Wrongful death is when someone dies or is killed due to the negligence, or misconduct of another person, company, or manufacturer. Losing a loved one is always tough. It can be even tougher when they were taken sooner due to someone else’s negligence. Chris Parks is an experienced wrongful death attorney who can help you and your family on the difficult road ahead.
It is best to start the process of a wrongful death claim as soon as possible. The statute of limitations in Colorado for a personal injury lawsuit is generally two years from the date of death, however you should get specific advice as to the statute of limitations in your case.
Wrongful death attorneys do the same thing that other personal injury attorneys do when representing you, they fight to get you the money you deserve. They use their knowledge of the law and previous cases to prove what your case is really worth to either an insurance company or a court.
If a loved one of yours has been the victim of an accident or industrial disease and you are reading this in order to choose a lawyer, you may want to call Chris and ask him for references of families and individuals he has represented in the past in wrongful death cases. Depending on the circumstances you are dealing with he may be able to call a past client in a similar case and arrange for you to speak with them. Chris has sat with numerous families in hospital rooms, living rooms, and empty bedrooms, discussing their recent loss and what could be done to discover what happened and who was responsible. He will be happy to visit with you and your family as well.
Chris Parks has experience on both sides of the court room, representing injured people for 30 years, and also occasionally representing insurance companies in large and catastrophic cases. His insider knowledge gives him an advantage by knowing how the other side thinks. His goal is to make your life as stress-free as possible beginning the minute he accepts your case. Chris deals with the insurance companies and the responsible parties and takes care of all aspects of your case.
The legal process of filing a case involving a wrongful death claim begins with collecting evidence, including obtaining police reports (if any), gathering pictures from the scene, gathering medical records and getting statements from witnesses. Time is of the essence and Chris starts working on your case aggressively as soon as you sign a contract.
In some cases, a demand letter is sent to the insurance company proposing a settlement. The demand letter highlights the fault of the parties and explains why you are entitled to be compensated and how much you should be awarded. It also outlines medical and funeral expenses, lost wages and general damages.
If both parties can not reach an agreement on the amount of a settlement, a lawsuit is filed. Of course in some cases, especially wrongful death cases, no demand letter is sent before suit is filed. After the filing of a suit, the discovery process begins. Discovery usually consists of interrogatories (which are written questions that must be answered under oath), requests for the production of documents and depositions. Depending on the case, there are often additional items of discovery such as expert witness depositions, site inspections, and expert testing. The goal of a lawsuit is to ultimately resolve your case for the amount it is worth. Settlement negotiations often continue throughout the process. However if the case cannot be resolved, you have a right to a trial by jury and you should hire an experienced lawyer to exercise that right and represent you in that trial. You should hire Chris Parks.
If a loved one has died due to the negligence of another party, Chris Parks P.C. can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call (720) 805-1193 to discuss your case with us right now. There is no charge for the call.