Who Can Recover Damages in a Wrongful Death Claim in Colorado?

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Losing a loved one is never easy. In addition to extreme emotional loss, you may now be left facing mounting financial burdens and the uncertainty of the complicated legal system. Not knowing who to turn to for help can leave survivors overwhelmed.

Thankfully, you don’t have to go through this traumatic experience alone. The Colorado wrongful death attorneys at Zinda Law Group are here to help you and your family. We can help answer all your questions and guide you through every step of the legal process of recovering compensation for the death of your loved one.

To learn more about how our firm can benefit you, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free case evaluation with a Colorado wrongful death attorney.

What Is a Colorado Wrongful Death Claim?

A Colorado wrongful death claim arises when an individual or corporation acts negligently, causing the death of another person.

The family members of the deceased may then bring a wrongful death action to recover damages. Colorado law sets forth specific requirements about who can make a wrongful death claim and when they can make it.

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim in Colorado?

Colorado law allows the surviving spouse, the surviving children, or the surviving parents to file a claim for wrongful death damages. Unfortunately, the siblings of the deceased are never permitted to file a claim for wrongful death damages in Colorado.

An individual representing the deceased’s estate may also file a survival action, a claim for damages for certain losses sustained by the deceased’s estate.

When Can a Colorado Wrongful Death Claim Be Made?

In Colorado, the spouse is the only individual permitted to bring a wrongful death claim in the first year after a death. If there is no spouse, surviving children can file during the first year. If there is no spouse or children, a surviving parent may file a claim during the first year.

After the first year following a death, a surviving spouse or surviving children may file a wrongful death claim. If there is no spouse or children, a surviving parent may file a claim.

All wrongful death claims in Colorado must be filed within two years following the death.

Our Colorado Wrongful Death Lawyers Can Help Your Family

Wrongful death cases are very complex, which is why it is in your best interest to have a skilled, knowledgeable lawyer on your team.

At Zinda Law Group, our nationwide wrongful death attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to fully prosecute your case and help you pursue maximum compensation for medical bills, funeral and burial costs, loss of income and benefits, pain and suffering, and much more.

Our firm also believes your family should never have to worry about being able to afford excellent legal representation. That is why we offer 100% free consultations, and why you pay nothing unless we achieve a favorable settlement, judgment, or verdict for your wrongful death case. That’s our No Fee Guarantee.

If you’ve lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 to receive your free consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate wrongful death lawyers in Colorado.

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