People are living longer than ever before. However, in the overall scheme of things we are only on this earth for a short while. When a loved one is taken away sooner than we would like it is heart rending. Grief always follows and each person in Connecticut deals with that in his or her own way.

According to many experts, grief is not a single emotion. Rather, it’s a whole set of feelings that can be tracked. Each deserves to be given its due in order for a griever to get to the point of being able to get on with his or her life. Unfortunately, the law isn’t necessarily equipped to grant sufferers the kind of flexibility they might need to work their way through all the stages of grief before having to take legal action.

This may be something that needs to be especially considered if the loss of a loved one was caused by someone else’s negligence. There may be a statute of limitations beyond which a claim of wrongful death can’t be pursued.

It is because of such situations that grieving families need to seek skilled legal counsel sooner rather than later so that they understand what their options may be. And finding an attorney who can provide that legal guidance rooted in empathy and sympathy for the grieving process is important, too.

While the psychological elements of loss are of paramount concern, there are practical issues related to seeking compensation for the financial challenges that a death may present. There may be unexpected medical and burial costs to deal with; recovery of potential lost wages; even compensation for the suffering caused by the absence of the person.

If you have practical concerns in the wake of a loved one’s death by negligence, contact an experienced attorney to learn what your rights are.