyer

Navigating Wrongful Death Claims in Colorado

In the face of an unexpected loss due to the negligence or misconduct of another, navigating the legal complexities surrounding wrongful death can be emotionally and legally challenging. At Parker Lipman LLP, we recognize the profound impact such tragedies have on families. Our dedicated team of legal professionals stands ready to provide compassionate and experienced representation for those seeking justice in the aftermath of a wrongful death in Denver.

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Common Causes of Wrongful Death

Understanding the intricate web of circumstances that can lead to wrongful death is crucial in building a solid legal case. In Denver, like elsewhere, wrongful deaths often result from a range of situations, including but not limited to:

  • Automobile Accidents: Reckless driving, impaired driving, or even defective vehicles can lead to fatal accidents.
  • Medical Malpractice: Negligence by healthcare professionals can result in tragic consequences for patients and their families.
  • Workplace Accidents: Inadequate safety measures, employer negligence, or equipment failure can contribute to fatal incidents on the job.
  • Product Liability: Defective products, from malfunctioning machinery to unsafe pharmaceuticals, can cause fatal harm to consumers.
  • Premises Liability: Hazardous conditions on someone else's property, such as inadequate security or neglected maintenance, may lead to fatal accidents.

Understanding the circumstances surrounding the wrongful death is the first step in pursuing justice. Our legal team at Parker Lipman LLP has a wealth of experience investigating and proving liability in various scenarios, ensuring responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.

Recoverable Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim

The aftermath of a wrongful death is not only emotionally devastating but often financially burdensome. Recognizing the economic and non-economic losses suffered by the survivors, Colorado law allows for the recovery of various damages, including:

  • Economic Damages: This includes medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of financial support that the deceased would have provided.
  • Non-Economic Damages: Payment for losses such as pain and suffering, loss of companionship, and emotional distress.
  • Punitive Damages: When the responsible party's actions were particularly egregious, punitive damages may be awarded to deter similar behavior.

Navigating the complexities of these damages requires skilled legal representation. Our attorneys at Parker Lipman LLP possess the expertise to build a compelling case for the full range of damages available under Colorado law.

What is the Statute of Limitations for a Wrongful Death Claim in Colorado?

Timing is crucial in pursuing a wrongful death claim, and understanding the statute of limitations is paramount. The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado is generally two years from the date of the deceased person's passing. However, certain circumstances may alter this timeframe.

For example, if the death resulted from medical malpractice, the statute of limitations may begin from the date the malpractice was discovered rather than the date of death. It is critical to consult with legal professionals promptly to ensure compliance with the statute of limitations and to allow for a thorough investigation of the circumstances surrounding the wrongful death.

Contact Our Denver Wrongful Death Attorney Today

In the aftermath of a wrongful death, Parker Lipman LLP is your steadfast ally in the pursuit of justice. Our experienced team of attorneys combines legal expertise with compassionate representation, working tirelessly to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or misconduct of another in Denver, contact us today. 

Contact Parker Lipman LLP today to schedule a consultation with our wrongful death lawyer in Denver!

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