Filing Wrongful Death Claims While There Is Still Time
When you lose someone you love, the last thing you want to do is talk to a lawyer. Connecticut law gives families two years to file claims when a family member is killed due to someone’s negligence. This statute of limitations can hurt you if you wait too long. But it also gives you time to work through your grief, and you are ready to think about practical matters.
Our lawyers pursue wrongful death claims in many different situations:
- In a car crash
- In a bicycle accident
- Crossing the street
- Hit by a drunk driver
- Killed while on another party’s property
- Killed on the job
Damages in wrongful death cases go beyond those in ordinary personal injury cases. They include:
- Damages experienced by the family member from the moment of the negligent act to death, such as hospital and health expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and funeral and burial expenses
- Damages suffered by the families of the person who died, such as the money the deceased would have contributed to the family until retirement age.
- Damages equaling the loss of companionship, called consortium, which puts a dollar value on the loss of love and guidance the deceased would have provided
If you have recently lost a loved one in an accident, take your time to think about these things. When you are ready, call Sousa & Minogue, LLC, of Shelton.
You will find our attorneys are empathic and sensitive to your loss and are able to work in the background to obtain the financial compensation you are entitled to under the law.