Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death Attorneys in Hartford, CT

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Losing a loved one is a heartbreaking experience, especially when that loss is due to an accident caused by the negligence, recklessness or wrongful acts of another person. While no amount of money can truly make up for the wrongful death of a loved one, surviving family members are entitled to receive compensation for their loss under Connecticut law. Our wrongful death attorneys at the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman understand how difficult it is for families to deal with the loss of a loved one. We provide sensitive representation, guiding families through wrongful death claims to recover necessary compensation for such damages as burial costs and loss of a wage earner. By focusing our attention on the legal aspects of your wrongful death claim, you have the time you need to focus on your family. If you need quality legal representation after losing a loved one, contact our firm.

Wrongful death statutes in Connecticut

Under wrongful death statutes in Connecticut, an executor or administrator of the estate of a deceased accident victim can recover compensation from the negligent party when injuries from the accident resulted in death. The death may be instantaneous at the accident scene or occur later on. As well-qualified wrongful death attorneys with over 35 years of experience, we assist executors and administrators in recovering compensation for a full range of damages:

  • Lost earning capacity
  • Damages for pain and suffering while conscious
  • Reasonably necessary costs of medical, hospital and nursing services
  • Funeral expenses

In addition, our firm assists spouses in recovering legally-fair compensation for loss of consortium, including:

  • Loss of the society
  • Loss of affection
  • Loss of moral support
  • Loss of services
  • Loss of sexual relations
  • Loss of companionship

Common causes of fatal accidents

The wrongful death of a loved one can result from any type of accident caused by a negligent or reckless act. At the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman, our wrongful death and personal injury attorneys provide thoughtful and precise assistance for surviving family members and executors for a broad range of fatal accidents:

  • Auto accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Accidents caused by drunk drivers
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Workplace accidents

Seek immediate representation from wrongful death attorneys

Under Connecticut law, you may have as little as two years from the date of the death of your loved one to bring a claim for wrongful death and recover compensation. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another party, please do not hesitate to contact the Law Offices of Marc N. Needelman for a free initial consultation.