Connecticut Wrongful Death Lawyers
If someone loses their life in an accident caused by another person’s negligent-or careless-actions, it is considered a wrongful death. Proving that another person’s negligent actions resulted in your loved one’s death can be complicated and difficult to do without the help of an experienced Connecticut wrongful death lawyer. At Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, our legal team has an extensive background in pursuing wrongful death claims, and we have the experience to provide you and your family with knowledgeable, compassionate representation.
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Elements of a Wrongful Death Claim
When our Connecticut wrongful death attorneys investigate your case, we’ll look for the four identifying elements of a wrongful death lawsuit, which include:
- The devastating accident resulted in the death of your loved one and was caused entirely or partially by another person
- Your loved one’s death was the result of negligence or another person’s careless actions
- As a result of your loved one’s death, you or your family members (beneficiaries or dependents of the decedent) suffered losses
- Your loved one’s death resulted in financial damages
Appointing a Personal Representative
Before you can pursue a legal claim, your family must appoint a personal representative to act as the administrator (if your loved one does not have a will) or executor (if your loved one has a will) of the decedent’s estate. This person is responsible for acting on behalf of your loved one’s estate by making important financial and legal decisions.
To appoint this person and open the estate, your family must visit the local probate court in the district where your loved one lived. If you have questions about appointing a personal representative, our Connecticut wrongful death attorneys at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers can provide you with the resources you need to get started.
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