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An experienced group of Wrongful Death attorneys in Connecticut

Aeton’s personal injury attorneys have handled over 100 wrongful death cases, including deaths caused by car and motorcycle accidents, industrial accidents, defective products, and fires and explosions. These cases are complex, and nearly always require the effective use of experts from any number of possible disciplines. If your family is suffering the loss of a loved one as a result of an accident then we may be able to help you recover damages under Connecticut’s wrongful death statute by putting our experience, resources, and experts to work immediately.

Our team will immediately contact the appropriate insurance companies, investigate the accident with our own independent investigators, and retain the top experts. The bottom line, we don’t wait. We have the resources to focus on your wrongful death claim so you can focus on moving forward.

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Lawsuits for Wrongful Death in Connecticut

An added layer of stress you may encounter when a loved one is involved in a fatal accident is trying to negotiate the often-complex probate and estate issues that arise. Our experience representing families in death cases means that we are well-versed in dealing with the probate court. While some other firms require you to hire separate counsel for probate court, Aeton Law provides in-house probate court and estate legal services. Our experienced probate court attorneys and staff will help you open and administer the estate, deal with creditors, and talk with extended family. Simply put, our Hartford wrongful Death Attorney will provide you with comprehensive legal services for every aspect of your family’s wrongful death claim.

Connecticut’s Wrongful Death Laws

Under the Connecticut Code Section 52-555, wrongful death is defined as a claim for injuries that result in death. Before you file for a wrongful death lawsuit, you must establish whether your deceased loved one would have had a solid personal injury case against the at-fault party had they survived.

You will need to prove that the negligent or wrongful actions of the at-fault party are what caused your loved one’s death. Our Aeton Law wrongful death lawyers can analyze your case and help you establish if your wrongful death claim is valid.

Here are the different potential legal grounds for filing a wrongful death claim in Connecticut:

  • Medical malpractice
  • An intentional act such as a crime
  • Negligence-based acts, including car accident
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Getting Compensation

In Connecticut, the damages recovered in a wrongful death claim are intended to compensate the deceased’s loss instead of the loss suffered by family members. Some of the damages you may recover include:

  • Conscious pain and suffering before death
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of enjoyment of life activities
  • Reasonable burial and funeral expenses
  • Nursing services
  • Necessary hospital and medical services

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Our dedication to superior service and personal investment in our cases is unmatched throughout the state of Connecticut.

Get in touch with a Wrongful Death attorney in CT

Our experienced wrongful death lawyers can review your case to determine its validity. Contact our legal team in Connecticut today by calling us at 855-CT-LEGAL or using the contact form provided for your free initial consultation and case evaluation.

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Steps for filing a wrongful death claim in Connecticut

If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligence, contact the Aeton Law wrongful death lawyers and let us review your case. We have several years of experience in successfully representing clients recover damages in wrongful death claims and can help you build a strong case. There are the basic steps for filling a wrongful death claim in Connecticut which include:

Meeting with an Attorney

You can contact us and schedule a free consultation. We will review your case and help you establish whether or not your case qualifies for a lawsuit. Afterward, we will help you determine the best approach. You need to file before the statute of limitations runs out.

Building a case

The litigation phase begins when you file a lawsuit in court. Filing the lawsuit gets the clock running on when the case is likely to go to trial. A lawsuit must be filed within a strict deadline set in law known as the statute of limitations, which is a maximum of 2 years in Connecticut.

Trial Preparation and Representation

If the case proceeds to trial, a pedestrian injury lawyer provides representation in court. Wrongful death lawyers such as those at Aeton Law are familiar with court procedures and customs and will ensure that these steps are followed carefully.

Frequently Asked Questions

You cannot file for punitive damages in wrongful death, but the estate’s executor can file for these damages on your behalf. Punitive damages are rarely awarded, and when awarded, they are not intended as compensation but rather to punish the negligent party and deter them and the public from committing a similar offense in the future. Punitive damages are only awarded in wrongful death if malicious intent or gross negligence contributed to your loved one’s death.

You will need evidence that proves the at-fault party’s actions directly resulted in the wrongful death of your loved one. Our wrongful death attorneys have experience working on similar cases and will help you collect evidence that supports and justifies your wrongful death claim. The following four elements must be present to prove negligence in wrongful death:

Unlike in other states, a surviving family member cannot file a wrongful death claim in Connecticut. On the contrary, the decedent’s estate executor or a personal representative is responsible for filing the wrongful death claim. If your deceased’s estate plan does not name an executor or the named one cannot serve, the court will name an executor.


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