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Wrongful Death Veritas Law: Defending Truth, Upholding Justice

Grand Junction Wrongful Death Attorneys

Bringing You Closure After a Tragic Fatal Accident in Colorado

In an instant, a fatal accident caused by the negligence of another can not only end a life but also change the lives of everyone involved forever.

During the traumatic time after a loved one has passed away, you want answers. At Veritas, we can answer questions about your legal options for holding the negligent parties responsible—and provide closure and justice by pursuing a case against them. Our Colorado wrongful death attorneys represent people throughout the Western Slope and eastern Utah, including the western Colorado cities of Grand Junction and Aspen, in all types of personal injury and wrongful death actions.

Contact us now to speak to our compassionate and comprehensive wrongful death attorneys in Colorado. We have convenient locations in Aspen, Glenwood Springs, Montrose, Telluride, and Grand Junction where we also extend our services to Eastern Utah.

Handling All Types of Fatal Accident Cases in Colorado

A wrongful death lawsuit is different from other types of personal injury claims because the actual victim (the "decedent") is not bringing the claim. Rather, the claim is filed by surviving family members or the decedent's estate.

A wrongful death claim is brought to recover damages for injuries that the surviving family and/or estate has suffered due to the death of the victim. The purpose of a wrongful death suit is to provide relief to family members who have been injured emotionally and financially as a result of the family member's death.

To file a wrongful death suit in Colorado, you must show that:

  • The death was caused by a wrongful act, neglect, or default.
  • The act, neglect, or default would have entitled the injured person to file an action to recover damages had the death not occurred.
  • There are surviving beneficiaries, children, or dependents of the victim.
  • Monetary damages have resulted from the decedent's death.

A surviving spouse has the exclusive right to bring a suit within the first year of the decedent's death. If the spouse does not bring an action or waives the right to bring suit, any surviving children of the decedent may bring an action after the first year.

If there are no surviving children or if the deceased was a minor, then the parents may bring an action for wrongful death. Siblings and other next of kin beyond parents may not file suit for wrongful death nor participate in the recovery of damages.

Grand Junction Fatal Accident Attorney

Attorney Gary Doehling and our in-house claims manager spent decades working for insurance companies on the other side of wrongful death cases. This gives us a unique insider knowledge of the process and allows us to accurately determine the value of each case. This experience also allows us to protect our clients from accepting low offers from insurance providers.

If you are thinking of consulting a Colorado wrongful death lawyer, we encourage you to contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation. You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. We want to advise you of your options and the time you have to file so you are not prevented from pursuing your legal rights later because you missed a deadline.

Call us toll-free at (970) 292-7171 or contact us online to arrange a free case evaluation with one of our Grand Junction wrongful death lawyers.

Victories & Verdicts See Our Wins

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • $300,000 ATV Accident

    ATV accident with back injuries.

  • $465,000 Auto Accident

    Auto accident settled for $465,000.

  • $550,000 Auto Accident

    Rear end auto accident with back and shoulder injuries.

  • $535,000 Auto Accident

    Rear ended auto accident with head and neck injuries.

  • $230,000 Auto Accident

    Head on auto collision.

  • $250,000 Auto Accident

    Rear end auto accident with back injuries.

The Truth Matters Why Choose Veritas

  • Clear Communication & Relationship Building

    At Veritas, we prioritize clear and open communication with our clients, fostering strong relationships built on trust and understanding. Your concerns are our priority, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way.

  • A History of Insurance Defense Expertise

    With an extensive background in insurance defense, Veritas brings a unique advantage to your case. Our insider knowledge allows us to anticipate insurance company strategies, preparing us to advocate effectively on your behalf and secure the compensation you deserve.

  • Strong Relationships in the Medical Industry

    Veritas has cultivated invaluable connections within the medical industry over the years. These relationships ensure that you have access to top-quality medical care and support throughout your recovery journey, providing peace of mind during a challenging time.

  • Local Commitment and Personalized Service

    As a local firm deeply rooted in the Colorado communities, Veritas is dedicated to providing personalized, comprehensive legal service tailored to your needs. From your initial consultation to the resolution of your case, our compassionate team will be by your side.

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