What is Wrongful Death?

The term Wrongful Death applies if someone loses their life in an accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of another.

What is the Statute of Limitations?

Under Connecticut law, the administrator or executor of a deceased person’s estate has two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit from the date of the decedent’s death. However, there are certain exceptions for wrongful death suits that may be filed after the two-year deadline has passed.

What is an Average Settlement?

Without first evaluating the details, it’s hard to know the value of the claim. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to recover damages which include:

  • Reasonable/Necessary Expenses
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Loss of Capacity to Enjoy Life
  • Compensation for Death
  • Pain and Suffering

What are Punitive Damages?

Punitive damages punish an at-fault party for their negligence or carelessness. These damages may be awarded by a jury. Compensatory damages cover the actual expenses you incurred—including medical expenses, loss of income, funeral expenses, and more.

Do I Have a Claim?

The four identifying elements of a Wrongful Death claim include:

  • The accident causing the death was caused entirely or partially by another
  • The death was a direct result of the negligent or careless actions of another
  • As a result of the death, you and your family suffered significant losses
  • The death has resulted in significant financial damages and tangible losses

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