Denver Wrongful Death Lawyer
Denver Wrongful Death
Each year there are hundreds of thousands of accidental deaths that occur in the United States. As a Denver wrongful death lawyer, McCormick & Murphy represent family and friends of deceased individuals whose death was cause by the reckless, careless,or intentional acts of someone else. Deaths of this nature are classified by law as “wrongful deaths”, and the families of victims of wrongful death are often entitled to compensation.
Examples of situations that may cause a wrongful death range from car accidents on a Denver highway, to an improperly functioning product, or even an act of violence which causes a fatality. Regardless of how the death occurs, the family of wrongful death victims are left with a loss that cannot ever be entirely compensated.
If you have had a family member or other loved one pass away as a result of a wrongful death, it is important to hire a Denver wrongful death lawyer who can fight on your side to bring justice and closure for your deceased loved one.
Denver Wrongful Death Law Suits: The Basics
Eligible Wrongful Death Plaintiffs
Typically, only the immediate family of the victim of a wrongful death can file a claim for compensation as a result of that death. Similarly, family members who were closest with the victim usually have priority when it comes to compensation for the wrongful death of the victim. Family members who are entitled to file a wrongful death claim include:
Wrongful Death Recoverable Damages
In wrongful death cases, the closest survivors of the victim are entitled to recoup compensation in the form of monetary settlements as a result of their losses. The types of compensation, and the amounts, are predicated upon the situation of the survivors involved in the case. Compensation is based on the loss of the emotional and financial support caused by the wrongful death of the victim.
As an example, if the child of a mother who was a victim of a wrongful death was dependent on her mother for her financial security, her wrongful death claim would request a settlement which equaled the amount of income her mother would have earned, had she not been a victim of a wrongful death. Similarly, if the daughter was subjected to further expenses resulting from her mother’s wrongful death (the funeral, for example), she would also be entitled to seek compensation for those losses.
A Denver wrongful death lawyer may also seek compensation for the family of the wrongful death victim based on the emotional losses that the wrongful death caused. An example of this would be, if a husband lost his wife as a result of a wrongful death, he may ask for compensation to make up for the loss of companionship, affection, assistance, care, and intimacy that occurred due to his wife’s death.
How to Select the Right Denver Wrongful Death Attorney
The loss of our loved ones is one of the single most difficult realities of this life, and it is only that much harder when we know that the death could have been avoided. The professionals at McCormick & Murphy treat all of their wrongful death clients with the same care and respect that they would show their own family. We have over 45 years of combined legal experience which means that we are among the best in the business at recovering the maximum results for all of their Denver clients. If someone close to you has died because of negligence, carelessness, or intentionally harmful acts of someone else, please call us today for a free consultation to discuss the damages you may be entitled to.
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