Death of a loved one in itself is one of the worst emotional sufferings that one can go through, but when that death is caused by someone else's negligence or fault it makes matter even worse. All those who have gone through such an experience in life have similar tales of emotional trauma, financial difficulties or an unhappy childhood due to the sudden demise of someone they truly loved or were financially dependent upon. While one cannot go back in time and change the circumstances that led to a loved one's untimely death, the law in the State of Connecticut gives a right to the family of a decedent to fight and be compensated for their loss. But, to be able to do so, one needs the counsel of an experienced wrongful death attorney in Connecticut.
At Sorrentino legal, we strive to provide the best legal representation that one can possibly get to people who are affected by the sudden and untimely death of a loved one. We do it, not only by properly examining the case and bringing to justice all the parties that could have been responsible for the sudden death, but also by being compassionate and ensuring that the friends and family of the deceased don't have to go through any more discomfort or anguish while fighting the case.
Wrongful Death Cases That We Handle
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- DUI Accidents
- Aviation Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Death caused by using defective product
- Death due to negligence of safety at workplace
- Industrial accidents
Though the above-mentioned causes are usually the reason for an untimely death of an individual, wrongful death can happen due to other types of negligence and malpractices as well. To know for sure whether the death of a loved one can be classified as wrongful death or not, you will need to speak to a competent wrongful death lawyer in Connecticut like us at Sorrentino Legal. If you are in a dilemma, call us at (203) 518-8010 and we will make sure that your case is handled on a priority basis.
It is true that no amount of money can compensate for the sudden death of someone one truly loved, but it can help in bringing normalcy back into the lives of those who depended on the deceased, either emotionally or financially. The law in the State of Connecticut allows the estate of the deceased, parents, children or surviving spouse to seek damages from the people or institution(s) responsible for the untimely death of their loved one. These damages are:
- Economic Damages – Monetary loss and expenses suffered due to the sudden death of a loved one, which includes medical and funeral expenses, burial costs, loss of earnings.
- Non-economic Damages – These damages are awarded for the non-monetary loss suffered by the loved ones of the deceased, which include loss of companionship, emotional suffering, and destruction of the ability to enjoy life's pleasures.
At Sorrentino Legal we work with economists, accountants, and other experts to calculate a fair and reasonable compensation for all the monetary and non-monetary loss suffered due to the negligence of the defendants, so that our clients can focus on bringing normalcy back to their lives after the death of a loved one.
Till When Can You File A Claim?
According to the prevailing Statute of Limitations, one can file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years from the date of death and no more than “five years from the date of the act or omission” which caused the death. However, in certain cases, some defendants may need to be put on notice for the claim earlier than that. That's why, if you feel that the death of a loved one was due to the negligence of someone else, you need to get legal counsel from a wrongful death lawyer in Connecticut right now. Feel free to call Sorrentino Legal at (203) 518-8010, if you need any advice regarding a case where a loved one's death may have been due to someone else's negligence. If you will like to talk about it at your home or any other place you are more comfortable at, our wrongful death attorney in Connecticut can also visit you there.