When the life of an individual is taken as a result of the reckless or negligent act of another person or persons, this is considered a “wrongful death.”
An action for “wrongful death” may be brought for any act that causes an injury that results in death. A blow to the head during an altercation that later results in death may be a wrongful death. The driver of an automobile who recklessly or carelessly causes an accident that causes the death of another is a wrongful death. And an individual who, in violation of local law, neglects to enclose a swimming pool in his yard may be held liable for the omission or failure to act if a child is attracted to the pool and subsequently drowns.
Survival of a Family Member
A family member may bring a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased if he or she is the deceased’s spouse, heir or heirs, designated beneficiary, or dependent father, mother or child.
Our Colorado wrongful death lawyers at McDivitt Law Firm are here for you if you are recovering from the loss of a loved one. Contact our team of lawyers, case managers, and support staff today. Call us toll free at(877) 846-4878 to arrange a free consultation or click here for an initial consultation form and get help immediately.