Norwalk wrongful death lawyers may be able to provide assistance in determining whether you are eligible to receive compensation for the death of a loved one. Wrongful death lawsuits can provide compensation when someone’s death was caused due to the negligent actions of another, but regulations vary from one state to the next.
When you file a wrongful death lawsuit, the court will closely examine the relationship between you and the decedent. The court must go through the process of determining whether your relationship is qualified. In some cases, you may automatically be qualified to file a wrongful death suit.
If you are the surviving spouse of the decedent, you may automatically be able to sue for the loss of financial support, companionship, and even emotional trauma caused by the loss.
Surviving minor children are also eligible to sue for the loss of companionship, guidance, and financial support. Surviving parents of a deceased minor may be able to sue for emotional trauma and loss of companionship. If you do not fit any of these categories, there are still some circumstances in which other family members are eligible to sue for wrongful death.
Adult children or elderly parents who were dependent upon the decedent for total financial support may be able to sue for the financial loss incurred. In such cases, the claim is based on the fact that you relied upon the decedent for financial and practical support and will not be able to provide for yourself due to the loss.
To learn more about how you can file a wrongful death lawsuit, consider contacting the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons and Grant LLC today at 203-504-5840. If you are the surviving loved one of a decedent who passed away as a result of the negligent actions of another, you may be eligible compensation.
From the financial loss to the loss of companionship, experienced Norwalk wrongful death lawyers may be able to provide the representation you need to get the damages to which you are entitled.