Losing a family member due to the actions of someone else is devastating to experience and impossible to prepare for. Unfortunately, wrongful deaths to mothers, fathers, children and loved ones happen every day. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, there were 113,000 unintentional deaths in 2005 alone.
Sadly, accidental injuries are the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States and the cause of great emotional and financial stress for many families across the nation, When those deaths are caused by the negligence of another, the family members have the right to seek compensation.
If a loved one or family member has been killed due to the actions of another person, we can help. The attorneys on the Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers team have the knowledge and expertise to handle your wrongful death lawsuit and will fight for your maximum compensation benefit amount. With offices in Hartford, Bridgeport, New London, Waterbury, and New Haven, our wrongful death lawyers fight for the rights of families throughout Connecticut.
WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE LITIGATION OPTIONS?
If a loved one has died as a direct result of a company, entity, or individual’s negligence or misconduct, you have the right to file a wrongful death claim. Plaintiffs in wrongful death actions can sue for:
- Punitive damages
- Loss of protection and guidance
- Loss of love, affection, and companionship
- Medical costs
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of future earnings
In almost all instances, a representative from the opposing party’s insurance company will be involved in their legal defense. Their job is to try and obtain information from you that can be used against your lawsuit and return a favorable verdict for their customer. Insurance agents are NOT your friend. They are highly skilled at talking with the families of injury and wrongful death cases and need to be handled correctly.
An experienced attorney will be able to address these types of concerns for you – making sure that you are not left in a vulnerable position and helping to proactively guide you past the pitfalls that you may encounter during the course of legal action. Our Connecticut personal injury lawyers have worked with clients whose claims range from automobile accidents to failure to provide adequate security. By investigating the death of your loved one, our team will deeply examine the evidence and consult eyewitnesses to develop the best possible strategy for your case.
COMMON CAUSES OF UNJUST DEATH IN CT
While there can be many different reasons, situations, and instances where a person can be seriously injured or killed, some of the most common causes of wrongful death can include (but are not limited to):
- Medical malpractice
- Car Accident
- Defective product
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
Here at Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we operate on a contingency basis. What this means is that we do not collect our fee unless we win your case. Our proven team of trial attorneys are dedicated to the pursuit of justice and will fight for your rights in a court of law.
CONTACT A CONNECTICUT WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER
The Connecticut wrongful death attorneys at our firm have handled a wide array of wrongful death claims and are equipped to provide comprehensive legal counsel for your lawsuit. Call 800-PERKINS or send us an email for a free consultation.