Wrongful Death Lawyers
Injury Attorneys Serving Denver, Boulder & Fort Collins, CO
Representing Families during Their Toughest Times
Perhaps the most difficult cases the Tenge Law Firm handles are those representing grieving families who have recently lost a loved one in an accident. A death is “wrongful” when it is caused by the negligent or deliberately wrongful actions of another person or company. At Tenge Law, our attorneys believe that anyone responsible for the wrongful death of another person should be held accountable for his or her actions. If you’ve lost a loved one to wrongful death, contact attorney J. Todd Tenge at his Boulder or Fort Collins offices, also serving Denver and all of Colorado.
Video: Who Is Entitled To Bring a Claim for Wrongful Death?
Causes of Wrongful Death
Wrongful deaths often arise from:
- Motor vehicle accidents – including car, motorcycle, and truck accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Mass transit accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Construction accidents
- Using a defective or dangerous product
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?
According to Colorado law, immediate family members of the deceased (e.g., children, spouses) may file a wrongful death claim. If the deceased is an unmarried minor without any children, the parents may file a claim. Please note that in Colorado, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the date of the death; otherwise, the statute of limitations will expire, and you will lose your rights to file a claim. There are certain instances where you will need to act within 180 days. So don’t wait. Please call now.
How Will Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney Help My Case?
In the aftermath of a loved one’s death, you and your family need time to grieve and recover from your loss. Hiring an experienced and knowledgeable wrongful death attorney will ensure that your claim moves smoothly through the legal system, allowing you to focus on grieving with your loved ones and recovering a semblance of normalcy. Attorney J. Todd Tenge and his legal team will arrange for an investigation into the incident that caused the death, collect evidence and eyewitness reports from appropriate sources, and construct the strongest case possible on your behalf so that you recover full and just compensation. In short, you take care of your family, we will do the rest.
Recovering Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
You are entitled to financial damages, which are intended to compensate you for your loss. Damages compensate victims for measurable losses – such as the loss of income that the deceased would have received – and non-measurable damages, such as the loss of companionship (i.e., what the deceased provided emotionally to a relationship, and the mental pain stemming from the death). Though money certainly won’t ever compensate you for the loss of your loved one, it can help to cover medical and funeral expenses, loss of income, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and other losses and expenses.
Contact a Wrongful Death Attorney in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins
If you would like to speak with a wrongful death attorney, contact the Tenge Law Firm, serving Boulder, Fort Collins, and surrounding Colorado areas today. J. Todd Tenge and his exceptional legal team are happy to review your case, and determine whether you have a viable claim, and if so, start pursuing justice on your behalf.