Fighting For Families Impacted By The Wrongful Death Of A Loved One
No one should ever have to experience the tragedy of losing a loved one to a wrongful death. When the reckless or negligent behavior of another is responsible for the loss of your loved one, you have the right to hold them accountable for their decisions. The attorney you choose to represent your claim has a major impact on the outcome of your case, so why not be sure the representation you choose can fight for you?
At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, we have over 30 years of personal injury experience that we can put to work for you. Our skilled Southington wrongful death attorneys know how these kinds of cases differ from typical personal injury cases and can adapt their representation to meet your unique needs. Our goal is to maximize the compensation you receive for your loss while minimizing the struggle of your case to do so.
Who Can File A Wrongful Death Claim?
According to the Connecticut Code Title 52 Civil Actions Chapter 925 Sec. 52-555, only an executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate may file a wrongful death claim. If the deceased did not leave a will specifying an executor or administrator of their estate, the court can appoint one.
Additionally, Connecticut has a two-year statute of limitations on wrongful death claims. This means the executor of an estate has two years to file a claim or they may lose the right to recover compensation. It is important to note that the two-year time limit begins on the date of the deceased’s death, not on the date of an accident or injury, which may be different.
What Damages Can I Collect?
When damages are won in a wrongful death case they are rewarded to the deceased’s estate. The amount that can be won is determined by the court and the specific situation. Damages can be awarded to pay for:
- Medical and hospital expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
Serving You With Compassion And Vigor
Under strong leadership, our firm provides a friendly environment where you can speak openly and honestly – and we will do the same. We understand that no amount of money can bring back your loved one, but we do believe that a successful wrongful death claim can give you the means to move forward and provide you with a sense of justice.
Every family is different – as is every wrongful death claim. Our respectful and flexible team adapts easily to any kind of situation to ensure that the service you receive meets and exceeds your expectations.
Handling All Types Of Fatal Accident Claims In Connecticut
Whether you are in Southington, Hartford, Wolcott, Bristol or any neighboring community, Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, can provide guidance following the passing of a loved one.
We handle cases involving wrongful death caused by:
- High-impact motor vehicle collisions involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks and drunk drivers
- Professional negligence such as medical malpractice
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Negligent acts that involve fatal injuries to children
- Work-related injuries, including those that involve third parties
- Defective products
Compensation is available to beneficiaries in wrongful death claims, specifically reasonable and necessary expenses involving medical, funeral and burial expenses. Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, can work to maximize the compensation you receive in this difficult situation.
You Have The Right To Demand Satisfaction
If you have lost a loved one due to wrongful death, do not let anyone try to convince you that you do not need an attorney, and never accept any kind of settlement or compensation without consulting us first. We know how to look out for the best interests of our clients. We do not back down from a fight, and only settle when it protects your future. The sooner you grant us the privilege of representing you, the sooner we can earn the compensation you need to move forward.