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Wrongful Death And Fatal Accidents

The unexpected death of a loved one can be a traumatic and frightening experience. When that death was caused by someone else’s careless, negligent or intentional actions, the lawyers at Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC​, in North Haven, Connecticut, have the experience and compassion to help you recover compensation for your catastrophic loss.

Our New Haven wrongful death attorneys understand that no lawsuit, settlement or verdict can replace the loss of a loved one. Wrongful death claims, however, can help families better understand what went wrong that led to the loss of their family member.

Representation For A Variety Of Connecticut Wrongful Death Claims

When an entity, business, individual or other wrongdoers negligently causes the death of one of our Connecticut neighbors, our lawyers are well-equipped to fight for justice. Holding wrongdoers accountable for the terrible harm they have caused is important after a wrongful death. Families are often financially devastated after the loss of a loved one. We fight to maximize compensation to help families restore stability and move forward after a devastating loss.

Fatal accidents can occur across the spectrum of our practice areas, including:

  • Accidents on the property of others: Negligent security in apartment complexes, slip-and-fall accidents and other premises liability issues can lead to fatal accidents.
  • Motor vehicle accidents: Fatal car or truck accidents can occur on the highway, in parking lots and on residential streets throughout Connecticut.
  • Fatalities due to medical mistakes: Medical negligence at any level can result in tragic consequences, whether in the hospital, in general diagnostic care or mistakes that may arise in nursing homes.
  • Construction site accidents: When third parties on a construction site are negligent, fatal accidents can occur.
  • Accidents involving dangerous products: The failure to warn of dangers, as well as defects in products, may lead to fatal accidents involving tools, household goods or any other type of dangerous product in the marketplace.

Our experienced injury attorneys have successfully handled wrongful death lawsuits resulting from a variety of causes, including car accidents, trucking accidents, construction accidents and drunk driving accidents. We understand that no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a family member. However, we also know that there are significant emotional and financial consequences to losing a member of a family, especially if they are the major earner.

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Our personal injury attorneys have an in-depth understanding of Connecticut’s wrongful death statute. We take the time to help our clients understand the law and work closely with them to help us determine equitable compensation. We take into consideration issues such as medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income, loss of inheritance, loss of companionship and punitive damages.

Working With Families

We recognize that the loss of a loved one is a painful, emotional experience. Therefore, our lawyers strive to resolve wrongful death litigation prior to trial. However, we prepare every case for trial, and our lawyers have had a number of significant verdicts in wrongful death cases.

Answering Common Questions About Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Our New Haven wrongful death attorneys understand that the loss of a loved one can throw your life into disarray, leaving you with questions about what the future will hold. We are proud to offer answers about your legal options and how a claim could support your family in this difficult time.

What support could a wrongful death claim offer?

While no amount of money can fully address the death of a family member, a wrongful death claim can offer compensation for the varied ways that this loss can impact your life. The financial support you receive may include damages for the lost income that your loved one would have earned and the loss of companionship for you and your child. Compensation may also include medical expenses incurred before the person passed and funeral and burial expenses.

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in Connecticut?

In Connecticut, the children or spouse of a person who passes away as a result of negligence can file a claim. In addition, the estate of the deceased may file a claim, and other loved ones may be entitled to a portion of the damages received by the estate if they were named in the deceased person’s will.

How much time do I have to file a lawsuit?

In Connecticut, you generally have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a claim. This means that, in many cases, you will no longer be able to pursue compensation after that point. However, there are some exceptions, and an attorney can offer insight into the legal options available in your specific situation.

Should I talk to an attorney about my wrongful death claim?

An attorney can offer significant support while you pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. Not only can they help you understand your legal options and offer guidance throughout the legal process, but they can also help lift the burden you might experience during an already difficult time.

Contact Us

If you need a trial-ready personal injury lawyer to handle a wrongful death lawsuit, please contact Williams, Walsh & O'Connor, LLC, in Greater New Haven, Connecticut, for a free initial consultation. Our firm can be reached by phone at 203-896-4631, or by filling out the intake form on our contact page.

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