It is never easy to lose a loved one, but when your loss is caused by the negligence of another, it can be particularly painful. The Ridgefield wrongful death attorneys at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh are here to help you through this difficult time. We understand that you may have many questions that need to be answered, and we will stand by your side every step of the way to provide you and your family with the support you need.
What is a Wrongful Death Claim?
A wrongful death claim can be filed against any individual or corporation whose negligent actions contributed to the death of your loved one. Generally, a wrongful death case can only be filed by a spouse or child of the victim. However, there are certain instances where the parents of the victim may be entitled to seek compensation as well.
Wrongful death can occur due to a variety of causes, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Pharmaceutical injuries
Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
You may be entitled to receive compensation for the following damages in a wrongful death case:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of benefits, including pension plans or medical insurance
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of inheritance
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Calculating damages in a wrongful death case is very complicated, and you will need the assistance of an experienced attorney to ensure your damage award truly compensates you for your loss. In many cases, expert witnesses may be needed to accurately estimate the value of economic damages such as lost future earnings.
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Hastings, Cohan & Walsh Can Help
The Ridgefield wrongful death lawyers at Hastings, Cohan & Walsh will provide you with compassionate and skilled legal representation. We will always be available to you and your loved ones to answer any questions you may have and guide you through this difficult process. While no amount of money can truly compensate you for your loss, a fair settlement can help ensure you and your family stays financially afloat while you try to move on after this tragic event.
Please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh today to schedule your free initial consultation. Our wrongful death lawyers serve clients in Danbury, Waterbury, New Haven, Stamford, and Ridgefield, Connecticut.