Hartford Wrongful Death Attorneys
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When a loved one is lost due to the negligence of another, our legal team at Zayas Law Firm works around the clock to hold the liable party accountable for their actions. Our Hartford wrongful death lawyers make it a mission to obtain justice for the family of the victim. We understand the intense emotional time that you and your loved ones are experiencing, which is why we are here to take care of all of the legal aspects of your case so that you can focus on your family at this difficult time.
Families of wrongful death victims can seek compensation for:
- Medical bills including ambulance and hospital fees
- Funeral costs
- Lost past and future wages
- Pain and suffering
We are deeply sorry for your loss, and we are committed to serving you with the highest quality legal services around with the utmost discretion and respect. Our Hartford wrongful death lawyers have more than 40 years of combined legal experience across Connecticut and offer evening and weekend appointments for our clients' convenience.
Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Connecticut?
Although many different people can be impacted by a death, only certain people can file wrongful death claims in Connecticut. According to Connecticut law a wrongful death claim can only be filed by the administrator of the victim’s will. An administrator is a person who is named in a will as the party responsible for taking care of the testator’s final affairs. The will administrator may be responsible for filing the testator’s will, paying remaining bills, and distributing assets, and is also responsible for filing a wrongful death claim if the testator dies due to another person’s negligence.
In some wrongful death cases, the victim has died without a will. Without an appointed administrator, one will be chosen to complete the claim. If the deceased person did have a will but the administrator of the will is unable to file a claim, an administrator will need to be appointed by a court for the purpose of resolving the claim. The court may appoint an attorney, family member, or another party to complete a wrongful death claim.
Who Receives the Damages From a Wrongful Death Claim?
Wrongful death claims provide compensation to the people whose lives have been most significantly impacted by the loss of the victim. In Connecticut, the damages recovered through a wrongful death claim are distributed through the deceased person’s estate. Damages may be used to pay for remaining medical bills and funeral expenses, or will be distributed to the victim’s family.
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If you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death case, Zayas Law Firm will aggressively and compassionately represent you to seek the compensation you and your loved ones deserve. You can reach us 24/7 to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who will be on your side from the initial consultation to the resolution of your case. We are members of the Trial Lawyers Association and each member of our staff speaks Spanish.
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