Wrongful Death

Wrongful death occurs when someone loses their life to the negligence and carelessness of another individual. A Connecticut wrongful death case is a complex matter. Aside from your personal loss and the resulting pain and suffering, there may be a concern of lost income, medical bills, and funeral bills.

When you unexpectedly lose a loved one you may not be in the frame of mind to be able to deal with insurance companies or police officers. Let the attorneys at the Freeman Law Firm assist you in handling these matters. Attorney Deron Freeman handles these special cases delicately and discreetly. We want to help you through the tumultuous period that follows a loved one's untimely death. The attorneys at Freeman Law Firm have dealt with families of wrongful death victims for years with compassion and efficient representation.

Wrongful death lawsuits are brought by the family members of victims who have been killed as a result of an accident or injury caused by negligence or intentional bad acts. Wrongful death damages cover the lifetime of wages lost as a result of the victim's death. Funeral costs, among other expenses, are also included. A family member must have the standing to bring a wrongful death action. Spouses are allowed to bring such an action in every state, and parents can bring an action on behalf of minor children. There are varying rules as to whether parents can sue for wrongful death for adult children, as well as regarding whether siblings, cousins, adult children or other more "distant" relatives can sue for wrongful death. 

 

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries sometimes occur after either blunt force trauma to the head or even in severe whiplash situations where the transfer of force causes the brain to push up against the cranium. Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries can be a loss of memory, decreased processing speed, speech deficiency, or changes in personality, character or mood. These injuries can sometimes be difficult to detect and more difficult to prove. However, they can be more devastating than any other type of trauma. It is important to have a team of professionals experienced in prosecuting claims of this nature as they cannot be taken lightly.

 

Paralysis / Spinal Cord Injuries

Paralysis may occur as to you or a loved one as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness or carelessness. When this happens, the effects on one’s family can be devastating. They may incur costs associated with around the clock care and assistance for that individual for the rest of their life. These costs include the lost wages that individual may have earned, the loss of life’s enjoyment, loss of consortium , as well as a myriad of other claims associated with loss of function.