What Kind of Damages Can I Recover in a Denver Wrongful Death Claim?

Under Colorado law, certain survivors of the deceased may have the right to bring a wrongful death action against the person or party whose negligence caused the death. Through a wrongful death claim, survivors can claim several monetary damages that compensate them for the loss of earnings of the deceased. One of the primary types of compensation that you can recover in a wrongful death claim is loss of financial support. This will include the loss of the income that the deceased would have earned, had he lived. The financial benefits can also include loss of insurance from the deceased.

Apart from financial benefit, you may also qualify for compensation for all of the non-monetary losses that you have suffered as a result of the death. For instance, your wrongful death claim compensation can include damages for the loss of protection, care, comfort and companionship.

In those cases, in which the defendant has acted with extreme negligence, a court may decide to award punitive damages. These damages typically tend to be heavy, and are typically awarded not to compensate the wrongful death claimants, but rather to punish the defendant for egregious and reckless behavior.

To learn more about how you can get started filing a wrongful death claim, speak to a Denver wrongful death attorney. No amount of money can make up for the loved one. However, with the help of a Denver wrongful death attorney, you will be able to recover financial compensation that can make life after your loss, free of financial stress.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.