Wrongful Death Attorney in Longmont

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Have you recently lost a loved one in a fatal accident? Losing a family member suddenly and due to the negligence or carelessness of another party is especially tragic. To make matters worse, there are often many legal and other matters you are abruptly forced to juggle while coping with grief, such as arranging a funeral and dividing an estate.

At The Law Offices of Edward Smith, our Longmont wrongful death attorney understands how trying your situation is and we want to help. If you choose to file a wrongful death claim against the individual or entity who caused your loved one’s death, we know this decision does not come lightly. However, wrongful death claims can help you and your family receive the compensation you are entitled to for having to endure many sudden damages.

The types of damages you can recover in a wrongful death claim include:
  • Funeral expenses

  • Loss of consortium

  • Loss of earning potential

  • Punitive damages, if applicable

  • Burial expenses

  • Loss of companionship

  • Pain and suffering

Though receiving a settlement to cover damages obviously cannot take away your pain and grief, filing a wrongful death claim can help remove some of the stress and uncertainty from you and your family’s lives. Holding the responsible party accountable may also be able to bring you some closure. We always do our best to respect the wishes of our clients and promise to represent you efficiently and with empathy during this tough time.

Call or Text Edward Right Now for a Free, Immediate Consultation at (303) 682-2944 or message us online here.

What Constitutes “Wrongful Death”?

Wrongful death can be caused in many ways, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, or faulty equipment malfunctions—however, the key factor in each case is that whatever caused the death was the result of another party acting carelessly or negligently.

If your family member was killed due to a drunk driver, speeding motorcyclist, or any other negligent behavior, Ed Smith will hold the reckless person or company accountable and work toward helping you and your family receive the payment you deserve.

If your loved one has died due to someone’s negligent behavior, serious consideration should be taken in hiring an experienced lawyer to begin making your wrongful death case. The money recovered from a wrongful death case will typically be awarded to the spouse and children.

The settlement money typically falls under one of three categories:
  • Economic (medical bills, funeral costs)

  • Non-economic (grief, emotional distress)

  • Punitive (punishment for wrongdoing)

Although nothing can replace your loved one, a wrongful death case will ensure the negligent parties take responsibility and that your family is not left in financial distress.

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

While most types of personal injury claims are filed by the victim in question, serious accidents that result in catastrophic injuries or wrongful death require a representative to speak out on behalf of the victim.

Each state has its own specific rules and regulations that outline who can file a wrongful death claim and how long they have to do so.

In Colorado, the standard is as follows:
  • If the victim has a surviving spouse, he or she is the only person who can file a wrongful death claim within the first year following the victim’s death. In total, the spouse has up to two years to file their claim.

  • If the victim has surviving children, they can file a claim during the second year following the victim’s death.

  • If the victim doesn’t have a surviving spouse or children, their parents may file the claim and must do so within the first two years following the victim’s death.

Don’t wait to get help. Our firm offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting us today.

Reach Out to a Compassionate Lawyer Today

If you’re unsure how the rules of wrongful death claims apply to your own case, please don’t hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Edward Smith and please contact Edward Smith today to discuss your situation and get the answers to your questions immediately with Edward. He has the knowledge and experience to evaluate your unique situation and offer clear guidance through the claims process. He serves Brighton, Boulder, and the surrounding areas of Colorado.

Contact Attorney Edward Smith today at (303) 682-2944 or online for your immediate free consultation.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

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Motorcycle Accident

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Truck Accident

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Motor Vehicle Accident

Recovery for a woman seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident.

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So, I had wanted to take the time to give an honest review. In the later months of 2020, I had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident that had permanently changed my mobility in my right foot,
So, I had wanted to take the time to give an honest review. In the later months of 2020, I had the misfortune of being involved in a car accident that had permanently changed my mobility in my right foot, and had my undergo surgery to repair the damages. Due to me being an independent business owner, my situation was complicated and difficult to navigate especially seeing as I was stranded out of state where the injury occurred to seek out my medical care for over a month. It had also put the production for my business out of operations for a three month period which caused significant wages lost from my sole source of income. During this time we had begun searching for an Attourney’s to help pursue the wages lost and to help make me whole again after some hefty medical bills. After looking though multiple options, we decided to give a call to Edward Smith. Ed has been a godsend and an incredible help during this difficult time for me. He’s been polite and experienced during the healing process and always was just a text or phone call away should I have had any questions. I didn’t have to wait days or weeks for a response. I felt comfortable with his knowledge at all times and Ed even went as far as to help call my medical providers and negotiate fees to help me save additional money which was incredibly kind. After about a year, we finally have settled the case and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I can finally get back on my feet and continue to grow my business and get back to normal. I couldn’t have done it without the help of Ed Smith and his offices. If you’re considering an Attorney, you won’t find a kinder or more educated professional in the field. (And it’s a specialty, so he knows this inside and out!)
After doing my research for a personal injury attorney I found Edward, and my experience holds true to all his previous 5-star reviews. If you want someone who is truly on your side,
M. Darmofal
Dealing with a car accident is very difficult. It was such a relief to be able to hand over all the details to Edward, allowing me to focus on my recovery from my injuries.
Jennifer S.
Edward was my attorney and he was fantastic! I hired him after being frustrated by my doctors who just didn't seem to understand why my ankle was hurting so badly after a car accident. They basically told me I was exaggerating my pain.
Rosie A.
Mr. Edward Smith handled my accident claim and did a great job. He got me way more money than I expected. He was professional and always there to help me.
Former Client
After sustaining multiple injuries in a motorcycle accident, I knew I needed the best legal help available. I found that help with Edward Smith, a man with wisdom and vast experience,
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