Wrongful Death Attorney in Stamford, Bridgeport & Danbury, CT Fighting for Justice
Helping families recover damages for their financial losses
Eric Reinken of The Reinken Law Firm brings three decades of experience in accident cases to his representation of families in wrongful death actions. We understand that you can never be fully compensated for the loss of your loved one, but we strive to obtain the maximum monetary award available to help you recover your financial loss. Don’t face this difficult time alone. We can help.
The nature of a wrongful death case
A wrongful death claim is one that the family of a deceased has the right to bring when a loved one is killed as a result of the negligence, gross negligence, recklessness or other violation of law or established obligation of some other party or individual. The purpose of these cases is to compensate the family for the loss, financial and emotional, resulting from the tragic event. Sometimes there can be more than one person or institution responsible for the death. It is important that the family have an experienced attorney who can identify who may be liable and then prove that liability. If liability is proven, the family may be entitled to receive compensation for the loss of wages or income the deceased was likely to earn in a lifetime, medical costs, funeral expenses, non-economic damages for pain and suffering the person experienced before passing, and loss of enjoyment of life.
When a wrongful death case must be filed
Under Connecticut state law, a wrongful death action must be filed within five years of the date the injury occurred or two years of when the injured passed away. Compliance with these laws are strict. If settlement is not reached with the responsible parties, suit must be filed within this time period or the right to recovery is barred.
Who brings the case?
Either the executor of the deceased person’s will or the administrator of the estate may bring the case. In the event of the death of a minor child, the parents may be the proper party to bring a wrongful death case. They may have the right to recovery and, therefore, have the responsibility to initiate the case. Having experienced, tough and knowledgeable counsel at your side while you are enduring grief is necessary to handle the difficult process of investigating, developing and presenting your case properly.
Find out how a Danbury wrongful death attorney can help you
The legal team at The Reinken Law Firm can meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your family’s wrongful death case. If you are unable to visit our office, we can travel to your home or the hospital for a consultation. Contact us at 203-541-0090 or online.