If You’re Seeking Justice for Your Loved One, Trust Bowman Law
Seeking justice for loved ones through a wrongful death claim helps families seek justice by holding parties accountable. At Bowman Law, our team of wrongful death attorneys are dedicated to advocating for victims and families to recover monetary compensation to ease their loss, pain, and suffering.
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From medical bills to funeral planning, and everything in between, we believe you and your family shouldn’t have to bear the financial and emotional impact of your loss alone. Our team at Bowman Law will stand with you throughout the entire process of your wrongful death claim and settlement, guiding you through each step of the way.
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Providing timely progress updates, we’ll keep you feeling informed and confident as we negotiate your settlement to ensure fair compensation for the tragic loss you have suffered. Working with the Bowman Law wrongful death attorneys makes an incredibly unfortunate experience feel manageable, so you and your family can focus on healing and maintaining your financial stability. Reach out to our team to get answers to your questions and to schedule a free consultation.
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Why Choose Bowman Law
We’ll help make the process of filing a Wrongful Death Claim less overwhelming by giving you the support you need.
We know the wrongful death of a loved one can feel unbearable and the legal process can be complicated. We take every step we can to treat you with kindness because we care about you and your family.
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With over a decade of experience, we’re proud to serve Coloradoans like you in need of support after wrongfully losing a loved one.
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The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association awarded Bowman Law for the skills, ethics, and commitment to improving the lives of Coloradoans as well as the American system of jurisprudence.
Relentlessly working to get you the proper compensation for your loss, we’re dedicated to getting you a just and fair wrongful death claim.
Can I File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?
Certain elements must be present:
- Persons death caused by another individual’s negligence or intent to cause the individual harm
- Monetary death-related injuries for the surviving family members
- Appointed personal representative for the decedent’s estate
Additionally, meeting the burden of proof in a wrongful death lawsuit can be a complex process. For example, the case must be filed within time constraints set forth in the statute of limitations for the state where the person passed away. In some cases, expert witnesses may be needed to bring into the case, along with their expensive hourly costs.
What Are Wrongful Death Lawsuits?
When a loved one dies as a result of another individual’s legal fault wrongful death lawsuit seeks compensation for the survivors’ losses.
While these losses can include medical expenses, lost companionship, wages, funeral expenses, and more, every state has laws that spell out how and when wrongful death cases can be bought as well as the kinds of remedies courts can provide.
Did a negligent driver cause a fatal automobile crash?
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The most common type of wrongful death, a driver can be liable for the deaths of anyone else involved in the accident if their negligence is due to speeding, driving while intoxicated, not obeying traffic laws, or reckless driving. Cities or counties may be liable if the accident occurred because of road issues.
Did you lose a loved one to a fatal trucking accident?
Bowman Law is Here to Help Get You Justice
Semi-truck accidents are categorized separately from auto accidents, with the most common causes of a wrongful death being an oversized load, equipment negligence, and unsafe or reckless driving. Truck accidents are much more likely to cause a death than an auto accident, due to the extreme size difference of a truck and an everyday automobile involved in the accident.
Was your loved one riding a bike and killed by a car?
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Driver negligence is the most common cause of pedestrian bicycle accidents, with the accident more likely to kill the bicycle rider because of their vulnerability and lack of protection. Cities and counties may also be held liable in cases where the accident was caused by poor visibility of bike lanes or poor road maintenance that causes the bicycle rider to swerve or fall off their bike into traffic.
Did a defective product lead to the loss of your loved one?
Bowman Law Knows How to Handle It
Design, manufacturing, and marketing defects can all lead to the tragic death of an individual. If a product sold in stores is defective and results in someone losing their life, the company that makes the product can be held responsible.
Was your loved one involved in a fatal work-related or construction accident?
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If an employer puts an employee in a dangerous situation, they can be held liable for the wrongful death of the individual. While this is more common in higher risk occupations, like construction, wrongful death can occur at the office or even outside of work.
Do you believe your loved one was killed intentionally?
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In addition to murder charges, families can bring forth a civil lawsuit for the intentional killing or murder of a loved one. Whereas a criminal case involves a violation of one or more laws, the wrongful death lawsuit represents a civil matter separate from criminal prosecution.
What Damages Can be Recovered in Wrongful Death Settlements?
Recovery for damages by the surviving family are a critical part of wrongful death claims. Economic damages are designed to reimburse the survivors of the deceased for monetary losses resulting from the wrongful death. Non-economic damages may also be recovered, though they may be more difficult to delineate and evaluate.
In Colorado, available damages include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of inheritance prospect
- Property damage
- Loss of companionship
- Impairment of the quality of life
- Pain & suffering
- Emotional stress
Rather than compensating a plaintiff, punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant for their behavior and deter others from committing a similar act.
Survival Action Damages
Allowing the family to recover compensation for damages their deceased loved one would have been able to pursue in a personal injury claim if they had survived, survival action damages can be filed in addition to the wrongful death claim.
Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions
Colorado state law provides the statute of limitations (time limit imposed by law) as two years from the date of the wrongful death. Any wrongful death claims filed outside of that time period will be barred from recovery forever.
Colorado state law caps non-economic damages at $250,000 (plus inflation) no matter how many plaintiffs are a part of the case. There are currently no caps for economic damages in Colorado state law.
Accidents are defined by situations where no party can be held responsible, leading to no civil lawsuits or criminal charges available to pursue. However, if negligence can be determined as the leading cause of the accident and the tragedy could have been prevented, a wrongful death suit can be filed.
Where negligence is the form of liability that leads to accidents, a wrongful death lawsuit is the legal remedy for surviving family members holding the negligent party accountable for the damages.
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Colorado Injury Claims
If you were injured by a negligent party, you may have questions about our rights. In an effort to circumvent the confusing and convoluted information scattered online, the Colorado personal injury law firm of Bowman Law LLC, has compiled important information in this resource guide. The Colorado Personal Injury Law Resource Guide is based on our law firm’s core values and should help you understand the Colorado legal system.