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If you are struggling after the death of a loved one, The Flood Law Firm can help. While we understand that no amount of money can ever replace what you lost, a wrongful death lawsuit can secure justice for your loved one and help cover medical bills, funeral expenses, and lost wages moving forward. Call our today Bridgeport wrongful death attorney for a free, no-obligation consultation.
In Connecticut, a wrongful death claim is defined as a claim “for injuries resulting in death”. More specifically, a wrongful death occurs when a person or company acts in a negligent or reckless manner and that behavior causes the death of another person.
Common causes of wrongful death in Bridgeport include:
Damages in a wrongful death case in Connecticut are paid directly to the estate of the decedent. Because the victim is no longer able to bring the claim themselves, wrongful death claims are brought to court on behalf of the decedent’s survivors or estate. In Connecticut, the claim must be filed by the executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate.
Damages available include:
In Connecticut, a law called a statute of limitations puts a deadline on your family’s right to file a wrongful death claim. The filing party must bring the case to the county courts within at least two years of the deceased person’s death. Waiting longer than two years from the date of death could lead to the courts automatically dismissing your wrongful death case. This is why it’s important to talk to a lawyer right away about a potential case.
Wrongful death is a tragedy that no family should have to endure. If you’ve recently lost a loved one, The Flood Law Firm can help. During this tough time, we can guide you through the legal process and fight for compensation on your behalf, while you focus on grieving and healing. Contact us online at any time to request a free consultation in Bridgeport, CT.