Wrongful Death Lawyer
Life is precious. Here at Hastings, Cohen & Walsh, that is something we understand all too well. If someone you know has been involved in a wrongful death case, it is imperative that you seek experienced, professional advice. Our firm has been practicing for over twenty years and our wrongful death attorneys will put our decades of legal experience to work for you. Our services are provided on a contingency basis. This means that we do not get paid for your wrongful death case until we recover money for you.
2. If I Know of A Wrongful Death Case What Should I Do?
If you have been involved in a wrongful death case, you should know each parties case. Sometimes, the legal language can get complex and all the paper work involved with filing the claim can be prolific. At Hastings, Cohen, and Walsh, we understand how difficult it can be take on such a task during such a grief filled time. Therefore, our knowledgeable wrongful death lawyers have written a step by step handbook, illustrating what should be done in chronological order. Call us for your free copy.
3. How is Liability Determined?
In a wrongful death case, liability is generally determined through a measure of the “reasonable person,” test. This is legal language measuring the competency of an individual. Hence, if the same situation were to occur, how would a “reasonable person,” react given the same circumstances? Consequently, a person is considered to be negligent when he or she fails to act like a “reasonable person.” The “reasonable person,” standard is determined by a jury through the presentation of evidence and argument at trial.
4. What Compensation Might the Estate Receive If the Case is Successful?
A party that is liable is usually responsible for paying the estate or individual money intended to restore the injured party back to the position they were in before the accident. In a case of wrongful death compensation provides a loss of consortium. Loss of consortium is legal term used to refer to the deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship due to injuries. The money is intended to go to the estate in a wrongful death case.
- Loss of family, social, and educational experiences
- Emotional damages, such as stress, embarrassment, depression, or strains on family relations
- Funeral Service Expenses
- Punitive Damages (In Extraordinary Cases)
- Damaged Property
5. How Do I Get About Getting Experts To Help Me With My Wrongful Death Case?
Professional experts generally work with in a network. Our Connecticut law firm has been in practice for over two decades. Therefore, our wrongful death lawyers can connect you with the best doctors, investigators, and economists around. The people we recommend to support a wrongful death case have a track record of success. Here at Hastings, Cohen, and Walsh, we believe in quality. We understand how stressful it can be to deal with the legal aspects of a wrongful death case while trying to sift through the emotions of a loss of a loved one. Therefore, putting together the best case with the most highly skilled people can help alleviate those stresses.
6. Who Will Pay The Expenses of Hiring All Of These Experts?
Our Connecticut law firm will advance all costs and expenses of your case as they are incurred. Once the case is over, our wrongful death attorneys would be reimbursed for our costs out of the recovery. If there is no recovery, you will owe nothing for the costs and expenses, which will be absorbed by us. Additionally, you only pay us once you receive a settlement or award.
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