Wrongful Death

Colorado Wrongful Death Lawyers

Financial Compensation for Your Loved One's Death

When a person dies due to the negligence or fault of another, the deceased person's surviving family members may have a claim for "wrongful death." A wrongful death claim allows survivors to recover financial compensation for their grief, loss of companionship, pain and suffering and emotional distress. In addition, if the survivors suffered economic losses due to the death of their loved one, such as the lost income of a parent or spouse, they can recover those damages as well.

At Cross & Bennett LLC, in Colorado Springs, we have extensive experience bringing wrongful death actions. Whether your loved one died after a serious accident or because of medical malpractice, we can help. Contact us by calling 719-428-3327 or by sending us an e-mail.

Bringing a Wrongful Death Claim

Wrongful death cases may arise as a result of an automobile accident, an industrial accident or due to medical negligence. Regardless how the death occurs, there are very strict time limitations on filing wrongful death claims and the claims may only be brought by certain persons.

How Much Can a Family Recover After a Wrongful Death?

In all wrongful death cases except those arising from medical negligence, the non-economic damages for grief, loss of companionship, pain and suffering and emotional distress are limited to $436,070. Where the death occurs due to medical negligence, a separate statute limits non-economic damages to $300,000. In any event, all damages recovered for wrongful death must be shared among the survivors.

Contact Our Experienced Colorado Wrongful Death Attorneys

Cross & Bennett LLC, handles all manner of wrongful death cases, with a focus on wrongful death caused by medical malpractice. Rather than spending a little time on a large number of cases, we take the time to get to know our clients and work hard to achieve the best results possible based on the situation. We are committed to excellent client service. Contact us to arrange a consultation with Keith Cross or Joe Bennett.