Wrongful Death

Wrongful death is a distinct specialty within personal injury law. Wrongful death cases typically involve two elements, (1) a claim under Colorado’s Wrongful Death Act on behalf of spouse of the decedent, the heirs of the decedent (child or lineal decedent), or a designated beneficiary of the decedent, and (2) a claim for reimbursement of the decedent’s final expenses, including funeral expenses, on behalf of the decedent’s estate under Colorado’s Survival Statute.

In 2016, a few weeks before trial, we settled a wrongful death matter on behalf of the adult heirs of a woman who died after falling down a flight of stairs. The case was heard in Delta County and settled for $500,000.