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Do you have a valid wrongful death claim?

On Behalf of | Apr 5, 2023 | Wrongful Death

The unexpected loss of a loved one is a tragic event that can impact the entire family for years to come. During a time of grief and other difficult emotions, you may wonder how you will ever navigate the financial losses as well. When a Colorado family loses a loved one in a preventable accident, it can leave those left behind with bills and other expenses they are not prepared to face. If your family is facing these challenges, you may wonder how you will ever pick up the pieces and move forward.

While this is a time of unimaginable grief and sadness, you may also benefit from considering your legal options during this time. Depending on the nature of the accident that claimed the life of your loved one, you may also have grounds to seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. This option could provide your grieving family with a way to deal with some of the losses you have experienced during this time.

Seeking appropriate compensation

The loss of a loved one is an important element of a wrongful death claim, but it is not the only thing you must be able to prove in order to have a valid claim. This is a legal process that will require you to provide evidence that validates your claims. In order to have a successful wrongful death claim, you must be able to provide proof of the following:

  • The death was the result of the negligence or harmful actions of another person or party.
  • The death has caused the financial suffering of surviving family members.
  • The surviving family members have appointed someone to act as the representative of the estate.

Wrongful death claims can arise out of many different circumstances, such as car accidents, medical malpractice, exposure to toxic substances, criminal behavior and more. If you suspect that your family could have a valid claim, your quick action is important.

Don’t wait to learn more

Wrongful death claims are time-sensitive, and you will benefit by moving quickly to learn about the legal options available to you. An assessment of the accident and other details will help you learn if you may have a valid claim. Working with a professional at every step of the civil justice process may give you a higher chance of a successful claim on behalf of surviving family members.