Wrongful Death Representation
If a family member or loved one has died due to someone's negligence, you may be qualified to file a wrongful death suit. If such a tragedy occurs, our experienced team of Connecticut wrongful death attorneys can work to guide you through your circumstances and seek compensation for that loss. We may be able to sue for lost wages, the pain and suffering of losing a loved one, and funeral expenses.
Getting Results for Our Clients
At Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, our team of personal injury attorneys have over 100 years of collective experience. We are a widely recognized firm throughout Connecticut for our capable representation and tenacious advocacy. Our lawyers truly care about you and will fight for just compensation on your behalf. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you don't pay a cent unless we obtain recovery for you.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of someone else's negligence, you deserve justice. Call (888) 244-5480 to learn more about our firm or fill out our online contact form.
What Is a Wrongful Death Case?
Wrongful death lawsuits in Connecticut can be made when the death of someone occurs due to the fault of another's. For instance, if a person was killed at the hands of a drunk driver, the victim's family may have grounds to pursue compensation.
Causes of wrongful death may include:
- Fatal car accidents
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents
- Accidents on another's property
How Damages Are Determined in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A wrongful death case can be tricky to navigate because wrongful death laws can vary from state-to-state. The varying laws can be confusing. 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 the jury has made their decisions, the executor of the estate may be paid damages.
These damages may include 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 wrongful death attorneys in Connecticut will work to get you 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.
How Long Do I Have to File My Claim?
Connecticut's wrongful death statute of limitations prevents victim's families from filing a lawsuit if more than 2 years have passed since the victim's death. This means that you only have 2 years following the date of your loved one's passing to begin pursuing justice for them. Don't wait! Get started today by sharing your story with our wrongful death lawyers.
Call our Firm for 100+ Years' Collective Experience
At Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP, our skilled team of wrongful death lawyers in Connecticut is dedicated to fighting on your behalf. If you're interested in filing a wrongful death lawsuit, please contact our firm. We serve clients in Bridgeport, Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford, and all of Connecticut.