unexpected loss of a loved one is a tragedy that can cause a ripple effect
throughout your entire family. As a grieving survivor, you must suddenly face a
future without the love and support you once knew, all while paying bills,
making funeral decisions, and supporting your family. If your loved one was a
main provider, the future of your family may look bleak. During this time, an
experienced wrongful death attorney can help
you pick up the pieces and move forward.
Insurance Companies Don’t Play Fair
while you are still grieving, insurance companies will not play fair. Their
main goal is to reduce their liabilities and offer you a lowball settlement.
Many survivors are often tempted to take this offer due to the need for
immediate relief from crushing financial pressures. Before you sign any
settlement with the insurance company, however, it is important to speak to an
experienced wrongful death attorney who can review all of your legal options
and help you choose the one that is best for your family’s future.
Wrongful Death Claims Are Highly Contested
when liability is clear, wrongful death claims are highly contested. Insurance
companies frequently dispute the amount of damages and without an attorney on
your side, you may not receive a settlement that truly reflects the magnitude
of your loss. When your wrongful death claim is contested, your attorney will
immediately begin building a case to achieve favorable results, without ever
stepping into a courtroom. If your case does proceed to trial, you can rest
easy knowing you are being represented by experienced litigators who aren’t
afraid to go toe-to-toe with large insurance companies. And win.
Don’t Miss Deadlines
spouses have an exclusive standing to bring a wrongful death claim within the
first year after death. Afterwards, surviving spouses and children are allowed
to file a wrongful death claim. Colorado’s statute of limitations specifies
that any wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of death or
survivors may be barred from ever filing a claim. A wrongful death
attorney can help ensure that you and your family do not miss any critical
deadlines during this time.
Types of Damages
Wrongful Death Act specifies which types of damages may be recovered in a
lawsuit, and sets limits on the maximum amount of damages that can be
recovered. Some of the damages that may be recovered include:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral or burial expenses
- Loss of support
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of benefits, such as insurance
- Loss of companionship
- Punitive damages in some cases
Contact Our Colorado Springs Wrongful Death
If you’ve lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, you need a compassionate law firm on your side that is willing to fight for your rights. At Kinnaird Law, our Colorado Springs wrongful death attorneys have represented grieving families in Colorado Springs for over 30 years. We know that no amount of compensation will ever replace your loved one. But we also believe that you and your family should not have to suffer unnecessary financial hardships during this difficult time. Please contact us today at 719-520-0003 to schedule a free consultation.