Wrongful death is “taking of the life of an individual by the wilful or negligent act of another person.” The loss of your loved one due to a mistake or accident committed by other person or company is an unfortunate and piercing event that can change many lives as a result. It may bring some comfort to know that the decedent’s heirs and others may file a wrongful death action with the help of a CT wrongful death attorney against those responsible for their loved one’s death.
Examples of situations that may result in wrongful death actions include:
In wrongful death cases, the surviving family of the deceased may be entitled to compensation for the damages and suffering incurred. A family member of the deceased or a person appointed by the family can bring the case to court and claim compensation.
The compensation cannot bring the person back or correct the damages or mistakes done by the defendant, but the monetary award can help ease financial and emotional burdens following this type of traumatic event. Compensation may cover medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and other associated costs.
Connecticut’s Wrongful Death Statute, Section 52-555 of the Connecticut General Statue requires that the executor or administrator bring the suit within two years of the date of death, and five years of the date of the injury.
Information needed to determine compensation includes:
Attorney Eric Reinken has 3 decades of experience in handling wrongful death cases. The legal team at The Reinken Law Firm will consult with you to discuss your family’s wrongful death case and help you to determine next steps. The consultation is free.
Wrongful death cases are quite complex, so you should always consult an experienced and skilled Stamford wrongful death attorney at The Reinken Law firm.
At The Reinken Law Firm, we diligently work to represent injury victims and families in wrongful death cases. Call at 203-541-0090 to discuss your legal rights and options with a qualified and compassionate advocate. All wrongful death cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay us unless we recover for you.