A Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help You in Your Time of Need
There is nothing more devastating than the loss of a loved one to accidental death. When another party’s negligence or wrongdoing is to blame for your family’s loss, the pain can be mixed with a sense of outrage. In these situations, a wrongful death lawyer can make a difference, helping you to recover the damages to which you may be entitled. The attorneys at Vigil & Alford offer compassionate legal assistance to families in Colorado Springs, CO, and the Denver area.
To receive immediate counsel or schedule a consultation, please contact us. We have three offices, and our attorneys are willing to meet you at home or the location of your choice.
About Wrongful Death
Wrongful death is a civil law term, defined as the taking of the life of an individual that results from the willful or negligent act of another person or entity. The law allows heirs and other family members to seek restitution by filing a wrongful death lawsuit against any responsible party or parties. This action is separate from any criminal case that may be filed.
Wrongful death cases are similar to personal injury cases, stemming from incidents like a car accident or medical malpractice, but the case is filed on behalf of the deceased for the benefit of the family. Whether death occurred suddenly or after prolonged medical treatment, it can still be a wrongful death if injuries were originally caused by another party.
We understand that money cannot ease your pain and will never come close to truly compensating for the loss of a dear one. However, a financial award can help you and your family cope with losses that may be practical and concrete in addition to emotional.
In Colorado, a surviving spouse can file a wrongful death claim within the first year after the death occurs. The following year, the spouse and children can file a claim, or if the deceased was unmarried and childless, the parents may have a claim. A representative of the deceased’s estate can also file a “survival action” to recover specific losses. Statute of limitations laws prevent any claims filed after two years.
Damages in these cases may include:
- Loss of wages or financial support
- Loss of intangible qualities provided by the relationship, including companionship, love, assistance, protection, and more
- Reimbursement for medical expenses related to the injury
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Potential punitive damages
Help from Vigil & Alford
Kim Alford Everette and Jimmy Vigil both have years of experience representing plaintiffs and families. We handle wrongful death cases stemming from malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability accidents, dog bites, defective products, and workplace accidents, including workers’ compensation death claims.
Our attorneys have represented many clients in wrongful death lawsuits, and have helped secure many multi-million dollar settlements and jury awards. We are aggressive advocates dedicated to fighting for ample compensation to cover your present and future losses.
At Vigil & Alford, we understand that money cannot ease your pain and will never come close to truly compensating for the loss of a dear one. However, a financial award can help you and your family cope with losses that may be practical and concrete in addition to emotional.
Let Us Help You
Let Vigil & Alford handle your legal case and relieve some of your burdens. To speak to an attorney, please call our Colorado Springs office at (719) 632-4333 or our Edgewater office at (303) 756-9935. You can also contact us online. Se habla español.
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