Wrongful Death in Connecticut
Experienced, Skilled & Dedicated Legal Representation
Dealing with the death of a loved one can be one of the most devastating
experiences in your life. However, when your family member’s death
was caused by the negligent and reckless actions of another party, the
grieving process only exacerbates into immense levels.
Fitzpatrick Mariano Santos Sousa P.C., we are devoted to recovering your financial compensation on your behalf
and give you the closure necessary to grieve in peace. For
nearly 30 years, we have successfully helped our clients in a variety of wrongful death
cases, including car accidents, premises liability, and defective products.
Establishing a Wrongful Death Claim
In Connecticut, a wrongful death claim must be filed by the executor or
administrator of the deceased person’s estate. If the deceased individual
died without creating an estate plan or will which appointed an executor
or administration, or if the appointed executor or administration can’t
uphold their duty, the court may select an executor or administrator.
The executor or administrator must file the lawsuit within
two years of the date of the decedent’s death. When the wrongful death lawsuit
is successful in court, damages are paid to the estate of the deceased person.
Damages may be compensated for the following loss categories:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical, hospital , and nursing expenses associated to the deceased person’s
final injury or illness
- Damages for loss of income capacity
- Damages for loss of the capacity to enjoy life’s activities
- Damages for pain and suffering experienced by the deceased prior to death
Let Our Connecticut Wrongful Death Attorney Help You Today!
Our firm is committed to supporting you through this difficult time and
help you navigate through the potential complexities of your case. Our
qualified legal team are fluent in English,
Contact us and request your
free consultation today!