Stamford Wrongful Death Lawyer
Was the life of your loved one cut short? If someone else was responsible, your strong emotions might be especially difficult to bear.
Our firm, Gould Injury Law, understands that you and your family are suffering a great loss. Struggling with the legal system by yourself would only needlessly add to your burden. So get in touch with us; our wrongful death attorneys work fast to file wrongful death lawsuits because we know families want to resolve their claims as soon as possible.
Do you live in or near Stamford, Connecticut? We can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit for your loved one’s death. Residents of Stamford, CT, can receive free consultations by visiting one of our offices or calling 888-WIN-FAST.
Every wrongful death case is unique. We’ll need to talk with you to give you specific answers. But we can give you an idea of what a wrongful death claim is and how to file a lawsuit.
What Wrongful Death Cases Look Like
Most wrongful death claims involve accidents. Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among Americans between the ages of 1 and 44.
How can unintentional injury affect your case? Let’s say a motorist drank too much before driving. In Stamford, Connecticut, the legal limit for blood alcohol is .08. Under Connecticut law, when you drive, you imply that you consent to this limit. Therefore, the intoxicated driver is breaking the law. He runs a red light without realizing it and kills a pedestrian who was crossing the street.
The driver failed to live up to his responsibility to operate his vehicle safely. Because his negligence caused a death, a jury could order him to pay damages to the deceased person’s family.
In Connecticut, Gould Injury Law has helped people recover damages for many types of wrongful death claims, including but not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Dog bite injuries
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Workplace injuries
In other cases, someone intentionally caused a death. Usually, families seek justice through the legal system. They may pursue criminal charges in court.
Sometimes, a client wants to pursue both a criminal and a civil lawsuit, or the court may not feel sufficient evidence exists for a criminal conviction. The family can try again in a civil proceeding.
You might be wondering if you can still file a wrongful death claim if your family member didn’t die immediately after the incident. Or else you may have filed a personal injury lawsuit before your loved one passed away. In both cases, you can still file a claim for your wrongful loss.
Did your loved one die as the result of an accident or an intentional act? Gould Injury Law can help you to file a claim on your loved one’s behalf.
Our wrongful death attorneys can give you professional legal advice fast. Contact us at 888-WIN-FAST or visit us at our most convenient Connecticut office location.
How to Get Fast Damages for a Wrongful Death
If someone’s actions cause death, the deceased’s executor or personal representative can seek damages in a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family, as Connecticut law states. Close family members, such as spouses, children, and parents, can contact a lawyer to see if their loss qualifies for compensation.
In a lawsuit, the person suing is the plaintiff, and the accused is the defendant. As the plaintiff, you have the responsibility is to show that the defendant caused harm by either action or inaction. The wrongful death lawyers of Gould Injury Law can help you prove your case. After a victory in court, you will be eligible for damages.
You can demand various types of economic damages, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Burial expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Property damage
- Personal injury
Economic damages are the most straightforward to calculate. For instance, to determine lost wages, the court will look at the person’s recent earnings.
Non-economic damages can be a more complex issue. Anyone who has experienced wrongful loss knows that suffering goes beyond paying hospital bills and funeral costs. One law professor put it this way: “There is no amount of money that most of us would ever exchange for our own lives.”
Survivors may also demand damages that take the long-lasting effects of death into consideration. These non-economic damages may include:
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
Courts or juries have several factors to weigh in deciding how much compensation you deserve. They may consider the life expectancy of the deceased person, the nature of the incident, and other circumstances.
The defendant may offer you a settlement before your case goes to court. Before you settle out of court, though, be sure to contact the wrongful death lawyers of Gould Injury Law. We will help you determine if the offered compensation is fair.
For a free consultation, contact us on our toll-free line, 888-WIN-FAST at any time. Or, if you live near Stamford, CT, you may prefer to visit us in person. Stop by the Connecticut office most convenient to you during business hours.
Why You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Even if your loved one had lived a full life, it wouldn’t have been easy to say goodbye. You can’t change what happened, but you can pursue damages for pain and suffering.
Your family’s loss can’t be easy to handle. Filing a wrongful death claim can be a complicated process. Having years of experience on your side can help the process go faster and smoother for you and your family, so let the wrongful death lawyers of Gould Injury Law help you out.
Whether you are filing a personal injury or a wrongful death case, time is of the essence. Clients filing in Stamford, CT, must follow statute laws that require them to start cases within specific deadlines. Your Gould Injury Law personal injury or wrongful death attorney can help you organize your claim fast.
We are truly sorry for your loss. We’re ready when to take fast action when you are. Please contact us at 888-WIN-FAST or visit our law office closest to your Stamford, CT, home.