A single-family home in the Green Valley Ranch neighborhood went up in flames on Wednesday night leaving five family members dead [Source: 4 CBS Denver]. Three other individuals managed to survive after they jumped from an upper floor. The house caught fire sometime around 3:00 a.m., and sadly, Djibril Diol, his wife, and their daughter were among those killed in the fire. Diol’s sister and nephew were the two others that were unable to escape the burning home.
After the tragic incident transpired, sources spoke with Diol’s brothers Moussa and Abou who say their brother was a “good person” and “supportive.” They also shared with the news source that Djibril and his wife came to the United States from Senegal so that he could “go to school and become an engineer.” Djibril was considered the breadwinner of the family and “provided for [them].” Denver officials are working to determine what caused the fire but do believe it may have been intentionally set.
Sometime after the fire was put out, the Senegalese community came out to show their support. Community members of the Green Valley Ranch neighborhood provided them with tents, water, and chairs to avoid the summer heat while they waited for answers from officials. A family friend told the source, “Right now we have a lot of questions more than we have answers.” The news source says Denver officials did announce that a $14,000 reward was being offered for answers that could help determine how the fire was started.
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit on Behalf of a Loved One in Colorado
When a family member is killed by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or criminal behavior, you may have a viable case against that individual. The State of Colorado allows certain individuals to file what is called a wrongful death lawsuit when a family member of theirs was killed by the negligent, careless, or intentional behavior displayed by someone else. When you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you can include in it that you are deserving of being awarded certain damages, which is compensation that serves as financial relief to those who have been impacted by the person’s death.
Some of the damages you may request when filing a wrongful death lawsuit in Colorado include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of decedent’s earnings
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses if your loved one received care prior to their death, and more.
Losing someone you love is without a doubt one of the hardest things a person will have to go through in their lifetime. The Colorado wrongful death lawyers at Bryan & Terrill Law, PLLC understand how difficult times may be for you and your loved ones right now and are here to help you obtain the justice your family deserves. To learn more about filing a wrongful death lawsuit and how to initiate the legal process, contact Bryan & Terrill Law, PLLC now at 720-923-2333.
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