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In general, a wrongful death claim consists of four elements: (1) the death was caused, in whole or part, by the conduct of the defendant; (2) the defendant was negligent or strictly liable for the victim’s death; (3) there is a surviving spouse, children, beneficiaries or dependents; and (4) monetary damages have resulted from the victim’s death.
There are many types of accidents or circumstances that may give rise to a wrongful death case in Colorado. Common examples include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Accidents caused by defective products
- Death caused by medical negligence
- Boating accidents
- Construction site accidents
In general, Colorado law provides for the following compensation:
- Expenses incurred by the death of the victim (funeral, medical, etc.).
- Loss of future earnings anticipated over the lifetime of the victim.
- Benefits lost due to the victim’s death (medical insurance, pension, 401K, etc.).
- Survivors’ pain, suffering and mental anguish caused by the victim’s death.
- Companionship, care, or protection lost to the survivors as a result of the death.
Who Can Bring A Wrongful Death Action in Arizona?
Colorado law permits a wrongful death claim to be brought on behalf of the surviving husband or wife, children or parents, or if none of these survive, on behalf of the decedent’s estate.
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