Under any circumstances, a fatal accident is a terrible tragedy. In most cases, it's a tragedy that could have been avoided. Sadly, many wrongful death claims arise from that fact that the victim's life was taken as a result of the negligence of someone else. A recent fatal accident in Connecticut appears to prove the point.
Questionable circumstances surrounding the unexpected death of a loved one may compound an already difficult situation for surviving family members. Some families may have more questions than answers about what happened and may benefit from seeking the advice of an attorney to assess their legal options. A family with many questions regarding the apparent wrongful death of their loved one recently filed a claim for monetary damages in a federal civil court in Connecticut.
When a loved one dies due to someone else's negligence, surviving family members may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses. This can be done by filing a wrongful death claim in a Connecticut civil court. However, there are limitations as to how long one can wait to file such a claim.
A single-vehicle car crash claimed the life of one individual on Christmas morning. This incident is said to have occurred in Meriden. As the victim was a passenger in the vehicle, his surviving family members may be able to pursue wrongful death actions in a Connecticut civil court in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.
A Connecticut man recently lost his life in a tragic accident on I-84. Authorities are still trying to figure out what led to this unfortunate incident. The seemingly wrongful death of the victim has no doubt left his loved ones with questions that need answers and significant monetary and emotional challenges from which they may struggle to overcome.
In most vehicle accidents that involve big rigs and passenger cars, the semi drivers walk away unscathed while those in the car are killed or severely injured. However, in a recent crash in Connecticut, it was the truck driver who was killed while the driver of the car was uninjured. This accident may lead to a wrongful death lawsuit.
A man who is suspected of causing a fatal Connecticut crash and then fleeing the scene was subsequently arrested. Leaving the scene of an accident in which injuries or fatalities occurred is illegal. Regardless of whether a person drives away from the scene or flees on foot, he or she will likely face criminal charges and may also be sued for wrongful death or personal injury in civil court .
Every time a parent straps a child into a safety seat, it is done to keep the little one safe in the event of a crash. Sadly, when a tractor trailer smashes into a car, even a securely strapped-in baby is not likely to escape serious injuries -- or even death in some cases. One Connecticut family may decide to file a wrongful death lawsuit after the death of their 3-month-old baby.
It is not uncommon for motorcycles to go unnoticed by drivers of larger vehicles. With little or no protection, victims of motorcycle accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries or worse. Such was the case recently when a motorcycle carrying a Connecticut rider and a passenger was struck by a large truck.
The community of Shelton, Connecticut was shocked by the death of a former Notre Dame High School student who graduated with the Class of 2004. The man, who had served in Afghanistan as a medic in the U.S. Army, lost his life in a car accident. The circumstances surrounding this fatal accident may constitute grounds for a wrongful death lawsuit.