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Wrongful Death

If a person is killed because of the wrongful conduct of another, the deceased’s loved ones may file a wrongful death action against those responsible for the deceased’s death.

A wrongful death action is separate and apart from criminal charges, and neither proceeding affects or controls the other. This means that a Defendant who is acquitted of murder may nevertheless be sued by the victim's family for the wrongful death of the deceased.

An action for wrongful death may be brought for either an intentional or unintentional act that causes an injury that results in death. Commonly, the driver of an automobile who unintentionally causes the death of another in a Motor Vehicle Crash may be held liable for wrongful death. Another common situation that gives rise to a wrongful death claim is when a child drowns in an unsecured and unsupervised swimming pool; a claim may be brought against the homeowner, as well as the person who failed to supervise the child.

There are many situations where a wrongful death claim may be brought, and not all of them are obvious. This is why it is critical to contact an attorney who can advise you properly.

We at Gold, Levy & Poirot have worked with clients to determine if there is a possible wrongful death claim on behalf of their loved one who has passed away. We have experience litigating these cases. Our attorneys and staff handle these matters with care and appreciation for what a grieving family goes through after the death of a loved one. We know how to guide you through this difficult process.

It is critical that you do not delay in contacting an attorney who can assist you. In Connecticut, wrongful death claims are controlled by statute. The law imposes deadlines for filing wrongful death claims. While most cases must be brought within two years of the date of the incident, if your claim is against the State, or a Connecticut town or city, you have less time, and notices must be filed shortly after the incident occurs.

At Gold, Levy & Poirot, we are experienced Connecticut Wrongful Death Attorneys. Our attorneys know the laws and how they are applied in cases like yours.

If you believe that you have lost a loved one as a result of the negligence of another, call our office at 860-549-5152, to set up a free, no obligation consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

Remember, Connecticut puts a time limit on your right to file a lawsuit. Do not delay in contacting a lawyer who can protect your rights.

Let the attorneys at Gold, Levy & Poirot advise you on whether you have a wrongful death claim, the strength of your wrongful death claim, and discuss with you how much your wrongful death claim may be worth.

We, at Gold, Levy & Poirot, want to help you and your loved ones get the recovery you deserve.

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