Wrongful Death Attorney in Denver
Colorado’s Choice for Wrongful Death Attorneys
It can be a hard fact to process when a family member or other loved one dies as a result of someone else’s negligence. The loss of someone close to you is always hard to move on from, but this feeling can be amplified by the knowledge that a person died in a way that was preventable.
When this occurs, you need the assistance of one of the best wrongful death law firms in the Denver area. Eddington Law Firm can help you move on, provide crucial legal aid in a time of need, and get you the compensation you deserve for the loss of a loved one.
What Is Considered “Wrongful Death?”
Basically, wrongful death is the category of personal injury claim that goes into effect when a person is killed as a result of someone else’s negligence, or a preventable mistake. This event gives survivors of the deceased a claim to receive compensation for the death of their family member. Wrongful death commonly includes:
Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
As you may know, distracted and careless driving is extremely common across the United States. In Colorado, wrongful death claims can be brought about for several reasons, from carelessness or a defective automotive repair or installation to a driver who texts and drives or is found to be under the influence of drugs and alcohol on the road.
Workplace injuries are fairly common; workplace deaths, on the other hand, are less common. This is why a majority of all workplace deaths occur in industries where workers frequently work with large equipment. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 18.5% of US workplace deaths occur in the construction industry, and a majority of these are caused by what OSHA calls “the Big 4”:
- Struck by object
- Caught in between two objects
When a person dies on another person’s property as a result of the property owner’s inability to provide adequate safety features or security, the wrongful death claim is considered to be a “premises liability” case. The job of your Denver personal injury lawyer, in this case, is to prove that the decedent’s death could have been prevented by an action by the owner of the property owner where the death occurred. Premises liability claims can be brought up for a wide variety of causes, including:
- Slips and falls
- Fires and explosions
- Building collapses
- Daycare or school accidents
- Crime that occurs under insufficient security
Product defects don’t usually cause deaths, but when they do, their manufacturers need to be held accountable for the accidents they cause. Wrongful death claims as a result of product liability are often brought up in the aftermath of a fatal car, plane, train and other transportation events, as well as the failure of equipment during dangerous activities: safety harnesses, parachutes, etc.
What Compensation Can You Seek?
In the aftermath of a family member’s death as a result of someone else’s mistake, an expert attorney can provide compassionate support and guidance, as well as legal aid and assistance as you enter into a wrongful death lawsuit. These cases often involve the following compensation for the deceased being awarded:
- Lost wages
- Funeral costs
- Medical costs
- Compensation for grief and other punitive damages
For more information on wrongful death, contact us today at (303) 815-1585 for a free consultation!
Why Eddington Law Firm?
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