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New Haven Wrongful Death Attorneys

Was someone close to you recently killed as the result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another person in Connecticut? The New Haven wrongful death attorneys of Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers are ready to fight for you and make sure that you get justice for your loved one. You could be entitled to various damages, including compensation for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

Many families are understandably far too overwhelmed to be concerned about legal deadlines, but the statute of limitations on wrongful death claims in Connecticut is two years. A person will want to retain legal counsel as soon as possible whenever a wrongful death claim may be possible.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can handle all of the paperwork filings and court appearances on your behalf so you can take all the time you and your family need to grieve. Our firm understands how difficult these types of claims can be for individuals and works to make the legal process as painless as possible.

You can get all of the assistance you need when you contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today. Call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 if you live outside Connecticut to have our attorneys review your case and help you understand all of your legal options during a free consultation.

Do I Need A Wrongful Death Lawyer?

The first benefit to hiring an attorney is that they will usually conduct an independent investigation of the accident that killed your loved one. This investigation will not only determine the actual cause but will also allow you to know who exactly is responsible.

Another major reason to have a lawyer is because you will usually be contacted by an insurance company representing any negligent party. In most cases, these insurers offer proposed settlements in hopes that you will not file a legal claim.

You should know that these offers are typically much less than what a family might actually be entitled to in these cases. You should also avoid speaking to any insurer simply too avoid the possibility of you inadvertently saying something that ultimately damages your wrongful death claim.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers can deal with the insurance companies so you don’t have to. Our firm will negotiate a fair and full settlement, and we will not hesitate to file a lawsuit if an insurer refuses to provide satisfactory compensation.

Why Choose Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers To Handle My Case?

Jonathan Perkins has over 30 years of legal experience and has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers was a winner of the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award in 2015.

Our firm’s record of success includes $2.3 million recovered for the family of a man killed in a traffic accident. We also recovered $850,000 for the family of an 83-year-old man who died in an auto accident.

Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers understands that no amount of money can ever replace your loved one, but you deserve compensation for your losses and the problems they create. Our firm will fight to help you get justice.

Do not let concerns about money prevent you from seeking legal representation, as Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers represents clients on a contingency fee basis so there are no fees unless you receive a monetary award. Call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 if you live outside Connecticut to set up a no cost, no obligation consultation.

Types of Wrongful Death Cases We Handle

Connecticut General Statute § 52-555 establishes that an executor or administrator can bring an action to recover damages for injuries resulting in death against the party legally at fault for such injuries. If a person dies without making a will designating an executor or administrator, a court will appoint an executor or administrator.

Any person who possesses a will signed by a decedent must deliver it to the appropriate probate court within 30 days of the date of death. When there is no will, an heir or a creditor of the decedent will usually file an application requesting the appointment of an administrator or executor.

A person could be killed in any one of a number of possible accidents. Wrongful death cases may arise from acts of negligence of other parties or deliberate misconduct.

In general, some of the most common causes of wrongful death include, but are not limited to:

  • Car Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Truck Accidents
  • Lead Poisoning

In most wrongful death cases, damages may include awards for medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, and lost earning capacity. In Floyd v. Fruit Industries, Inc. 114 Conn. 659 (1957), the Supreme Court of Connecticut noted that it had consistently held that damages for wrongful death are not restricted to those arising from the mere destruction of earning capacity, as some damages are “recoverable for death itself, even though instantaneous, without regard to earnings or earning capacity.” It is also important to note that Connecticut General Statute § 14-295 provides that in any civil action to recover damages resulting from wrongful death, the trier of fact can award double or treble (triple) damages when it is specifically pleaded that the negligent party deliberately or with reckless disregard operated a motor vehicle and that violation was a substantial factor in causing the victim’s death.

Wrongful Death Statistics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 146,571 unintentional injury deaths in the United States in 2015. This translates to 45.6 deaths per 100,000 people.

Unintentional injury deaths included 33,381 caused by unintentional falls, 37,757 motor vehicle traffic deaths, and 47,478 involving unintentional poisoning. The CDC reported that there were 30.8 million emergency department visits for unintentional injuries in 2015.

Contact a New Haven Wrongful Death Attorney Today

If your loved one died because of another party’s negligence in Connecticut, you must take quick legal action. Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers is ready and willing to help you with your wrongful death claim.

Our firm will conduct a thorough investigation to collect all of the necessary evidence to prove your case. You can have our lawyers provide a complete evaluation of your case as soon as you call 1-800-PERKINS or (203) 397-1283 if you live outside Connecticut, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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Our Results
  • $2.3 Million

    For the family of a man killed in a traffic accident.

  • $2.1 Million

    For a Brazilian woman who fell off her bicycle, severely injuring her head.

  • $1.5 Million

    Awarded for an infant who died while at a daycare facility

  • $850 THOUSAND

    For the family of an 83 year old man who died after being in an auto accident.

Our Attorneys
  • Johnathan Perkins

    Jonathan Perkins

  • Wendy Kowarik

    Wendi Kowarik

  • Jeff Lynch

    Jeffrey Lynch

  • Kevin Blake

    Kevin Blake

  • Scott Burg

    Scott Burg

  • Robert McCarthy

    Robert McCarthy

  • Joshua Baum

    Joshua Baum


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