Manchester Wrongful Death Attorneys
Fighting for justice when negligence leads to the death of a loved one
You can never prepare for an unexpected death of a loved one. Before you even have time to process what has happened, you are thrown into having to plan a funeral and start the probate process. It’s a difficult time, to say the least.
You need answers, and you need someone to take responsibility for putting your loved one in the fatal position that took him or her away from you and your family. Money can’t replace your loss, but it can help cover any necessary expenses to make your life easier as you struggle to adjust to your new reality. Filing a personal injury action can help you to secure the compensation that you are certain to need moving forward, and it can assist you through the grieving process by helping you gain some sense of closure by holding the negligent party or parties responsible. The Manchester wrongful death attorneys at Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC are here for you to lean on in your most difficult time. Speak with one of our supportive team members today.
Why should I hire a Manchester wrongful death attorney?
We can’t tell you the number of times clients have said they didn’t want to file a wrongful death claim. It makes people feel uncomfortable and guilty, as if people will think they’re greedy.
But here’s what we know: it’s not about the money. It’s about holding the negligent party accountable for his, her, or their actions. It’s about getting that dangerous product off the shelves, or forcing people to slow down on the roads, or making sure that the job site has the right safety equipment. Wrongful death claims are about honesty, transparency, and answerability. They’re about setting the record straight.
That’s not always the case for the negligent parties, though. The goal of the insurance companies is to escape liability, finding reasons to lay blame on third parties or even the victim for his or her own death; it’s what they are trained to do. A Manchester wrongful death attorney can maneuver through the process maintaining your claim and keeping fault where it belongs – on the negligent party or parties responsible.
Because this is our home as much as yours, we know the best resources available in our community to help your case and to help you through such a devastating loss. We also know where the dangers lurk:
- We know the dangerous roads and deadly car accidents that occur on them
- We understand the fatal hazards of construction work
- We recognize the lethal risks of using defective products
- We grasp the mortal peril of sexual assault
Our skills of painting a picture of what you have lost by being deprived of your family member’s presence, and of what your loved one’s life would have been had he or she had the ability to live it to the fullest, will be invaluable to showing the economic loss you will also endure. The idea of an uncertain future is scary to anyone and you should not have to undergo that stress due to someone else’s negligence.
The most common causes of wrongful death
A wrongful death claim is tough from the standpoint that you know it was preventable so it’s harder to make sense of. Negligence, carelessness, recklessness: they all mean the same thing. Someone else is to blame and your loved one likely had no control over the situation that ended his or her life. The situations that can provide grounds for a wrongful death action include:
- Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, motorcycles, and tractor trailers
- Nursing home and assisted living abuse and neglect
- Work-related accidents, including fatal traumatic brain injuries
- Defective products causing fatal injuries
- Slips and falls on hazardous premises
No matter the cause of the accident, if your family member has succumbed to his or her injuries and has died, our attorneys will carefully examine every facet of your claim to give you as much peace of mind as possible.
Who is entitled to bring a wrongful death claim in Connecticut?
Under Connecticut law, an action for wrongful death may only be brought by the executor or administrator of the decedent’s estate. Under the wrongful death statute, the administrator or executor may recover on behalf of the estate damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life activities
- Loss of income
- Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
- Cost of reasonably necessary medical, hospital and nursing services,
- Funeral expenses
How long do I have to file a wrongful death claim in Manchester, CT?
The Connecticut statute of limitations for wrongful death actions gives the administrator or executor two years from the date of death to file the lawsuit, however there is an exception. If the wrongful death was not instantaneous, the lawsuit must be filed within 5 years of the act that caused your loved one’s death.
After a wrongful death, every moment counts in preserving valuable evidence that can help prove liability in the death of your loved one. Contact a wrongful death attorney at Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC as swiftly as possible so that your time can be best spent tending to the emotional needs of yourself and your family while we can begin investigating your claim.
Our Manchester wrongful death attorneys are fighting for your future
Losing a family member is hard enough. You should not be forced to battle financial hardship as you grieve. You need the experienced attorneys who will fight to honor the memory of your loved one. We will work hard to obtain compensation to alleviate your further financial suffering. If your loved one has been negligently killed in Manchester or Hartford and you need someone trustworthy to turn to, speak with one of our comforting wrongful death attorneys at Barry, Barall & Spinella, LLC. To schedule your free no-obligation consultation, call our office at 860-649-4400 or visit us through our contact form today. We’re located right off I-84 or I-384 in Manchester.