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Wrongful Death

The Boulder Wrongful Death attorneys at Cook, Bradford and Levy are trial tested wrongful death lawyers. In Colorado, a person who negligently causes the unnecessary death of another is financially responsible for all of the damages related to the incident. A serious accident or death caused by another person’s reckless or negligent conduct can cause havoc on your family. If you have lost a love one in Colorado, you need a team of wrongful death lawyers on your side with the skills and resources to help make you whole during the difficult road to recovery.

A Wrongful Death is an untimely death that has been caused by the negligence of another. Examples of Wrongful Death cases are deaths that can arise from a car accident, a drunk driver, a medical mistake, nursing home negligence or any other type of accident where the victim is killed. Our Boulder wrongful death lawyers will help you and your family when someone you know has died prematurely by the negligence of another.

Colorado has a statute that allows the family to recover in the event of a wrongful death. Our Colorado wrongful death attorneys will seek compensation on behalf of the victim's family for medical malpractice, motorcycle, car and truck accident claims, and for deaths caused by defective products.

Colorado‘s Wrongful Death Act identify which family members are eligible to bring a Wrongful Death claim and provide time limits for bringing these claims. If the decedent was married, the surviving spouse has the exclusive right to bring a claim within the first year after the death. After that, both the surviving spouse and children can bring a claim. If there is no spouse at the time of death, then the surviving children may bring a claim. However, if the person died without a spouse or child, then the surviving parents of the deceased may bring a claim.

Colorado’s Wrongful Death laws specify the types of damages that can be recovered from the at-fault party. The experienced Wrongful Death attorneys at Cook, Bradford and Levy, will explore all potential avenues for recovery for you and your loved ones.

The Colorado Wrongful Death Act has limits on the maximum amount of damages that can be recovered. Some of the types of damages include money to cover the loss of earnings, loss of benefits, loss of support, loss of love, loss of companionship, and loss of comfort and care.

The Wrongful Death Act has a two-year statute of limitation to bring a claim for Wrongful Death in Colorado. If you have experienced a wrongful death in your family, our attorneys can help you through this arduous process.

Our lawyers have handled many wrongful death cases, helping families navigate the difficult legal issues that almost invariably occur with what is often the sudden, unexpected accidental death of a parent, spouse, or child.

We are committed to handling all the legal aspects for you and your family. At Cook, Bradford and Levy, we handle the legal issues in the wrongful death claim against those responsible, so your family can concentrate on the difficult emotional issues in losing a loved one.

If you have lost a loved one by the fault of another, the Boulder wrongful death lawyers at Cook, Bradford & Levy may be able to help. We proudly serve people in Lafayette, Louisville, Denver, Arvada, Aurora, Fort Collins, and throughout the Front Range. Contact us at 303-543-1000 or via our online form for a free consultation.