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New Haven Wrongful Death Lawyer

The pain of losing somebody is real and deep, and we wish nobody had to experience a devastating loss. However, if your loved one lost their life due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, the team at Jacobs & Jacobs is here to help. Our New Haven wrongful death lawyers have the resources necessary to fully investigate what happened and help you and your family recover the closure and compensation you are entitled to. You do not have to go through this alone. We will be here for you.

Why Turn to Jacobs & Jacobs for Help With This Case

  • The attorneys at Jacobs & Jacobs have been handling complex injury and wrongful death claims for more than 100 years, and we have a track record of securing significant multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for clients.
  • Our attorneys are continually developing new techniques to effectively present wrongful death claims in New Haven for settlement or trial.
  • We handle New Haven wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will not have to worry about paying any legal fees until after we obtain the closure and compensation they need after their loss.

How Will an Attorney Help a Wrongful Death Case in New Haven?

Wrongful death claims are typically incredibly challenging and nearly impossible for family members to handle by themselves. In these cases, it is crucial for an attorney to be involved so they can:

  • Gather all evidence available that can prove liability for the death. This can include statements from eyewitnesses, accident reports, video or photo surveillance, and more.
  • Work with economic and financial professionals to adequately calculate the total losses the family is expected to incur.
  • Negotiate with insurance carriers and legal teams for the at-fault party to reach a fair settlement on behalf of the family members or the estate of the deceased.

Who Can File for Wrongful Death in New Haven, Connecticut?

When we turn to Connecticut law, we can see that the only people actually allowed to file a wrongful death claim in the state are the executor or the administrator of the deceased person’s estate. If a person died without an estate plan (including a will) that named an executor or administrator, or if the named executor or administrator cannot serve, the court will appoint somebody in this capacity (Conn. Gen. Stat. § 52-555 (2021).

There may be various types of compensation available if a wrongful death claim is successful in Connecticut. This can include the following:

  • The deceased’s lost earning capacity
  • The loss of the deceased person’s ability to carry out life activities
  • Any pain and suffering the deceased experienced before their death
  • All necessary medical care related to the deceased person’s final injury or illness
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of consortium (which refers to the loss of affection, moral support, society, and companionship the deceased would have provided their spouse)

Contact our New Haven Wrongful Death Attorney Today

If you have lost somebody you love due to the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity in the New Haven area, contact the team at Jacobs & Jacobs for help today. Our attorneys are standing by so we can get involved quickly. We want to make sure your claim is thoroughly investigated and that you have an advocate by your side throughout this entire process. When you need a New Haven wrongful death lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at (203) 777-2300.

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