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    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 death case.

    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.

    You may also click here to confidentially send us information for us to review your situation.

    We look at your case for free.  We only charge a fee if we win or settle your case.

When You Need a Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyer,

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Connecticut Courts

for Wrongful Death Cases

Judicial District of Hartford

  Avon, Bloomfield, Enfield, East Hartford, Farmington, Glastonbury, Hartford, Manchester, Newington, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, South Windsor, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor.

Jud. Dist. of Ansonia - Milford

  Ansonia, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Shelton, Southbury, West Haven.

Judicial District of Danbury

  Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield.

J. D. of Fairfield (Bridgeport)

  Bridgeport, Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, Monroe, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Stratford, Trumbull, Weston, Westport, Wilton.

Judicial District of Litchfield

  Litchfield, New Milford, Torrington, Watertown, Winsted, Woodbury.

Judicial District of Middlesex

  Cromwell, Deep River, Durham, Essex, Haddam, Middletown, Portland, Old Saybrook.

Judicial District of New Britain

  Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, Farmington, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Southington, Wethersfield.

 J. D. of New Haven (and Meriden)

  Branford, Cheshire, East Haven, Guilford, Hamden, Milford, New Haven, North Haven, Meriden, Wallingford, West Haven.

J. D. of Norwich (and New London)

  Colchester, East Lyme, Groton, Montville, New London, Norwich.

J. D.  of Putnam (and Windham)

  Killingly, Ledyard, Plainfield, Willimantic, Windham.

J. D. of Stamford - Norwalk

  Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Weston, Westport, Wilton.

Judicial District of Tolland

  Andover, Bolton, Columbia, Coventry, Ellington, Enfield, Hebron, Manchester, Rockville, Tolland, Vernon.

Judicial District of Waterbury

  Naugatuck, Southbury, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury.


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