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Denver Wrongful Death Lawyer

If your loved one died due to the negligence of another, you are likely faced with grief, uncertainty, and financial distress. While no amount of money can ever replace a loved one, there are legal remedies to compensate you and your family for medical bills, funeral costs, and pain and suffering.

At Dormer Harpring, we are passionate about helping those affected by accidents and serious injuries. Our attorneys will stand beside you throughout the entire legal process and work tirelessly to achieve the outcome that is right for you. Your family is unlike any other family, and your legal goals are yours alone.

Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation and learn about our personalized service and client-focused approach to legal representation.

A Denver Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help

When you retain Dormer Harpring, our experienced wrongful death attorneys will begin building your claim against the party or parties responsible for the death of your loved one. A strong wrongful death claim is advantageous when negotiating a claim with insurance companies or trying a wrongful death lawsuit in court.

Our skilled Denver personal injury attorneys build your claim by:

  • Thoroughly investigating the cause of your loved one’s death
  • Gathering all relevant evidence surrounding the death
  • Reviewing any medical records with experts
  • Obtaining needed expert witness testimony

The attorneys you choose to build your wrongful death claim make all the difference in the success of that claim. At Dormer Harpring, we want to meet with you and listen to your story. If cost is a concern, we offer contingency fee arrangements meaning we only charge based on the amount we recover.

What is a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims are civil actions and are not part of the criminal justice system. Success in a wrongful death claim rests on the type and amount of evidence presented by the family filing the claim. The wrongful death process may involve several phases, such as:

  • Mediations
  • Demands
  • Settlement
  • Jury trial

Proving a wrongful death claim requires the family’s attorney prove four legal elements:

  1. Negligence. The death occurred as a result of the careless or reckless actions of another
  2. Breach of duty. The responsible party owed the deceased a duty of care
  3. Causation. The negligent party breached this duty of care, and this breach caused the resulting wrongful death
  4. Damages. Actual damages resulted, such as pain and suffering, added medical costs, loss of earnings, income, inheritance, or guidance

Types of Wrongful Death Claims

There are several types of wrongful death claims. Wrongful death claims stem from medical malpractice, workplace accidents, and criminal violence. Some of the most common claims are the following:

  • Birth injuries
  • Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Product defects
  • Premises accidents
  • Occupational hazards and chemical exposure

Compensation for Wrongful Death Claims

Damages in a wrongful death claim are to compensate a family for the pain and suffering experienced by their loved one before their death. Compensation is also to repay a family for any monetary expenditures and non-monetary losses they experience due to the death of their loved one.

Examples of wrongful death damages include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Funeral expenses
  • Loss of support and services
  • Loss of inheritance
  • Loss of consortium

Contact a Denver Wrongful Death Lawyer at Dormer Harpring Today

The right lawyer can increase your chances of obtaining full and fair compensation on behalf of yourself and your loved one. Learn more about wrongful death and filing a claim by calling the experienced legal counsel at Dormer Harpring. Do not hesitate, as Colorado places strict time limits on filing wrongful death claims (Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-21-203). You can reach us at (303) 747-4404 or fill out our convenient online contact form below.