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.