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Wrongful Death Cases in Connecticut

Losing someone you love is always tragic, no matter the cause. But that becomes even more devastating if the loss was unexpected and out of nowhere.

Wrongful death is the loss of life caused by the negligent actions of another person. The challenge is proving who was at fault and how their carelessness led to the incident.

The process can be complex and challenging to understand in a normal state of mind. That is why you need an experienced wrongful death lawyer. If you live in Connecticut, you can rely on The Doctor Lawyer Team for legal counsel and representation.

The Elements of a Wrongful Death Case

Our Connecticut wrongful death lawyer is responsible for helping you through the legal process. You’ll be advised of your options, and you can rely on our lawyer to build the case based on evidence and facts.

There are four main elements to identify wrongful death:

  1. The incident that caused the death was entirely or partially the fault of another person or entity
  2. The careless action directly resulted in the death of the victim
  3. You or your family suffered losses because of the death
  4. The death of the person led to financial losses

Call The Doctor Lawyer Team if you need a competent Connecticut wrongful death lawyer on your side.

Common Accidents That Lead to Wrongful Death Claims

When someone else’s negligence is the cause of a loved one's death, you may have a legitimate wrongful death claim. The following are typical accidents associated with wrongful death suits:

  • Auto accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Drowning
  • Accidental poisoning and overdose
  • Workplace accidents and injuries such as slip and falls or falling objects
  • Premises liability accidents

What Are the Types of Wrongful Death Cases?

Wrongful death can result from several incidents. It can come from the negligence of doctors, hospitals, companies, manufacturers, or drivers. Here are the different types covered:

  1. Medical malpractice is when a health care provider fails to provide the standard acceptable care to a patient, leading to their death. For example, committing errors during surgery or providing the wrong medication can lead to wrongful death.
  2. Trucking companies could be liable for wrongful death if their driver caused an accident because they did not follow regulations. An example is allowing their employees to operate more than the approved hours.
  3. Property owners and managers are legally liable for keeping their places free from hazards. An example is when a person slips because there is an unattended leak in the building or a damaged step.

If these parties followed the regulations, a person’s death could have been prevented.

Compensation for Wrongful Death Cases

A beneficiary is entitled to monetary compensation in a wrongful death claim. That includes the husband, wife, children, heir, parents, or next of kin.

The money received from a wrongful death case is not for punishing the at-fault party. Instead, it is a way to compensate for the loss of a loved one.

There are two main groups of damages you are entitled to in a wrongful death case:

Economic Damages – These cover the financial burden left by the loss of the person. That includes medical and funeral expenses.
Non-Economic Damages – These are for the intangible costs, like diminished quality of life, pain, and suffering suffered by loved ones.

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When injuries are severe or occur because of someone’s negligence, you need legal experience on your side. The Doctor Lawyer Team helps clients in Hartford, New Haven, Greenwich, Stamford, Niantic, and nearby Connecticut communities seek the compensation they need to have peace of mind and financial security during an already difficult time. Why is our firm the right place to go? Here are a few reasons:

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Is there a Statute of Limitations to Wrongful Death Claims?

A statute of limitations is a law that limits the time you can file a wrongful death claim. Its purpose is to prevent unfair prosecution. In Connecticut, the general rule is that the deceased person’s executor of estate needs to file the lawsuit within two years from the date of death.

There are instances where the statute of limitations can be extended. Contact our Connecticut wrongful death attorney if this applies to your situation.

Work With an Experienced Wrongful Death Lawyer

Wrongful death claims can be complicated. Many factors contribute to the case that needs to be analyzed. To build a case, you need a competent team behind you who will advise and guide you throughout the process during an emotional time in your life.

The Doctor Lawyer Team has over four decades of experience in dealing with wrongful death cases. We fight for the rights of our clients, aggressively if we must. Our goal is to provide you justice while helping improve safety across medical practices, public places, and the workplace.

Do not hesitate to call us today if you need to talk to a Connecticut wrongful death attorney.

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