Wrongful Death Lawyers in Connecticut
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RisCassi & Davis, P.C. is often called on to help families who have
lost a loved one assess whether there is a potential Connecticut wrongful
death case. If you suspect that someone may have been legally responsible
for the death of a loved one, you should consult an attorney as soon as possible.
Whether or not you have been appointed executor or administrator of an
estate of someone who recently died by the Probate Court, you may have
questions concerning a potential wrongful death claim. Our Connecticut
wrongful death attorneys are often contacted first by family members or
next of kin, right after a death, before the Probate Court has even appointed
an executor or administrator.
When we get requests for help on these cases, we work with loved ones,
executors, or administrators to gather relevant records and make an assessment
as to whether there is a case that we would be willing to pursue.
Just as there are statutes of limitations for personal injury claims in
Connecticut, there is also a statute of limitations for wrongful death
claims, which is set forth in Section 52-555 of the General Statutes.
The current limitations period requires that any wrongful death claim
be brought within 2 years of the date of death.
Certain claims, including, but not limited to, those against the State
of Connecticut, municipalities, and other defendants, and certain statutory
causes of action, including dram shop claims against liquor sellers, may
have shorter limitations or notice periods.
Not all of the complexities can be covered here. The best advice is to
consult a reputable wrongful death lawyer in Connecticut as soon as practicable
if you suspect that the decedent’s death was preventable. Call us at (860) 245-2412 to begin.