Danbury Wrongful Death Attorney
Wrongful Death Claims: Seeking Justice
Losing a loved one in an accident is a tragic and emotional event that
one never truly recovers from. When the death is the result of negligence,
it is particularly painful, as had the individual responsible not been
negligent, the death need not have occurred. Although we cannot turn back
time, seeking justice through a civil lawsuit can be a very important
matter for the family left behind. The lost loved one may have been a
provider for the family and now financial stress comes about for the grieving family.
These cases come about through a variety of circumstances including car accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents and other dangerous and fatal accidents. If you have lost a family member through negligence, it is urgent that the legal matters surrounding the case are addressed in a timely manner. With the assistance of a Danbury personal injury attorney from Jowdy & Jowdy, the case can be analyzed to determine how the lawsuit will proceed.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims in Connecticut?
The statue of limitation for wrongful death claims in Connecticut is two years after the date of death. If you do not file a claim within the two years, you will lose the right to do so and will miss your chance to recover compensation. There are some exceptions to this rule though. For Example, sometimes an act of negligence is not known immediately or does not cause a person to die right away. That is why the Connecticut wrongful death statute also says that no claim can be brought more than five years from the date of the act or omission complained of.
Assistance for Wrongful Death Lawsuits from a Danbury Personal Injury Lawyer
The loss of the treasured family member brings about severe emotional turmoil and grief and considering the legal matters may be difficult. It is an important legal action as there is a statute of limitations in the state and such cases must be filed in a timely manner. The evidence proving negligence is vital in wrongful death claims, and the documentation of the incident is extensive. With assistance from the legal team, the case can be initiated and the evidence obtained before it is lost or important witnesses become harder to find.
The personal injury team at the firm is compassionate and dedicated and provides the skilled legal representation that is required in such cases. A wrongful death case often goes to court for a verdict, and the presentation of the facts as well as strong supporting documentation and evidence is vital. In some cases, a settlement is reached prior to trial, but in either situation, the case must be fully prepared as if the trial will take place when seeking compensatory damages in such a terrible loss. The claim will likely be very high value as the death of an individual through criminal negligence is a terrible situation and financial awards will never make up for the loss. A settlement, judgment or verdict can provide for the family as they continue their lives and try to rebuild.
Contact a Danbury wrongful death lawyer at Jowdy & Jowdy for compassionate and professional legal counsel in wrongful death cases.
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