After a loved one dies in an accident, naturally we want to believe that
all of the circumstances behind it were wrongful. That our loved one died
because someone else was reckless or careless, and that their actions
caused the accident. It is important to realize, however, that not every
case may be considered “wrongful death.”
When a loved one’s death is involved, resolving the case is not usually
very straightforward. Many different factors may play a role in, so if
you believe a loved one may be a victim of wrongful death, you have every
right to take matters into your hands and seek justice.
Longmont wrongful death attorneys at
Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. can offer guidance through this difficult time. Be sure to contact us
to discuss the matter in further detail.
Types of Wrongful Death Cases
The short answer is yes. Regardless of whether or not someone is a victim
of an act of negligence, or is the victim of a crime of passion, or is
the victim of a premediated or calculated act of homicide, these are all
classified as wrongful death.
Wrongful death cases also occur due to negligence, such as in a serious
car collision. When this occurs, the victim’s family can act on
their loved one’s behalf. They may file a claim for compensation
to hold the responsible drivers accountable. They can then fight to receive
full financial recovery for medical costs, loss of consortium, loss of
companionship, and funeral expenses—any other expenses incurred
due to the loved one’s death.
Wrongful death cases may also involve professional misconduct, such as
in cases of medical malpractice. In these instances, the family can file
a claim against the doctor, hospital, or medical staff to fight for compensation.
The family might also choose to bring forth a lawsuit to reclaim justice,
if they choose.
When Should You Call an Attorney?
These are only some examples of cases that may be considered wrongful death.
For the victim’s family members, filing a claim for compensation
or bringing forth a lawsuit may be the only way to find peace of mind
and resolve the issue once and for all.
To get started, contact Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. today and
request an appointment.