Personal Injury / Wrongful Death
The death of a loved one is an incredibly difficult time no matter what the circumstances. But the untimely death of a loved one due to negligence of another party is made worse when the death could have been prevented. If you’ve lost a member of your family to negligence, you need to retain solid legal representation from a qualified wrongful death attorney. You need Attorney Raymond Ganim. Give us a call at 203-377-7700 today.
What is wrongful death?
Wrongful death is the loss of life as a result of another person’s actions or negligence. Potential examples of wrongful death include:
- car, motorcycle, or truck accident
- aviation accident
- dog bite
- medical malpractice
- slip and fall
- occupational accident
- nursing home neglect and abuse
- prescription errors
- drunk driving
- defective products
- exposure to hazardous conditions or toxic materials
- negligent supervised activity
- criminal acts or assault
Both individuals and/or larger entities, such as a business or companies, can be found guilty of wrongful death.
Filing a wrongful death claim
There are two requirements to file a wrongful death claim. First, you must be related to the deceased. Secondly, you must have been financially dependent, and thus financially injured by the death of your relative. Spouses and children most often file wrongful death claims, however, any relative, such as parents, nieces or nephews, or grandchildren can file a wrongful death lawsuit so long as they were financially provided for by the deceased.
You will also have to show that the death of your loved one was the result of the actions or negligence of someone else. You will have to prove that the at-fault party either intended to cause harm or that he or she acted in a careless way, thus resulting in the death of your loved one. Ganim Law can conduct an investigation to obtain the proof necessary to file your wrongful death claim.
Wrongful Death Compensation
When a loved one passes away due to someone else’s negligence, you might question how you will pay sudden expenses…medical bills and funeral bills. If the death of your loved one is the result of the actions or negligence of another party, you are entitled to recover damages from the at-fault party.
There are three categories of compensation:
- short-term damages (such as medical expenses and funeral bills),
- long-term damages (projected future earnings),
- and punitive damage.
The compensation you are entitled to will depend on your specific situation.
At Ganim Law, we have experience in wrongful death cases. Give us a call today at 203-377-7700. Please allow Atty. Ray Ganim to answer your questions and provide support to you as you go through this difficult experience.
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