Losing a loved one is difficult no matter what the circumstances are. However, losing them in a preventable accident can be devastating. During this difficult time, the last thing grieving family members need to worry about is a complicated legal process. Our Waterbury wrongful death attorneys can help you through the legal process.
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If you recently lost someone you loved in Waterbury, the wrongful death attorneys at The Flood Law Firm can help. Our attorneys have experience handling wrongful death claims and helping families get justice for their loved ones. Call today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
In Connecticut, wrongful death is defined as a claim for injuries that result in death. Typical, these claims are brought against a person or entity whose reckless or negligent actions cause the death of another person. Because the injured person is no longer able to bring the claim for himself or her self, wrongful death claims in Connecticut must be brought to court on behalf of the decedent’s survivors by the executor or administrator of their estate. It is a death that is related to someone else’s negligence, intentional tort, default, or recklessness. In Connecticut, statute 52-555 defines a wrongful death case simply as an action for injuries that result in a victim’s death.
If you aren’t sure whether your loved one’s passing gives your family the right to file a wrongful death cause of action, talk to our attorneys about your specific case. We will listen patiently to your story and help you recognize whether or not it’s wrongful death. If so, we will file a claim on your behalf in Waterbury.
When you hire a wrongful death attorney, you get the benefits of not needing to know Connecticut’s related case laws. Your lawyer will break them down for you. Yet it is helpful to you as a plaintiff to know at least some of the laws, such as the statute of limitations. That way, you won’t accidentally make a mistake that compromises your ability to recover.
You have no more than two years from the date your loved one died, in most cases, to file your claim in Connecticut. It’s important to talk to a lawyer right away, however, as this deadline can be shorter or longer for specific cases.
In Connecticut, only the person with the title of executor or administrator of the deceased person’s estate can file a wrongful death claim. Your loved one’s will might have named this person, or else the courts will appoint one.
In a successful wrongful death case, damages are paid to the estate. Damages can pay for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost earnings, and loss of consortium. Pain and suffering that the decedent suffered before death may also be payable.
These losses can be difficult to calculate and prove on your own. An experienced attorney can help ensure that your family receives the compensation they need to move forward after your loved one’s death.
If you lost a loved one, you deserve answers. While we can’t bring them back, we can provide answers to legal questions and help hold those responsible for their death accountable.. Call The Flood Law Firm at (877) 987-9LAW or contact us online at any time to arrange a free wrongful death consultation in Waterbury, CT.