After the wrongful death or injury of your child you will be left with a lot of questions. These are questions you might not know the answer to, especially when you are also grieving. The loss of a child is always earth shattering. It’s hard to know how to continue your daily life. It’s also hard to know what steps you might need to take. This is even more true in the event of a child’s wrongful death.
When you are grieving the loss of a child, the first question you might be asking is: “What’s the point of lawsuit or claim?” This is a valid question, and an understandable one. No matter what you do, it won’t bring your child back, and that’s really all you want. However, a wrongful death suit or claim can help alleviate the immediate financial burden your family is experiencing. Unfortunately, there are costs involved with the death of a loved one and it can be hard to meet those costs. Even more so when the loss involves a child. You never expect to lose a child.
Each situation will be different. And there are never guarantees. You can claim certain damages in the event of your child’s wrongful death, including pain and suffering, medical bills, and even therapy bills. Before you even pursue a wrongful death suit, however, your next question might be: “Do I even have a claim?” To properly answer the question, you want to contact the experienced and caring attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. in Colorado Springs. You might have a legitimate claim under Colorado Revised Statute (C.R.S.) 13-21-2002:
• If a person was killed,
• The death occurred as a result of negligence or intentional actions, and
• You have suffered a financial loss because of the death.
You might also be wondering who can be held accountable in the event of your child’s wrongful death. Knowing fault and having evidence is necessary. Fatal injuries can happen at a school, whether on the playground or because of careless students and staff. Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of wrongful death, and the other driver or the manufactured of a defective vehicle could be at fault. Even defective products in your own home could be a cause.
Contact The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. to see if you have a claim or how to proceed in your child’s wrongful death. We can be reached at (719) 401-0585.