Few events in life are more traumatic than the sudden, unexpected loss of a loved one. It is especially hard to deal with when that loss is the result of someone’s recklessness or carelessness. You may be filled with grief, anger and confusion as to what to do next.
The Denver wrongful death attorneys at Leventhal Sar LLC are committed to supporting surviving family members through this difficult time. We will make sure you understand your legal rights and we will aggressively pursue compensation from the responsible parties. Contact us today by completing the form on this page or calling 720.667.3030 to schedule a consultation. Our Denver office welcomes clients from Aurora, Cherry Creek and throughout the metro area.
Understanding Wrongful Death Cases
Wrongful death claims typically arise when a family member has died as the result of negligence or misconduct. These actions could involve a workplace accident, medical malpractice, defective product, dangerous premises or even outright malice.
In Colorado, only a surviving spouse is allowed to file a wrongful death claim within the first year following the death. During the second year following the death, both the spouse and surviving children are allowed to bring a claim. If the deceased person left no spouse or surviving children, the parents may file a claim.
Recovering Compensation for Your Family
No amount of compensation can ever replace a loved one. However, it can ensure that those responsible are held accountable. In some cases, it may even help prevent a similar tragedy from happening to someone else.
- Grief and emotional suffering
- Loss of support
- Lost wages
- Funeral costs
- Medical expenses
In certain cases, families may be able to recover punitive damages if the responsible party committed gross negligence or performed a willful act that led to the death. Punitive damages are meant to punish a defendant with additional compensation to be paid to the victim’s family.
Compassionate Legal Representation For Your Wrongful Death Claim
We understand what a devastating time this is for you and your family. We can take the additional strain out of a legal case by dealing with the responsible parties and the insurance company on your behalf.
Our compassionate wrongful death attorneys will listen to your concerns and give you honest feedback about the merits and suggested direction of your case. We know your case is unique, and we will work closely with you to develop a strategy together, based on your input and goals. This is your case. We can help.
Contact Our Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyers
If you’ve lost a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, contact the Denver wrongful death lawyers at Leventhal Sar LLC today online or at 720.667.3030. We proudly serve clients from the Cherry Creek, Aurora, and throughout the greater Denver area. Our attorneys offer a free consultation, let us help you through this difficult process.