If a family member or someone you know has died due to someone else’s negligence or someone else’s fault, you may be right in filing a wrongful death suit. If such a tragedy occurs, our experienced team of lawyers can work to give all of the information about wrongful death and seek compensation for that loss. We can also sue for lost wages, the pain and suffering of losing a loved one, and funeral expenses.
What is a Wrongful Death Case?
Wrongful death claims can be made when the death of someone occurs due to the fault of another’s. This can be because the person was at fault due to their own circumstances, for instance in a drunk-driving case, but can be for many other reasons as well.
There are a multitude of wrongful death causes including the following:
- Fatal car accidents
- Other fatal accidents
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Truck Accidents
- Accidents that occur on someone else’s property
Our team of experienced attorneys have over 20 years of experience in wrongful death cases and are here to help you with your lawsuit. If you think you may want to sue for wrongful death, please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP at (877) 801-6202. We serve clients in all of Connecticut.
How Damages Are Determined
A wrongful death case can be tricky to navigate at times because wrongful death laws can vary from state-to-state. That’s why using our experienced team of wrongful death lawyers is beneficial to you as we know all of the intricate details of the law.
In some states, multiple people affected by the death of their loved one may file a wrongful death suit. In Connecticut, only the executor of the person’s estate may file a suit, and, if the deceased did not have a will specifying an executor, one can be court-appointed. The executor would typically be the spouse, child, or parents of the deceased.
Once liabilities have been established and a jury has made their decisions, the executor of the estate may be paid damages for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral costs
- Lost benefits, which can include pensions and medical insurance
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of inheritance
- Loss of future earnings
Our team of attorneys will work to get your the best settlement and, unless we win, you do not pay anything to us. We absorb all expenses if a verdict doesn’t come out in your favor.
If you’re interested in filing a wrongful death lawsuit, please contact Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP today. We serve clients in Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford, and all of Connecticut. Call us at (877) 801-6202.