Englewood Wrongful Death Attorneys

We know that losing a family member is a terrible tragedy that can be devastating for you and your family. The Englewood wrongful death attorneys at Bachus & Schanker, LLC, help families fight for justice after a sudden loss. If you have lost a loved one because of an accident or the negligence of others, we can help you take legal action.

Our Englewood personal injury attorneys here to be your advocates and guides in the legal system as you work to claim compensation and justice for your loved one. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your family during this difficult time.

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If you’re ready to take the first step to get justice for your loved one, contact our Englewood wrongful death attorneys for your free and confidential consultation. We invite you to learn about the laws and your rights surrounding your circumstances and how you may qualify to receive compensation.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed after losing a family member but want to take legal action, we are here to help. Ask how we can take your case with no fee unless you win. Call or message us to begin.


We know losing your loved one is a devastating and confusing time for you and your family. However, you are not alone. There are several resources and support groups that can help you through the grieving process. Here are some you can refer to right away:

Then, whenever you are ready to share your story with our wrongful death attorneys, we are prepared to help you seek justice on behalf of your loved one with compassionate and aggressive legal representation.

The Bachus & Schanker, LLC, law firm is a legal team devoted strictly to helping victims. We handle personal injury cases, including wrongful death claims, with compassion and aggressive legal representation. Together, our team has helped thousands of victims recover millions of dollars.

Whatever your circumstances, we care about you and your family. It’s our job to investigate, explore and help you understand your legal options. Then, we fight on behalf of your loved one until you have the compensation you and your family deserve.

Each team member is carefully selected for their commitment to justice and their ability to advocate for suffering victims. Let us be your advocates and guides during this difficult time. We know nothing can bring your loved one back, but we can ensure that you and your family get the financial relief you need now.

wrongful death claim is a civil claim based on a personal injury accident that results in death. It can be because of a person who negligently causes an accident or can be based on intentional conduct. The purpose of the lawsuit is to claim monetary compensation for the victim’s surviving relatives or beneficiaries. It also serves as a measure of justice for the person who lost their life because of the conduct of another person. A wrongful death claim may result in a monetary payment for financial losses, lost income and emotional anguish.

To win a wrongful death claim in Englewood, you must prove all of the following elements:

  1. Duty of care – The party that caused the accident had a duty of care towards the victim
  2. Breach of the duty of care – The same party didn’t act with sufficient care. They were negligent or showed a reckless indifference to others
  3. The breach caused harm – Because of the way that the defendant acted, an accident resulted
  4. A death occurred – As a result of the accident, a death occurred

The amount of damages – The victim’s family that brings the claim must prove the amount of their damages and the value of the claim

Many wrongful death cases result from accidents. The defendant may not purposefully intend for an accident to happen or for a death to occur. However, their negligent actions lead to an accident. That can be grounds to sustain a legal claim. A family member or beneficiary may sustain a full wrongful death claim based on negligence alone. They don’t need to prove intentional conduct.

In Englewood, any of the following parties may bring a wrongful death claim:

  • Spouse of the decedent
  • Surviving children
  • Legal parents
  • The estate beneficiary

Under Colorado law, there can only be one wrongful death claim per deceased person, and it only takes one eligible party to bring the wrongful death claim. Others with eligibility can choose to formally join or not join the wrongful death claim. Regardless of whether others who qualify choose to officially join the claim or not, the person or persons who do bring the formal wrongful death claim must recover damages for ALL of those who were eligible. This includes those who decided not to participate formally.

When any compensation is recovered on the wrongful death claim, Colorado law requires that the funds be split or shared among only the eligible family members who had a right to bring or participate in the wrongful death claim. Our Englewood wrongful death attorneys can help you understand if you qualify to bring a case.

There is a statute of limitations to bring a wrongful death claim. In Englewood, the time limit to file a wrongful death claim is two years. However, the limit is only one year to claim medical expenses that occurred at the date of the injury until death. Colorado Revised Statutes 13-80-102 imposes a two-year deadline in Englewood and throughout Colorado for a wrongful death claim with a shorter time limit to claim medical bills.

Here are the steps we take on your behalf to win a dog bite claim in Englewood:

  • Preserve any evidence that is immediately available at the scene; record names and contact information of witnesses and anyone else who may have relevant information
  • Help you seek medical attention to treat and document your injuries
  • Determine what laws apply to you. Prepare your claim under Colorado statutes, common law or both
  • File your legal claim, including service of process
  • Continue treatment and document your injuries
  • Build the evidence using Colorado legal procedures; argue preliminary motions in court and appear at your court dates
  • Negotiate a settlement using mediation and direct discussions; evaluate any settlement offers to see if they truly reflect your losses and the value of the case
  • Proceed to trial, if necessary; present the case at trial, choosing a jury, presenting evidence, calling witnesses and making arguments
  • Collect your judgment


I am writing today to express my deep gratitude and heartfelt appreciation for the empathy, patience and overall kindness expressed to me by Dustin and Lauren.
I reached out to Bachus & Schanker because my 24yo daughter was killed in an automobile accident involving a fire truck in Wellington, CO this past February. I was dealing with the most heart wrenching, excruciating nightmare of my life – the sudden death of my only daughter Darienne Novack. During this time both Dustin and Lauren were patient, kind, extremely knowledgeable and very helpful in explaining the process of investigations and possible legal action as we worked through whether or not there would be a case for wrongful death. There was an open line of communication at all times and all my questions were answered in a timely manner – even when I went a little nuts trying to send all the bits and pieces of the State investigation to them in email after email, their professionalism and humanity never wavered.
I truly believe that my daughters accident was thoroughly investigated and all possible scenarios were explored by the Bachus & Schanker team and when it was determined that there was not a case, due to a state statute on the books regarding first responders, I actually received a phone call and not an impersonal email to tell me the news.
I will never be able to appropriately thank Dustin and Lauren for their assistance during the worst months of my life so I am writing this note in the hopes that their compassion, hard work, professionalism and empathy may be recognized internally at your firm.”
– Lisa Wood, Darienne’s Mom

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