Wrongful Death

Bridgeport Wrongful Death Lawyer

Take Your First Steps Forward with Carter Mario Law Firm

Losing a loved one is never easy, but it can be more difficult when your loss is the result of another’s negligence. If someone else’s careless act or omission caused your loved one’s death, you should not have to face the consequences alone. Carter Mario Law Firm helps make sure you do not have to. If you are eligible to bring an action for a wrongful death, we can walk you through the process and seek compensation on your behalf.

Ultimately, our firm can help you support your family and maintain your quality of life in the wake of a devastating loss.

Call us at (203) 457-6653 to learn more about what we can do for you.

What Are the Common Causes of Wrongful Death Claims?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading causes of unintentional injury death are car accidents and falls. Many people also succumb to catastrophic injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, burn injuries, and hip fractures. Others suffer overdoses from dangerous or defective drugs – or instances of medical malpractice.

Wrongful death claims are the result of fatal injuries caused by negligence. Whether a manufacturer failed to warn your loved one of a drug’s addictive qualities or someone decided to text while driving, wrongdoers must be held accountable for their actions.

While some wrongful death claims also involve criminal charges, like DUIs, only civil lawsuits take care of those who have suffered.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, we offer our deepest condolences, and our Bridgeport wrongful death lawyers want to help you move forward.

How a Lawyer Can Help

Nothing we do can change what happened, but we can walk you through this difficult time and help you secure your future. After a major loss, the last thing you want to do is deal with authorities and insurance companies. Carter Mario Law Firm can handle it for you. We will:

  • Investigate your accident and find out exactly what happened
  • Work with police officers, medical professionals, and other experts to gather evidence and build your claim
  • Prepare your case for trial from day one
  • Negotiate with insurance companies to help you get a fair settlement
  • Advocate for you and your loved ones
  • Represent your best interests in court

In addition to making the legal process easier on you, we always work toward results.

A successful settlement or verdict can help you account for:

  • Any medical care your loved one received before they passed
  • Pain and suffering your loved one experienced before death
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Lost earning capacity and family income
  • Loss of consortium and companionship
  • Mental anguish

Money may not feel important right now but having the right resources can give you the time you need to grieve and rebuild your life. If someone else’s acts or omissions caused your loss, you are also entitled to this compensation.

How Long Do I Have to File?

In Connecticut, you have 2 years from the date of your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If your loved one succumbs to injuries sustained in an accident, you have 5 years from the date of the original accident to file a claim.

Some circumstances warrant extensions, but in general, missing the filing deadline means you lose your right to seek legal action.

Many people feel unsure about whether the circumstances of their loved one’s death warrant a lawsuit. If this is the case for you, let our Bridgeport wrongful death team help.

We will never charge you if we do not recover compensation on your behalf, and we promise to put you first.

We are available 24/7, so call us at (203) 457-6653 or contact us online to get started with a free consultation today.


We’ve Recovered Over $1 Billion for Clients Just Like You
  • Rear-End Collision $17,000,000

    Our client sustained a significant injury to his cervical spine after a rear-end crash. After receiving a low initial offer from the insurance company, we fought hard for our client to get him the settlement he deserved.

  • Medical Misdiagnosis $4,000,000

    Our client’s doctor misread an x-ray causing a delayed diagnosis of sarcoma, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Failure to Treat $3,900,000

    Gastroenterologist and primary care doctor failed to treat or transfer our client who was hospitalized for GI bleeding, which resulted in our client’s death.

  • Failure to Diagnose $3,400,000

    Our client’s doctors failed to diagnose him with abdominal cancer, resulting in his death.

  • Medical Malpractice $3,400,000

    Our client suffered brain damage, paralysis, and speech deficits after undergoing a bedside procedure.

  • Brain Damage $3,300,000

    Our client suffered brain damage after their breathing tube was misplaced.

  • Failure to Diagnose $3,000,000

    Our client’s doctor failed to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, resulting in necrotizing fasciitis, sterility, abnormal gait, and muscle loss.

  • Personal Injury Resulting in Death $2,616,800

    Our client, an innocent bystander to a bar room brawl, required surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon. After the surgery, our client developed a pulmonary embolism, resulting in his death.

  • Gas Poisoning $2,500,000

    Our client suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning with cognitive loss after an on-site contractor ran gas engines during business hours.

  • Head-On Collision $2,500,000

    The defendant crossed the center median between the northbound and southbound sides of the interstate and struck our client’s vehicle head-on.



  • Over $1 Billion Recovered

    We have secured countless victories on behalf of injured clients throughout the state of Connecticut since 1989.

  • Experience on Your Side

    We have been fighting for personal injury victims throughout Connecticut for more than three decades, and we're just getting started. 

  • Committed to Our Community

    We are dedicated to serving our community inside and outside of the courtroom, and even run a statewide outreach initiative to give back.

  • A Team That Puts You First

    At Carter Mario Law Firm, our clients are our number one priority. This is why we provide every client with 24/7 access to the legal team working on their case.


Real Stories from Real People
  • Client
    Such a great experience.

    “I had such a great experience with Carter Mario Law Firm. Everyone was amazing, helpful and comforting during this stressful time.”

    - Michelle P.
  • Client
    It felt really good to have someone.

    “My son suffered an injury after being hurt in a car accident, and it felt really good to have someone fighting for the person you love.”

    - Alex M.
  • Client
    Took so much stress off of me.

    “When I had my work-related injury, Carter Mario took on the workers’ comp insurance company that tried to belittle me and dealt with them, which took so much stress off of me. Thank you so much.”

    - Ruth H.
  • Client
    The team has helped me incredibly.

    “Excellent client services and professional. The team has helped me incredibly throughout the aftermath of an accident from day one.”

    - Jeremy G.
  • Client
    Tough and fearless.

    “Look no further, you have found the best personal injury law firm in Connecticut. Tough and fearless, and I cannot think of anyone better to represent me.”

    - Phillip Y.