One Thing You MUST Know About Wrongful Death Cases

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.

In this video, attorney Robert Harper discusses Colorado’s wrongful death statute of limitations.

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Good morning everyone. My name is Robert Harper. I’m a litigation attorney here at Robinson & Henry.

I wanted to quickly do a short video 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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