Our Law Firm is Experienced in Fatal Accident Cases
When a car accident is a fatal one, the law provides for legal action through a wrongful death lawsuit. These are very delicate cases, and at Coppola & Melonakis, we take care of our clients with compassion and personalized attention. At the same time, we are also very aggressive in working to ensure our clients get the benefits that they deserve.
If you have lost a loved one in a Colorado auto accident, let the experienced lawyers at Coppola & Melonakis help you. We can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf for the loss of a loved one. Learn more about who can file a wrongful death claim.
Compensation can include funeral expenses, past medical bills, loss of your loved one’s financial support in the future, and money damages for grief and emotional pain and suffering.
Colorado Wrongful Death Act
Under Colorado’s Wrongful Death Act, the surviving spouse has the sole right to assert a claim in the first year after death (there is a two-year statute of limitations applicable to wrongful death claims). After the first year, any heir can then bring a claim. Who controls the litigation can be very important. There are benefits to moving quickly in these wrongful death claims.
That is why it is crucial that a wrongful death claim is filed as soon as possible after an accident. It is essential to identifying responsible parties, gathering evidence and preserving the integrity of any evidence collected on the scene.
Also, quick action can ensure that the appropriate party is filing the claim and that his or her rights are fully protected. Our law firm carefully tailors the handling of these cases to the person who will be filing the claim. We work to ensure accountability from responsible parties.
Contact Our Experienced Lawyers Today
Did you lose a spouse or close family member in a motor vehicle or other type of accident? We are here to help you through this difficult time and can file a wrongful death claim on your behalf. Contact an attorney at the law office of Coppola & Melonakis, to schedule a consultation today.