Wrongful Death Attorneys

A Dedicated Team of Legal Experts Focused on Wrongful Death Cases

If you have lost a loved one because of someone else, you know nothing can bring them back. But you might be wondering, “What now?” In a time like this, that question has many answers, but if you are considering legal action, we are here to explain and clarify your options. In this article, we are going to simplify some legal terms and answer five key questions:

  1. What is a “wrongful death” claim in Colorado?
  2. Who can file a “wrongful death” claim in Colorado?
  3. When can you file a “wrongful death” claim in Colorado?
  4. How much money (called damages) can someone recover from a “wrongful death” claim?
  5. Are there any other options?

We hope after reading this, you can have a better understanding of this complicated issue.


  • Civil case/claim: One person claims they have been wrongly harmed by another person or business. Unlike a criminal charge where the government alleges a person has committed an act harmful to society as a whole.
  • Plaintiff: The person that claims to have been harmed by the actions of the Defendant who must respond to the claim.
  • Negligence: A failure to act reasonably under the existing circumstances to reasonably protect the safety and wellbeing of those around you. This standard is called reasonable care.

Damages (general): Injuries, harms and losses resulting from the act of another. Common examples are economic damages like medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, and property damage, as well as non-economic damages like pain, suffering, grief, loss of guidance and support, loss of companionship, mental anguish, and emotional distress.

Why Choose the Elite Litigation Group for Your Wrongful Death Injury Lawsuit?

The sudden and unexpected death of a family member or suddenly being confronted with a catastrophic injury changes life in an instant and raises many important questions about what has happened and about what to do next.

Our Elite Litigation Group will take immediate action to get real answers for your family about what happened to your loved one. We mobilize experts to secure and preserve important evidence and initiate an independent investigation on your behalf. At the same time, our Elite Litigation Group will serve as a resource and anchor for your family advising you about your constitutional rights as a crime victim and about the various government, insurance, financial and community resources that may be available to your family based upon the individualized needs and specific circumstances. Our team will help your family navigate all aspects of a sudden loss or catastrophic injury and will serve as very powerful advocates for your rights every step of the way!

Consultation is free, there’s no hourly fees or upfront expenses.

What Is A “wrongful Death” Claim In Colorado?

Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim In Colorado And When Can They File It?

What Damages Are Recoverable In A Colorado Wrongful Death Claim

What Are Other Options Besides A Wrongful Death Claim?

What Should I Do Now?

Helpful Resources After The Sudden Loss Of A Loved One

Client Stories

Defective Medical Device


Our client underwent a common hip replacement surgery but was implanted with a defective product that required multiple revision surgeries that ultimately destroyed the hip joint and caused significant permanent physical disability.

Pedestrian Struck by Car


Our client was a pedestrian that was struck by a motor vehicle and suffered a serious brain injury

Bicyclist Hit by Car


The Elite Litigation Group was hired to protect the rights of a bicyclist that suffered a spinal cord injury after being hit by a car

Commercial Truck Collision


The victim suffered multiple blunt force trauma, internal bleeding, a liver laceration, a broken pelvis and a leg after being involved in a commercial truck crash

Fall at Commercial Property


The team of legal professionals at Elite Litigation Group successfully recovered over $3 million dollars for a client that sustained a spinal cord injury after falling at a commercial property

Meet Our Legal Experts

We know that what happened to you is unimaginable. Our goal is to help you have the best possible experience in the legal system. When you need skilled, experienced, and compassionate representation, the Elite Litigation Group is here for you.

Kyle Bachus
Founding Partner
Darin Shanker
Founding Partner
Maaren Johnson
Equity Partner
Giorgia Turpin
Associate Attorney
Randee Stapp
Associate Attorney


Thank you for not giving up on me.

…there was a point when I wanted to give up… Bachus & Schanker did not give up on me. They just kept pushing through and letting me know that we’re on a team and that they’re there for me, to support me and help me in any way I need.

Thank you for giving me a second chance, for helping me with a second chance and thank you for not giving up on me.

When you go through an accident, so many people you find give up on you and you don’t matter anymore to them and that wasn’t the case with Bachus & Schanker.

Molly Cain

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We urge you to please reach out to us as soon as possible to set up a no-obligation consultation. A lot of times, legal proceedings such as these are time sensitive and we want to offer you the best resources and options to help you in your time of need.