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Losing somebody that you love is a challenge that we wish nobody had to experience. Unfortunately, there are times when the careless or negligent actions of others lead to untimely and unexpected deaths. At Jacobs & Jacobs, our qualified team is standing by to help when you need a Milford wrongful death laweyr by your side. We have extensive resources at our disposal that we can use to fully investigate what happened and help your family recover the closure and compensation you need.
In the state of Connecticut, wrongful death cases need to be acted on by estates and families very quickly. A Milford wrongful death attorney will make sure that claims are filed within the two-year Connecticut wrongful death statute of limitations.
These cases typically involve expensive investigations on the part of an attorney, and this takes time and resources – both of which family members and the estate of the deceased usually do not have. An attorney can investigate the incident that led to the death, determine liability, and handle all negotiations with other parties in an attempt to secure complete compensation.
It is important to understand that the state of Connecticut only allows the executor or administrator of a deceased person’s estate to bring a wrongful death claim. This differs from other states where families are allowed to file these claims (Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-555 (2021).
If an executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate is successful with their claim, there are several categories of losses that could the awarded. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
In certain situations involving car accidents, the court is allowed to award double or triple damages for wrongful death claims in the event the driver who caused the accident deliberately or recklessly disregarded various traffic laws AND these deliberate or reckless actions were a substantial factor in causing the death.
If you have lost somebody that you care about due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity in the Milford area, reach out to the team at Jacobs & Jacobs for help as soon as possible. We have extensive experience handling complex injury and wrongful death claims throughout Connecticut, and we are ready to get to work on your behalf immediately. Let us help you recover the closure you are entitled to after going through this unexpected tragedy. When you need a Milford wrongful death attorney, you can contact us online or by calling us at (203) 777-2300.