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Terms to Know When Filing a Wrongful Death Suit


March 27, 2019

At the law offices of Mark A. Simon, we know that filing a wrongful death suit is never an easy thing. Thankfully, whether you’re a client from Denver, Aurora or Littleton who feels your loved one has been wrongfully killed in an accident, our compassionate, professional team will be here to help. Mark A. Simon has accumulated years of experience in wrongful death suits in Denver and will be on your side to make sure you get what’s rightfully yours in light of your loved one's death. 

Common Reasons for Wrongful Death Lawsuits

What can be considered a wrongful death in the eyes of the law? There are a variety of common causes that stand as grounds to initiate a wrongful death lawsuit. The most common causes of death are those involving automobile, commercial truck or motorcycle accidents. Hospitals are sometimes deemed liable for the wrongful death of patients due to incidences of medical malpractice. Injuries that occur at birth may be liable for wrongful death suits, as are deaths related to product defects. Other common reasons citizens in and around Denver file wrongful death suits include death resulting from an occupational hazard, fatal accidents on public or private premises, crimes such as shootings and stabbings or those who succumb to violence or poor care in nursing care or senior living facilities.

Four Elements of a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

When you work with the law offices of Mark A. Simon on your wrongful death suit, we’ll help you establish four main tenants for financial recompense.   include:

Negligence – Identifying facts and circumstances that illustrate that the death of your loved one was caused (in part or in whole) by the recklessness, carelessness, or negligent actions of the defending party —be it a private employer, or certain individual.

Breach of Duty – Breach of duty wrongful death suits place the responsibility of your loved one’s death on those who were owed a duty to the deceased victim. Fellow motorists can be deemed negligent as it is their duty to obey traffic laws; Hospitals and doctors have a legal responsibility to foster an environment of wellness, just as employers have a legal obligation to establish safe working conditions for their employees.

Causation – In addition to proving how the duty of the defendant was breached toward the deceased, the law offices of Mark A. Simon will also work to how the negligence of the defendant, be it an employer, public body, or individual, caused your loved one’s death.

If you are a Denver citizen interested in moving forward with a wrongful death lawsuit in your to the rewards you deserve as a result of your loved one's untimely death, contact the Mark A. Simon team today to set up a free consultation.