Need an Injury Lawyer for a Connecticut Wrongful Death Accident?
If you have ever walked away from a car accident, you know that they can be very serious times that make you very thankful to have done so. But, what happens when your loved one is injured in an accident and later dies in a hospital due to the significant injuries they have experienced? Traffic accidents happen every day in America and, as you know, lead to the loss of lives at times. Nobody ever expects a serious event like this to occur involving their loved ones, but they do indeed occur every day. When your loved one has lost their lives in a horrific accident, what rights do you have moving forward? Let us help you in your time of need.
Helping You Protect Rights From the Very Beginning
After the loss of your loved one, you shouldn’t have to deal with the mounting medical bills, expenses relating to their funeral, and more. Everybody deserves some time to grieve after losing a loved one. Unfortunately, as days pass by, you realize that this is not the case and you are thrown into a world of emotional suffering and bills. In your time of need, we can help you preserve the accident case so that you can move forward with a claim and the damages you deserve.
Here are some things to remember: You will need to show that a party was liable for the death of your loved one. This is not as easy as hearsay, as there are many other elements that play a role in these cases. One thing you must always remember is that there are filing deadlines to meet, which is why you should always have an attorney on your side to help you meet these deadlines and show proper documentation to move forward. In Connecticut, you have two years from the death of your loved one to file a claim and recover damages.
There are many different types of records that may play an important role in your case. For instance, if there were many medical bills associated with the case, you want to show this by keeping all documentation relating to hospital visits. You also want to ensure that you keep witness statements on file, as this could be helpful when it comes to showing fault. Police reports relating to the investigation of the scene can also help phenomenally when it comes to evidence that could be useful in your case.
Will I Be Able to File For Damages?
Many people hit a crossroads when they ask themselves the question: Will I be able to file? Can anyone file one of these claims? The answer is ‘no.’ Personal representatives or those who have had a close relationship to the loved one are permitted to file these claims. This could be anyone from spouses, children, domestic partners, to so many others like parents and more. If a personal representative brings a claim, all decedents to the loved one are able to split the money through the use of an account based on their suffering.
There are many damages available to you in these cases. If you have suffered financially due to medical bills that piled up before your very eyes, funeral expenses, and loss of income from your loved one, you will be able to recover. You could also recover for aspects like emotional suffering after losing your loved one and, in some cases, punitive damages that are meant to punish somebody for their reckless actions.
In your time of need, turn to an attorney that you can trust. If your loved one has been killed at the hands of a negligent driver driving recklessly on the roadways, you have options. We can help you with your Connecticut wrongful death claim.