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Fatal Car Accident Lawyer in Longmont
Compassionate Representation Throughout Colorado
If your loved one lost their life in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s careless, reckless, or negligent behavior, please know that The Law Offices of Edward Smith is here to help. While nothing can bring back your loved one, Longmont area fatal car accident attorney Edward Smith will fight fiercely to hold the responsible party accountable and help you recover financial compensation.
Car Accidents & Wrongful Death
More people died in crashes on Colorado’s roads last year than any other year in nearly two decades. According to the Colorado State Patrol, 672 people died in 2021, a 50% increase from 10 years ago.
“But what happens after the crash?” you might ask. “How can a family get compensation—much less justice—for their loss?”
The answer: the victim’s surviving family members file a wrongful death claim against the person or people responsible for causing the accident. In other words, they jumpstart a legal process that’s specifically designed to hold the responsible party legally and financially accountable for their mistake.
In the event that the family wins their case, they can be compensated for:
The wages their loved one would have earned had they lived
Funeral and burial expenses
Loss of companionship
Loss of any inheritance as a result of the death
Pain and suffering
Several other related considerations that stem from their loss
Understanding the Claims Process
In Colorado, a wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the victim’s death by a surviving family member.
To successfully carry out a claim, you (the plaintiff) must prove the party responsible for the death (the defendant) caused your loved one’s death directly or indirectly through their negligent actions.
The major points you must prove, with evidence, are below:
The defendant owed the victim a duty of care
The defendant breached their duty
The breach of duty was a direct and proximate cause of your loved one’s death
The death caused the damages that the plaintiff is trying to recover
Car accident cases may be more straightforward or more complicated—it depends on how clear the cause of the accident was and whether there were any witnesses, police reports, or other clear evidence documenting the incident. A competent fatal car accident lawyer can help you collect evidence and find accident reconstructionists, healthcare professionals, and other experts to testify on your behalf.
Don’t be silent about your loss. Reach out to a dedicated and empathetic fatal car accident attorney today. Get help in Boulder, Longmont or Throughout Colorado Immediately!
Fatal Auto Accident Attorney Serving Longmont, Boulder & All of Colorado
If your spouse, parent, or child lost their life in an auto accident that could have been avoided, reach out to The Law Offices of Edward Smith. In addition to his decades of experience, Edward offers the compassionate counsel and representation you deserve during this difficult time. As your attorney, he will do everything in his power to get justice for your loss and fight for the biggest settlement possible. This will all be done respectfully, so you can mourn on your own terms during this tough time.