Wyoming Wrongful Death Lawyer
Finding an Attorney for Wrongful Death in Wyoming
There is nothing more challenging or heart-wrenching than dealing with the loss of a loved one.
This terrible situation is made even more emotionally difficult when the death occurred to the reckless or careless actions of another party.
In these cases, close family members of the victims have important rights under the law.
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At Platte River Injury Law, our Casper, WY wrongful death lawyer fights tirelessly to get justice and financial security for family members and dependents of the victim.
Our law firm wants you to be able to focus on your family, your friends, and yourself while we handle all of the legal issues involved with bringing a wrongful death lawsuit in Wyoming or a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado.
If you need legal help with a wrongful death claim, you should take immediate action. Please contact our Casper, Wyoming personal injury law firm today to arrange a free, fully confidential review of your claim. We will help you understand your case, your rights, and your options.
Wrongful Death Claims We Handle
Our experienced trial lawyers the full range of wrongful death claims. No matter the specific circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident, our wrongful death lawyer is here to offer professional support and guidance. We will listen to your story, explain the claims process to you, and take action to get justice and financial security for your family. Some examples of wrongful death claims our law firm handles include:
- Automobile accidents;
- Commercial truck accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Medical malpractice lawsuits;
- Nursing home abuse/neglect claims;
- Premises liability claims; and
- Defective product lawsuits.
Wyoming’s Wrongful Death Statute
Under Wyoming’s wrongful death statute (1-38-102), a personal representative of the victim’s estate must bring legal claims. Spouses, children, parents, and other dependents all have the legal right to participate in this type of claim. Wyoming wrongful death lawsuits are subject to a strict two-year statute of limitations. Waiting too long to file a claim will result in it being dismissed as a matter of state law. There are many other state-specific factors that could affect your wrongful death claim, including Wyoming’s comparative negligence rules. Reach out to a Casper wrongful death attorney with questions about wrongful death lawsuits as soon as possible.
The Colorado Wrongful Death Act
In Colorado, wrongful death claims must be brought under Colorado Revised Statutes, Section 13-21-201. This state statute limits who can file a wrongful death lawsuit to the surviving spouse (first year) and the surviving children (second year). The claim advances to the children if there is no surviving spouse. In addition, if there is no spouse and no child able to file a claim, the parents of the victim may file the wrongful death lawsuit.
Regardless of who files, all wrongful death lawsuits in Colorado must be brought within two years of the date of the death. Full compensation is available to eligible family members for all economic damages. However, Colorado has statutory caps on noneconomic damages in wrongful death cases. These caps could potentially impact the compensation available to the close family members of the victim.
Compensation Available in Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful death claims are especially complex. These cases always come with a unique set of facts that impact how any legal action will proceed. Though, as a general matter, close family members of the victim have a right to recover financial compensation for their damages. In addition, compensation may be available for losses sustained directly by the deceased.
One of the unique factors that makes wrongful death lawsuits so complex is that the majority of the damages are noneconomic. While you can put a dollar figure on a hospital bill, it is much more difficult to put a number on the emotional distress suffered by a family member after their loved one passes away in a fatal accident. It is crucial that plaintiffs in wrongful death cases are represented by a lawyer who will protect their rights. At Platte River Injury Law, our wrongful death lawyers can help you seek financial relief for:
- Funeral and burial costs;
- Out-of-pocket medical bills;
- Therapy and counseling;
- Loss of income, benefits, or inheritance;
- Other economic damages;
- Emotional distress;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of love or companionship; and
- Punitive damages.
How the Platte River Injury Law Can Help
We have the compassion, sensitivity, skills, and tenacity to handle complex wrongful death claims. If your loved one was killed in a preventable accident in Wyoming or Colorado, you need to be able to focus on supporting your family through this devastating time. Our Casper wrongful death attorney is prepared to handle all of the legal aspects of your case. When you work with Platte River Injury Law, you will get an attorney who:
- Will offer the personalized attention that your case deserves;
- Provides you with the very best legal guidance;
- Will fight aggressively to get you justice; and
- Will work tirelessly to maximize financial security for your family.
In some cases, wrongful death claims settle outside of court. In other cases, litigation is necessary to protect the best interests of our clients. Every case requires individualized attention. We will work with the best experts to ensure that you and your family get justice.
Contact Our Casper Wrongful Death Lawyer Today
At Platte River Injury Law, our wrongful death attorney is a compassionate, dedicated advocate for our clients. While we understand that nothing can ever be able to make up for the loss of a loved one, our legal team is committed to fighting for justice and financial security for your family.
To schedule a free, fully private conversation with our experienced wrongful death lawyer, please do not hesitate to call our law firm today or contact us online. From our main office in downtown Casper, WY, we represent families throughout the states of Wyoming and Colorado.