Understanding wrongful death in Connecticut

Death is a normal part of life indeed. However, there are many different types of situations that can result in the unnecessary loss of life. Too many people in Connecticut die every year due to the negligence of others. Medical malpractice, a drunk driving car crash, a fatal workplace accident and more are all examples of such situations. Friends and family members are left grieving the loss of companionship they expected to have for many more year to come.

What types of damages are awarded for wrongful death?

Many events can lead to the unexpected loss of a loved one. A fatal workplace accident and a deadly drunk driving car crash are just two examples of events that claim lives unnecessarily, leaving friends and family members to grieve. In the state of Connecticut, a wrongful death is legally able to be compensated based upon different considerations. If you have lost a relative in a fatal accident, you should understand how this works.

What is the difference between compensatory and punitive damages?

Losing a loved one in a sudden accident can be an incredibly difficult experience to endure, and knowing that his or her death could have been prevented can be even more traumatic. In addition to the emotional pain that you and your family have to contend with, you may also be confronted by significant an unexpected financial hardships as a result of the fatal incident. That is why it is important to be familiar with the types of damages that can be awarded in Connecticut wrongful death cases, as well as their intended purposes.

What should you know before filing a wrongful death lawsuit?

The death of a loved one is often a devastating experience for people in Connecticut, and elsewhere. These already difficult situations can be compounded when deaths are caused by the negligent, or intentional, actions of others. In these cases, the families who are left behind may be left unprepared, and thus, facing a financial crisis. For some, filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person responsible for causing the death may provide some type of relief. Being prepared may help families to ensure they receive the compensation they deserve.

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When Connecticut parents lose a child, they often do everything they can to find out the reasons for their loss. Unfortunately, this can be difficult and in some cases, the family members never understand the true reason for their child’s death.

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Although automobiles are the most common mode of transportation in Connecticut and the rest of the country, it is important for people to remember that they are large, heavy pieces of machinery that can be deadly. Unfortunately, some car manufacturers fail to design or assemble their products correctly, which puts consumers at even greater risk. In many cases, victims are entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit, but there are some exceptions.

Family of drowned 14-year-old Manchester boy to receive $1.72 million

When Connecticut parents send their children to school, whether it's elementary, middle or high school, they expect that the teachers and staff members will protect them from any possible harm. Unfortunately, distractions can sometimes keep teachers from paying attention to every student at every moment of the school day, which can result in devastating fatal accidents.

Distracted driving still causes thousands of car accidents each year

Most Connecticut residents have some sort of mobile device that enables them to stay connected with their family, friends, and colleagues. While these devices can be tremendously useful, they can cause car accidents when people use them while they’re operating a motor vehicle. For this reason, some lawmakers are looking for more innovative ways to discourage distracted driving.

Following fatal Bridgeport accident, driver to spend five years in prison

Even though most Connecticut drivers are cautious and careful, some car accidents are unavoidable. However, when people fail to stop after an auto accident, the legal system often punishes them severely. Such reckless behavior can even lead to more collisions with other drivers. Thankfully, people who flee the scenes of car accidents sometimes turn themselves in to the authorities.

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In New Have, and elsewhere, regardless of the breed of dog a pet owner has, they have a responsibility to ensure that their pet is properly socialized so it will not attack or that it is safely enclosed in their home or yard. If a dog gets out and attacks someone, it can result in serious personal injury, which can have lasting effects. Often, the pain from dog bite injuries is not just physical; victims of animal attacks often have lasting emotional pain as well.

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