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Connecticut Wrongful Death Lawyers Explains the Wrongful Death Lawsuit Process

Connecticut Wrongful Death Lawyers Gavel and grey booksIf you are looking to file a wrongful death suit, contact your Connecticut wrongful death lawyers to help you through the process. A wrongful death can happen to anyone. A claim can be brought against the person whose intentional act or negligence caused your loved one’s death.

Filing a wrongful death claim can allow the surviving family members or the estate of the deceased to hold the defendant legally liable for the death. Your Connecticut wrongful death lawyers can help you file your wrongful death claim and represent you through the process.

When Can a Wrongful Death Claim Be Filed?

A wrongful death claim can be filed if the deceased would have been able to file a personal injury claim if they had lived through the accident. The accident must have been intentional or caused by the other person’s negligence. The situations can vary but include the following:

  • When the victim dies in a car accident due to the other person’s negligence. If a victim in a car accident passes away from the injuries caused by the accident, then a wrongful death suit may be filed.
  • When the victim has been intentionally murdered. A person who has intentionally murdered the victim can not only face criminal charges for the act, they can also be sued for the wrongful death.
  • When the victim has died because of a medical malpractice issue. If the victim’s doctor was careless with either their diagnosis or with the type of care they provided, a wrongful death suit can be filed against the doctor if the patient passed away.

While these are just a few of the common examples of a wrongful death suit, there are other personal injury cases that could become a wrongful death suit. A workplace death is one of the few personal injuries where a wrongful death suit cannot be filed. A workplace death is typically handled through worker’s compensation. If you have had a loved one who died from a personal injury, contact your Connecticut wrongful death lawyers to see if your case can qualify as a wrongful death claim.

Who Is Able to File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Your Connecticut wrongful death lawyers can advise you on who is able to file a wrongful death claim. Typically a wrongful death claim can be filed by the estate of the victim on behalf of the victim’s surviving family members. Whether the survivors are legally family members can vary from state-to-state. In every state, the victim’s spouse is able to file a wrongful death suit. Parents of minor children also have the right to file a wrongful death claim if their child dies.

Minor children are also able to collect compensation if their parents have died, and it is considered to be a wrongful death. While minors are able to file a wrongful death suit in every state, laws vary from state-to-state about when the victim’s child is an adult. The law also varies from state-to-state for adult siblings and extended family members such as cousins, grandparents, aunts, or uncles. Typically, the further the relation, the less likely it is that the family member will be able to file a wrongful death suit.

What Damages Can Be Collected?

The type of compensation that the survivors can be entitled to include:

  • The expenses for the victim’s funeral or burial.
  • Pain and suffering for the loss of the loved one, as well as the suffering that occurred after the accident but before the victim died.
  • Any medical bills that were related to the accident that the victim incurred before the passed away.
  • Loss of the victim’s expected income or any inheritance from the victim’s unexpected death.
  • Loss of support and guidance from the victim.
  • Loss of the love and companionship that the victim would have provided.

Contact Connecticut Wrongful Death Lawyers

For an experienced professional, contact your Connecticut wrongful death lawyers today from the Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons and Grant LLC at 203-504-5840. The Law Offices of Piazza, Simmons and Grant LLC have the Connecticut wrongful death lawyers who can help you in a wrongful death case.

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