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A review of Connecticut's wrongful death statute

A wrongful death is one that occurs due to the negligent conduct of another party. A person who causes another person to die because their negligent or reckless actions may be held civilly liable for the harm they cause. They may also be charged with a crime if their actions support charges and potential criminal sanctions.

Fatal work accidents increase among older workers

When we venture to work each day, most of us don't think that we won't return home at the end of the day. However, in cases where an employee is faced with risks and dangers in the work environment, this could mean serious and even fatal work accidents. Although employers, federal regulations, and safety organizations put forth extensive efforts to reduce fatal incidents in the workplace, these unfortunate events still occur in workplaces across the nation.

What are common causes of a fatal bicycle crashes?

Connecticut residents rely on all modes of transportation. While some might use a bicycle for exercise or to enjoy the outdoors, others use bikes as a primary source of transportation to get to work and school. Although this can be an effective way to get around, not all motorists are on the constant lookout for bicyclists. Whether due to distractions or other forms of negligence, inattentive drivers can cause devastating bicycle accident. Since bicyclists do not have much to protect them, one of these wrecks can cause serious injuries and even death.

Compensation for the wrongful death of children and the elderly


No matter the age of an individual, it can be very shocking and life-changing when a family member dies. This is especially true if a loved one is suddenly taken away from you because of the negligent acts of another person. Whether it is a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident, medical malpractice, a work accident or any other accident caused by negligence, surviving family members are often able to collect compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. This legal action not only helps with to recover compensation, but also helps with the application of liability on a negligent party.

What damages can be collected in a wrongful death claim?


Suffering the loss of a loved one is a difficult time for anyone. However, losing a loved one because of the negligence of another party can make the coping process even more challenging. Surviving family members are not only suffering emotionally, but are also suffering financially due to losses and damages incurred by the fatal accident.

Pursuing wrongful death claim for loss of child and the elderly


The sudden loss of a loved one can be traumatic. In addition to the emotional harm that can be caused to surviving family members, there can be extensive financial damages. The death of a wage-earning spouse, for example, may result in significant medical expenses, funeral costs and lost wages. Trying to make ends meet in the aftermath of one of these deaths can be troublesome.

Proving negligence in a wrongful death lawsuit


Those who have lost a loved one in a fatal car accident or as the result of medical malpractice can find themselves overwhelmed by their emotions and their financial losses. While they try to cope with the tragedy, the financial damage can take hold, throwing them into another realm of stress and depression. Although nothing can bring a lost loved one back, filing a wrongful death lawsuit may lead to the recovery of compensation, which could allow a surviving family to focus on moving forward in life with some degree of financial stability.

Connecticut law firm fighting for wrongful death claims


Connecticut residents go to the doctor in hopes of being given medication or treatment to help heal their medical condition. In most cases, this goes according to plan. In other instances, a doctor doesn't diagnose a condition, and a patient can go on his or her way. Sometimes, though, medical professionals make a mistake that can turn out to be deadly. Whether in the form of a medication error, failure to diagnose, or a surgical error, medical malpractice can cause a tremendous amount of a damage to a family.

What are some common defenses to medical malpractice?


Medical professionals carry a heavy burden. These doctors and nurses are tasked with providing care in a way that is effective and safe. Fortunately for Connecticut residents, these medical professionals go through years of education and on-the-job training to prepare them for the difficult job ahead of them. In most cases, these doctors and nurses provide satisfactory care that leads to positive outcomes for patients. In other cases, patients are subjected to sub-standard care that leaves them seriously injured or dead.

Hit-and-run crash leaves Connecticut motorcyclist dead


Riding a motorcycle can be a great way to relieve stress, enjoy the outdoors, and save on fuel costs. Many Connecticut residents are taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather by taking to their bikes and hitting the road. As enjoyable as motorcycling can be, though, far too many motorists have motorcycle unawareness, which means they don't see motorcyclists when they should. Motorcyclists who operate their bikes near these negligent drivers can be at risk of being seriously harmed. Some are even killed.

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