Wrongful death refers to an incidence in which someone’s negligent or reckless behavior resulted in the death of another person. When wrongful death occurs, the surviving family members are entitled to compensation for the damages and suffering incurred.
If you believe that your loved one died as a result of preventable causes, contact the Connecticut wrongful death lawyers at The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC for qualified and experienced representation in your case. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping families who have been devastated by the wrongful death of a loved one seek and obtain justice in their case.
A monetary award cannot bring your loved one back. But, it can help reduce the stress of the situation while you and your family learn to adapt to the changes you face. Financial compensation might cover built up medical expenses, the cost of funeral and burial services, lost economic support, loss of companionship and mental anguish.
Wrongful Death Lawsuits
Each wrongful death case has its own set of unique circumstances. However, there are some basic elements of wrongful death claims, including the following:
- The death was caused either completely or partially by the defendant(s)
- The defendant acted negligently or recklessly
- There are surviving children, spouse and/or other beneficiaries who are impacted
- Monetary damages have occurred as a result of the death
How Does Wrongful Death Occur?
There are several ways in which a person can be wrongfully killed. At The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC, our Connecticut wrongful death lawyers can help you if you believe your loved one died as a result of one of the following:
- Medical negligence or malpractice
- Vehicle accidents (auto, trucking, motorcycle)
- Airplane and other commercial transportation accidents
- Nursing home neglect or abuse
- Workplace accidents or exposure to toxic materials
- Dangerous or defective drugs or products
No matter what the cause, when someone we love dies, it is emotional and overwhelming. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is devastating; finding out it could have been prevented can make the situation even more difficult to handle.
Contact a Connecticut Wrongful Death Lawyer
At The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC, we believe that when someone’s negligence or recklessness results in the death of another they should be held accountable for their actions. Our attorneys are committed to providing dedicated and compassionate legal representation for those affected by wrongful death.
For more information, or to schedule a consultation with a Connecticut wrongful death attorney, contact The Berkowitz Law Firm LLC today. Our offices in Danbury, Bridgeport, and Stamford handle wrongful death cases from across the state including Norwalk, Connecticut.