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Wrongful Death FAQ

The Connecticut Department of Public Health has identified 143,444 deaths between 2006 and 2010 throughout the entire state. These deaths were caused by a number of different factors, while many were also caused as a result of a negligent or intentional action of another individual.

When a death is caused by the negligent or intentional action of another individual or entity, it can have a tremendous impact on their family members. This can result in unexpected loss of income, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering associated with a loss, among other things.

If you have lost a loved one due to another person’s negligent or careless action, no matter what the cause, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses and damages. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we will fight on your behalf to achieve the maximum compensation benefits available.

For more information on our law firm, or to begin exploring your legal options, our attorneys welcome you to call us at 1-800-PERKINS or complete the Free Case Evaluation to the right.

Wrongful Death Frequently Asked Questions

Our team recognizes that there may be dozens of questions going through your head regarding the loss of your loved one. These may be questions of all sorts, however our lawyers are here to assist you during this time of need and most accurately answer any questions that you may have.

Some frequently asked questions include:

Yes – Children may receive compensation benefits from a wrongful death suit. They may be able to receive benefits regarding mental anguish, loss of companionship, education, and financial contributions.
A lawyer can assist you to ensure your family’s rights are preserved and that you achieve the compensation due for the loss of your loved one. All of our lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we will not get paid unless you get paid. This also takes the worry out of affording a lawyer and lets you focus on remembering all the wonderful times you had with your loved one.
Yes – Anything your family member contributed can be counted for a loss to the entire family. This can include raising children and nurturing the family, which is just as important to a family as holding an occupation.
The difference between the two is that murder constitutes a criminal case, where wrongful death is a civil case. When a defendant loses a civil case of wrongful death, they usually will not go to prison, while in criminal cases the individual may face a prison sentence.
Yes – The statute of limitations to file a wrongful death case varies from state to state. In Connecticut, individuals have up to two years to file a wrongful death claim.
In Connecticut, immediate family members, spouses, minor children, and parents can bring a suit for wrongful death. State laws determine whether partners, grandparents, and adult children can file.
This will typically depend on the circumstances of the negligent party. The wrongful death could be caused by an employer, drunk driver, reckless driver, dangerous drug, or any other case where a negligent individual has contributed to the passing of your family member.