In Your Time of Need, a Wrongful Death Lawyer Can Help – What We Do to Ease Your Burden
The death of a loved one is never easy to accept, but when you lose someone as a result of negligence or carelessness on the part of another person or entity, it is an even more bitter pill to swallow. In addition to the grief and pain caused by your loss, there is also the very real possibility that the death can create an economic hardship on those who were left behind. This hardship may be related to the medical bills and hospital expenses related to their death, the costs of burial, or the degree to which the person was financially and emotionally supportive of those who depended on them. When this is the case, those left behind are often able to file a specific type of lawsuit known as a wrongful death suit. A wrongful death lawyer from Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law can help you as you deal with the loss of your loved one, getting you the compensation that you need to ease your burden.
At Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law, we understand that no amount of money can mend the hole that is left behind when someone that you love has died. However, even in the face of your grief it is important to understand that when a death has resulted because of somebody else’s negligence or wrongdoing, then justice needs to be done and others need to be protected from similar negligence in the future. That is the purpose of a wrongful death lawsuit. It provides compensation to those beneficiaries and dependents who have suffered – and will continue to suffer – as a result of the death, and in making the responsible parties pay it also serves as a potent warning to those responsible and others regarding the need to act responsibly and with care. In many ways, a wrongful death lawsuit is filed on behalf of the person who has died.
There are many situations that can give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit, including:
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Work accidents
- Fatal dog attacks
In the state of Connecticut, a wrongful death lawsuit is filed by the executor of the deceased’s estate, and it is the estate to which payments are made. The compensation that may be sought includes the loss of earning capacity based upon the amount of money that the deceased earned or could have been expected to earn, the financial support that they provided, any medical and funeral costs that were incurred leading up to or as a result of the death, and loss of companionship. Damages can also be sought to compensate for the pain and suffering that the person suffered before their death.
If you have lost a loved one upon whom you depended for financial support and you believe that their death was caused by the careless of another, then call Jonathan Perkins Attorneys at Law today. We will provide you with the legal guidance you need to determine your best next step.
Learn more about Wrongful Death Lawsuits HERE.