What do I need to know about Connecticut wrongful death law?

Losing a loved one is never an easy experience to go through; losing that person needlessly because the act leading to his or her demise was caused by someone else makes the experience all that much harder to understand, or to endure. But once you get past the point of grieving, the question presents itself: what should you do now?

Actually, that question consists of a plethora of sub-questions: who represents your interests in establishing the fault of another for the death? How do your interests relate to the interests of the estate? Who else in your family may be involved in a wrongful death action, parents, siblings, children? What happens if the estate administrator won’t bring a wrongful death lawsuit? Can you file a lawsuit on your own in that case? How much time do you have to decide whether to pursue legal action, and how do you initiate it? What kinds of damages can you claim?

If you have ever found yourself in the middle of a swarm of hornets, this is what sorting out these questions can feel like. Which one do you take on first? If you have ever read the Connecticut statute that governs wrongful death actions, then unless you are already a personal injury attorney you can end up with more questions than answers. Where do you turn to for answers?

This is where we at Lynch Traub Keefe & Errante, P.C. can help you. We know not only how the law works, but also how Connecticut courts interpret that law. We can help you to sort through the facts and can answer your questions. We are your advocate in negotiations and if necessary in litigating your claims. We can help to make sure that if someone else was responsible for the death of your loved one, that person can be held accountable to the extent that the law allows, including restitution for your direct as well as indirect losses.

Getting on with life is challenging enough when dealing with a wrongful death claim. We can see to it that you do not have to become an expert in understanding how the law works to still make its provisions work for you. Contact us to learn more about our services, and to arrange for an initial consultation.

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