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CT Wrongful Death Lawyer Helping Families Recover
Its hard to imagine anything more devastating than the sudden death of a loved one. When a family member dies in an accident or due to professional malpractice in Connecticut, you should consider contacting a CT wrongful death lawyer at L.A. LAW, LLC. We know that it can be hard to know where to turn or what to do after the loss of a loved one. Therefore, to help you, we’ve created this online intake form for a free case review. Your intake form will be reviewed by a seasoned lawyer and we will contact you the same day to discuss your legal options. If you require urgent help, Just Call or Text L.A. LAW at (844) GET-LA-LAW.
What Is the Legal Definition of "Wrongful Death"?
In Connecticut, a wrongful death is a claim that arises from injuries resulting in death. Therefore, it is a personal injury case, but instead of filing a personal injury claim, the estate files a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the deceased.
Connecticut has a wrongful death statute, Section 52-555. Consequently, it’s critical that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to help you with your wrongful death claim. Any mistake made could destroy your chances at recovery and justice.
Who Can initiate a wrongful death claim?
Connecticut, unlike many states, does not allow surviving family members to file a wrongful death suit. Instead, only the executor or administrator of the estate can file the wrongful death claim on behalf of loved ones.
If the deceased has no estate plan, then the executor or administrator is named by the court. After being named, this person will be allowed to file the lawsuit.
When the estate files a lawsuit, they do so on behalf of all parties of interest. These parties may include:
- Immediate Family Members: Including spouses, children, and adopted children.
- Distant Family Members: Including siblings or grandparents.
Most Common Wrongful Death Suits in Connecticut
Damages Available in Connecticut Wrongful Death Lawsuits
A CT wrongful death lawyer can help you recover both economic and non-economic damages. What are those?
Economic Damages may include:
- Medical Bills;
- Funeral and burial expenses;
- Loss of benefits; and
- Loss of inheritance.
Non-economic damages can include things like:
- Mental anguish;
- Pain and suffering the victim experienced until death;
- Loss of love;
- Loss of companionship; and
- Loss of consortium.
Do I Need an Attorney?
If you or someone you know has wrongfully died as a result of someone’s negligence, call us at (844) GET-LA-LAW or send us an email today. Your consultation is Free and Confidential. Importantly, since we work on a contingency fee basis, you don’t pay us anything unless we win your case. If you can’t come to us, we will come to you.