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:

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.

Contact us at 203-929-8347. We want to meet with you in person, hear your story, and chart a pathway to successful compensation.

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When I injured my back at work my employer denied that my injury occurred at work. Because of this they would not pay me disability benefits and pay for my doctors’ bills. Since my back injury was so serious that it required surgery I could not work. My not having a pay check placed my family in a bad situation.
Although many of the issues in my case were complex, Attorney Sousa constantly met with me to explain what was going on with my case. He answered all my questions. Without the legal assistance I received from Sousa & Minogue, LLC , I do not know where my family would be today.

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The law firm of Sousa & Minogue, LLC has represented me in my worker’s compensation claim as a result of injuries to my neck, back, shoulders and knees that I sustained while working as a truck driver for United Parcel Service.

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Around six years ago my wife and I were going through some severe medical conditions which were attributed to work related injuries. We had no money coming in and things were beginning to get pretty hectic. I didn’t know what to do.
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I worked at UPS as a package car driver, while working, my truck was struck by another vehicle. The other driver was at fault. I sustained serious injuries, that with the assistance of great doctors and my family I have recovered from.

— Max T.

I have worked at Sikorsky Aircraft for over 32 years. As everyone knows who works there, our jobs are physically demanding and as a result we are often injured in the course of our employment. This is what happened to me. I injured my back while working.

— Ruth W.

I retained Attorney Sousa to represent me when I was injured at work. Initially I was concerned that if I pursued a claim I might lose my job. Attorney Sousa explained to me the law protected me from my employer discharging me because I filed a workers compensation claim.

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I worked for UPS at the Stratford terminal for fifteen (15) years as a package car driver. While working I sustained a number of serious injuries, injuries that required multiple surgeries and caused me to miss a significant time out of work.

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I was employed by the City of Stamford for over 25 years. During the course of my employment I sustained a serious injury to my back. I retained Attorney Sousa to represent me with respect to my workers’ compensation claim.

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