Wrongful Death

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Who Can File a Claim for Wrongful Death?

Under Connecticut law, a representative is allowed to file a claim on behalf of the survivors who suffer damage from the decedent's death.

The survivors who are the "real parties in interest" may include:

  • Immediate family members
  • Life partners
  • Financial dependents
  • And even distant family members

Seeking Compensation for Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions is a devastating experience. In addition to the emotional toll, it can also result in financial hardships for the surviving family members. At David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC, our experienced wrongful death attorneys in East Hartford, CT are here to help you seek justice and obtain the compensation you deserve.

When pursuing a wrongful death claim, it is important to understand that compensation can be sought for various damages, including:

  • Medical expenses related to the final injury or illness
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of financial support and future earnings
  • Pain and suffering endured by the deceased before their passing
  • Loss of companionship, guidance, and emotional support

Our compassionate legal team will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf. We will gather evidence, consult with experts, and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible. While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, it can help alleviate the financial burdens caused by their untimely death.

If you have lost a family member due to someone else's negligence, don't hesitate to contact our wrongful death attorney in East Hartford, CT today. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and provide guidance on the best course of action. 

Learn more about how we can help you. Contact us online or call 860-528-4567 today!

Can I Sue For Emotional Distress?

When suffering the wrongful loss of a loved one, it is common to experience lasting emotional distress due to the devastation recently gone through.

Emotional distress may show itself in:

  • An inability to perform daily functions
  • A need for additional assistance
  • Or a general daily hindrance caused by trauma

If you believe you are suffering because of emotional distress, take legal action with the help of our firm!

Seeking Compensation for Wrongful Death

Losing a loved one due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions is a devastating experience. In addition to the emotional toll, it can also result in financial hardships for the surviving family members. At David A. Zipfel & Associates, LLC, our experienced wrongful death attorneys in East Hartford, CT are here to help you seek justice and obtain the compensation you deserve.

When pursuing a wrongful death claim, it is important to understand that compensation can be sought for various damages, including:

  • Medical expenses related to the final injury or illness
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of financial support and future earnings
  • Pain and suffering endured by the deceased before their passing
  • Loss of companionship, guidance, and emotional support

Our compassionate legal team will work tirelessly to build a strong case on your behalf. We will gather evidence, consult with experts, and negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible. While no amount of money can bring your loved one back, it can help alleviate the financial burdens caused by their untimely death.

If you have lost a family member due to someone else's negligence, don't hesitate to contact our wrongful death attorney in East Hartford, CT today. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and provide guidance on the best course of action. Call us now at (860) 528-4567 to schedule an appointment. We are available 24/7 to support you in your time of need.

Commonly Asked Questions

Who can file a wrongful death lawsuit in East Hartford, CT?

In East Hartford, CT, the immediate family members of the deceased person, such as spouses, children, and parents, are usually eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In some cases, other dependents or beneficiaries may also have the right to file a claim.

What damages can be claimed in a wrongful death case?

In a wrongful death case, various damages can be claimed, including medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost income and future earnings, loss of companionship and guidance, and pain and suffering. An attorney can help assess the specific damages applicable to your case.

How long does a wrongful death lawsuit take to resolve?

The duration of a wrongful death lawsuit can vary depending on various factors, such as the complexity of the case, the cooperation of the parties involved, and the court's schedule. Some cases may be resolved through settlement negotiations, while others may require litigation and trial, which can take longer.

How Can I Prove Emotional Distress?

Like any claim, emotional distress must be proven to become valid. Family and/or friends may need to testify on your behalf as well as you providing proof of your emotional distress.

Distress may be reflected in:

  • A lack of sleep
  • Trouble driving
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty performing daily tasks
  • And more
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Wrongful Death Attorney in Hartford, CT

With two convenient office locations in the Hartford area, it is easy for you to visit my firm and discuss your legal options. My offices are also available to take your call anytime 24/7, so don't wait another minute to call and schedule a case evaluation.

Hire a Hartford attorney in your wrongful death case. After losing your loved one, you should not have to suffer further stress financially and emotionally.

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