Dealing with the death of a loved one is an extremely difficult time, especially when the death was the result of the negligence of someone else or even a defective product. If you need the help of an experienced Connecticut wrongful death attorney, the lawyers at Balzano & Tropiano are ready to help.
We have a combined 50 years of experience successfully handling wrongful death cases, and we will apply our skill and experience to help your family get just compensation for your loss. We understand how difficult this time can be, and we will do everything we can to help ease the pain that comes from losing a loved one. We have recovered millions for our past clients, and we will do everything we can to do the same for you.
There is never any upfront fee for us to handle your case. In fact, you pay absolutely nothing unless we win. Call us today for a free case evaluation. We truly go the extra mile for our clients and we believe our experience, past results, and personal attention makes us different than most other Connecticut personal injury and wrongful death attorneys.
Wrongful Death Information
A wrongful death is a death that is caused by the negligence or misconduct of an individual or company.
The definition of a survivor of a wrongful death victim may vary from state to state, but in general, this usually includes the spouse and minor children. Compensation may vary by state or jurisdiction but in general, the law provides for the following:
- Expenses incurred by the death of the victim (funeral, medical, etc.)
- Loss of future earnings anticipated over the lifetime of the victim
- Benefits lost due to the victim’s death (medical insurance, pension, 401(k), etc.)
- Survivors pain, suffering and mental anguish caused by the victim’s death
- Companionship, care or protection lost to the survivors as a result of the death
- General and punitive damages
In order to file a wrongful death claim, you must be able to prove that you will experience severe future emotional and financial hardship because of the loss of the negligent death. The required elements for a successful case for wrongful death include:
- That the death of the person was caused by the negligence of another
- That there are surviving family members who are monetarily suffering due to that death
In most states, a family member cannot sue other family members for a wrongful death, but some states do allow it. This depends on individual state law, but in general, the immediate family members (spouses, children and parents) can file a wrongful death claim. Some states allow grandparents, legal dependents and extended family members to file.
Wrongful death cases are usually complicated and involve many other legal subjects. While a good Connecticut wrongful death attorney can cut through the legal jargon for you, it might be a good idea to read up on the following wrongful death-related issues.
Wrongful death cases can usually be the result of:
- Personal injury
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Car accident
- Slip and fall injury
- Catastrophic injury
- Aviation accident
- Nursing home abuse
- Brain injury
If a loved one has been fatally injured as the result of an accident, contact the Connecticut wrongful death attorneys at Balzano & Tropiano today to find out how we can help.