Losing a loved because of the negligence of another person, a facility, or a company is devastating.
It is critically important that you contact Fuller Law as soon as possible. While you take care of many of the important details related to your loved one’s death, Fuller Law will work tirelessly to protect every avenue of recovery you might have.
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.
Sometimes a death follows mountains of medical bills. Under the Wrongful Death Statute, hospitals, doctors and ambulance providers must follow specific steps — and the surviving families may not be responsible for all of their bills. This is why it is critical to get legal representation early to protect your rights.
Fuller Law’s personal injury legal team will help you hold the negligent liable. We are committed to providing competent and compassionate representation that secures justice for our clients as they grieve.
Fuller Law can litigate any wrongful death situation
Colorado statute permits spouses; parents; dependent children and sometimes others to file wrongful death claims. 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, so acting sooner than later may be advisable. Contact Fuller Law to protect your rights. Fuller Law has the expertise to navigate the complex wrongful death statutes so you know your rights.
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. Some wrongful death cases fall into the category of a “felonious killing.” There are no limits on damages caused by a felonious killing. Other cases are eligible for a claim of punitive damages, which a jury can award for willful and wanton behavior, such as drunk driving or using drugs. When special circumstances such as these are present in your case, it is particularly important to contact Fuller Law.
Fuller Law will help you understand your options.
Because of the time limitations for filing a wrongful death claim are shorter than other claims, you should contact our experienced personal injury legal team to discuss your rights and your potential case as soon as possible. You may be able to recover compensation for economic and noneconomic damages that include:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical bills
- Loss of income and anticipated, future income
- Loss of companionship