Wrongful Death Claims
The nature of a wrongful death case
A wrongful death claim is one that the family of a deceased has the right to bring when a loved one is killed as a result of the negligence, gross negligence, recklessness or other violation of law or established obligation of some other party or individual. The purpose of these cases is to compensate the family for the loss, financial and emotional, resulting from the tragic event. Sometimes there can be more than one person or institution responsible for the death. It is important that the family have an experienced attorney who can identify who may be liable and then prove that liability. If liability is proven, the family may be entitled to receive compensation for the loss of wages or income the deceased was likely to earn in a lifetime, medical costs, funeral expenses, non-economic damages for pain and suffering the person experienced before passing, and loss of enjoyment of life.
When a wrongful death case must be filed
Under Connecticut state law, a wrongful death action must be filed within two years of the date the injury occurred or two years of when the injured passed away. Compliance with these laws are strict. If settlement is not reached with the responsible parties, suit must be filed within this time period or the right to recovery is barred.
Who brings the case?
Either the executor of the deceased person’s will or the administrator of the estate may bring the case. In the event of the death of a minor child, the parents may be the proper party to bring a wrongful death case. They may have the right to recovery and, therefore, have the responsibility to initiate the case. Having experienced, tough and knowledgeable counsel at your side while you are enduring grief is necessary to handle the difficult process of investigating, developing and presenting your case properly.
Over the years we have handled these claims and earned a reputation for honesty, integrity and results. If you, a family member or friend is in this unfortunate and heart wrenching situation, please contact us to discuss the details at 877-287-8203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will answer your questions, evaluate your claim and explain your options at no charge. Our pledge is to provide responsive, superior legal representation.