There is nothing more devastating and difficult to cope with than the sudden and unexpected death of a loved one. Death is very difficult to deal with, but adding the stress of having to deal with protecting your legal rights can make it twice as difficult. Consulting with a Connecticut personal injury attorney who is experienced in wrongful death cases will alleviate this extra stress and leave you to tend to your wounds.
Most often, the parties involved in a wrongful death are forced into mediation in order to settle the case. Many factors are taken into consideration when an insurer evaluates the settlement for a wrongful death case. Insurers typically begin taking into consideration the economic losses, followed by the pain and suffering damages allowed under the appropriate Connecticut wrongful death statute. Generally, these statutes allow for loss of support and/or loss of consortium. Your Connecticut personal injury attorney will be able to provide you with more details as to what you can recover.
One major factor that the insurer will take into consideration during settlement talks is the sex of the deceased. Gender plays a big role in determining factors such as future earning. Typically, a greater value is given to the death of a male parent, although this demands strict scrutiny in today’s dual income family.
Negotiations of a wrongful death case generally involve lost earnings, loss of support, and loss of consortium. Some cases even are even more specific because they involve a child’s education and other such needs.
To schedule an appointment to discuss your potential wrongful death claim, contact an experienced Connecticut personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Remember, there is a statute of limitations to bring a suit, and the sooner you seek the assistance of an experienced Connecticut personal injury, the more effective he or she can be in recovering maximum damages.
If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, you may be entitled to recover damages for wrongful death. Call a dedicated Connecticut personal injury attorney from the law firm of Piazza, Simmons, and Grant today. The initial consultation is free of charge.