One Thing You MUST Know About Wrongful Death Cases

June 5, 2020 | Bill Henry

If your loved one has died due to someone else’s negligence, it’s imperative that you know the time frame during which you may file a wrongful death lawsuit.

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Here’s a short article as far as the wrongful death statute in Colorado – the time period for that statute as far as who can do what within those two years.

So, generally, if you or a loved one have suffered the loss of a family member, generally, what’ll happen is is that it’s gonna be two years that you can bring a lawsuit.

Within the first year of that two years, the surviving spouse will be the only one allowed to bring a lawsuit claiming damages from the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of someone else.

After that first year has passed, then the surviving children can bring a lawsuit claiming damages along with the surviving spouse, as well. That all has to be done within those two years.

Now, if a person has died and there’s no surviving spouse and there’s also no surviving children, then generally what’ll happen is that the parents are allowed to bring a lawsuit under the wrongful death statute. If you or a loved one have suffered the loss of a family member due to the negligence of someone else or a defective product.

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