Wrongful Death Lawyers in El Paso County
Get Legal Help After a Fatal Accident
Recovering after the death of a loved one is difficult, especially if he or she was taken from you suddenly. Grief, anger, and frustration can overwhelm you. You want justice, but the idea of a legal battle is discouraging. However, at the end of it all, the future of you and your family after such a tragic event is priority. Finding closure and the financial support you deserve is important for the healing process and Colorado law supports your right to hold the at-fault party responsible for your loved one's fatal accident.
The experienced El Paso County wrongful death attorneys at The Bussey Law Firm, P.C. are committed to helping County families who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents. Call our office today at (719) 475-2555 to talk to a lawyer about your situation.
Colorado Gives You the Right to File a Wrongful Death Claim
If you've lost someone in a fatal accident that was caused by another's mistakes, negligence, or recklessness, Colorado law gives you the right to hold them responsible. According to Colorado Revised Statute (C.R.S.) 13-21-202, if a person's death is caused by the neglect, wrongful act, or default of another, the family of the victim has the right to file a claim to recover damages.
But, according to C.R.S. 13-80-102, the family of a wrongful death victim would have to file the claim within two years of their loved one's death. This means that your family could lose the chance to get the money they deserve if you do not make a timely decision.
How a Wrongful Death Claim Can Help
Filing a wrongful death claim can give you and your family the money you need to be able to grieve and get through the emotional difficulties of the situation without also having to worry about being able to put food on the table. You've already lost a person you love, you don't deserve the stress of financial troubles on top of that. A successful wrongful death claim can recover money to cover damages that include:
- Funeral costs;
- Loss of companionship;
- Emotional distress; and
- Loss of future income.
Obtaining Justice for Your Loved One
Whether your loved one died in an El Paso County car accident or as the result of a poorly maintained property or negligence, you want to know that the person responsible pays the price.
Experienced El Paso County personal injury lawyer, Timothy R. Bussey, recognizes the difficulties facing a grieving family and is dedicated to helping them get the resolution they need to move on with their lives. You have a limited amount of time to actually bring legal action and so should not hesitate to discuss the possibility. To figure out whether a wrongful death claim is the right decision for your family, call our law firm today for a consultation at (719) 475-2555.