It is never easy to deal with the passing of a loved one, nor is it without financial burden of needing to pay for funeral services. The only possible way that a loved one’s passing could be any worse is if it were the result of a wrongful death, in other words, a fatal accident caused by another party’s negligence.
A wrongful death can happen to anyone at anytime; it just takes a moment’s lapse of judgement and a pinch of negligence. You shouldn’t be forced to deal with the emotional burden of losing a family member coupled with the financial toll it will take on your life and the lives of others. Beyond just the cost of funeral services, families can suffer from loss of income after the passing of a loved one, and spouses can suffer from loss of consortium (in other words, the now absence of normal marital companionship, both emotional and physical).
If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death, it’s imperative that you contact our offices to speak to a Denver personal injury lawyer so that we can begin to build a case and seek the compensation you may be entitled to. Here is a short list of some common causes of wrongful death that we know how to investigate and seek damages from the appropriate parties:
Auto accident: It only takes a few seconds for a driver to become distracted and operate their vehicle negligently. A missed stop sign, speeding, tailgating, running a red light, or simply drifting into another lane can easily result in a fatal accident.
Motorcycle accident: There’s a reason so many vehicles have the “Motorcycles are Everywhere” bumper sticker on them – motorcyclists deserve as much of the road as any other car and the attention of drivers to avoid accidents. However, plenty of drivers don’t see a motorcycle and due to the lack of safety features compared to a car, motorcyclists are more likely to suffer a wrongful death.
DUI: One of the most irresponsible things a driver can do is get behind the wheel when they’re drunk. Not only do they put themselves and their future at risk, they also gamble with everyone else’s life on the road. Lack of motor skill and dozing off can quickly result in a head-on collision, a T-bone accident, or a pedestrian accident in Denver.
Slip and fall: A Denver slip and fall accident can happen on public or private property, it just takes ill-maintained walkways and/or steps for a person to lose their footing and injure themselves. Depending on the fall of the drop and how they hit their heads, the accident could be fatal.
Carbon monoxide: Most people don’t think that they’ll ever be the victims, especially because it happens in their own homes, but a faulty water heater, radiator/heating system, furnace, or leaking gas line can be the difference between relaxing at home, and needing a Denver wrongful death attorney.
You should never need to pay for the death of a loved one due to another party’s negligence. You need a Denver wrongful death lawyer on your side to uncover and prove any wrongdoing by third parties so that you can collect the financial compensation you are entitled to. No amount of money can ever replace a lost loved one, but it can help ease the financial burden as time goes on, from paying for funeral processions, to sustaining you while you adjust to life without their earnings. Contact our offices today to speak with an attorney about your case.