It is simply not possible for survivors of a wrongful death in their family to navigate their case while mourning. If you’re in Denver and have lost a loved one in this especially tragic manner, we urge you to contact a lawyer. We understand how unmanageable a wrongful death situation can be for Denver families and that’s why we encourage contacting representation as quickly as possible. Learn more about the process of getting representation and why Fuller Law is the right firm to bring your wrongful death lawsuit in the Denver area.
Why is Fuller Law the attorney you should trust to help with your wrongful death lawsuit in Denver?
The decision to select an attorney to get justice in the wrongful death of a loved one should not be taken lightly. There are many large firms in Denver whose caseloads are so large that there’s simply not time for your case to get the attention it deserves. At Fuller Law, we intentionally maintain a smaller caseload in an effort to provide individualized representation to all our clients. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness to our clients with wrongful death cases, matched with the 10+ years of experience we have helping Denver get the recovery they deserve.
What information do people in Denver need to know about wrongful death lawsuits?
In the law, these cases fall under the category of Wrongful Death. Colorado has its own Wrongful Death statute, found at C.R.S. 13-21-202. The Wrongful Death statute has very specific rules about which people are entitled to bring an action and the statutory limitations on the amount that can be recovered. Further, if your loved one survived his or her injury for some time before dying, a different action can be brought under something called the “Survivor Statute,” or C.R.S. 13-20-101. Under the Wrongful Death Statute, hospitals, doctors and ambulance providers must follow specific steps — and the surviving families may not be responsible for all their bills. Therefore, it is critical to get legal representation early to protect your rights.
Fuller Law can litigate any wrongful death situation
Colorado statute permits spouses; parents; dependent children and sometimes others to claim a wrongful death lawsuit. One of the most important first steps is to identify the proper parties to bring the wrongful death action. Sometimes, more than one party has the right to bring the action. Under those circumstances, there can be only one action brought.
There are no limits on damages caused by a felonious killing.
If your loved one was killed by someone that was committing a crime, such as felony DUI or Vehicular Homicide, special categories of damages may be available. In Denver, some wrongful death cases fall into the category of a “felonious killing.” Other cases are eligible for a claim of punitive damages, such as DUI/DWI. When special circumstances such as these are present in your case, it is particularly important to contact Fuller Law as soon as possible.