Wrongful Death

Can a Worker Get Compensation If They Are Injured on an Oil Rig?

A Colorado-based oil company has come under investigation after one of its workers died when a fitting blew off a rig and struck him in the head. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials fined the same oil company $65,000 in 2012 for five serious safety violations, but ended up reaching a settlement after the… read more

Family Awarded Millions in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On October 14, a jury found that Denver’s police department used excessive force in a 2010 incident that killed one prisoner. The jurors awarded the victim’s family more than $4.5 million in punitive damages. According to reports, the 56-year-old street preacher was arrested on drug paraphernalia charges. After an altercation, five officers laid on top… read more

Can a Father Sue Grandparents Over His Son’s Wrongful Death?

A three-year-old Colorado boy drowned in a neighbor’s pool during a visit with his grandparents. The victim’s father has filed a wrongful death suit against the couple, alleging that their negligent supervision directly caused the boy’s death. In July 2013, the boy’s family was visiting the grandparents before a relative was deployed to Afghanistan. According… read more

Westminster Teen Dies in Drunk Driving Accident

One Colorado teen was killed and another was seriously injured in a head-on auto collision on Friday, September 26. The tragic crash happened early that evening in the 7500 block of Wadsworth Boulevard. Witnesses reported a truck traveling southbound at a high rate of speed before it crossed into the northbound lane and collided head-on… read more

Vail Resorts May Pay Punitive Damages for Teenage Skier’s Death

In January 2012, a 13-year-old skier died in an avalanche at a Vail Mountain ski run. Now, a Broomfield County District Court judge is allowing the boy’s parents to sue Vail Resorts for punitive damages. On the day of the accident, the teenager was on a Prima Cornice ski run with several friends. Vail had… read more