Between the distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and reckless drivers of the world, fatal car accidents are an unfortunate but inevitable part of our reality. On top of that, Colorado is home to icy, snowy winters and legalized marijuana — both of which are attributed to the spiked car accident numbers our state has seen in recent years.
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 are here to help. While nothing can bring back your loved one, Firestone area attorney Ed Smith will fight fiercely to hold the responsible party accountable and help you recover financial compensation.
Car Accidents & Wrongful Death
According to the National Safety Council, approximately 40,100 people were killed in U.S. auto accidents in 2017, and about 642 of those fatalities took place in Colorado.
“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, funeral and burial expenses, medical bills, loss of companionship, pain and suffering, and a number of related considerations that stem from their loss.