Helping Families Grieving a Wrongful Death
Wrongful death occurs if the death of a loved one was caused by someone’s “wrongful conduct,” such as by medical malpractice, a motor vehicle collision, construction injury or defective product. Immediate family members of the deceased can seek compensation for their losses.
While no amount of compensation will bring back a loved one, it can help make up for any financial losses and hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Our personal injury lawyers at Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C. in Bridgeport, Connecticut, have recovered significant compensation for their clients in wrongful death lawsuits. Our lawyers can guide you through this difficult, emotional process and help you obtain proper compensation for your losses.
Years of Experience Handling Wrongful Death Lawsuits
We understand that this is a difficult, emotional time for you and your family. When you work with our lawyers, you can leave all of the complex legal work to us while you and your family can focus on what is most important.
Our law firm has been helping grieving families for more than 50 years; our lawyers know how to support them and protect their rights.
A wrongful death may result in financial difficulties stemming from lost income, medical expenses and funeral expenses. The law also allows you to recover for emotional losses, including loss of companionship, love and affection. Recovery for these damages may include both past and future losses. We will work as hard as possible to maximize the compensation that you can receive.
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Over the years, we have recovered significant verdicts and settlements in a wide variety of wrongful death cases. The most recent example is a nearly $1 million settlement for the family of a 52-year-old mechanic, who was tragically killed when he was struck by a vehicle as he was loading an excavating machine onto a trailer owned by another individual.
The responsible driver had only $100,000 in available insurance, and we recovered that amount for the family. Through diligent investigation, we were able to find additional insurance coverage on the vehicle that the deceased was loading and prove through conflicting witness testimony that he was entitled to recover under that policy.
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Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions
How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim?
A. In Connecticut, you have two years from the date of the death to file a wrongful death claim.
Who can file a wrongful death claim in Connecticut?
A. Only immediate family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation for their loss.