At the Serrano Law Firm, we understand it will not be easy
for you to discuss a loved oneís death. We will take the
time to listen to you calmly and compassionately if a person
close to you has died as the result of a fatal accident. We will explain how
Connecticut law applies to your
situation. And if it appears that the law allows a
wrongful death claim to be brought, we will use all our skill
and resources to obtain the maximum compensation for the loss of
your loved one.
In Connecticut, wrongful death cases are controlled by General
Statutes Sec. 52-555. This law allows us to seek
compensation for a client for the emotional suffering and
financial hardship which results from the death of a spouse,
parent or child. The law also allows us to seek payment of
medical, hospital, nursing and funeral expenses in a wrongful
The law allows an executor or administrator to bring a personal injury claim against the person
or persons legally at fault for causing a personís
death. (If the deceased person left a Last Will, the
executor is the person named in the Will to handle the deceased
personís affairs. If there is no Will, an administrator
is the person appointed by the Probate Court to handle the
deceased personís affairs.)
In Connecticut, a wrongful death law suit must be filed within a
certain period of time ó
2 years from the date of death but no later that 5 years from
the date of the act that caused the death. Other laws with
earlier deadlines may apply to your situation, such as if your
loved oneís death was caused by the negligence of a government
employee or of a person who sells liquor, or if the death was
caused by a defective road or sidewalk.
Because of these deadlines, and because of the need to preserve
evidence, it is important to speak to a lawyer as soon as
possible if there has been a fatal accident.
If you are confronted with the accidental death of a
loved one, be assured that we are here to assist you with
compassion and care.
Please call to schedule an appointment to speak
with us without charge about your wrongful death claim.
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