Murder-Suicide and Wrongful Death Actions

Murder-Suicide and Wrongful Death Claims

A murder-suicide case can, under certain circumstances, lead to a wrongful death claim. The spouse or heirs of a murder victim may file a claim against the personal representative of the alleged at-fault party’s estate. At Gregory R. Giometti & Associates, we are experienced both in representing the beneficiaries of alleged victims and in defending the estates of accused slayers.

A number of issues can develop in a wrongful death case arising out of alleged murder-suicide that can delay and complicate the resolution of a dispute. Issues of insurance coverage will arise if it is alleged or the circumstances show that the victim’s death was the result of an intentional act. Sometimes it is questionable whether the case is really one of murder-suicide as opposed to a mutual suicide pact or a crime committed by an intruder. To learn more about murder-suicide and wrongful death claims, call or e-mail us to schedule an appointment.

An investigation will be usually conducted by the police to determine the facts of an apparent murder-suicide. However, the results of a police investigation are not always clear cut. It is important to review the police investigation to ensure that the police did not jump to erroneous conclusions. For a variety of reasons, police departments that are investigating apparent murder-suicide cases some times do not thoroughly analyze or test the evidence. Questions that may arise include:

  • What evidence do the police have to make their conclusion?
  • What is the apparent motive?
  • What are the results of the autopsy?
  • What is the credibility of eyewitness statements?
  • What does the firearms and ballistics evidence show?
  • What does the DNA evidence show?

At Gregory R. Giometti & Associates, we know wrongful death claims inside and out. Call or e-mail us to learn more about murder-suicide cases and wrongful death claims in Colorado.

Firm Overview

Gregory R. Giometti & Associates, P.C., is recognized as one of the top civil litigation firms in Colorado. Mr. Giometti and his associates are highly experienced trial attorneys who have conducted dozens of jury trials in both state and federal courts, mainly in Colorado, but also in Idaho, where Mr. Giometti is licensed as well. The focus of the firm’s practice is representation of insurance companies and their insureds in first and third-party claims.

Practice Areas

  • General Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes – Declaratory Judgment Actions
  • Coverage Investigations – EUOs
  • Insurance Bad Faith Litigation – Statutory Bad Faith Cases
  • Disputed Property Insurance Claims – Hail Damage Claims – Appraisals
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – UM/UIM Claims
  • Premises Liability Claims
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Fire & Explosion Cases
  • Ski Accident Litigation
  • Wrongful Death Actions
  • Expert Witness Services

Contact Us

  • Gregory R. Giometti & Associates P.C.
    50 South Steele Street
    Suite 480
    Denver, CO 80209
  • Telephone: 303-333-1957
    Fax: 303-377-3460