Seeking Justice for a Wrongful Death

Civil Lawsuits in Murder or Homicide Cases in Arapahoe County

Losing a loved one is always a devastating and traumatic experience, and if this loss is only compounded by the fact that someone committed a heinous crime, we at The Evans Firm in Centennial, CO are ready to fight for justice on your loved one's behalf. For families who have lost someone dear to them through the commission of a crime, a civil lawsuit for an intentional tort can be one way of pursuing justice.

While in the criminal trial, the responsible person has to be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, in a civil case, the person must be proven guilty by a "preponderance of the evidence," a much lower burden of proof. While a civil lawsuit might be filed after the criminal justice system fails (remember the O.J. Simpson murder case), this wrongful death lawsuit can be filed regardless of the outcome of a criminal trial. These separate legal actions are not mutually exclusive.

Our skilled advocate is qualified to handle your wrongful death case. Centennial wrongful death attorney Michael D. Evans is passionate about fighting for the rights of his clients. Check out our client reviews. He has been featured nationally in publications and media including TIME Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, MSN, NPR, The Denver Post, CPR, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, and many others. He has conducted over 58 jury trials in 8 years, and has consistently earned a 9.5 Superb AVVO rating and 2015 Client's Choice Award, and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). He is also a member of the Colorado Bar Association, American Bar Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and the Colorado and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, just to name a few.

Our Wrongful Death Lawyer Takes a Trial-Centered Approach

We prepare our wrongful death lawsuits to see trial; we don't aim to settle. This aggressive approach enables us to pursue maximum compensation. While no monetary compensation can undo your loss, as seek justice, we can also seek your financial recovery to help you move forward.

In an intentional tort case, plaintiffs can be awarded compensation that includes:

  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses
  • Punitive damages

In wrongful death cases, punitive damages can be exacted from guilty persons who were egregiously negligent or who had committed a crime. This type of compensation is meant to penalize the one responsible for the wrongful death, whereas the other types of compensation are meant to help the victims' family to financial recovery.

If you would like to discover your legal options in the aftermath of a murder or homicide, we are prepared to offer the excellent advocacy you deserve. We serve residents of Centennial and the cities of Arapahoe County. These cities include, Aurora, Castle Rock, Centennial, Cherry Creek, and Englewood, and we also offer aggressive representation to clients in Boulder, Greenwood Village, Lakewood, Littleton, Lone Tree, and Parker.

When you need a Centennial wrongful death attorney who provides compassionate counsel, and who also able to take a tenacious approach in the courtroom, contact The Evans Law Firm . You can take the first step today in a free case review .

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