Wrongful Death Attorney in Colorado Springs
Have you lost a loved one?
Under certain circumstances, it is possible for surviving family members to claim financial compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one. If your family member was killed due to a wrongful act, neglect, or fault of another person, then you may have grounds to claim financial compensation for your losses. Another way of determining whether you have a case involves asking the question of whether or not the decedent would have had grounds to sue for personal injury if the accident was not fatal. Provided that your tragic loss is the result of the negligence of another person, you should have the right to sue for damages.
Wrongful Death Damages
The goal in a wrongful death case is to recover an insurance settlement or jury verdict large enough to fully compensate you for your economic losses, as well as enable you to get your life back in order. You can claim economic damages for the contributions you could reasonably have expected from your loved one, including future earnings from the date of death. In addition, you can receive noneconomic damages for your grief, sorrow, and loss of companionship.
As an alternative, you may have the option of claiming a "solatium," a lump-sum payment that may be less than you could have recovered but which eschews the necessity of objectively proving the scope of your noneconomic damages. It is also possible in some cases to claim punitive damages in cases of willful or wanton negligence, such as in some drunk driving accidents and cases of
medical malpractice. There are, however, caps on the amounts you can recover in damages, so it is in your best interest to find an attorney who knows how to help you maximize the value of your claim.
Contact Clawson & Clawson, LLP now for a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of your case and find out whether you have grounds to sue for wrongful death. Our Colorado Springs personal injury attorneys can evaluate the details of your case to determine how much you may be entitled to claim and what the best course of action to take will be in order to achieve the desired outcome. We serve clients in Denver, Parker, and Pueblo, in addition to Colorado Springs, and we are ready to take immediate action on your claim for damages. Let us put our 90 years of combined experience to work for you!