There’s no amount of money on the planet that can bring back your loved one. When the death of a loved one is caused by a negligent or malicious act by another person, the pain is practically unbearable. Heuser & Heuser is truly saddened when the family of a victim comes to us after the death of their beloved family member. We stand ready as Pueblo wrongful death lawyers to help families get some measure of justice for the loss of life.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Wrongful death lawsuits are governed by Colorado state law. They are civil cases that help family members get compensation for the loss of their loved one. It’s not just sadness and fear that you deal with after the death. You’re also left with unexpected medical bills, final expenses, and you’ve also lost income for your family.
A successful wrongful death lawsuit may provide you with compensatory damages. This means that you could receive money to compensate you for the medical bills, final expenses, loss of income, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering. You could also be granted punitive damages. This means that the defendant is ordered to pay you because they were negligent or careless. Punitive damages are used as a deterrent for future bad behavior on the part of the defendant.
According to state law, wrongful death claims may be filed by the surviving spouse during the first year after the death. After that, a claim may be filed by both the surviving spouse and any surviving children. If the deceased was not married and did not have children, the parents of the deceased may file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The personal representative of the estate may also file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, in this instance it is generally referred to as a survival action.
Wrongful death claims have a deadline known as a statute of limitations. If the claim isn’t brought within two years of the death, it may not be filed. If you believe that you should file a wrongful death claim, call Heuser & Heuser to discuss your potential claim.
It’s About Closure
Wrongful death claims are about getting closure for the terrible accident that took the life of your loved one. These claims take time to settle or litigate, but they can play an important part in helping your family move forward.
If you’re going to file a wrongful death claim, you should choose an attorney who truly cares and understands the pain that you’re experiencing. Heuser & Heuser has more than 30 years of experience in helping the families of accident victims get closure for what happened. We’ve represented thousands of clients.
Our compassionate team of Pueblo wrongful death lawyers treat you as a priority. We will evaluate your claim and explain your options. Our firm will aggressively represent you and protect your rights. To learn more about wrongful death claims and whether filing one is beneficial for your family, call Heuser & Heuser to schedule a consultation: 719-520-9909.