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Wrongful Death Attorneys in Southington

Fighting for Families Impacted by the Wrongful Death of a Loved One

Representation from an experienced trial attorney is paramount in the event of a death caused by someone else’s negligence. While settlements occur in fatal injury claims, maximizing compensation for grieving family members requires a seasoned lawyer with proven litigation skills.

At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P., 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.

Please contact us online or call (860) 200-3443 to request a free consultation.

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 years state 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 expense
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of companionship
  • Pain and suffering

Serving You with Compassion & 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 provides 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, L.L.P. 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, L.L.P. can work to maximize the compensation you receive in this difficult situation.

To speak with a Southington wrongful death attorney about your options following the loss of a loved one, please call (860) 200-3443.

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  • Experience

    Our firm has over 30 years of proven experience.

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    We truly care about you and take a personal interest in your case.

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    We have collected millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.

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