Longmont Wrongful Death Attorneys
Representing Families Dealing with the Death of a Loved One
Nothing can prepare you for the loss and hardship you are going to endure after losing a loved one to a third party’s mistakes and carelessness.
Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. would like to help you through this trying time by helping you prepare your wrongful death claim. With legal complications and concerns off your shoulders, you can focus more on grieving and recovering in your own way. Let our experienced Longmont, Colorado, attorneys help you.
Why Choose Our Longmont Wrongful Death Lawyers?
- We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee – if we don’t win, you don’t pay!
- We have over 30 years of experience in wrongful death cases
- We get results for our clients–millions of dollars in compensation
- We deliver personalized service, give our clients the time and attention they need, and get them maximum compensation
- We love our clients!
To arrange a free initial consultation, call (720) 491-3117 at your earliest convenience.
No Upfront Costs & No Recovery, No Fee
At Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., we accept personal injury cases like wrongful death, on a contingency fee basis; that means we don't get paid unless you do. We’re in this together! Our fee and the case costs we advance for you come out of the money we get for you and your family. No recovery, no fee. It’s that simple.
Common Questions About Wrongful Death Claims
Who can file a wrongful death claim in Colorado?
The spouse or children of the deceased person are given the right to file a wrongful death claim in Colorado. If there is no surviving spouse or child of the deceased, then the parents of the deceased have the right to bring a wrongful death claim.
What needs to be proven in a wrongful death case?
To win a wrongful death case, it must be proven that the death was caused by the defendant's wrongful act, negligence, or intentional behavior. Damages resulting from the death must also be established.
What damages can be recovered in a wrongful death case?
While a wrongful death claim can help you find closure and a sense of justice, its underlying legal purpose is to get you and your family monetary compensation from the liable party and their insurers for the loss. Money can never replace a lost loved one, but it is the only measure of damages awarded by Colorado courts for wrongful death claims.
Some of the damages that you might be able to collect include:
- Loss of the deceased’s companionship and guidance
- Impairment of the quality of life, inconvenience, pain and suffering, and emotional stress
- Income the deceased would have earned in life
- Employment benefits the deceased would have continued to earn
- Burial and funeral costs
- Reasonable value of daily care provided by the deceased to the claimants
Punitive damages might also become available in your wrongful death claim. A court can assign punitive damages to punish the defendant for egregious wrongdoing. Punitive damages are rare—they are most commonly used in cases involving intentional harm, like a murder case.
What is the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit?
The statute of limitations to file the claim is two years from the date the deceased passed away, which might not be the same day that they were fatally injured.
If the deceased has no spouse or children, their parents can file the claim. If there are no eligible spouses, children, or parents, then the administrator of the deceased’s estate can file a survival action for estate expenses.
Can I pursue a wrongful death claim if the deceased had pre-existing health conditions?
Yes. The key factor is whether the defendant's actions or negligence directly contributed to the death, regardless of the pre-existing conditions. Our personal injury attorneys can help assess the viability of your claim.
I would like to give a big thank you to Matthew Crowther and his paralegal, Nicolas Allen, for doing a great job on my case. They settled for more than I expected and were always available when I had questions. I would highly recommend them and would go back to them if needed. Thank you again.