The Injury and Recovery Law Center
The death of a loved one brings a painful burden. Family members are sometimes left to wonder about the circumstances leading to the death, and unfortunately, those answers are often hard to find. During such difficult times, family members and loved ones should turn to an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney to seek answers to the key questions regarding how and why the loss occurred. In Colorado, a claim of wrongful death can and should be made against any person or persons who may be liable for the loss of a loved one.
Categories at Risk for Colorado Wrongful Death
Persons who are most at risk of wrongful death in Colorado may include the following—
- Medical patients and the elderly
- Workers in hazardous occupations
- Users of modified or specialty equipment and vehicles
Medical Patients & the Elderly
Hospital patients or others requiring medication or medical procedures can sometimes be at risk of wrongful death. In the fast-paced work environment of a hospital or clinic, it is all too easy for errors in medications or procedures to occur. Patients who have suffered medication errors, in the form of incorrect medication or incorrect dosage, are at risk of wrongful death. Likewise, Colorado seniors who live in assisted-living homes or other long-term care facilities face an increased risk of wrongful death through similar errors.
Workers in hazardous occupations are at an increased risk for suffering wrongful death. Occupations such as construction, mining, farming, transportation, law enforcement, firefighting and others all carry a higher burden in wrongful deaths. When an accident or unfortunate incident occurs, the family and loved ones should turn to an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney to help investigate the circumstances of the accident and guide them through the process of seeking relief and healing following the death.
Users of Specialty Equipment & Vehicles
In Colorado, the recreational use of vehicles ranging from hang gliders to speedboats to off-road motorcycles has led to an increase in deaths resulting from such specialty vehicles or equipment modified to function beyond the parameters specified by the manufacturer. Likewise, such specialty activities as “street racing” are to blame for an increasing number of wrongful deaths of innocent bystanders.
Unfortunately, irresponsible actions by others will continue to cause wrongful deaths. The person or persons responsible for such a death can and should be held accountable for their actions. If you or someone you know has been touched by the loss of a loved one through wrongful death, you should contact a professional Colorado personal injury attorney to help you assess your options and aid with the process of recovery and healing.
Contact our Injury Lawyers for a Free Wrongful Death Case Review
Has a loved one has been killed in an auto accident or as the result of someone elses negligence, we may be able to help. Setting up a free case consultation is easy. You can call our case hotline and speak with an available personal injury attorney, or you can contact us through the confidential email form on this webpage. No matter what method you are comfortable with, we are here to help. Reach out to us today to learn more about your options for legal action and financial recovery. 1(800) 517-4439.