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Denver Wrongful Death Attorney

Losing someone you love is hard enough to handle without all the additional complications that ensue from a situation of wrongful death. Don’t allow yourself to be vulnerable to exploitation from organizations who are more concerned with their bottom line than your family’s pain and suffering. Partner with a Denver car accident attorney from Manning Law to make sure that your family is taken care of.

Why Choose Manning Law for a Denver Wrongful Death Case?

  • At Manning Law, our attorneys have decades of combined legal experience handling complex injury and wrongful death claims throughout Colorado.
  • We have a 99% success rate, meaning that we are able to recover the compensation that our clients are entitled to after major injury claims or the loss of a loved one.
  • Our attorneys handle Denver wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that family members will not have to worry about paying any legal fees until after we recover the compensation they need.

How Do You Deal with the Unthinkable?

If a loved one suffers from wrongful death due to the fault of someone else, it can be hard to think past the haze of grief that hangs over the situation. After all, money doesn’t change what happened. That said, compensation can help survivors dealing with unexpected bills and other financial liabilities that develop as the result of a terrible situation.

Let’s Get Through This, Together

It’s never easy to go through the motions after a loved one has suffered from a wrongful death situation that results from a car accident or other related situations.

Unfortunately, responsibilities (especially of a financial nature) will be thrust in your direction before you’ve really had the opportunity to make sense of what happened.
Whether timely or not, when someone dies, a number of stakeholders suddenly come forward with claims on the deceased’s assets. One could almost call it predatory, as a grieving family is ill-equipped to deal with these eager debt collectors on top of coming to terms with their loss.

If someone close to you has died as the result of wrongful death, give yourself time to grieve. But after making sure the rest of your family knows what happened, let your next call be to the experienced team of Denver wrongful death attorneys at Manning Law. Rest assured that we will do our part to defend the interests of the estate, while you take the time you need to get through this.

Who Can File a Denver Wrongful Death Claim?

When we examine the wrongful death law in Colorado, we can see that there are various individuals who can file wrongful death claims, but who can file depends on how much time has passed since the death of the deceased.

  • In the first year following a person’s death, only the surviving spouse is allowed to file a wrongful death claim. The surviving spouse may elect in writing to allow the children of the deceased to file the claim, or the spouse may join with the deceased in their claim. In this time frame, if the deceased was unmarried, then the deceased person’s children or designated beneficiary can file a wrongful death lawsuit.
  • In the second year following a person’s death, there are various parties who are allowed to bring the wrongful death lawsuit:
    • Spouse of the deceased
    • Children of the deceased
    • Spouse and children combined
    • Designated beneficiary and the children of the deceased

Time Limit for Filing a Claim

It is critical for family members in these situations to file a wrongful death lawsuit as quickly as possible if they suspect the wrongdoing of others for the loss of life. The Colorado wrongful death statute of limitations is two years from the date of the deceased’s death. However, if a person lost their life as a result of a hit-and-run vehicle accident, the statute of limitations is extended to four years from the date of death.

If family members fail to file a lawsuit within these required statutes of limitation, they will be unable to recover any compensation for their losses. A skilled wrongful death lawyer in Denver will be able to help families file these claims on time so they can recover the compensation and closure they need.

Types of Compensation Available

There may be various types of compensation available to family members in the aftermath of losing a loved one caused by the negligence of another. Wrongful death “damages” can be either economic or non-economic.

Economic damages will be paid to the deceased’s survivors to cover the financial losses associated with the death. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Any benefits last as a result of the death, including life insurance
  • Wages or other types of compensation the deceased would have earned had they lived

Non-economic damages are more immeasurable because they do not necessarily come with any bills or receipts, but these damages are intended to provide compensation for the intangible losses suffered by the survivors. Some of the most common non-economic damages in these cases include the following:

  • Coverage of emotional distress and grief
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of the deceased’s companionship, care, guidance, and comfort

Manning Law’s Denver Wrongful Death Attorneys Are Just a Call Away

When you’re ready, we’d love to help. You need a partner to protect your best interests, and we’re more than up to the task. You can contact a Denver wrongful death attorney for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at (720) 515-3191.