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.