Wrongful Death | Denver Colorado | Attorney William Godsman
If someone you love has died as a result of the negligence of another person or agency, you and your entire family will certainly be occupied with funeral arrangements, and caring for the emotional health and well-being of each other. However, you may have legal rights as well, and the premature death of a family member through someone’s negligence should not have to be a financial burden to the remaining family. In order to protect your legal rights so that you can focus on the well-being of your family at this difficult time, speak with a dedicated Denver wrongful death attorney to discuss your options.
Wrongful death claims or lawsuits can generally be filed by family members or heirs of the person who has died. Each state, including Colorado, has specific wrongful death laws which specify which family members are eligible to file a claim and the maximum time after the death occurred that a claim may be filed. A Colorado lawyer experianced in handling wrongful death claims can help explain these laws to you as well as your legal rights.
It can be very difficult for a victim’s heirs to prove a wrongful death resulted from medical negligence. To do so, the victim’s family has to show that the healthcare provider owed a duty of care to the deceased person, that duty was violated, and that this violation resulted in the patient’s death. Due to the difficulty of proving a wrongful death claim, you should talk to a Colorado attorney with experience in medical malpractice lawsuits to give your case the best chance for success. William Godsman is a compassionate, experienced attorney who understands how to protect your legal and financial well-being while you look after your family. For more information and a Free Consultation, contact Will at (303)455-6900.