A wrongful death case may arise from a number of different situations including car accidents, motorcycle or truck accidents, construction site accidents, accidents at a person’s home such as swimming pool accidents or fires, or medical malpractice.
The goal of a wrongful death case is to obtain compensation for the family of the person that died.
The following types of damages are considered in a wrongful death case:
Sorrow and mental anguish, which includes loss of companionship, comfort and guidance;
The expected loss in income of the person who died;
The expected loss of services, protection, care, and/or assistance which the person who died provided to the survivors/beneficiaries;
Expenses for the care, treatment, and hospitalization of the person who died related to the injury/injuries resulting in death.
In times of grief, it is understandably difficult for family members to understand the importance of a prompt investigation of the circumstances of the death; preservation of evidence; and identification of responsible parties.
If someone you love died a wrongful death, you may have a valid claim for those injuries. Call Bridgeport wrongful death attorney Jim Miron at 203.339.5991 or contact him through the contact form, on this website.