When can a family member sue for the wrongful death of their loved one in Colorado?

Wrongful death cases are some of the most emotionally taxing and all-around taxing cases to navigate. While others can sympathize, it’s difficult and perhaps next to impossible for anyone to truly understand what you’re going through unless they have been through it themselves. We understand that. We understand that regardless of what we do to help contribute to your fight for justice, we are not in your shoes. Nonetheless, we would still like to stand our support to you by providing exceptional legal counsel during this trying process, to say the least. If you or someone you know needs the expert advice of a personal injury attorney in Omaha, Nebraska, please feel free to reach out.

What Does it Mean to Sue for Wrongful Death?

According to Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, wrongful death is “a death caused by the wrongful act of another, either accidentally or intentionally. A claim for wrongful death is made by a family member of a deceased person to obtain compensation for having to live without that person. The compensation is intended to cover the earnings and the emotional comfort and support the deceased person would have provided.” While it’s impossible to put a price on the life of a loved one, financial compensation for a wrongful loss can help you cover psychological treatment such as weekly therapy sessions to treat PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or any other emotional trauma that may have been generated as a result of the unexpected loss of a loved one. If your spouse died in a wrongful death accident, for instance, a settlement with the at-fault party could help you cover household costs that your spouse would have helped you managed, had he or she still been alive. This can be especially important and needed if you shared children with your deceased spouse.

Different Types of Wrongful Death & What You Need to Make Your Case

When it comes to wrongful death cases, there are various kinds of wrongful death cases and some that happen to be more common than others. These include vehicle accidents (car, truck, motorcycle, etc.), pedestrian and bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, workplace accidents and illnesses, drowning or boating accidents, and others. Regardless of the specific incident, one thing tends to be true, negligence must be proved. And according to All About Wrongful Death, “there are four key elements involved in wrongful death as defined by law. The four key elements include negligence: the death of [your] loved one was caused (in part or in whole) by the recklessness, carelessness, or negligent actions of the defending party; breach of duty: the defendant in [the] wrongful death case owed a duty to the deceased victim; causation: the defendant’s negligence caused their loved one’s death and damages: the death of the victim must have generated quantifiable damages such as hospitalization, medical expenses, funeral and burial costs…”.

If you or someone you know has recently experienced the wrongful loss of a loved one, we urge you to contact a personal injury attorney in Omaha, Nebraska at Rensch & Rensch.

Rensch & Rensch Law can be reached at:

 

Omaha Law Office

7602 Pacific Street, #102

Omaha, NE 68114

Phone: 800-471-4100

Website: www.renschandrensch.com

 

Columbus Law Office

1470 25th Avenue

Columbus, NE 68601