The sudden, accidental death of a loved one can devastate a family, especially when nothing is done to hold a negligent or reckless person accountable. It is especially difficult for the family if the breadwinner is the one who died. In most cases of wrongful death, authorities are unable to act, so it’s up to the surviving loved ones to pursue justice through the civil court system. Since 1871, attorneys at Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC have helped Coloradans enforce justice and claim compensation for their losses.
We have vast experience litigating complex, contentious cases, and are prepared to vigorously represent you in wrongful death lawsuits arising from:
Civil authorities will not act in most wrongful death cases. It is up to the loved ones of the deceased to enforce justice. In the case of a deceased adult, the following parties have standing to sue in the first year after death.
If the surviving spouse does not take action in the first year, the following individuals have a right to bring suit in the second year:
In the case of a child, the parents have the sole right to bring suit.
The statute of limitations for wrongful death cases in Colorado is two years from the date of death. However, there are shorter time limits in certain situations as to who can bring the claim when, especially if there are mixed families.
Loved ones with standing to sue for wrongful death may recover for their losses, which may include:
A representative of the decedent’s estate may also initiate a survival action to recover damages the decedent suffered prior to death, such as the costs of hospitalization, as well as funeral and burial costs.
Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC helps families in Colorado seek justice in wrongful death cases. Since 1871, our attorneys have provided close, personal service to injured parties and their distressed loved ones. To schedule a consultation, call us at 303-776-5380 or contact our Longmont office online.
Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC has survived since 1871 for many good reasons, not the least of which are excellent legal representation and exemplary client communication and service. Come see the difference that our knowledgeable, local attorneys can make. Call us at 303.776.5380 or contact our Longmont office online.
The law firm formed in 1871 by Col. Byron L. Carr and Charles E. Day
The law firm became Carr and Secor after F. P. Secor read for the law under the supervision of Col. Carr
The law firm became Secor and Secor after F. P. Secor’s son, Gray Secor joined.
After graduating from the University of Colorado Law School, Horace Greeley McCarty began office sharing with Secor and Secor.
L.B. "Larry" Flanders graduated from the University of Colorado first in his business school & law school classes. Larry was the grandson of F. P. Secor, joined the firm.
The law firm became Secor, McCarty & Flanders.
After graduating from the University of Colorado Law School, Tom Wood began practicing with the firm.
The law firm became Secor, McCarty, Flanders & Wood.
John C. Flanders, great grandson of FP Secor joined the law firm.
The law firm became Flanders, McCarty, Wood & Sonnesyn.
Thomas L. Stover joined the law firm.
The law firm became Flanders, Sonnesyn & Stover.
Kathleen A. Ellis joined the law firm.
Scott W. Dunn joined the law firm.
The law firm became Flanders, Stover, Elsberg & Ellis, LLC when R. Lee Elsberg joined the firm.
The law firm became Flanders, Stover, Elsberg, LLP.
Elizabeth A. Montague joined the law firm.
Mark A. Herber began his solo law practice.
The law firm became Flanders & Elsberg, LLP.
Mark A. Herber and Clinton K. Nash merged to become Herber & Nash, P. C.
The law firm became Flanders, Elsberg & Dunn, LLC.
Flanders, Elsberg & Dunn, LLC and Herber & Nash, P. C. merged to become Flanders, Elsberg, Nash, Herber & Dunn, LLC.
Current – Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC
Theodore J. Finn and Elizabeth A. Montague became Partners at Flanders, Elsberg, Herber & Dunn, LLC.
Andrew. N. Dunkin joined the law firm.
Mark E. Ringer joined the law firm.