Each state has its own laws regarding who is eligible to file a CT Wrongful Death claim. In the state of Connecticut, parents, spouses, and minor children may be entitled to seek compensation in a CT Wrongful Death claim depending on the circumstances of the incident.
If the deceased loved one is a parent, the surviving spouse and dependent children may be entitled to seek compensation for the loss of financial support and benefits they would have received if the parent had not died as a result of the injury. The spouse may also be able to receive compensation for damages to cover grief and loss of companionship. Medical expenses and funeral costs may be recovered as well. If there are no children, then generally the surviving spouse will be the only person entitled to file a claim.
If a minor child dies due to the negligent actions of another, the parents may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim seeking compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, and pain and suffering.
If you have lost a loved one and you believe you may have a wrongful death claim, the CT Wrongful Death attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP will discuss your case free of charge. During your consultation, our attorneys will explain whether you are eligible to file a claim and advise you as to the best way to proceed. Please us today to schedule your free CT Wrongful Death consultation. Call us today at 888-244-5480. We serve clients in all over Connecticut.