One of the most tragic and emotionally challenging cases The Longo Firm handles are Wrongful Death cases. These are cases where someone you love is gone because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence. These senseless tragedies can happen in a car accident, trucking accident, motorcycle accident, due to medical negligence or a defective product.
There is nothing more challenging than losing a loved one unexpectedly and wrongfully. During these times, The Longo Firm is here to help hold the responsible party accountable and help you and your family heal. While no amount of money can replace an empty seat at the dinner table, you should not have to face financial hardship because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness.
Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Claim?
A Wrongful Death claim may be brought forth by specific family members at different times pursuant to Colorado law. If the deceased was married, their widowed spouse has the exclusive right to the Wrongful Death claim for the first year after their death.
In the second year following the Wrongful Death, the deceased’s children may bring a claim, even if there is a surviving spouse. However, if the deceased was unmarried at the time of their death, the deceased’s children have an absolute right to the claim and may pursue it at any time.
If the deceased was unmarried and did not have children, the deceased’s parents may bring a Wrongful Death claim forward at any time. However, the parents of the deceased cannot bring a claim for Wrongful Death if there is a surviving spouse or children, even if the spouse or children elect not to bring a Wrongful Death claim.
The Longo Firm is Here to Help You
The Longo Firm is experienced in handling and litigating Colorado Wrongful Death cases. The Longo Firm is a Modern & Boutique Personal Injury Law Firm. We are unique and different from bigger law firms that advertise on TV.
We understand that our clients place an incredible amount of trust in us to represent them for their Wrongful Death case. For The Longo Firm, earning our clients’ trust is the highest compliment and we promise never to take that trust for granted.
If your loved one was killed because of someone else’s recklessness or carelessness, please give us a call.
Clients First, Always.