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New Haven Wrongful Death Attorney

If you’re here because you and your family have suffered a wrongful death or fatal injury in New Haven, the personal injury firm of Weber & Rubano wants to offer you our deep condolences. This is a time we hope that no one has to go through – and we want you to know you’re not alone.

If you and your loved ones are experiencing these tragic circumstances, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Our wrongful death law firm has been a pillar of the New Haven community for over 60 years. Our experienced New Haven wrongful death lawyers are ready and willing to do what it takes to fight for the maximum financial compensation in your wrongful death case.

If you are ready to start, you can request a free, no-obligation review on your wrongful death case today.


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What is Wrongful Death in New Haven?

According to the Cornell Legal Information Institute, the legal definition of wrongful death is “a civil cause of action brought by family members and dependents against individuals who knowingly or negligently cause the death of another person.”

A rule of thumb is if a personal injury caused the victim to pass, then the executors of that individual’s estate may bring a wrongful death suit against the negligent third party.

Examples of situations potentially resulting in wrongful death include:

Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim in Connecticut?

In many states, the deceased’s family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. However, for residents of Connecticut, wrongful death suits can only be brought by an administrator or executor of the deceased’s estate – with some exceptions. If the deceased’s estate was not determined before their death, the court might appoint someone to serve as an executor or administrator.

There are a couple of caveats to this rule. A spouse or civil partner is eligible to bring a claim for wrongful death based on loss of consortium. Additionally, minor-age children may file a claim for the wrongful death of a parent.

Connecticut Statute of Limitations for Wrongful Death Claims

The statute of limitations in Connecticut starts two years from the date of death, but you have five years from the act that triggered that person’s death to file a suit. If you fail to file within this time frame, the court may refuse to hear your case. There are exceptions, so it is best to speak with a New Haven wrongful death attorney about the details of your case.

What Compensation is Available for a Wrongful Death Claim in New Haven?

Connecticut Code Section 45a-5448(b) states that individuals can seek economic or non-economic damages to offset the monetary loss to the estate associated with a wrongful death.

These damages can be as follows:

  • Funeral and Burial Expenses
  • Medical, Hospital, and Nursing Expenses Due to the Injuries Leading to Death
  • Deceased Person’s Earning Capacity and Lost Wages
  • Pain and Suffering of the Deceased Before to Death
  • Loss of Consortium

Our New Haven Wrongful Death Lawyers Want To Help You

For over 60 years, we have been helping the New Haven community receive the financial compensation and justice you seek. While we know that a favorable judgment or settlement cannot fully satisfy the pain and hurt of your loss, we will fight on your behalf to win you the most favorable outcome possible.

Call our New Haven personal injury attorneys today.  We’re so confident in our ability to get the settlement or verdict you seek that we won’t ask for payment unless we win your case.

Getting started is easy. Request your free, no-obligation wrongful death case review today.