An accident or injury case in Hartford, Connecticut resulting in the death of an individual can be devastating to the family of the innocent victim. Any CT Wrongful Death Case must be investigated immediately so the rights of the survivors are protected. You need an experienced wrongful death lawyer to help you through this most difficult time. Find out what you need to be doing right away. Contact us today.
The first thing you must establish and/or prove in any CT Wrongful Death Case is who is at fault. Liability or fault can be proven by showing a violation of common law, which is decided by Appellate Court and Supreme Court Justices [in cases of first impression a lower court decision might be looked at, but is not controlling to other Superior (lower) court judges.] Another way to establish or prove liability is to show a violation of statutory law or the Connecticut General Statutes. There are a number of statutes that deal with motor vehicle law. You might be able to establish liability is you showed that the defendant violated Connecticut General Statute Section 14-222a which states:
Sec. 14-222a. Negligent homicide with a motor vehicle or commercial motor vehicle. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, any person who, in consequence of the negligent operation of a motor vehicle, causes the death of another person shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than six months or both.
(b) Any person who, in consequence of the negligent operation of a commercial motor vehicle, causes the death of another person shall be fined not more than two thousand five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
Learn what you need to do and how a CT Wrongful Death Case is developed and put together. Learn how cases are evaluated and what insurance adjusters look for before making offers of money to the estate of the deceased party.