When looking for a personal injury attorney, you need a caring, capable team who will work tirelessly for you. When a wrongful death incident happens due to someone’s negligence, it’s heartbreaking for your family.
Perhaps a distracted driver was texting. Perhaps a defective tire blew. Unfortunately, the loss and trauma will impact your family’s emotional and financial wellbeing forever. That’s why you need Machelle Gielarowski as your Colorado Springs wrongful death lawyer.
Here’s how to get started: Call us and tell us about the incident. More than any other type of case, this type of case demands that you choose the wrongful death lawyer who will offer care and compassion AND fiercely represent you.
We specialize in wrongful death cases related to vehicles and negligent drivers.
Experienced wrongful death attorneys know a wide variety of negligent actions can cause auto accidents, and can result in a wrongful death. Here are a few examples:
- Speeding, drunk, and careless driving – We’ve all had close calls. A careless driver runs a red light, or passes when they shouldn’t, or even runs someone off the road. Unfortunately, sometimes a driver’s negligence can result in a terrible collision and wrongful death. Crashes involving a semi-tractor trailer or large truck can result in death due to the truck’s large size and weight. Negligence on the part of the truck driver or company can include poor maintenance, tire failure, excessive speeds for the road condition, poorly trained drivers, inexperienced drivers, drowsy driving, and driving with an oversize load. An experienced wrongful death lawyer like Machelle can discover the cause of negligence.
- Distracted driving – Have you witnessed dangerous distracted driving? Some people eat fast food while driving. Some read a book. We’ve even seen someone playing a musical instrument! Of course, “texting” is becoming synonymous with “distracted driving.” The rate of texting and inappropriate cell phone usage is skyrocketing. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) provides these statistics: Distracted drivers cause an average 43 crashes each day in Colorado. Last year, nearly 16,000 crashes involved a Colorado distracted driver and resulted in 53 deaths.
- Defective tires or other automotive parts – Here’s an example: We were involved in a wrongful death case where 4 teenage girls were driving on I-25, and one of the car’s retreaded tires separated. Three of the girls were injured (one lost an arm), and one of the girls perished. This very old tire was found to be inappropriately retreaded and placed on a vehicle. This terrible incident could have been avoided by simply paying attention to the age of the tire.
If your loved one died because of another person’s actions, you need a caring, compassionate attorney to fiercely represent your case. Located in Colorado Springs, Machelle is the wrongful death lawyer for you and your family. As your wrongful death attorney, Machelle and her team will work hard to get a satisfactory settlement for you. Remember, all work is done on a contingency basis. We only get paid if we win your case.
What is the legal definition of wrongful death?
According to The People’s Law Dictionary, wrongful death is “the death of a human being as the result of a wrongful act of another person. Such wrongful acts include negligence (like careless driving) … and vehicular manslaughter. Wrongful death is the basis for a lawsuit (wrongful death action) against the party or parties who caused the death filed on behalf of the members of the family who have lost the company and support of the deceased.
Thus, a child might be entitled to compensation for the personal loss of a father as well as the amount of financial support the child would have received from the now-dead parent while a minor; a wife would recover damages for loss of her husband’s love and companionship and a lifetime of expected support; while a parent would be limited to damages for loss of companionship but not support. A lawsuit for wrongful death may be filed by the executor of the estate of the deceased or by the individual beneficiaries (family members).” To learn more about whether you have a potential wrongful death claim, contact a lawyer in Colorado Springs.
Contact an Experienced Wrongful Death Attorney in Colorado Springs
When you lose a loved one to negligence, you deserve justice. Our firm can help. Contact Colorado Springs wrongful death lawyer, Machelle Gielarowski, today.